Stop Their Scroll

Ready to create images and graphics so compelling that they stop viewers mid-scroll? In this session, you’ll learn how to take advantage of motion, color, and a touch of playfulness to create irresistible social media content.

Join Kladi as she walks you through the essential steps to create exciting content, including:

  • Setting up a ready-for-animation workspace in Photoshop
  • Creating assets to animate in Illustrator
  • Leveraging the power of CC Libraries to update, store, and edit your project assets
  • Working with animation and video in Photoshop

Masters of the Craft

What better way to end CreativePro Week than to sit back and enjoy this review of inspirational artistry and design, brought to you by one of our European experts who has seen it all. But don’t worry: He’ll be including some last-minute “how-to” tips and tricks to help you get the most out of all your creative apps.

You’ll see:

  • Inspiring examples of how well-known artists create their amazing work
  • How these artists use creative desktop and mobile apps in their workflow—and how you can too!
  • How experimentation fosters creativity
  • Lots of tips and tricks!

Interactive Infographics with Illustrator and Animate

Ready to take your infographics to the next level? Bring them to life with animation! In this session, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rob de Winter, explains how to create awe-inspiring interactive and animated infographics using a combination of Adobe Illustrator and Animate.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Properly build and structure your design in Illustrator
  • Import your vector work into Animate
  • Add motion and interactivity
  • Export your sparkly new infographic for a variety of uses

I Have a CC Library for That!

Creative Cloud Libraries can be game changing—if you know how to use them! Quick, readily available in any Creative Cloud app, and incredibly powerful, CC Libraries will change the way you work. Join Bart Van de Wiele to learn the ins and outs of using libraries and you’ll soon wonder how you ever lived without them.

Topics include:

  • How to properly build and organize your libraries with individual assets and files
  • How to link, embed or even deep link content within Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other apps
  • Tips and best practices to get the most out of libraries
  • Curating and sharing libraries privately and publicly
  • An introduction to Team Libraries

Using Adobe CC with PowerPoint and Google Slides

Designers who use PowerPoint or Google Slides and Adobe’s Creative Cloud apps shouldn’t miss this in-depth tip-fest for getting all these tools to work together.

You’ll learn:

  • Yes, you can have editable vectors from Illustrator!
  • Photoshop Layers for PowerPoint animated builds
  • Understanding workflow with Image Modes and more
  • Iterating with Graphic Styles for PowerPoint Templates and Systems
  • PowerPoint Add-ins from Adobe
  • Some of Mark’s favorite tricks!

One Tool to Rule Them All: Adobe Bridge

Most people think Adobe Bridge is just for photographers. Not so! If you use InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop, you owe it to yourself to learn how this digital asset manager can make your life so much easier.

Adobe Bridge is just waiting for its chance to save you time by cutting through the clutter of files and applications. In this session, you’ll learn how to use Bridge to streamline graphics production workflows.

This session includes:

  • Using Bridge to inspect InDesign documents
  • How anyone can use Bridge for free
  • Using Bridge shortcuts to process many files rapidly
  • Speeding up the process of gathering project files
  • Why metadata is the key to smooth workflows
  • Batch processing the easy way

Watch a special Sneak Peek of this session:

Creative Inspiration Is Everywhere: Make the Most of it with Adobe Capture, Fresco, Photoshop, and Illustrator

Where do you look for inspiration? How do you capture it? How do you convert those inspiring ideas into real usable design assets? Theresa Jackson shares her ideas and techniques with Adobe Capture, Fresco, Photoshop, and Illustrator. Don’t miss this chance to be inspired and learn how to create usable design elements with this Adobe toolkit.

Topics Include:

  • Finding and collecting inspiration and source material with Adobe Capture
  • Using Capture with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Fresco to turn inspiration into assets
  • Fresco basics for sketching, ideating, illustrating, lettering, animating, and more
  • Using Fresco with Photoshop and Illustrator to create patterns and textures

Watch a special Sneak Peek of this session:

Three Minutes Max: Illustrator

This crowd favorite is back! Don’t miss this fun-filled, action-packed, highly educational, and mind-blowing session: Three Minutes Max!

Each of our instructors will have no more than three minutes to share their favorite Illustrator tip—then you get to vote for your favorite!

In past years, some of the best tips have been held for this session… so you don’t want to miss it!

Making Illustrator Artwork Look Organic

We all know and recognize the clean, crisp lines created with Illustrator. But what if you want something that looks more… organic? Learn how to create trendy, handmade illustrations, replicas of traditional printing techniques, dirty grunge styles, or your own unique artistic style—all while maintaining the edibility and scalability we love in vector graphics.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Apply your personal drawing style
  • Replace boring, uniform lines
  • Embrace and exploit randomness
  • Combine pixels and paths with grungy textures
  • Maximize and maintain editability
  • Create and apply organic graphic styles

Illustrator Under the Bonnet

If your Illustrator graphics still look like stick figure drawings, it’s time to take things up a notch! Unlocking the secrets of “unseen Illustrator” could transform your art from basic to breathtaking! See how to deconstruct Illustrator art to understand how it was created. Learn the steps to replicate the techniques of master illustrators in your own projects. Join Tony for this fast-paced, in-depth session to see powerful techniques broken down step-by-step.

Topics include:

  • Through the Illustrator looking glass
  • Using X-ray vision in Illustrator
  • How Illustrator works behind the scenes
  • The key panels you need to keep an eye on