How to learn Creative Cloud
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The Adobe Creative Cloud is a robust suite of applications that can be used for a variety of purposes, from creating brochures or marketing materials to designing websites, retouching images, and editing video projects. Just as this suite of apps is quite broad, there are a number of options available for you to learn Creative Cloud programs. This range of options depends on what you're trying to accomplish, how quickly you need to get up-and-running, and ranges from hands-on approaches to more traditional learning environments. Options to learn Creative Cloud apps include courses, private training, and self-paced resources including books and video tutorials.
Learn Creative Cloud in the Classroom
Classroom training options for Creative Cloud offer an intimate learning experience in a structured, regularly-scheduled environment. In addition to having an expert instructor in the same room with you, most options allow you to learn in a small class of between six and 10 people. This is ideal for situations that require individual attention, or to guarantee the opportunity for students to ask specific questions as needed. Individual class options typically range from introductory courses through more advanced workshops. There are Creative Cloud classes which provide an overview of the suite, to classes that are focused on specific apps.
Where to learn Creative Cloud
Regularly scheduled public Creative Cloud classes are available in several cities. This makes it easy to learn Creative Cloud in Boston, New York City and Philadelphia. These courses offer courses in a small-group environment, with hands-on instruction and an instructor in the same classroom with the participants. There are also live online Creative Cloud courses which can be attended from anywhere.
Private Creative Cloud Training Options
If you have specific needs, or want to work on a certain project, private Creative Cloud training is an ideal option. Private training can be delivered for a group or individual, and is available as either individual sessions or as part of a long-term program. Private Creative Cloud training can take place at any American Graphics Institute location, on-site at your location, or remotely over the Internet. Private training can be customized to meet specific objectives, or can be delivered as a workshop or seminars.
Learning Creative Cloud on your own
For those who are not able to set aside several full days to learn Creative Cloud apps, there are several self-paced Creative Cloud training options. These range from – comprehensive Creative Cloud books to those which cover individual Adobe CC apps along with video tutorials. All of which allow you to learn at your own pace to gain skills in creating designs for use in print, video editing, and building online content. You can also learn what is Creative Cloud if you are uncertain.
About the author
Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute. He is the co-author of Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies and more than 10 other books on design and digital publishing. He served as publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which has sold more than one million books on topics relating to InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects, Premiere Pro and other Creative Cloud apps. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers designers, and large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he also delivers Google Analytics classes along with workshops on digital marketing topics. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for more than 20 years.