2-Day Adobe Creative Cloud Crash Course

August 5 – August 6
2 Sessions

Columbus (Online)

$375 USD

Questions? Read our FAQs

2-Day Adobe Creative Cloud Crash Course | August 5

Chana Messer Photo

Fine Artist, Designer, Trainer and Software Evangelist


August 5 – August 6
2 Sessions


$375 USD
$375 USD

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Workshop Series

Immerse yourself in the amazing world of Adobe Creative Cloud applications that help designers create a variety of brilliant print and digital media. The Adobe Creative Cloud is composed of three industry standard design applications that seamlessly connect with each other. Becoming proficient will set you on a path to success with the design industry’s latest tools and techniques.

This two-day workshop will provide step-by-step instruction leading you through three of the most-used Adobe applications. We'll spend the weekend learning the ins and outs of Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator.

InDesign is the professional publishing software used to create and design books, brochures, magazines and newspapers. Photoshop is the professional digital imaging software, that has evolved from a photographer’s tool and is now used to design websites and create interfaces and original iconography for digital screens on any device. Illustrator is the industry-standard vector graphics software for creating logos, illustrations and original typography.

This is a hands-on crash workshop and through step-by-step instruction, you will be led through the most important tools, concepts and techniques for all three programs.

If you want to level up your design skills and master the most used creative software out there, join us for an incredible weekend of learning. You'll walk into Monday with a refined, powerful skillset!

If your class is recorded you’ll be sent the recording link within 7 days by email. If your instructor chooses to share the deck for download during class, please download and save if you’d like a copy.

General Assembly’s classes, workshops & events are for recreational purposes and are not regulated by the bureau of proprietary school supervision.

If this class is recorded, students will be sent the recording link within 7 days after class completion by email. Students are encouraged to download and save any shared materials (worksheets, deck if applicable) during class for later reference as they are not be shared by email.


Aug 5
Thursday, 5 August 12 7 pm EDT Day One
Aug 6
Friday, 6 August 12 7 pm EDT Day Two



  • Learn the basics of the Adobe InDesign interface
  • Learn the master and local pages features for large scale project
  • Format content and learn the character, paragraph and styles panels
  • Construct and modify single or multiple layouts and spreads
  • Import images and assets from Illustrator or Photoshop
  • Package files for professional printing


  • Learn the basics of the Adobe Illustrator interface
  • Learn and become familiar with the pen and shape builder tools
  • Prepare and export branding assets for clients and projects
  • Create logos and iconography


  • Learn the basics of the Adobe Photoshop interface
  • Understand and work with layers and adjustment panels
  • Transform and maximize smart objects layers and objects
  • Manipulate, modify and color photographs
  • Create a website landing page


Students need to sign up for a free trial of Adobe Suite prior to class.

  • You will need access to a laptop or computer with a working webcam and microphone as well as a strong internet connection.
  • This class will occur completely online using Zoom.
  • Class setup information will be emailed to all students signed up around 24 hours before (and again an hour before) your class launches.
  • Each individual class participant must have purchased a ticket

About the Instructor

Chana Messer Photo

Fine Artist, Designer, Trainer and Software Evangelist

Chana works independently at her design studio Mac in Art, offering creative consulting, technical skills and art direction. She contributes to the Creative Community with tutorials, advice and resources through her Adobe User Group, Adobe affliated programs, webinars, Online venues and industry events.

Chana is an Adobe Certifed Expert, Adobe Partner, Adobe Community Professional, a member of the Adobe Freelance Team, Adobe Education Leader and an Adobe User Group Manager. As such she has been invited to present at Adobe events across the U.S. and overseas.

Teaching at the university level for 30+ years in the fields of Fine Art and Digital Imaging. Photoshop Mentor at USC School of Cinematic Arts. Adobe ACA instructor at Anneberg School of Journalism, USC.

Chana is an exhibiting artist you can see her art at "Not Digital Spark Presentation."

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