Hi Kim,

My name is Elizabeth and I’m a librarian at The Seattle Public Library. Thanks for using Your Next Skill to find resources for learning about Adobe Creative Suite, also known as Adobe Creative Cloud.

Below are several different items--e-books, online video tutorials, and free in-person classes--which I think may help you learn more about Adobe Creative Suite. Adobe Creative Suite is available on the majority of the Library's public computers if you'd like to practice your new skills.

Happy Learning!



Photoshop for Artists: A Complete Guide for Fine Artists, Photographers, and Printmakers By Covey, Sylvie

This is a great starting point for artists — painters, photographers, and printmakers –as it provides a comprehensive series of thirty detailed tutorials, cataloging the various tools, techniques, and methods available in Photoshop.



Adobe Photoshop CC for Photographers: 2016 Edition–Version 2015.5 : A Professional Image Editor’s Guide to the Creative Use of Photoshop for the Macintosh and PC By Evening, Martin

Available via Safari Techbooks

This guide covers all the tools and techniques photographers and professional image editors need to know when using Photoshop, from workflow guidance to core skills to advanced techniques for professional results. Using clear, succinct instruction and real world examples, this guide is the essential reference for Photoshop users. The accompanying website has been updated with new sample images, tutorial videos,  bonus chapters, and a chapter on the changes in Photoshop 2017.


Responsive Web Design With Adobe Photoshop By Rose, Dan

Available via Safari Techbooks

This new book is aimed at the visual Web designer who is accustomed to working in Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop CC contains many new features that help streamline the process of converting a static page design to a set of components for a responsive web page.



Adobe® Creative Cloud Design Tools All-in-one for Dummies®
By Smith, Jennifer

Smith provides a great overview of Adobe Creative Design tools for the introductory student. Clear, step-by-step instructions are thorough and helpful.

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Learn software and computer skills through instructional videos. The entire lynda.com library, more than 1,900 courses, covering animation, audio, video, business, design, photography, programming, and more. There are thousands of tutorials on Adobe Creative Suite; simply search for the specific Adobe program you're interested in to obtain a list of all relevant online tutorials.

The Seattle Public Library’s Central Library offers free introductory classes on a variety of Adobe Creative Suite programs, including Premier Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign.

The following classes will be held at the Central Library in Room 4 on Level 4:

Premier Pro — Saturday, July 29 2:15pm – 5:00pm
InDesign — Saturday, August 5 2:15pm – 5:00pm
Photoshop — Saturday, August 12 2:15pm – 5:00pm
Illustrator — Saturday, August 26 2:15pm – 5:00pm

For more classes, including Digital Photography, CSS/HTML, and Etsy, visit the Library’s Calendar of Events.



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