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InDesign, Illustrator, or Photoshop: What’s the Right Adobe App for the Job?

InDesign, Illustrator, and Photoshop are the trinity when it comes to graphic design. Although these Adobe apps integrate with each other, each one has its own strengths, and that can be confusing for decision makers outside the production department to understand. The first step is to define the kinds of projects that will be worked on, and what those projects will involve.

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Preparing for the Adobe Certified Associate Exam

Becoming an Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) means that you’ve demonstrated basic proficiency with various software such as Photoshop or Dreamweaver. The ACA program is specifically structured for learners just starting out in their careers and those wishing to enter a new industry.

There are timed ACA exams for each program in Adobe Creative Suite, consisting of 40 questions each. The exams include questions on the tools and some basic functions within each application, as well as questions on best industry practices. While ACA certifications alone don’t take the place of a strong portfolio, the learning process provides an opportunity to develop your own design work and demonstrate entry-level competency to prospective employers.

Two ACA Specialist certificates are also available which require the successful completion of multiple ACA exams within a period of three years: ACA Visual Design Specialist and ACA Web Design Specialist.

Webucator offers introductory and advanced training for a wide array of Adobe products. Please visit the links below to learn more about training for ACA Specialist programs:

ACA Visual Design Specialist

Introduction to Illustrator
Introduction to InDesign
Introduction to Photoshop

ACA Web Design Specialist

Introduction to Animate
Introduction to Dreamweaver
Introduction to Photoshop


What's New in Adobe InDesign CS5

Get up-to-speed on CS5 by watching this recorded webinar! It includes a quick overview of the new tools that are unique to the latest edition of InDesign. Along with other tips, this webinar will demonstrate the new capabilities of the Selection Tool, uses of the Page Tool, and easy methods of grid placement. Continue Reading »


DPS Prerelease Program Coming To an End with the Release of Creative Suite 5.5

Last week participants in the Digital Publishing Suite Prerelease Program received an email from Adobe announcing that on May 3, 2011 the DPS Prerelease Program will close to new applicants.  This is a precursor to the upcoming release of Creative Suite 5.5, in which most of the new features are focused on digital publishing to tablet devices. InDesign, for example, will now incorporate many of the features introduced in DPS, with a set of Folio Producer Tools. Continue Reading »


Create a Text Wrap in Adobe InDesign

Knowing how to create a text wrap in Adobe InDesign is a simple yet essential task. In this video tutorial, you will learn the basics of creating a text wrap. You will also learn how to create a text frame that will ignore a text wrap. For a more in-depth overview of text wraps and other tools within InDesign, check out our Adobe training options. Continue Reading »