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Adobe Workflow Essentials

Course Format

This new Adobe Workflow Essentials class is a two day class. Classes run from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm and is offered two consecutive Saturdays. This is an instructor-led course taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor.
Price $ 650.00*
* partial rebate offered for students continuing on to certificate program(s).

You Will Learn To

Students will learn the fundamentals and essentials of Adobe workflows for Digital Graphic Design and Web Design, Photoshop, Dreamweaver and navigating both the PC desktop and internal network at Pace University to retrieve, utilize and store digital media assets.

The Adobe Workflow Essentials class will prepare students to advance on to the the following programs: Certificate in Digital Graphic Design, Certificate in Adobe Web Design, Dual Certificate Program or any other Adobe program offered at Pace University's Center for Business and Technology.


Who Should Enroll

Students who are interested in learning about web design, digital graphic design and / or other Adobe programs or tools.   This course is designed for students with limited (or no) experience or knowledge with Photoshop, Dreamweaver and / or other Adobe tools.

The course is designed to prepare students with the skills and knowledge to advance on to the certificate programs (Certificate in Adobe Web Design / Certificate in Digital Graphic Design / Dual Certificate Program).

Course Description

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals and basics in web and graphic design. Students will cover the navigation of the PC desktop, internet and Pace networks to retrieve and save digital media assets. 
The class will also cover Adobe tools such as Adobe Bridge for digital asset management, Photoshop basics including the tools panel, understanding and working with layers, distinguishing between CMYK and RGB, learning how to properly prepare and resize images for the web or print and many hands-on exercises will be included such as photo-retouching, color corrections, creating a banner for the web and creating a photomontage.
The second part of the class will focus on Dreamweaver and associated workflows for Web Design. Different types of websites will be discussed and students will learn the basics of web standards, CSS, HTML, HTML 5. Hands-on exercises will also include creating a website, saving a HTML page and a variety of steps along the way to create and add graphics to your pages.

Detailed Course Outline

Working with Windows and getting familiar with the interface and desktop
Accessing files across the desktop
Navigating folders across the network
Creating folders
Using USB drive
Connecting with server
Downloading pictures from Google
From camera to the computer
Adobe Bridge essentials
Opening files and pictures in different applications
Understand the Workflow for Graphic Design
Files Formats for graphic and web design (PNG, GIF, JPG, TIFF, PSD, EPS, RAW)
Understanding RGB and CMYK
Opening digital assets in Photoshop
Photoshop UI (User Interface)
Photoshop Basics - tools
Photoshop Basics - panels
Working with Image and Canvas sizing
Basic color correction
Basic Retouching
Understanding and working with layers
Creating a banner
Saving for Web
Saving and exporting for professional printing
Creating a simple photomontage project
Understand the Workflow for Web Design
Type of websites
Web standards 
What is CSS and HTML 5
Exporting a banner from Photoshop
Saving for web
Formats for pictures (PNG, GIF, JPG)
Create a simple web page
Dreamweaver interface
Creating a new site
Site name and local site folder
Image Folder
Creating a new html page
Saving page(s)
Importing  picture banner
Adding text
Creating a second page
Adding links
How to create a web domain
How to host a website
FTP (File Transfer Protocol)
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