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it2go Episode 76 – Adobe Creative Cloud

On this week’s episode, we’re talking about the Adobe Creative Cloud and when IU will have access to the new software.

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Need training for your class? Request it!

It can be hard to teach effectively if your students don’t have the basic technology skills they need.

Did you know that IT Training can provide workshops specifically for your class? All you need to do is ask. Most of our workshops are available for special request, which means we can teach your class (or any group of 10 or more IU faculty/staff/students) either in our classroom, online, or in another location that will accommodate your group. How much does it cost? Nothing!

Just go to http://ittraining.iu.edu/request/ at least 3 weeks ahead of time, and start by choosing your desired workshop from the drop-down list. Options include Microsoft Office tools like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access; Adobe software like Photoshop, InDesign and Dreamweaver; Web skills like page design and HTML/CSS; and much, much more. We can even help your students create ePortfolios in Oncourse, or get them oriented to our new learning management system, Canvas.

If your class or group needs a training workshop, request it and we’ll offer it just for you.

 

Delve into Photoshop’s tools with this collection of resources

Adobe Photoshop is a complex piece of software to tackle. If your goal is to become a Photoshop expert, plan on spending several years working at it. If you want to learn as little as you can to make it useful, I suggest you take our Photoshop CS6: The Basics workshop.  If and when you’re ready to go further, try the other workshops and webinars  that we offer.

Learning how to use Photoshop requires a hands-on approach, and once you’ve exhausted all of IT Training’s offerings, you’ll need to seek other learning resources. Luckily for you, the Internet is overflowing with free Photoshop tutorials. In this post, I share a few of them with you.

Photoshop is all about the tools. There are probably hundreds of them, and if you don’t know which tool to use for which task, you won’t be able to accomplish very much. That’s why I searched the Web for tutorials that really focus on Photoshop’s tools. It seems to me that learning what each tool can do is like learning the alphabet. Once you have the letters, you can build words, and then sentences, then paragraphs; you get the idea.

So without further ado, here are six tool-focused Photoshop tutorials. Click titles to view the tutorials.

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it2go Episode 70 – 2013 IT Training Conference

On this week’s episode, we’re talking about all the events at the IT Training Conference happening on October 28th. Call(812-855-7383) or email ittraining@iu.edu to register!

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Sessions From Adobe’s Tim Plumer

ePublishing Primer
Oak Room
9:15—10:30am

HTML5, CSS3 and the Mobile Web
Oak Room
10:45am—noon

Panel Discussions

Panel: Real Word Accessibility
Dogwood Room
9:15—10:30am

Panel: How Will The Creative Cloud Change the Way We Work?
Dogwood Room
1:30—2:45pm

EdCert Sessions

MCSA: Windows 8
Walnut Room
9:15—10:30am

MCSA: Windows Server 2012
Walnut Room
10:45am—noon

Overview of CompTIA Security+ and CASP
Walnut Room
1:30—2:45pm

Coaching Sessions

Project Management Coaching Session
Maple Room
10am—noon

HTML5/CSS3 Coaching Session
Maple Room
1:30—2:45pm

 

Learn With Andy #4 – After Effects Effects Engine

In technology training, one of the most important and time-consuming parts of the process is staying current on technology. In this video series, I will be showing you what I go through when learning a new technology.

Sometimes we’ll be looking at a software program I’ve worked with very little and need to learn, other times I’ll look at a new feature in a program I know very well, and sometimes I’ll be looking at a web technology I’m trying to become familiar with.

In this episode, we’re looking at the Effects engine in After Effects.

My Photoshop Process Videos

I thought I would share two process videos for two different Photoshop projects that I made. The total time for both of them were about 10 hours each. If you are curious on how I made any of the effects, please leave a comment!

it2go – Episode 62 – Adobe Creative Cloud

On this week’s episode, we’re discussing the Adobe Creative Cloud.

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Photoshop CS6 Cracked Effects Tutorial

I created the image below using various methods in Photoshop CS6. There are many different effects and techniques used throughout the whole image. However, the main thing I would like to focus on is the cracked effect on the center of her body.

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The video goes into detail about how I created the cracks seen throughout her skin. It explains many different techniques that Photoshop has to offer in order to create this effect. Hopefully you will learn something new by watching it!

Click here to download all the resources.

Adobe CS Quick Tip: Customized Keyboard Shortcuts

I just recently downloaded a new app for my iPad called Actions, so I’ve been working on configuring it for the applications that I use often. Throughout this process, I’ve been searching applications for keyboard shortcuts for commands and buttons that I use often so I can decide whether or not I want to map it to an Actions button. While setting up my Dreamweaver shortcuts, I realized that a lot of the tools I use already have shortcuts, but some of them (like Save All) don’t.

After a little bit of digging, I discovered that Adobe CS applications allow you to customize the keyboard shortcuts that come standard in the application. I thought I would pass along the info to you all as well. I checked out Dreamweaver, InDesign, Photoshop, Fireworks, and Illustrator and the following will work for all of them.

To edit the keyboard shortcuts in an Adobe application, in the Menu Bar, click Edit > Keyboard Shortcuts…. You’ll see the following dialog box:

Dreamweaver Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box.

Dreamweaver Keyboard Shortcuts dialog box.

From here, you simply find the command you want to add or change a shortcut for in the Commands section, then click in the Press Key text box, press the keyboard shortcut you want to assign, then click Change. If you’re adding your first shortcut, you’ll have to save a copy of the default keyboard set, but the application will warn you if needed.

That’s all there is to it. If you are curious, here’s what I was working on setting up using Actions for Dreamweaver:

Actions Dreamweaver Shortcuts

My Actions setup for Dreamweaver.

Now that I’ve got that configured, I’ll be exploring how Actions can help my productivity in other applications. I expect I’ll write a post about Actions in the near future, so stay tuned.

it2go Episode 56 – Efficient Video Editing Workflow

On this week’s episode, we’re talking about several webinars coming up, including the Efficient Video Editing Workflow session happening on April 1st.

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