EDMOND—About a dozen Herbert W. Armstrong College students are back in the classroom this summer, learning how to use Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. The students are seeking certifications in the three Adobe Creative Cloud applications during the six-week course from May 26 to July 2.
Foreign Language Translation manager Edwin Trebels taught the 13 Armstrong College and two Imperial Academy students InDesign, which is used mostly to create print and Web layouts. Art department staff member Reese Zoellner is teaching Illustrator, which is used mostly to create original logos and illustrations. Art manager Steve Hercus is teaching Photoshop, used mostly for photo editing.
Hercus compared the Adobe design software to a “fully tricked-out kitchen.” He said the software provides the designer with thousands of different tools, just as there are thousands of recipes and techniques to cook food. He said the class equips students with a valuable certification, opens up possible opportunities in the student work program, and improves visual communications skills. He added that the class benefits the instructors through learning to teach and staying current with the latest software.
“It just keeps us in that mind-set of growing with the software as it grows,” he said.