Unless you specialize in image creation or editing, the majority of graphic designers have only a limited knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. And when it comes to bringing PSD or AI files into InDesign, most know even less!

If this sounds like you, then you’re invited to spend one fun (and fact)-filled day with designer Scott Citron, learning the essential techniques of these powerful programs. In the morning session Scott will cover Photoshop essential concepts and techniques such as:

  • How to make better selections
  • Masking basics and beyond
  • Non-destructive workflows
  • Adobe Camera Raw: the Photoshop plug-in you’re not using but should
  • Setting type with Photoshop
  • The power of layer comps
  • Working smart with Smart Objects
  • Understanding file formats: when to use what
  • Saving for web
  • Color correction secrets and tips
  • Mastering the pen tool and when to use it
  • Importing PSDs to InDesign

In the afternoon, the class will focus on essential Illustrator concepts such as:

  • Layer basic and advanced techniques
  • Pen tool refresher
  • Opacity masking
  • Symbols and when to use them
  • New tools: The blob brush, curved pen tool, Shape Builder, and the Width tool
  • Clipping and compound paths
  • Creating and using specialty brushes
  • Illustrator to Photoshop to InDesign round-tripping
  • The Appearance Panel: Illustrator’s most powerful feature you’re probably not using (or understanding)
  • Non-destructive workflow strategies
  • New type setting tools and techniques
  • Importing AIs into InDesign

Today the design business is more competitive than ever. We guarantee this class will sharpen your Photoshop and Illustrator skills, and bring you up to date with two of the biggest industry standards. These classes fill up fast and seats are limited, so act now so as not to be left out!

Scott Citron is an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor in InDesign, InCopy, Photoshop, Illustrator, Lightroom, and Muse. When not working as a designer, he has taught InDesign at Parsons, The New School, Pratt Institute, Cooper Union, NYU, and Fashion Institute (FIT). For over ten years he ran the NY chapter of the InDesign User Group, and from 2008-2012 served on the board of the Type Directors Club.