Creative Cloud Unleashed

Explore new avenues for your creativity with professional-level design tools on the iPad. Photoshop and Illustrator have been re-imagined for a touch-enabled experience — and offer a whole new dimension for designing unique and engaging content.

Whether you use your fingers, or Pencil, you’ll discover new ways to seamlessly work across your desktop and iPad apps while creating professional-level content.

We’ll also take a look at Fresco. This natural-media based app brings truly unique features to the iPad for drawing and painting. See how these applications can enhance real-world design projects for any medium.

Topics include:

  • Introduction to Photoshop, Illustrator and Fresco on iPad.
  • How common desktop features translate to the iPad.
  • Unique tools, features and workflows only available on a touch device.
  • How to create, edit, and share documents across devices, projects, and other designers.
  • Drawing and sketching techniques that you can use in any creative project.

Using After Effects as a Photoshop Plug-in

If your client asks for something “new” or “out of the box,” take a look at using After Effects. It works just like Photoshop, and can be used for any design project . . . even still images with no video! This session we’ll explore quick-and-easy techniques to create jaw-dropping graphics for any design project.

In this session we’ll remove colors from a photograph, generate editorial graphics for blogs and social media, create amazing lighting effects within a photo, and generate unique textures — from presentations to repeating backgrounds for web pages. And when we’re done, we can send the project back to Photoshop!

You’ll learn:

  • The After Effects interface
  • How After Effects is similar to Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
  • How to import photos, videos, and art into your project
  • Applying effects (it’s all about effects!)
  • Creating original artwork and enhancements
  • Forget AI — create your own unique artwork in minutes!

Grids: The Backbone of Design

We know we should be using grids in our designs, but which ones? How do you choose? Where do you even start? Join Nigel as he shares invaluable insights, practical tips, and real-world examples to demystify the complexities of grid-based design. By the end of the session, you’ll not only understand the importance of grids but also be equipped to use them strategically for visually stunning and harmonious layouts.

You’ll learn:

  • The different kinds of grid: document, layout, baseline, and how to combine them
  • Strategies for working with grids in InDesign, as well as Illustrator, and Photoshop
  • Creative ways to break the grid for added impact

Augmenting Reality with Photoshop, Illustrator, and Aero

In the coming years, augmented reality promises to be as game-changing as the first graphic user interface. But what is it, exactly? And how can you start experimenting with it? Rob de Winter shows you how to make the leap and some inspiring and creative ways to use it.

Topics include:

  • Taking your Photoshop and Illustrator images into Aero to build AR experiences
  • Adding interactivity and animation
  • Using 3D assets
  • Triggering AR with a QR or printed image
  • What makes AR different than VR

Resolution: How Well Do You Really Understand It?

Resolution is one of those things that you think you understand, until you have to explain it. So what exactly is it? How is it related to image size? When is an image big enough—and when is it too big? How do you know? Theresa takes you on a deep dive to deliver answers to all this and more along with workflow tips for Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

You’ll learn:

  • How do you measure image size?
  • Does 72ppi always mean disaster for print?
  • Where did the universally accepted 300ppi for print come from?
  • Is resolution ever irrelevant?
  • How do you determine the correct resolution?
  • What are PPI, DPI, and LPI… and how are they related?

Bringing It All Together: CC Workflows

This session uncovers the secrets to maximizing your design prowess by highlighting the power of Creative Cloud’s online services. Adobe’s Bart Van de Wiele will teach you how to work faster, collaborate with others, and say goodbye to email reviews using a variety of possibilities.

Topics include:

  • Ideate and collaborate using generative AI with Adobe Firefly
  • Streamline your workflow using CC Libraries and Adobe Stock
  • Set up approval workflows using cloud documents and even Adobe Frame io (yes, you have this!)
  • Bring everything together as part of Adobe’s eco-system

Creative Problem Solving with AI in Photoshop

Ready to explore creative and time-saving AI features in Photoshop? In this session, Adobe Certified Instructor Rob de Winter leads you through the hidden gems of the latest addition to Photoshop: Generative AI. Learn how AI in Photoshop can not only speed up your workflow, but also how it can fuel your creativity!

Level Up Your Photoshop Layer Techniques

Needless to say, working with layers is one of the essential skills in Photoshop. In this session, Dave Cross will share all his favorite tips, shortcuts and often-overlooked layer techniques. By the end of this class your knowledge of layers will skyrocket!

Three Minutes Max: Photoshop

This crowd favorite is back and better than ever! Don’t miss this fun-filled, action-packed, highly educational, and mind-blowing session where each of our instructors will have just three minutes to share their favorite Photoshop 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!

Fast Photo Fixes with AI

Generative Fill in Photoshop and Firefly have received a huge amount of attention, but there are many other AI-enabled image tools that are just as amazing. Join rockstar Lisa Carney as she shares powerful methods for retouching, editing, and improving images quickly.

Topics include:

  • The amazing Photoshop neural filters
  • What you need to know about Evoto and Topaz AI
  • Luminar Neo for photo retouching
  • Easy apps for special image needs