Adobe Education Solutions, Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Premiere
Adobe Day for Staples
To prepare you for the CollabTech hands-on day, Adobe, in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University, is offering three online workshops for the Case Western community. Designed to familiarize the beginner with Adobe creative tools to be used at the hands-on event, each workshop is a standalone 90-minute web session. To participate, log in to the Adobe Connect™ session, and then listen via computer or dial in to the audio-conferencing line. Sessions will be recorded and available to the campus community afterward.
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Photoshop for the absolute beginner:

Using images to tell your story

Tuesday, March 29, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Since images are crucial to story telling in today's world, we will see how it is actually quite easy to use the professional's choice, Adobe Photoshop® CS5, to create and edit images that are designed to have impact. Simply put, it is not as hard as it might first seem.

During this session, we will take a look at ways you can start working with Photoshop right away. You'll walk away understanding how to manage files, and what file formats you should use. You'll see how layers allow you to create composite images like a professional—and how to cut an image out of a background. Finally, we'll see how to use some of the automated tools for creating panoramas and web galleries with your images.

Examples of projects you will see:
Composites from two or more original sources
Panoramas from a series of photos
Labels and pointers that highlight your point—right on the image
Blurs to protect privacy
Organized groups of images ready for the next step
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Premiere for the absolute beginner:

Using video to tell your story

Thursday, April 14, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

With sites like YouTube, Hulu, and Facebook, we are in a world of video. See how it is actually quite easy to use the professional's choice, Adobe Premiere® Pro CS5, to create, edit, and share video that is designed to have impact.

This session will show you the basics and the way to get started, from the video camera to the final output, you'll learn how to capture, assemble, and edit video for a professional-looking result using Adobe Premiere Pro CS5.

You will see how to:
Assemble clips from whatever device you use to capture video
Create a rough-cut to tell the basic story
Add transitions to make the results look more professional
Use titles and graphics to increase impact
Edit the sound to layer your story telling into the process
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Electronic Portfolios and Adobe Acrobat Pro:

The portable document format

Thursday, April 28, 2011
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

A PDF is more than just a digital piece of paper. With Adobe Acrobat® Pro, you can create a fully interactive portfolio that contains both PDF and non-PDF files as a way to show off your work, tell a digital story, or collect documents for a class—all without any coding or Flash® skills. This session will show some examples of portfolios and demonstrate the ease with which you can create your own.

You will see how to:
Add non-PDF files to the portfolio
Use movies, sound, and images to make the portfolio a story-telling device
Include web-sites to bring up-to-date relevant data into the mix
Use forms technology to collect feedback throughout the lifecycle of the document
Share the document with anyone, anywhere while ensuring the privacy of the content therein
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