Available Training

Click on the tabs below to view the software programs that we provide training for.

If you don't see the program you want listed, contact us.

Photo Editing

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop Elements


Corel Painter

Serif PhotoPlus



Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Edge Animate


Serif DrawPlus

Google/Timble SketchUp


Video & Audio

Adobe Premiere Pro

After Effects


Adobe Premiere Elements

Serif MoviePlus


Adobe Audition


Web Layout

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Muse


Adobe Contribute

Adobe Fireworks

Adobe Edge Animate

Serif WebPlus


Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) with InDesign

Apple iBooks Author

ePubs with InDesign

ePubs with QuarkXPress

Interactive PDFs


Adobe Captivate

Adobe Presenter

TechSmith Camtasia

Articulate Storyline

Articulate Studio

Microsoft Powerpoint

Apple Keynote

Speciality Classes

Markzware FlightCheck

Preflight & File Prep

Database Publishing with InDesign/QuarkXPress

Other Specialty Classes

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Markzware FlightCheck

David Creamer
About the Trainer
Recipient of over 133 Adobe Certifications

IDEAS offers training on:

  • Adobe Creative Suite software,

  • Adobe Technical Communications Suite,

  • Adobe eLearning Suite,

  • QuarkXPress,

  • FileMaker Pro, &

  • Microsoft Office software

We also offer training on many third-party plug-ins (see list).


   Proven Results

      Cost Effective

Training options include:

  • ON-SITE training at your location—
    with a flat-rate for any number of students
  • ON-LINE, live, interactive training via the internet
  • IDEAS Training Classroom

Our facilities are located in:

  • North San Diego County

Classes at this location are never cancelled due to low enrollment!
Equipment consists of 4 Windows computers and 2 Macintosh computers. Maximum of 4 people per class ensures customization. Classroom is about 10 minutes from Temecula, Escondido, and Oceanside.

  • Downtown San Diego

The large, fully equipped classroom facility also offers T1 Internet access, email and phone stations, plus beverages and snacks, plus convenient access to the San Diego airport and downtown.

  • Los Angeles

Conveniently located to the LAX.

  • Phoenix, AZ

More about our facilities

Other training facilities are available in the greater Los Angeles area, Las Vegas, NV, and most other metropolitan areas.

Template Design

IDEAS provides complete template design services for all popular page-layout programs, including InDesign, FrameMaker, QuarkXPress, and Microsoft Publisher. Much needs to go into making a good template:

  • Master pages possibly with a grid system; based-on master pages if applicable
  • Standardized colors
  • Paragraph and Character styles
  • Table and Cell styles if applicable
  • Object/Item styles
  • Library items to hold reusable objects
  • PDF export presets
  • Print presets

Of course, CREATING a template is quite different than USING a template. Using a template would include:

  • Placing text or entering new text
  • Applying correct styles to text
  • Importing photos and art
  • Cropping and positioning photos
  • Text runaround Using Item styles
  • Using Library items
  • Making PDFs

Then you have work-flow issues:

For example, do you build the publication as one document or split it up? This would greatly depend on how the printer would like to receive the publication and how one uses the publishing program. Also, will editors be using specialized programs such as Adobe InCopy or Quark CopyDesk?

FileMaker Database Consulting

In addition to training, IDEAS provides FileMaker Pro database design and consulting services. This can be in conjunction with custom, one-on-one training.