Adobe Absolute Beginners Courses: Go from Design Doldrums to Design Delights!

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Our new Adobe Absolute Beginners courses will help you build elementary, foundational design skills in Adobe's Creative Cloud programs. Adobe Absolute Beginners: Photoshop 101. Adobe Absolute Beginners: Photoshop 101 will give you a start on deciphering design lingo. Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using Adobe InDesign. Get Adobe Products Through TechSoup. Don't have Adobe Creative Cloud?

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Improve Your Photos with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography Plan

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TechSoup is proud to announce the latest Adobe membership product, Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Capture the moment and make it your own with the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan. Perfect your photography with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC and Adobe Photoshop CC — the most powerful photography tools for beginners and professionals. Adobe also provides all updates and upgrades without any additional cost.

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From Mushmouth to Morgan Freeman in Eight Steps: Absolute Beginner's Guide to Voiceovers

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If you have more complicated audio editing needs, Adobe Audition , part of the Creative Suite, is what I used when I worked in radio. I wear many hats at Idealware, and wore many more before joining the team. One skill that has come in handy more often than I expected is audio production—specifically, recording and editing voice-overs.

Nonprofits, Get Your License to Design!

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With those competencies gained, you can branch out and take some of our Adobe absolute beginners courses. They are geared for nonprofit and library staff that have little or no knowledge of the amazing world of Adobe Creative Cloud. We've currently got individual courses for Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator. We'll also round out our portfolio of design courses with basics on Adobe Dreamweaver and Premier Pro.

Create Stunning Images on Your Smartphone or Tablet

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You've used Adobe Photoshop on your desktop, but did you know that you can also edit photos on your smartphone or tablet? TechSoup donor partner Adobe has a wide variety of mobile apps that can either be used in conjunction with its desktop products or on their own. You can find all of Adobe's mobile apps here. Adobe Photoshop Touch. If you're a Photoshop newbie, you might try the free Adobe Photoshop Express (Android, iOS) first.

Intro to Photoshop for Nonprofits: Part 5

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Adobe offers a good introduction to Smart Objects for more information. Common vector file formats are SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics), EPS (Encapsulated PostScript), and AI (Adobe Illustrator). Mashable: 12 Beginner Tutorials for Getting Started with Photoshop. Adobe: Photoshop CC Tutorials. Adobe KnowHow: Beginners Adobe Photoshop. nonprofit Adobe photoshop Multimedia and Graphics software marketingReady to wrap this up? Great!

Spring Forward into Tech with Free TechSoup Webinars

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Fertilize your fundamental Adobe Photoshop skills at Wes Holing's 60-minute webinar for advanced Photoshop beginners on Thursday, March 10. This workshop builds on our previous presentation, Adobe Photoshop for Beginners , and Wes' hands-on Introduction to Photoshop series. libraryorg Adobe microsoftSpring forward into technology for your nonprofit or library during March! Spring isn't just about changing your clock and losing an hour of sleep.

Go Green with Software Downloads: Updated TechSoup Resource Page

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A very good place to start is the TechSoup article, A Beginner's Guide to Electronic Software Downloads. Download Adobe Software. We also have helpful how-to information for downloading Adobe donations. Most Microsoft and Adobe products are available now as electronic software downloads (ESDs).

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Web Design Resources from the TechSoup Global Network

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Take a look at some of our resources and products available through the TechSoup donation program: TechSoup's Adobe Donation Program provides a range of software for revamping your organization's website. For an example of a wiki, see TechSoup's Nonprofit Social Media Page for Beginners. Tools Web Building Microsoft Adobe Shopify tsadobe tsmicrosoft tsshopify tswikispaces tswebdesign

Cozy Up to New Tech Skills

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SEO for Beginners. Adobe Photoshop Tools and Filters for Advanced Beginners. Still fairly new to Adobe Photoshop or just looking to understand a few key Photoshop tools? On December 8, join TechSoup's in-house Adobe novice-turned-pro Wes Holing to learn how to use a few favorite Photoshop filters and tools. Pull up a chair, pour yourself a warm drink, and get cozy with TechSoup's free nonprofit and library tech webinars.

Learn Design Basics and Build Brand Guidelines for Your Nonprofit

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Stay tuned for our Design for Nondesigners 201, coming soon, which will build on this beginner course. We offer Adobe absolute beginners courses that help you build elementary, foundational design skills in Adobe's Creative Cloud programs. Do the words "design" and "brand guidelines" make your toes curl and teeth grind? Does design lingo make you think you need to hire a professional designer or go to design school?

Nonprofit Tech Resources: TechSoup Is Your One-Stop Shop

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Adobe Absolute Beginners: Create a Fundraiser Invitation Using InDesign. Adobe Absolute Beginners: Photoshop. Adobe Absolute Beginners: Getting Started with Illustrator. TechSoup is justifiably famous for our product donations, but we also have great digital and in-person training resources for your charity, foundation, or library.

The Best Social Media Marketing Resources For Nonprofits

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These resources are perfect for beginners and veterans wanting to learn and develop their social media skills. Additional Facebook Messanger resources: A Beginner’s Guide to Facebook Messenger Bot. Adobe Premiere – Become a video content marketing pro with Adobe’s sophisticated, yet easy to use, video editing software. SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING FOR NONPROFITS. 5 Nonprofits Winning At Social Media.

A Few Good Tools for Video Editing

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They might be attractive low-cost options for beginners looking to make a few short videos. Beginner Tools. iMovie, pre-installed on all recent Macs, is a surprisingly powerful and easy-to-use editing program designed for beginners. Adobe Premiere Elements ($99 retail, $15 on TechSoup ) With an interface similar to iMovie’s, Premiere Elements is an affordable and beginner-friendly editing tool. PublishDate: February 2012. Author: Kyle Henri Andrei.

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4 Free Photo Resources You Can Tap for Social Good

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While the desktop version might be complicated, the mobile app is just right for a beginner. Here's an example of what you can do with Lightroom, no matter if you are a pro or a beginner photographer: 2. Isn't it amazing that you can now create things like this on your iPhone or Android, when not too long ago this was only for graphic designers or people that knew how to use Adobe Creative Cloud? Image 1: Adobe.

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Photoshop Elements vs. Photoshop

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If you're going to work more effectively with images and don't already have an image-editing tool, you might consider Adobe Photoshop Elements 12 and Premiere Elements 12. TechSoup also offers professional-level image-editing software from Adobe: Photoshop Extended CS6. Over the past few years, Adobe's added a number of features to the Elements line that bring its capabilities even closer to the full version of Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop Elements Organizer.

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Photoshop Elements 11 vs. Photoshop CS6

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If you're going to work more effectively with images and don't already have an image-editing tool, you might consider Adobe Photoshop Elements and Premiere Elements 11. TechSoup also offers professional-level image-editing software from Adobe: Photoshop Extended CS6 (for both Windows and Mac ). Over the past few years, Adobe's added a number of features to the Elements line that bring its capabilities even closer to the full version of Photoshop.

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Microsoft Expressions: Tools for Designing and Creating Websites

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Though the packages offer some applications geared towards beginners, like Expressions Web 4 (which replaced Microsoft's popular FrontPage software and is similar to the well-known Adobe Dreamweaver in terms of functionality) most of the tools included in the bundles are professional-level. Your website makes your organization and its work visible to all types of audiences.

Visualize Better-Looking Data for Your Nonprofit or Library

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As a not-so-design-savvy person myself, I recently attended WebJunction's excellent webinar, Data Visualization for the Rest of Us: A Beginner's Guide. Adobe Illustrator: It requires a bit of a learning curve, but it is incredibly powerful and is what Hofschire's department uses for its infographics (get it here via TechSoup ). Have you ever written an annual report, PowerPoint slide, or article and thought, "This could really use some sort of visual."

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82 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools & Mobile Apps for Nonprofits

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Relay is a web-based graphic design tool for beginners that enables one-click redesign for multiple image sizes as well as scheduling to social media and analytics. Adobe Creative Cloud :: adobe.com/creativecloud. For advanced for photo editing, the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan provides users access to numerous Adobe photo editing tools, such as Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. wpbeginner is an online beginners guide for using WordPress for websites and blogs.

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106 Free or Low-Cost Online Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

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wpbeginner is an online beginners guide for using WordPress for websites and blogs. Adobe Creative Cloud :: adobe.com/creativecloud. For advanced for photo editing, the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan provides users access to numerous Adobe photo editing tools, such as Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC. The internet is loaded with amazing free or low-cost tools and resources!

59 Useful Mobile Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

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Relay is a web-based graphic design tool for beginners that enables one-click redesign for multiple image sizes as well as scheduling to social media and analytics. Adobe Creative Cloud :: adobe.com/creativecloud. For advanced for photo editing, the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan provides users access to numerous Adobe photo editing tools, such as Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.

36 Useful Apps & Online Tools for Nonprofits

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Relay is a web-based graphic design tool for beginners that enables one-click redesign for multiple image sizes as well as scheduling to social media and analytics. Adobe Creative Cloud Photography :: adobe.com/creativecloud. For advanced for photo editing, the Adobe Creative Cloud Photography plan provides users access to numerous Adobe photo editing tools, such as Lightroom CC and Photoshop CC.

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