Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite at UNH

Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe Creative Suite includes a package of creative applications such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and more. Using these applications, you can work on your creative projects on both your mobile and desktop devices. You can design and create using photos, design graphics and illustrations; edit video; and create UX design.

This workshop offers an overview of the most frequently used applications available to the CS user, and will reveal many of the features and resources that help you make the most of your Creative Suite subscription. You will get a hands-on introduction to InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator.

It is a perfect workshop for those new, or somewhat new, to Adobe products. If you are pursuing your Digital Design Certificate, it will give you a good Adobe knowledge base for the more focused workshops to come.

Some familiarity with Adobe applications is helpful, but not necessary. Previous experience using Windows/Mac OS is required.

(Those completing their Digital Design Certificate, but who already have experience working with Adobe Creative Suite, can get approval to waive this workshop as a "required" part of their certificate work. Contact Michael Mengers (michael.mengers@unh.edu) for approval.) 

What You Will Learn


Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite

Adobe applications convered include:

  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Illustrator
  • Dreamweaver

Topics covered will include:

  • Creating new files
  • Creating a dynamic composition
  • Using guides to create a grid
  • Lines
  • Using the Type Tool
    • Creating headlines and body copy
  • Using color
  • Adjusting shapes with the Direct Select Tool
  • Tools and Panels in Photoshop
  • Image size, file size, resolution
  • Basic adjustments to contrast, hue and saturation
  • Using layers
  • Cropping and adjusting
  • Master pages in InDesign
  • Creating B-Master
  • Linking text frames
  • Creating shapes
  • Setting up a webpage in Dreamweaver
  • Creating a new rule
  • Create an external style sheet

Students leave class with a detailed handout with tool/panel references, shortcuts, step-by-step instruction, and practice exercise.

Instructor Bios


Introduction to Adobe Creative Suite

  • Jim Roldan

    Jim Roldan

    Jim Roldan is a New Hampshire-based visual artist, illustrator and educator. He received his bachelor's degree in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and his master's degree from the New Hampshire Institute of Art. His illustrations have been published in Boston Magazine, Yankee, Philadelphia Weekly, Merrimack Valley Magazine, and Business New Hampshire. He has created both traditional and digital art for Agfa/Monotype, Anthem Healthcare, BASF, The Boston Pops, Concord Academy, Endowment for Health, Foss Manufacturing, Hewlett-Packard, Marriott Corporation, Mercury Systems, Mount Washington Hotel, Pace Law School, St. Anselm's College, St. Paul's School, Saratoga Springs Tourism Bureau, UNH Law School, White Mountain Puzzles, and others. Jim currently teaches at both New Hampshire Institute of Art and Southern New Hampshire University. He is a past president and current board member of the New Hampshire Creative Club.

9:00am - 3:30pm
Durham Campus-Kingsbury N134
Jim Roldan
USNH Tuition Waiver Discount
PDT - 10% Alumni Discount