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Adobe Day

Join the Information Technology Services Division for a series of Adobe workshops. Light refreshments will be served.

Pre-registration is not required, but RSVP to the ITC Office at: 617.287.3990 or ITC@umb.edu or Caroline Cappuccio at caroline.cappuccio@umb.edu if you plan on attending.

What's new in CS 5.5 (9–9:50 a.m.)
The world of mobile is a fast-moving and to keep up with it, Adobe created Creative Suite 5.5. There are many new features in 5.5, but they center around publishing to any device with or without writing code. Additionally, we created the Digital Publishing Suite—a set of tools inside InDesign that allow you to convert your publications to a pad-based app for the iOS or Android. We will explore, as an overview, the new feature highlights found in the 5.5 update of the Adobe Creative Suite package.

Photoshop for the absolute beginner: It's easier than you think (10–10:50 a.m.)
Working with the world's premiere image-editing and photography tool is not as hard as it might first seem. During this session, we will take a look at the ways that you can start working with Photoshop right away. You'll walk away understanding how to manage files, and what file formats you should use when working with Photoshop. You'll see how layers allow you to create composite images like a professional—and how the tools for cutting an image out of a background work. Finally, we'll see how to create more than just an image with some of the automated tools for creating things like panoramas an web galleries with your images.

InDesign and publishing in the digital age (11–11:50 a.m.)
Adobe's InDesign is a tool for creating documents that include text, images, and other graphics. During this session, you'll how the basics work to create a document. However, there is more that you can do with this tool. You'll see how to create ePubs for pad-based devices and full-blown, interactive documents for the web. We'll see some examples of the possibilities that will surprise you. If you're used to using a word processor as a page layout tool, then you have a surprise in store when you see the possibilities and how easy they can be to achieve.

Dreamweaver, Flash and the Web (1–1:50 p.m.)
HTML, Flash, mobile, and the rest. How can you create for the web, and what should you do if you want to create more than just some text for a web site? During this session, we will examine the technologies and methods for creating web content. Plus, we'll see how you can create web sites without using any code to do so. Although you do need to understand something about HTML and the ways that it applies to creating a web page, you can create a lot without having to learn any code at all. Plus, we'll see how you can even create full-blown applications for the desktop without a single line of code.

Acrobat and the digital document: Go WAY beyond paper (2–2:50 p.m.)
Acrobat is a crown jewel in the Creative Suite set, and we'll show you how to do far more than to create an occasional PDF file. Come to this session and you'll see how to assemble a single document from many, add bookmarks, and apply mark-ups to make the document more useful. Plus, you'll see how to create an manage a form and its data. Finally, we'll look at how to create a PDF Portfolio of files that enables you to share any content with anyone. All they need is the free Adobe Reader. Plus, we'll look at Acrobat.com—a complete set of cloud-based tools that make it easy to share and distribute information with anyone, anywhere.

For disability-related accommodations, including dietary accommodations, please visit www.ada.umb.edu two weeks prior to the event.