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!

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:

Photoshop: A Designer’s Approach

What do you get when you combine a designer’s eye with Photoshop know-how? Designs that are as beautiful as they are impressive! In this session, Nigel French shares his favorite techniques for elevating your work in Photoshop.

Topics include:

  • Adding mood with texture
  • Exploring freely with non-destructive editing
  • Understanding blend modes
  • Combining disparate elements into effective compositions

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:

Photoshop Wizardry

Are you hungry for a collection of the hottest, juiciest Photoshop recipes? Join Colin Smith in the Photoshop kitchen, to discover exactly how to reproduce today’s most requested effects for web and print. Along the way, you’ll be fed a smorgasbord of tips and time-saving tricks. This session will keep you the edge of your seat and fill your head with exciting new ideas. It’s one part information, one part inspiration, with a dash of fun! Don’t miss it!

You’ll learn how to:

  • Make the highly popular Out of Bounds extruded effect
  • Turn photo into a realistic pencil sketch
  • Change color of an object without making any selections
  • Combine and blend images to make seamless collages
  • Make realistic cast shadows (an easy way to get stunningly realistic results)
  • Make the Social Media Switch: Go from landscape to portrait and lose nothing

Virtual Photography: Creating Photos Instead of Shooting Them

Expose yourself to revolutionary photographic workflows that offer more creative freedom while saving valuable time. Learn to create reusable assets for an unlimited number of new projects — including photographs, animations, emails, social posts, web ads, and more.

Join Lisa Carney and Chris Converse in this inspiring session where they’ll reveal new workflows they created for big-name brands. Reclaim your time — and rediscover the joy of renewed creative freedom.

Topics include:

  • Thinking expansively
  • 3D software options
  • Workflow best practices
  • Bringing it all together in Photoshop

Make Photoshop Your Robot

Some of the coolest things you can do in Photoshop require repeating the same mundane steps… over and over and over again. Stop the madness! You bought a computer so that you could tell it what to do, right? So it’s time to speed up your work and make Photoshop your… um… robot.

Learn how to automate tasks using:

  • Actions
  • Scripts
  • Batch processing
  • Transform Again
  • Data-driven graphics
  • And more!