Easy Snowflakes and More with Adobe Creative Suite

This fun Adobe Creative Suite Training will help to boost your skills in InDesign, Illustrator, & Photoshop & more

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About this course

In this Adobe Creative Suite Training course, you’ll see how to make a snowflake in Illustrator (AI), InDesign (ID) and Photoshop (PS) by starting with a segment and repeating it. Adapt the design of the segment to create any radial symmetrical visual, such as a clock, sun, kaleidoscope, and beyond. Key topics include layers, creating and transforming objects and selections, Pathfinder tools, and Layer Masks.

Take this Adobe Creative Suite Training course right now and learn how to make a snowflake easily.

Who should take this course

  • Beginner to Intermediate users of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop, who want to boost skills and learn new techniques.
  • Beginner to Intermediate users and beyond, who want to exercise their creativity.

What’s required

  • To follow along, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, depending on which chapters will be viewed.
  • Demos are in CS6 for Mac OS, but users of previous versions, and those working in Windows, should easily be able to follow along.

What’s inside

  • Over 18 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
  • Work with Layers (AI, ID, PS) and Adjustment Layers (PS)
  • Create and edit Layer Masks (PS)
  • Use Pathfinder Tools (AI, ID)
  • Create and transform vector objects (AI, ID)
  • Place and edit Smart Objects (PS)
  • Place and manage linked files (AI, PS)

About Joseph Caserto, Design Professional :: Educator :: Consultant

I’m Joseph Caserto, a design professional, educator, and consultant. I have nearly 20 years of experience, as a publication art director and designer, and worked on the staffs of several national magazines before starting my own business. Since then, I’ve worked with many publications, including BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, PC, TV Guide, and Vibe. My most recent projects include helping to produce several issues of the iPad edition of Fortune, and consulting on the launch of Parents for iOS (Apple iPad) and Android (Samsung Galaxy).

I’m also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Digital Communications and Media at New York University, in the Design Digital Arts and Film Department of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and am a former Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York, in the Art Department’s Electronic Design and Multimedia Program. I have several online tutorials published, including Common Type Mistakes… & How to Avoid Them, Color Basics for Print Designers, and 10 InDesign Favorites, and have been a guest critic and speaker at Cooper Union, and SUNY Fredonia.

I’ve consulted with clients including FP Design, The Archdiocese of New York, and The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, to help them learn and maximize the potential of their software, and to explore graphic design principals.

I earned a BFA, with Honors, in Communications Design, from Pratt Institute, where I completed one of the first classes that explored graphic design produced with a Macintosh. I’m a member of AIGA, Freelancers Union, where I was elected to the board in June 2011, The Graphic Artists Guild, and The Society of Publication Designers. A lifetime resident of New York State, I’ve lived in Brooklyn since the late 1980s.

Curriculum

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Section 2: Illustrator
  • Illustrator: Set up a Document
  • Illustrator: Create a Base for the First Segment
  • Illustrator: Create Artwork for the First Segment
  • Illustrator: Finish the Snowflake: Method 1
  • Illustrator: Finish the Snowflake: Method 2
  • Section 3: InDesign
  • InDesign: Set Up a Document
  • InDesign: Create a Base for the First Segment
  • InDesign: Create Artwork for the First Segment
  • InDesign: Finish the Snowflake: Method 1
  • InDesign: Finish the Snowflake: Method 2
  • Section 4: Photoshop
  • Photoshop: Set up a Document
  • Photoshop: Create a Base for the First Segment
  • Photoshop: Create Artwork for the First Segment
  • Photoshop: Finish the Snowflake: Method 1
  • Photoshop: Finish the Snowflake: Method 2
  • Section 5: Review and Closing
  • Course Wrap-Up

About this course

In this Adobe Creative Suite Training course, you’ll see how to make a snowflake in Illustrator (AI), InDesign (ID) and Photoshop (PS) by starting with a segment and repeating it. Adapt the design of the segment to create any radial symmetrical visual, such as a clock, sun, kaleidoscope, and beyond. Key topics include layers, creating and transforming objects and selections, Pathfinder tools, and Layer Masks.

Take this Adobe Creative Suite Training course right now and learn how to make a snowflake easily.

Who should take this course

  • Beginner to Intermediate users of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, or Photoshop, who want to boost skills and learn new techniques.
  • Beginner to Intermediate users and beyond, who want to exercise their creativity.

What’s required

  • To follow along, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop, depending on which chapters will be viewed.
  • Demos are in CS6 for Mac OS, but users of previous versions, and those working in Windows, should easily be able to follow along.

What’s inside

  • Over 18 lectures and 2.5 hours of content!
  • Work with Layers (AI, ID, PS) and Adjustment Layers (PS)
  • Create and edit Layer Masks (PS)
  • Use Pathfinder Tools (AI, ID)
  • Create and transform vector objects (AI, ID)
  • Place and edit Smart Objects (PS)
  • Place and manage linked files (AI, PS)

About Joseph Caserto, Design Professional :: Educator :: Consultant

I’m Joseph Caserto, a design professional, educator, and consultant. I have nearly 20 years of experience, as a publication art director and designer, and worked on the staffs of several national magazines before starting my own business. Since then, I’ve worked with many publications, including BusinessWeek, Marie Claire, PC, TV Guide, and Vibe. My most recent projects include helping to produce several issues of the iPad edition of Fortune, and consulting on the launch of Parents for iOS (Apple iPad) and Android (Samsung Galaxy).

I’m also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Digital Communications and Media at New York University, in the Design Digital Arts and Film Department of the School of Continuing and Professional Studies, and am a former Adjunct Lecturer at the City College of New York, in the Art Department’s Electronic Design and Multimedia Program. I have several online tutorials published, including Common Type Mistakes… & How to Avoid Them, Color Basics for Print Designers, and 10 InDesign Favorites, and have been a guest critic and speaker at Cooper Union, and SUNY Fredonia.

I’ve consulted with clients including FP Design, The Archdiocese of New York, and The Uniformed Firefighters Association of Greater New York, to help them learn and maximize the potential of their software, and to explore graphic design principals.

I earned a BFA, with Honors, in Communications Design, from Pratt Institute, where I completed one of the first classes that explored graphic design produced with a Macintosh. I’m a member of AIGA, Freelancers Union, where I was elected to the board in June 2011, The Graphic Artists Guild, and The Society of Publication Designers. A lifetime resident of New York State, I’ve lived in Brooklyn since the late 1980s.

Curriculum

  • Section 1: Introduction
  • Getting Started
  • Section 2: Illustrator
  • Illustrator: Set up a Document
  • Illustrator: Create a Base for the First Segment
  • Illustrator: Create Artwork for the First Segment
  • Illustrator: Finish the Snowflake: Method 1
  • Illustrator: Finish the Snowflake: Method 2
  • Section 3: InDesign
  • InDesign: Set Up a Document
  • InDesign: Create a Base for the First Segment
  • InDesign: Create Artwork for the First Segment
  • InDesign: Finish the Snowflake: Method 1
  • InDesign: Finish the Snowflake: Method 2
  • Section 4: Photoshop
  • Photoshop: Set up a Document
  • Photoshop: Create a Base for the First Segment
  • Photoshop: Create Artwork for the First Segment
  • Photoshop: Finish the Snowflake: Method 1
  • Photoshop: Finish the Snowflake: Method 2
  • Section 5: Review and Closing
  • Course Wrap-Up