Award-winning teacher, 15+ years experience
The lastest release of Adobe’s Creative Cloud suite boasts a host of new features to help you be more productive and creative. In this course, veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you though the lastest features, and outlines how you can make the most from them. Starting in InDesign, you’ll learn how to insert and manage images in tables, paragraph shading, and InDesign’s new Publish Online feature. Then, it’s on to Dreamweaver, where you’ll discover new features like Emmet support, code error highlighting, and how to connect and preview layouts using your mobile devices. Next, it’s on to Photoshop, where you’ll learn how to create and manage artboards, the new Design Space interface, and how to use the Device Preview panel. All this and more awaits in What’s New In Adobe CC 2015: Graphics & Web!
InDesign, you’ll learn how to insert and manage images in tables, paragraph shading, and InDesign’s new Publish Online feature. Then, it’s on to Dreamweaver, where you’ll discover new features like Emmet support, code error highlighting, and how to connect and preview layouts using your mobile devices. Next, it’s on to Photoshop, where you’ll learn how to create and manage artboards, the new Design Space interface, and how to use the Device Preview panel.
Need to learn how to build a website, or brush up on your coding skills to enhance an existing site? This course will show you, step-by-step, how to set up a web site from scratch and tips and tricks of the trade to make your site more attractive and user-friendly. From what tools you need to build your site and creating and formatting pages, to what to test and look for before your site goes live, award-winning trainer Geoff Blake gives detailed and valuable information that will help you to master HTML coding skills. Geoff's casual tone, real world examples, and the follow-along video make this course as entertaining as it is informative.
In this hands-on training course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake shows you, step-by-step, how to build beautifully designed, responsive websites that adjust and function perfectly on smartphones, tablets, and desktop displays. You'll begin with the fundamentals of responsive design, beginning with multiple style sheets, media queries and various expressions. Next comes the fun part: you'll be guided through several in-depth chapters that walk you through the responsive design workflow, building HTML structure and CSS formatting for mobile and desktop displays; including tablets, desktop screens, and smartphones. Geoff shows you how to plan out your work, handle common issues that arise in a responsive layout, and how to handle various page components between device displays. Finally, the course closes with additional tricks, advanced techniques, and testing methods to ensure that your layout looks fantastic.
Delve into the world of web design and Dreamweaver with this hands-on, step-by-step course hosted by award-winning software trainer and designer, Geoff Blake. First, Geoff will run you through the basics, getting you comfortable in the Dreamweaver interface, working with documents, and defining new websites. Then, it's on to building a fully functional web layout from the ground up. You'll learn how to construct your design, insert navigation menus, and test your work for usability. Handling text, graphics, and setting up a well-built set of site-wide CSS rules to control it all brings your site together; and Geoff even takes you through the process of rolling out your website, and taking your site live by uploading it to a live web server. Roll up your sleeves and delve into this practical, task-oriented look at building contemporary websites in Dreamweaver CC!
InDesign is the premiere page layout application used in modern desktop publishing. In this easy to follow, hands-on course, veteran software trainer Geoff Blake will introduce you to InDesign, and get you up to speed quickly. First, you’ll discover the InDesign interface and learn how to navigate through document layouts quickly. Then, you’ll see how to set up your documents, including how layouts need to be set for commercial reproduction. Next, it’s on to handling text, text frames, and how to thread text frames together. Then, you’ll see how to work with a variety of shapes, mix new colours, and import graphics into your layouts. Finally, you’ll see how to convert your layouts to static images and PDF documents for sharing with co-workers. All this and more awaits, so let’s get started!
With so many file formats, colour spaces, and image types, knowing where to start with web graphics can be daunting. But guided by this thorough, yet easy to follow course, you'll be feeling like a pro in no time! Join award-winning trainer Geoff Blake as he takes you step-by-step through the process of preparing images for your next web project. You'll learn all about the web friendly file formats, when to use each, and how to get the most out of them. Discover web colour spaces, methods for working faster and more efficiently, and an approach to image resolution that'll leave you feeling like a Zen Master of web graphics! Break down the barriers, dispel the myths, and clear the clutter. In just a few short hours, you'll have clarity and confidence using Photoshop for your web projects!
In the Getting Started With Illustrator CC online course, award-winning veteran trainer Geoff Blake walks you through the fundamentals of Adobe's flagship vector graphics editor. You'll start with the basics: Understanding vector artwork and how it differs from raster images, and how to navigate through and customize Illustrator's interface. Then, it's on to making precise, masterful selections with Illustrator's variety of commands and tools. Next, you'll create and manage your own vector artwork, and learn how to scale, align, and adjust your objects with ease. Typography, including handing text objects and create text along a path comes next, followed by more advanced Illustrator techniques like special effects, Pathfinders, and exporting your work into a variety of file formats. All this and more awaits in Getting Started With Illustrator CC!
Whether you're an HTML veteran or just a beginner, this course is for you. Award-winning trainer Geoff Blake will walk you through the process of creating a website wireframe in just under three hours! This series of instructional videos will guide you through the process of creating the basic sections of your site, arranging and aligning text and images, and adding interactive features. Once you're finished creating the wireframe, Geoff will show you how to put it online to share with coworkers and clients. After taking this course you'll be able to build attractive and professional website prototypes in about an hour. The best part? Unlike a simple mockup in Photoshop, you can actually turn this wireframe into a fully-functioning website! Let Geoff Blake help you build your professional skills with this easy to follow course from Ten Ton Online.
Building on the skills you gained in Website Wireframing with HTML5 and CSS3, this course teaches you how to apply functional and attractive design principles to your wireframe. Featuring advice on typography, graphics, and colour schemes, award-winning trainer Geoff Blake will lead you through the full process of making your site look amazing in every web browser. Lessons include how to select a colour palette, where to source free images, and what resources to use to integrate beautiful typography into your design. You'll discover Google Fonts, and how to integrate them into your CSS. When you're finished adding fonts and images, Geoff will walk you through the various options for testing out your site. From wireframe to fully realized design, this course is a must for aspiring web developers.