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The ABCs of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe’s Creative Suite (CS) products have been around a long time – the first commercial CS program, Illustrator 88 (logo above), launched in 1986. Technology has come a long way since rat-tails, cassette tapes, and New Kids on the Block were in style. Like the New Kids, Adobe CS has grown with the times. Today, there are over 15 CS programs, offering tools for digital media, print, video, multimedia and more to create anything from basic graphic designs to the avant-garde. Most people use two...

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Revive your Career: Get Certified

To achieve great things, two things are needed; a plan, and not quite enough time.” – Leonard Bernstein There comes a time in life when you have challenges in your career. It could be technology has changed, and you need to learn new skills.  Perhaps you are seeking a way to increase your paycheck. Maybe you are in search of a new career altogether. If you are like most people, the need to learn and grow with the pace of society is critical to succeed professionally. In today’s...

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Adobe Authorized Training Center

Digital Workshop Center (DWC), headquartered in Fort Collins, has been offering graphic design, web design, video editing, and digital marketing classes for students of all skill levels for the past ten years.  Today, DWC has been certified as the first Adobe Authorized Training Center in Northern Colorado and only the second in the state. In addition, certification by Adobe requires that all Adobe instructors at DWC are now Adobe Certified Experts.  DWC and their staff has been working...

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Adobe InDesign Cheat Sheet

Download the Adobe InDesign Cheat Sheet for FREE! The Digital Workshop Center provides free cheat sheets on many popular software applications. If you are looking for a quick Adobe InDesign reference sheet, then we’ve got just the thing for you! The InDesign cheat sheet includes several useful shortcuts and common commands to help you be more efficient and confident while working in InDesign. Several of these commands are included in our hands-on InDesign Level 1 training class, so if you need...

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Photoshop, Illustrator, or InDesign: A beginners guide to choosing the right Adobe graphic software

Choosing which Adobe Creative Suite graphic software is right for my project The Adobe Creative Suite offers an array of industry-leading software products for graphic design, web design, professional photography, video editing, and much more.  For any aspiring designer looking at the Adobe software choices, there is a lot of overlap between the graphic design products (and for good reason!). If you are confused as to which product is right for you when you decide to tackle that new, creative...

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3 Reasons to Get Certified in Graphic Design

Over the last decade, we’ve seen an explosion of amazing design content, partly fueled by the popularity of online marketing and small business startups. Everything from logos and flyers to website icons and Facebook banners- the world of graphic design is more in demand than ever before. While many students are choosing to major in the design fields in college, the majority of the talent market is coming from post-graduate people looking to expand their expertise, round out their skill set,...

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