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Creative Cloud Essentials

March 31, 2014 by
Not Free

Ready to take advantage of all the benefits of Adobe’s Creative Cloud? Join me for a comprehensive 3-day immersion into how it can enhance your business. I cover everything you need to know to get the most bang for your Creative Cloud buck. You’ll learn how to use the powerful tools in Adobe’s collection to build promotional materials and use each program to its strengths. Here's what people are saying about the course:

"Lesa makes learning easy! Thank you Lesa!" Sept. 24, 2015 by MB

"I have watched the day one and part of the day two classes -- this class is chock full of creative ways to use the cloud to expand your business -- and to help photographers help their clients get more for their money as well as save money in creating beautiful marketing tools. I had been so confused over the lightroom/photoshop thing, and Lesa makes it so easy to understand how to use each program for their strengths or super powers -- so I'm ready to power up my photography business!" April 2, 2014 by JP

For example, you'll learn when to use Lightroom instead of Photoshop, how to pass files back and forth between them, how to produce a pro-level slideshow and photo book in Lightroom and how to sync them onto your mobile devices. You’ll also learn how to create a professional and engaging video portfolio in Photoshop that you can showcase on your website, iPad, Behance, or burn to a DVD. Along the way, you'll learn to create typographic logos in Illustrator, lay out a business card in InDesign, uncover the most useful tools for creatives in Acrobat, and much more! You’ll also learn how to use Kuler to snatch a color palette from a prize-winning image to use on your website or promotional materials. Learn how to use familiar drag-and-drop tools in Adobe Muse to create a full-blown website worthy of your work, with light boxes and slideshows to showcase your portfolio, and contact forms to gather leads. Take it live with built-in hosting, and update it whenever you like!

In addition, you’ll learn practical tips on how to sync your Photoshop settings to any computer and how to share files with clients and coworkers. You’ll master the Adobe Creative Cloud app for updating your software and downloading new software, as well as for managing online files, exploring and downloading Typekit fonts, and managing your interactions on Behance. You’ll also learn practical uses for Photoshop Touch on your iPad, and much more. By the end of this course, you'll have mastered the art of shameless self-promotion, have more sellable products to offer to your clients, and be eager to make use of all the software and services you’re already paying for. You've got it, so make the most of it!.

This is one of many video courses I've created for creativeLIVE.com. The courses are extremely affordable (starting at $29; no subscription required), and you can watch the videos by either streaming them through your web browser or by downloading the movies — in either standard or high-definition. All classes include layered exercise files you can download and follow along with.

To view a detailed course outline and to purchase the course, click here to be taken to creativeLIVE.

To see Lesa’s full list of courses at creativeLIVE, click here.