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Survey Says…

The ART209 Student Survey results are slowly trickling in… and here’s what this quarter’s class has to say about our collective Adobe Creative Suite experience (so far):

  • 58% (7/12) of those who have responded to the survey have not yet had any opportunity to work with a full edition of the Creative Suite
  • But 83% (10/12) do confess to having some experience working with at least one version of Adobe Photoshop at some point in time
  • While 75% (9/12) have never, ever used Adobe Illustrator
  • And 83% (10/12) have never designed with Adobe InDesign (or PageMaker, or QuarkXpress, or any other page layout application.

It looks like we’ll be doing the majority of our work in-class this quarter, as 58% (7/12) of you explained that you do not have access to any version of the Adobe Creative Suite outside of school.

But, good news: a whopping 92% (11/12) of the survey respondents indicated they plan to use the knowledge obtained this quarter to pursue possible future career aspirations.

All this means there are lots of great things to learn this time around. Thanks for participating in the survey – the information will be very helpful as I continue to map out beneficial topics and develop new lesson plans. If you have not yet completed the survey, there’s still a little more time to receive credit for your feedback (…but time may be running out).


Photoshop Toolbar Exercise

Our first homework assignment is to identify the tools found on the Photoshop toolbar. You may use any reference material necessary (notes, books, online, etc.) to complete this assignment. Please print the .PDF from the link included, complete the form, and be prepared to turn it in at the beginning of class on Thursday night (September 26, 2013).

Adobe Acrobet .PDF   Photoshop_Toolbar_Exercise