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Adobe Series

Adobe's Creative Suite of software tools remains the gold standard for creating digital media and content around the world. UNM Continuing Education offers beginner to advanced training in the most popular Adobe programs.

Adobe Creative Suite - Upcoming Classes

Class Name

Are you switching to InDesign? Do you have experience with PageMaker, Publisher, or QuarkXPress? Do you need to get up and running quickly? Get a fast‐paced introduction to all the basic InDesign tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, working with blocks of text, creating and working with simple graphics, as well as importing text and graphics from other applications. Prerequisite: Working knowledge of any page layout software.

Section Spring 1

56126
$269
4/18/20
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Use Adobe Illustrator to create vector art in both color and black and white. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including geometric and freeform drawing tools, transformation tools and path editing, paint and type tools, and exporting art for output. Special emphasis is given to the ways Illustrator facilitates drawing. Prerequisite: Familiarity and some practice with Illustrator.

Section Spring 1

56219
$269
5/9/20
Sat 8:00 AM ‐ 5:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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Adobe created this outstanding Creative Suite of programs: InDesign CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, Dreamweaver CC, Flash Professional CC, Bridge and Acrobat. This class is designed to provide a hands‐on overview of these programs in order to help you make the most of your creative ideas. Whether you're using Mac or Windows, discover how the Adobe Creative Suite of programs allows you to design beautiful layouts, create great illustrations, edit your photos, build websites, work with interactive animations, optimize graphics and more. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience.

Section Summer 1

56005
$195
6/6/20 - 6/13/20
Sat 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Explore the differences between raster and vector graphics and determine which is best for each project. Understand key file formats such as TIFF, JPEG, EPS, PDF, native, RAW data, and discover how they import work within Adobe and other software programs. Additional topics include RGB, CMYK, spot and Web color systems, and digital camera resolution conversions. This course provides important foundation information for all graphics software used in digital arts. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience.

Section Summer 1

56101
$269
6/15/20 - 6/19/20
Mon, Wed, Fri 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Use Adobe Illustrator to create vector art in both color and black and white. Learn the basic tools and techniques, including geometric and freeform drawing tools, transformation tools and path editing, paint and type tools, and exporting art for output. Special emphasis is given to the ways Illustrator facilitates drawing. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section Summer 2

56211
$269
6/23/20 - 6/30/20
Tue, Thu 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Thomas Gagliano
CE South Building

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With Adobe Photoshop you can do everything from retouching photos to creating original illustrations and collages with raster images. Apply lighting and color corrections and correct lens distortions to enhance your photos. Learn about the importance of camera RAW files and how to process them. Use the retouching tools, painting techniques and basic filters to improve or alter your photos. Additional topics include file formats, working with type, using Adobe Bridge, and an introduction to basic selections and layers. Prerequisite: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section Summer 1

56311
$269
6/23/20 - 6/30/20
Tue, Thu 2:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Learn cutting‐edge page layout with Adobe InDesign. Get an introduction to how a page layout program works and learn the basic tools and techniques. We cover character formatting, editing and linking text blocks, and importing text and graphics from other applications. In‐class exercises emphasize the basic principles of typography and page layout. Prerequisites: 51101 or 54101 or basic computer experience. Suggested: 56101.

Section Summer 1

56121
$325
7/6/20 - 7/10/20
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Refine your InDesign skills with in‐depth use of text and graphics, including tools for paragraph formatting, tabs, paragraph and character styles, text wrap, and working with imported graphics. We also focus on working with multi‐page layouts, including Master Pages, automatic page numbering, and the Pages palette. Students work on a newsletter in class. Basic preparation of your document for a commercial printer will be discussed. Prerequisite: 56121 or equivalent experience.

Section Summer 1

56122
$325
7/13/20 - 7/20/20
Mon, Wed, Fri 1:00 PM ‐ 5:00 PM
Adele Gangai
CE South Building

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Learn advanced selection methods to selectively adjust images. Work with a variety of layer techniques to combine, enhance, and transform your images. Organize and cross‐index your image collection with Bridge. Learn about color modes, photo touchup and restoration techniques. In addition, further explore the power of Adobe Camera Raw. Prerequisite: 56311 or 56331 or equivalent experience.

Section Summer 1

56312
$269
7/29/20 - 8/5/20
Mon, Wed 6:00 PM ‐ 9:00 PM
Mary Elkins
CE South Building

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Tuition Assistance

Tuition Assistance may be available if you are unemployed, a veteran or veteran’s spouse, or a person with a disability. Other options include education loans. For more funding options, and contact information, please visit our Loans and Financial Aid page.


UNM Tuition Remission

UNM Staff, Faculty & Retirees: You may use your Professional Development Tuition Remission for Adobe Creative Cloud classes.

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