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Adobe Creative Cloud Classroom in a Book: Design Software Foundations with Adobe Creative Cloud (Classroom in a Book (Adobe)) (Paperback)
Your Adobe Creative Cloud subscription delivers a breathtaking collection of state-of-the-art creativity tools--for web, print, video, interactive, digital marketing, UX/UI design, and more. With so much power, where do you start? If you're familiar with one or two of Adobe's tools, how do you extend your knowledge to make the most of the entire Creative Cloud, choose the right tool for each job, and do amazing work? Start right here, with the only classroom-proven guide to the entire Adobe Creative Cloud suite: Adobe Creative Cloud Classroom in a Book.
Authored by leading designer and instructor Joseph Labrecque, this guide reflects his experience teaching hundreds of students at the University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication & Information. Each chapter combines an overview of a Creative Cloud app with well-crafted hands-on practice. Labrecque introduces the software, explains essential concepts and design principles surrounding its use, guides you through basic tools and workflows, and then walks you through executing a project from beginning to end. You'll learn how each tool works in real life, and how to apply design concepts and theory in your own creative practice.
Labrecque introduces the fundamentals of Creative Cloud for both desktop and mobile, Creative Cloud Express, and all these skills:
- Cloud-based photography with Lightroom
- Raster image compositing with Photoshop
- Vector graphics design with Illustrator
- Page layout management with InDesign
- Prototyping for screens with Adobe XD
- 3D rendering with Dimension
- Audio content production with Audition
- Video content sequencing with Premiere Pro
- Motion graphics compositing with After Effects
- Live performance capture with Character Animator
- Interactive content animation with Animate
About the Author
Joseph Labrecque is a creative developer, designer, and educator with nearly two decades of experience creating expressive web, desktop, and mobile solutions. He joined the University of Colorado Boulder College of Media, Communication and Information as faculty with the Department of Advertising, Public Relations and Media Design in Autumn 2019. His teaching focuses on creative software, digital workflows, user interaction, and design principles and concepts. Before joining the faculty at CU Boulder, he was associated with the University of Denver as adjunct faculty and as a senior interactive software engineer, user interface developer, and digital media designer. Labrecque has authored a number of books and video course publications on design and development technologies, tools, and concepts through publishers which include LinkedIn Learning (Lynda.com), Peachpit Press, and Adobe. He has spoken at large design and technology conferences such as Adobe MAX and for a variety of smaller creative communities. He is also the founder of Fractured Vision Media, LLC; a digital media production studio and distribution vehicle for a variety of creative works. Joseph is an Adobe Education Leader, Adobe Community Professional, and member of Adobe Partners by Design. He holds a bachelor's degree in communication from Worcester State University and a master's degree in digital media studies from the University of Denver.