CT-SepPostcard.pngLast month’s first mini-workshops were a hit. Thanks to everyone who made it out for one of our first topics in August. Here is the new lineup for September and October.

Join us at the Creativetechs office Wednesday mornings 9:30am to 11am. Pick up a couple new skills, and get back to work before lunch. You can put what you learn into use the same day.

The cost is $50 per workshop.

September Mini-Workshops:

CLOSED Sep 5, 9:30-11am — InDesign: Master Pages. If you work on long, multipage documents, spending 90-minutes learning the ins and outs of InDesign’s master pages will save countless hours of headaches and wasted effort.

CLOSED Sep 12, 9:30-11am — Illustrator: LiveTrace. Yearn for the return of Adobe Streamline? It’s time to update your workflow with Adobe LiveTrace — first introduced in Illustrator CS2. Get your auto-trace engines running. (Note: This mini-workshop was developed by a request from a client who still has users going back to Mac OS 9 to use Adobe Streamline.)

CLOSED Sep 19, 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Mastering Masks. The third installment in Jason Hoppe’s celebrated trifecta on Photoshop fundamentals. Layers, Selections, and now Masks — all key tools for non-destructive Photoshop retouching.

CLOSED Sep 26, 9:30-11am — Acrobat: Interactive PDFs. Are clients requesting specialized PDFs with electronic forms, embedded movies, and other interactive tricks? Dig below the surface and uncover the hidden power of Adobe Acrobat.

Upcoming October Mini-Workshops:

FULL Oct 3, 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Retouching Skin. This will be a fun day. Our master retoucher, Jason Hoppe, leads a special workshop on retouching skin in Photoshop. This workshop demonstrates a wide range of techniques for dealing with the unique challenges involved in retouching faces and bodies. This session showcases images from the portfolio of Seattle photographer Rosanne Olson, as well as several other of Jason Hoppe’s recent retouching projects.

2 SEATS OPEN Oct 10, 9:30-11am — Mastering Adobe’s Pen Tool. Drawing paths with Adobe’s pen tool is a crucial bread-and-butter skill for designers using any Adobe application. If you find yourself avoiding this icon, set aside 90-minutes this month with Jason Hoppe and we’ll help you really “get” the Pen tool!

Oct 17, 9:30-11am — Photoshop: Cloning Secrets. Retouching artists perform daily magic with Photoshop’s cloning tool. Join master retoucher, Jason Hoppe, for another installment in his series on non-destructive Photoshop retouching techniques.

Oct 24, — Using Adobe Bridge. Adobe Bridge has become a powerful, way to manage your media files. Creative teams use Bridge to organize large collections of images. Come learn how to add keywords, manage metadata, and many other Bridge tricks.

Oct 31, — Halloween Special: Tricks and Treats. Join us Halloween morning for a fast, fun, collection of tricks and treats. We’ve pulled together our favorite tips from over the years. Plus, bring your spookiest questions — if you can stump us, you’ll walk away with something special in your goodies bag.

Don’t see a workshop for you?

Workshop topics come directly from client requests (the LiveTrace workshop on September 12th, and Retouching Skin workshop on October 3rd both came from client requests). So email us your idea and we’ll work it into an upcoming schedule.

Email your ideas to training@creativetechs.com.

Outside of Seattle? We still want to hear from you. These same workshop topics will eventually be covered in our weekly tips newsletter.

Call us with any questions or problems.

We are all a little new to the logistics of coordinating a weekly event like this. If you have any problems or questions with online ticket ordering, please don’t hesitate to call our office at 206-682-4315 or email help@creativetechs.com and let us help you in person.