SMPS Virtual Workshop: Tech Tools 201 (April 4, 18 and 25, 2019)

In this three module series, we’ll dig into popular computer-design programs and provide advanced tips and techniques to ensure you leave a lasting impression on your current and potential clients. Taught by industry experts, Tech Tools 201 provides advanced tips and techniques of InDesign, Photoshop, and Prezi for the A/E/C Professional.

  • Tech Tools 201: Module 1: Advanced InDesign Tips and Techniques

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/04/2019

    In this session, we’ll dig deeper into Adobe InDesign and become comfortable with more advanced features. You’ll discover new ways to enhance your proposals, brochures, and other communications to current and prospective clients.

    In this session, we’ll dig deeper into Adobe InDesign and become comfortable with more advanced features. You’ll discover new ways to enhance your proposals, brochures, and other communications to current and prospective clients.

    Learning Objectives

    During this 90 minute session, participants will explore and learn: 

    • Text variables
    • Anchored frames
    • Nested styles
    • Line styles
    • Formats for books and table of contents
    • Use of Creative Cloud libraries

    Claudia McCue

    Owner, Practicalia, LLC

    Claudia McCue is the author of Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud and presenter for print-related Lynda.com courses, including Print Production Fundamentals and the Print Production Essentials series. After more than 20 years in real-world print production, she now teaches creative and production professionals how to use Adobe products without hurting themselves (or their printers). Claudia is a Certified Technical Trainer, and an Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. Her clients have included the Centers For Disease Control, The Home Depot, Lowe's Home Improvement, MTV Networks, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

    Each virtual workshop is approved for 4.5 continuing education units for the Certified Professional Services Marketer program and 4.5 learning units from the American Institute of Architects.

  • Tech Tools 201: Module 2: Advanced Photoshop for the A/E/C Professional

    Contains 3 Component(s) Recorded On: 04/18/2019

    In this 90 minute session, we’ll dig deeper into Photoshop and cover advanced techniques for compositing images, creating multiple versions within an image, and retouching.

    In this 90 minute session, we’ll dig deeper into Photoshop and cover advanced techniques for compositing images, creating multiple versions within an image, and retouching. 

    Learning Objectives

    During this session, participants will explore and learn the following advance Photoshop topics:  

    • Using smart objects
    • Using layer comps for versioning
    • Using perspective warp
    • Understanding content-aware scale

    Claudia McCue

    Owner, Practicalia, LLC

    Claudia McCue is the author of Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud and presenter for print-related Lynda.com courses, including Print Production Fundamentals and the Print Production Essentials series. After more than 20 years in real-world print production, she now teaches creative and production professionals how to use Adobe products without hurting themselves (or their printers). Claudia is a Certified Technical Trainer, and an Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. Her clients have included the Centers For Disease Control, The Home Depot, Lowe's Home Improvement, MTV Networks, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

    Each virtual workshop is approved for 4.5 continuing education units for the Certified Professional Services Marketer program and 4.5 learning units from the American Institute of Architects.

  • Tech Tools 201: Module 3: Advanced Prezi for the A/E/C Professional

    Contains 3 Component(s), 4.5 credits offered Includes a Live Event on 04/25/2019 at 2:00 PM (EDT)

    If you’ve been working with Prezi and looking for ways to take your presentations to the next level, this 90 minute session is for you. We’ll go beyond Prezi basics and explore ways to customize various elements for a polished and professional result.

    If you’ve been working with Prezi and looking for ways to take your presentations to the next level, this 90 minute session is for you.  We’ll go beyond Prezi basics and explore ways to customize various elements for a polished and professional result. 

    Learning Objectives

    During this session, participants will learn: 

    • How to brand Prezi using themes
    • How to use the features of Prezi to create advanced layouts and animations
    • Ways to gain more features through paid subscriptions, including speaker notes and mobile device presenting
    • Tips on storing your Prezi parts and pieces for future use
    • Tips on building a Prezi for touch-screen presenting

    Anne Miller, CPSM

    Marketing Director, Kinsley Construction, Inc.

    Anne Miller, CPSM, has been using Prezi to deliver information to clients, co-workers, SMPS peers, and students for several years.  A past-president of SMPS Central PA, Anne has over 20 years of experience in the A/E/C industries, from jobsite project administrator to her current position as director of marketing at Kinsley Construction.

    Each virtual workshop is approved for 4.5 continuing education units for the Certified Professional Services Marketer program and 4.5 learning units from the American Institute of Architects.