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Corel PHOTO-PAINT

Corel Painter

Serif PhotoPlus

GIMP

Graphics

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Edge Animate

CorelDRAW

Serif DrawPlus

Google SketchUp

Adobe Fireworks

Inkscape

Video & Audio

Adobe Premiere Pro

Adobe Premiere Elements

Before and After Effects

Serif MoviePlus

 

Adobe Audition

Adobe Soundbooth

Audacity

Web Layout

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Contribute

Adobe Fireworks

Adobe Edge Animate

Serif WebPlus

BlueGriffon

eBooks

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite (DPS) with InDesign

Apple iBooks Author

ePubs with InDesign

ePubs with QuarkXPress

Interactive PDFs

eLearning

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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David Creamer
About the Trainer
Recipient of over 133 Adobe Certifications as of CS6

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).

Experience

   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.