Diagram This!

Have you ever struggled with the intricacies of creating diagrams or infographics, or felt bogged down by the process? Fear not! The one and only Tony Harmer is here to help you streamline your process by leveraging styles, symbols, and libraries to save time and boost impact.

Topics include:

  • Unlocking the power of styles in Illustrator
  • Boosting efficiency with symbols to create reusable elements
  • Making the most of CC Libraries to organize and access your favorite assets (and speed up your workflow)

InDesign Layers: Your Secret Weapon

In this session, we’ll uncover the hidden treasures of InDesign’s layers, where creativity meets organization. Discover how using layers can simplify your workflow by keeping content organized and harmonious. Get ready to uncover the hidden potential of InDesign’s layers and supercharge your design game!

Advanced Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts to Increase Your Productivity in Photoshop

In this fast-paced, information-packed session tailored for intermediate to advanced Photoshop users, Adobe Digital Imaging Evangelist Julieanne Kost will showcase her favorite Photoshop tips, tricks, and techniques. She’ll uncover hidden gems for working with layers and masking, compositing and retouching, type, vectors and more, to help you become more efficient and reach your creative vision faster than ever before. Drawing from over three decades of mastery in Photoshop, Julieanne’s class not only promises to elevate your skills but also to fortify and enrich your proficiency in this indispensable tool of the creative trade!

Julieanne will cover topics including:

  • Tips for customizing the Photoshop workspace
  • Shortcuts for working with layers, masking, and selections
  • Best practices for Smart Objects, Smart Filters, and Layer Comps
  • Hidden Gems for working with Vector Shapes, the Pen tool, and Type
  • Adjustment Layers, Presets, and more timesaving features!

Get Onboard with Accessibility Basics

You know accessibility is important, but you’re not even sure where to start? Then pull up a chair and strap yourself in! This class is perfect for you. Dax will start at the very beginning, with the basics of accessible documents and give you the building blocks to create accessible PDFs that everyone can read. By the end of this session you’ll be ready to start making your PDFs more accessible.

Illustrator for Noobs: Everything Is Shapes!

Are you an InDesign or Photoshop user who’s told yourself time and time again that you’d cozy up to Illustrator “someday?” Today is the day! Join Khara for a fun and approachable session that will get you up to speed quickly with the world’s best vector drawing tool!

Topics include:

  • Making the mental shift from pixels to vectors
  • Learning to think in shapes
  • Drawing skills not required
  • The Pen tool: It’s not as hard as you think!

AI Roadmap

AI is like the Wild West right now—a vast, sometimes unruly expanse of potential, just begging to be explored by those eager for adventure. But, just like the Wild West, there is so much still to be discovered, so many methods of exploration, and plenty of outlaws waiting in the wings to take advantage of the unknown.

What if you had a map—a guide of dangerous traps to avoid, locations to refuel, and supportive communities to get you started on your journey? In this session, you’ll gain exactly that to ensure you won’t get lost in the wilderness as you get started on your AI journey.

You’ll learn how to get started in AI, including:

  • Where to find the best AI tools on your journey
  • Which tools matter most and which ones will one day become ghost towns
  • Ethical AI practices to avoid the outlaws
  • Important AI terminology to use so you don’t sound like a city slicker

Sneak Peek:
How to Maintain Design Consistency When Using AI Prompts

Breaking Bad Photoshop Habits

There are lots of ways to use Photoshop. Some are effective and some are . . .  not so much. In this session, Photoshop Hall of Famer Dave Cross will reveal the most common “bad habits” you should avoid—and alternatives that are quicker, more accurate, and more flexible. In this session, you’ll learn best practices to take your Photoshop efficiency to the next level.

The State of Design and Art of Community

Welcome to CreativePro Week 2024! We’re all living in an age of artificial intelligence, automation, and overload! Join us for this opening session, where we’ll explore simple solutions for not just surviving, but thriving.

Topics include:

  • Why being human is more important than ever in the field of design
  • Sometimes AI is smarter than us… and that’s okay!
  • How community can support your success
  • The Art of Design: communication, connection, and growth