Easy Snowflakes and More with Adobe CS/CC
What you'll learn
- 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)
- 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.
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 free Adobe Creative Suite Training course right now and learn how to make a snowflake easily.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner to Intermediate users of any of the three applications, who want to boost skills and learn new techniques.
- Beginner to Intermediate users and beyond, who want to exercise their creativity.
I'm Joseph Caserto, a design professional, educator, and consultant. I have over 30 years of experience as a publication art director and designer and worked on the staff 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 projects have included 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, School of Professional Studies, and an Adjunct Instructor at Pace University in the Masters in Publishing program. Formerly, I was an 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 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 principles.
I earned a BFA, with Honors, in Graphic 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, 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.