Print, Web, & Mobile Publishing Photo & Video Workflows Adobe Software
Live, in-person, hands-on
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We teach Adobe Creative software, but also classes in photographic workflows, and several on "the basics" to get you started in web or desktop publishing. Our luxuriously small class sizes allow us adapt a course on the fly to accommodate that day's attendees. We teach people, not workstations.
We've all encountered experts who can't impart their knowledge. That isn't the case here.
Classes of Note:Building Infographics with Illustrator
Create compelling maps, charts, graphs, icons and logos Designing Layouts in InDesign
Learn the specific steps to creating well-designed layouts Using and Creating Forms in Acrobat
Craft fillable PDF forms
Featured Classes:Graphic Design Basics
learn the rules worth breaking Desktop Publishing Overview
A very good place to start InDesign CC Essentials
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Those Who've Chosen Us
We're honored & grateful to the many who've taken time out of their busy working lives to learn with us. Here are just a few:
Steve’s newest book! Adobe InDesign CC: A Complete Course and Compendium of Features is your guide to building publications great or small in this ubiquitous page layout application. Contains a complete Course that includes a set of projects and lessons derived from his classes, learn the procedures needed to use InDesign professionally.
Dozens of lessons are included that can be applied to any document: engineering proposals, marketing collateral, spec sheets, magazines, newsletters, books, and more. Through these step-by-step lessons, you’ll be exposed to all of InDesign’s features in practical contexts and its best practices for publishing workflows.
Print version coming in May 2019; Kindle and Apple Books versions available now.
Take charge of your camera! Learn what all those buttons and dials do, how to freeze motion and control focus throughout the frame. Our next Photography: Basic Camera Skills class will be held Monday afternoons, June 3, 10, 18, and 25.
Weekly, hands-on sessions with Instructor Carla provide feedback; personally evaluated assignments aid retention of your new skills. The small class size - max of 9 students - insures you get the attention and direction you need to understand the technical details to get the max out of your camera.
Forms are back! Using and Creating Forms in Acrobat teaches you how to create usable, fillable forms that streamline and standardize collecting data. Join instructor Jason let us know what you'd like to see.
Our instructors Steve Laskevitch and Jason Hoppe are speaking at Creative Pro week in June 2019 in Seattle. Steve's 3-hour session is RGB and CMYK: Making Colors Match From Screen to Print and Digital and will be fun, darn it! Jason is presenting 3 short talks: see this page for more.
Get your Scandi-Ballard Name for Syttende Mai!
Ballard celebrated Syttende Mai, May 17th, Norwegian Constitution Day with a parade and helmets with pointy horns. Our founder Steve created a Ballard Name generator so everyone can be granted a Scandi-Ballard Name for the big day. Print or display your Official Ballard Name with pride. Skol!