Learn how to design and launch websites in Adobe Muse, the premiere software program for easily designing responsive websites, without having to know any code! Use the amazing power of Adobe's Creative Cloud to apply effective color and responsive design. Design your own portfolio website for design websites for clients. Support files included in this course!
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Learn from Chad Neuman, Ph.D., who has worked as internet development director at an advertising design firm, webmaster at a regional newspaper and library system, and managing editor of two graphic design magazines. He has also designed and coded websites for clients, including photographers, non-profit organizations, and businesses such as a surf and skate shop and a golf course. He has also taught classes such as Web Page Design for the last nine years at the university level.
Enroll now and let's get started having fun designing websites!
Welcome to the Adobe Muse course! In this course, you will learn how to effectively design websites in Adobe Muse!
In this lesson, you'll download the support files and go over how to use them in this course.
In this lesson, you'll get used to the workspace in Adobe Muse and complete a quick exercise to adjust a website by adding two images to a web page.
In this lesson, we'll create a new website file in Adobe Muse and go over some considerations.
In this lesson, we'll add some pages and plan out the website in Adobe Muse.
You'll learn how to use master pages to design comment elements in websites in Adobe Muse.
You'll change the background properties of one or all pages of a website.
You'll learn how to adjust site properties of a website in Adobe Muse.
You'll learn how to use layers for organization and ordering in Adobe Muse.
You'll learn how to set up element areas for organization and aesthetics in Adobe Muse.
You'll learn how to add images to your website by placing images and adjusting elements.
In this lesson, you'll learn how to adjust and use assets in Adobe Muse and how to relink and update assets if needed.
You'll learn how to effectively crop and resize photos using preset crop sizes in Photoshop.
Adding images using CC Libraries as well as duplicating or copying and pasting images is explained in this lesson.
In this lesson, you'll design a transparent PNG image in Photoshop and place it in Muse.
You'll learn the basics of color wheels and how to formulate a color theme using Adobe Color.
You'll learn how to apply color themes in Muse by using color theme from CC Libraries.
You'll learn other ways to formulate color themes for websites.
You'll learn how to effectively add gradients and other effects in a professional manner.
You'll add text to your website and learn considerations when adding text.
You'll format text in your website and learn considerations of formatting text.
I love seeing students succeed in their designs, writings, productions, and careers!
Do you want to learn become a better designer or communicator? Do you want to learn industry-standard editing and effects in Photoshop? Do you want write for magazines or web sites? Do you want to learn new skills that are in demand in the new digital economy?
Welcome! I'm passionate about communication, writing, and design education, and I'm currently a full-time professor of graphic design and digital journalism at Southeastern University. I've taught classes on design, photography, and writing for the past eight years. My university students have become full-time, award-winning photographers, web designers, creative specialists, reporters, and layout designers. And now, you can learn from me as well!
Get started by enrolling in my courses, learning new skills and knowledge, and asking me questions in the discussion boards.
About the instructor:
By combining my professional in-the-field experience (both full-time and freelance), formal education, and experience in education, I've been able to produce top-notch courses that maximize learning and enable students to become better graphic designers, logo designers, photo editors, and writers.
I've worked as Webmaster and Advertising Designer at a regional newspaper (The News Chief), Internet Development Director at an award-winning advertising design firm (Reed Advertising Design, now merged with Brand Madden), Technology Librarian at a city library system, and Managing Editor at two international graphic design magazines at Kelby Media Group. I've also written for publications and designed web sites and other promotional work for clients on an on-going basis for the past 20 years.
Besides relevant marketplace experience, I also have a B.A. in Communication from Southeastern University, an M.A. in Journalism and Media Studies from the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg, and a Ph.D. in Communication from Regent University. My Ph.D. dissertation focuses on the mythic branding of Apple's Macintosh/Mac in their primary commercial campaigns (1984, Think Different, Switch/Real People, and Get a Mac).
My combination of professional real world experience, formal education, and experience in teaching have all enabled me to produce quality courses that help students become better graphic designers, photo editors, writers, and illustrators.
I'm the founder of Good Creative Academy, the premiere online school for learning and creating. If you're looking to learn more about graphic design, writing, and new media entrepreneurship, you have arrived at the right place!
Fun tech-related facts about me:
I taught myself QBasic when I was 13, and later used that programming language to write a program that simulated the DOS prompt, to fool my high school graphic design teacher into thinking the computers had been hacked.
I used web banner advertising on my web sites in high school and during my freshman year of college, which brought in about $750 a month in income.