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About The Class

Adobe Creative Cloud is an essential toolkit for photographers — but navigating its many programs can be overwhelming. Join best-selling author Lesa Snider for a comprehensive course on how to harness the power of Creative Cloud to build a thriving photography business.

Lesa will show you how to grow your photography business with Creative Cloud’s suite of applications. You’ll learn how to build promotional materials, how to create and customize a professional-grade portfolio website with Behance, add compelling elements like slideshows, audio, and video, and display your portfolio on any mobile device — even in printed book form. You’ll also learn how to use Photoshop to create a professional and engaging video portfolio to showcase on your website, iPad, Behance, or burn onto DVD.

Lesa will also cover how to use Kuler to grab a color palette from a favorite image for use on your website or promotional materials, as well as how to use familiar drag-and-drop tools in Adobe Muse. By the end of this course, you will be able to create a full-blown website worthy of your work, with light boxes and slideshows to showcase your portfolio, and contact forms to gather leads.


Software Used: Adobe Creative Cloud 2014 


Lesson Plan

  1. 01

    12 Pre-Show

    13:30
  2. 02

    Creative Cloud Overview

    29:00
  3. 03

    Lightroom: World's Best Organizer

    21:26
  4. 04

    Collections & Importing in Lightroom

    31:20
  5. 05

    Lightroom Color Corrections

    40:01
  6. 06

    Selective Adjustments in Lightroom

    33:53
  7. 07

    Watermarking & Resizing Images

    27:56
  8. 08

    Photobooks & Identity Plates

    26:08
  9. 09

    Building Creative Photobooks

    29:35
  10. 10

    Creating Slideshows in Lightroom

    21:06
  11. 11

    Slideshow Video & Building Websites

    16:34
  12. 12

    From Lightroom to Photoshop

    23:24
  13. 13

    Lightroom Images to Photoshop Layers

    17:03
  14. 14

    12 Wrap-Up

    02:13
  15. 15

    25 Pre-Show

    07:27
  16. 16

    Building a Watermark in Photoshop

    21:56
  17. 17

    Making Actions Easy in Photoshop

    22:07
  18. 18

    Syncing with Creative Cloud & Bridge

    23:20
  19. 19

    DIY Postcards: Font Formatting

    14:42
  20. 20

    DIY Postcards: Image Layout & Printing

    24:05
  21. 21

    Making Magazine Ads in Photoshop

    20:14
  22. 22

    Anchoring Your Ad & Sharing

    23:54
  23. 23

    Animated GIFs in Photoshop

    36:11
  24. 24

    Video Basics in Photoshop

    20:57
  25. 25

    Building a Video in Photoshop

    34:07
  26. 26

    Video Exporting & Uploading

    19:31
  27. 27

    Beauty of Behance

    25:42
  28. 28

    Uploading to Behance & ProSite

    25:03
  29. 29

    25 Wrap-Up

    01:31
  30. 30

    36 Pre-Show

    10:25
  31. 31

    Behance Review

    18:26
  32. 32

    Being a Pro with ProSite

    36:47
  33. 33

    Building a Header for ProSite

    29:46
  34. 34

    Customizing Your ProSite

    32:12
  35. 35

    Adobe Kuler & Benefits of Creative Cloud

    33:39
  36. 36

    Adobe Typekits

    18:48
  37. 37

    Typographic Logos in Illustrator

    28:10
  38. 38

    InDesign: Business Card Layout

    32:34
  39. 39

    Exploring Adobe Acrobat

    24:53
  40. 40

    Video in Premier & Intro to Muse

    18:51
  41. 41

    Building Your Webpage in Muse

    35:19
  42. 42

    36 Wrap-Up

    01:40

Meet Your Expert

Lesa Snider

Lesa Snider, internationally acclaimed author and speaker, is on a mission to teach the world to create better graphics. She’s the author of several books including the best-selling series, Photoshop: The Missing Manual, and coauthor of iPhoto '11: The Missing ... read more

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  • pdf CC Essentials Intro.pdf
  • pdf CC Essentials Exercise Files Bundle.zip
  • pdf Creative Cloud Keyboard Shortcuts and Tips.pdf
  • pdf CC Essentials workbook.pdf
  • pdf Photoshop - Practical Keyboard Shortcuts by Lesa Snider.pdf

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  • Jay Nelson

    Jay Nelson

    December 2014

    This course covers far more of what you can do with the Creative Cloud apps than is mentioned in the marketing description! Here's a more comprehensive description: Lesa will cover everything you need to know to get the most bang for your Creative Cloud buck. You’ll learn how to use the powerful tools in Adobe’s collection to build promotional materials. You’ll learn how to create and customize a pro-level portfolio website with Behance that ties into your blog and social media networks. Learn how to include slideshows, audio and video in your portfolio, and then show it on any iPad or iPhone. Discover practical tips for creating engaging designs for ads and postcards using thousands of fonts from Typekit. Learn how to use Lightroom to produce a beautiful photo book for use as a portfolio, a leave-behind, or a client gift. You’ll also learn how to create a professional and engaging video portfolio in Photoshop that you can showcase on your website, iPad, Behance, or burn to a DVD. Along the way, you'll learn to create typographic logos in Illustrator, lay out a business card in InDesign, uncover the most useful tools for creatives in Acrobat, and much more! You’ll also learn how to use Kuler to snatch a color palette from a prize-winning image to use on your website or promotional materials. Learn how to use familiar drag-and-drop tools in Adobe Muse to create a full-blown website worthy of your work, with light boxes and slideshows to showcase your portfolio, and contact forms to gather leads. Take it live with built-in hosting, and update it whenever you like! In addition, you’ll learn practical tips on how to sync your Photoshop settings to any computer and how to share files with clients and coworkers. You’ll master the Adobe Creative Cloud app for updating your software and downloading new software, as well as for managing online files, exploring and downloading Typekit fonts, and managing your interactions on Behance. You’ll also learn practical uses for Photoshop Touch on your iPad, and much more. By the end of this course, you'll have mastered the art of shameless self-promotion, have more sellable products to offer to your clients, and be eager to make use of all the software and services you’re already paying for. You've got it, so make the most of it!

  • Jan Pittard Photo

    Jan Pittard Photo

    April 2014

    I have watched the day one and part of the day two classes -- this class is chock full of creative ways to use the cloud to expand your business -- and to help photographers help their clients get more for their money as well as save money in creating beautiful marketing tools. I had been so confused over the lightroom/photoshop thing, and Lesa makes it so easy to understand how to use each program for their strengths or super powers -- so I'm ready to power up my photography business !

  • Michelle B

    Michelle B

    September 2015

    Lesa makes learning easy! Thank you Lesa!

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