Tool: Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps, so that you can turn your brightest ideas into your greatest work across your desktop and mobile devices! Use the software for graphic design, video editing, web development, photography and more. As USC Annenberg students, you all get access to this incredible set of tools. To help you get started, we’ve compiled tutorials for all the different Adobe software. Don’t know where to get started? See our Intro to Adobe Creative Cloud page to see what each software can help you create. Check out Lynda.com (available all USC students) and Adobe’s tutorials at Adobe Learn.

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Showcasing Your Portfolio Work in Creative Ways

Got design work to show off? Flyers? Reports? Presentations? Screen designs? We’ll show you how to mock up and showcase those designs in a professional way. Learn how to take advantage of Photoshop templates that use the power of smart objects to display your work and make it look even better than it already does.

Making a Simple, Cohesive Icon Set in Illustrator

Learn how easy it is to create your own custom cohesive icon set in Adobe Illustrator. We’ll show you good examples of icon sets and discuss how the design choices create the brand’s tone or mood. You’ll then take those concepts and apply them to creating your own icon set using various tools and panels in Illustrator, including the Pathfinder panel, shape and line tool, Align panel, and more.

Creating Custom Artwork in Illustrator

Drawing tools like the pencil and pen tool can seem daunting to use. We’ll show you how you can use the power of the pen tool to trace or adjust objects and make them into vectors that can be customized. Throughout the course, we’ll practice drawing and let you have some fun with making your own objects.

Making and Printing Business Cards with InDesign

A business card is a must-have item to promote yourself, whether you’re networking at a conference or serendipitously meet a potential client or collaborator at a cafe.  Your business card should tell your story and be easy to read. We’ll show you how you can bring your existing logo, your copy, and bring it all together in InDesign to create a professional business card that you’ll be proud to hand to someone.