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Adobe CC 2015: Exploring New Features

Adobe CC 2015: Exploring New Features

Curious about what new features were added in the newest release of Adobe Creative Cloud?  Take a look at this webinar that I did along with IT Training staff members Denise Brown and Jen Oakes that focuses on features included in the newest versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and Dreamweaver.  We touch on dynamic symbols in Illustrator, artboards in Photoshop, publishing online with InDesign, and using Extract in Dreamweaver – and much more!

View/Listen to Webinar/Podcast recording. View the webinar recording for “Adobe CC 2015: Exploring New Features”. 

Covered in this session:

  • New interface features in Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Dreamweaver
  • Introduction to the CC Libraries panel in Illustrator, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver
  • New features of Illustrator, including the Shaper tool, Dynamic Shapes, and Dynamic Symbols
  • New features of Photoshop, including artboards and the ability to customize toolbars
  • New features of InDesign, including the Color Theme tool, Paragraph Shading, and Publish Online
  • New features of Dreamweaver, including Extract, media queries, and Device Preview

Web Publishing: An Overview of Tools & Resources Webinar Recording

Screenshot of the Web Publishing: An Overview of Tools & Resources opening slide.

Wanting to know what sorts of resources are available for publishing to the web? Start here!

Intended for anyone new to web publishing, this workshop and presentation provides an overview of basic web publishing issues and resources. Emphasis is placed on web accounts and support at IU. Participants will not create completed web pages in this workshop.

In this webinar, we:

  • review common terminology associated with Web pages
  • discuss the required applications and accounts for publishing on the Web
  • explore the pros and cons of different Web authoring and editing tools
  • learn about university-supported training options

Watch the Box webinar recording. Watch the Web Publishing: An Overview of Tools & Resources webinar recording!

Watch the webinar to learn about several tools available today for creating a web presence!

Is there something we didn’t talk about that you would like to know more about? Let us know in the comments!

Muse: Creating a Website without Coding

Screenshot of a website created in Adobe Muse.Creating websites can be a daunting task – especially if you don’t have much experience with HTML code.  If you’re more of a graphic designer than a web designer, and want to create attractive websites without needing to learn how to code, Adobe Muse can help!  Muse is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite of software, and IT Training’s recent webinar, Muse: Creating a Website without Coding, gives a quick overview of the program.

In the webinar, we covered the following topics:

  • Navigating the Muse interface
  • Creating a new site
  • Working with master pages to create templates for a site
  • Incorporating text and graphics into a page
  • Using widgets to add navigation and slideshows

View/Listen to Webinar/Podcast recording. Watch the recording of Muse: Creating a Website Without Coding!

If you’ve worked with Adobe’s design programs, like Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign, Muse provides familiar tools and a similar interface to Adobe’s design programs, and graphic designers will feel right at home designing websites in Muse.  We couldn’t cover everything that Muse has to offer in our webinar – is there anything you’re interested in learning how to do in Muse?  Drop us a line in the comments!

Box: Access Files, Share and Collaborate from Anywhere

Box company logoHave you ever lost a USB flash drive? Do you need to collaborate with others on document creation? Do you need to share documents with a lot of people? Do you want to share a project’s assets with others but you don’t want them to be able to edit the files? Are you curious about the Box service at Indiana University?

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of those questions, then you will be interested in our Box: Access Files, Share and Collaborate from Anywhere presentation. In this webinar, we address the following topics:

  • What is Box?
  • How do I upload documents?
  • What is the difference between sharing and collaborating?
  • What are the best-practices for using Box?

Watch the Box webinar recording. Watch the Box webinar recording!

Watch the webinar to learn how to use Box to make collaboration and sharing with your colleagues easier and more productive!

People from all corners of the university are using Box to do some interesting things. Do you have an interesting use for Box? Let us know in the comments!

Adobe Connect for Online Presentations

Baby using a computerWhen it comes to Adobe Connect at IU, whether you’re starting at a beginner level (like the subject in the photo on the left) or you’re an advanced user, our recent webinar “Adobe Connect for Online Presentations” likely has some takeaways you can use.

View webinar recording. View the webinar recording for “Adobe Connect for Online Presentations.”

In this webinar, we covered:

  • Planning for a successful event
  • Creating an Adobe Connect meeting
  • Getting familiar with the Adobe Connect interface
  • Using pods and layouts effectively to strengthen your presentation
  • Managing events and content on connect.iu.edu

These links were shared during the webinar for additional information:

If you liked this webinar, you might also be interested in:

PowerPoint 2013: The Basics 
FEBRUARY 19
5:30 – 9:00
IUPUI ICTC IT121
PowerPoint 2013: Setting Up a Slide Show with Audio & Video (Webinar)
MARCH 5
5:30 – 7:30
Online

Find and register for these events.

Drop us a line in the comments! What additional questions do you have after watching the recording? What do you wish was covered that we didn’t discuss?

 

Presentation Do’s and Don’ts

Clipart of man with a bright idea.Click here for a recording of IT Training’s “Creating an Effective Presentation” by Kim Murday and Denise Brown for the January IUWIT (IU Women in Information Technology) meeting.

In this talk, we covered things like:

  • Use of fonts, colors & backgrounds
  • When to use “bells & whistles”
  • How and when to use graphics, and where to find them
  • Other tips for presenters

For a PDF version of our PowerPoint slides, click HERE.

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