Adobe Tutorials & Training Resources

Posted on 05/17/2018 by Jonathan O'Brien

Adobe Inc. is a computer software company leading innovation in digital media and publishing. Adobe was founded in 1982 by James Warnock and Charles Geschke in San Jose, California. The name “Adobe” comes from the name of a creek near their homes. Right from the start, Adobe set the bar for the graphic design, Web design, and digital imaging software industry. While many software manufacturers were focused on producing graphics software for specialists, Adobe revolutionized the industry by creating software that anyone could use.

The company’s rise to success began with the premier of Adobe Illustrator, vector-based graphics software geared toward consumer usability. With this program and Adobe Photoshop, raster-based software that is used to create and edit photos, art, and Web pages, the average person could do amazing things with digital images and Web design.


Despite Adob’s success early on, the increasingly competitive market forced the company to restructure in 1998. In 1999, Adobe released new versions of Photoshop, GoLive, PressReady, and ActiveShare. However, it was the introduction of Adobe InDesign that generated the largest backlog of orders in the company’s history, virtually saving the company. InDesign has since overtaken QuarkXPress as the leader in desktop publishing software.

Today, the software giant boasts a wide variety of creative imaging, video, Web design, and publishing tools. Adobe introduced the subscription-based Creative Cloud in 2011 to help make software updates easier, allow for saving to the cloud, and improve sharing capabilities. Creative Cloud includes numerous pieces of software that can be purchased individually or in bundles, including Acrobat, After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InCopy, InDesign, Photoshop, and Premiere Pro.

InDesign Tutorials

Adobe InDesign is a desktop publishing application used to create print media and digital publications. InDesign has tools for creating pages and designing layouts. It can be used for creating anything from business cards and brochures to more complex publications such as magazines and newspapers, and it’s often used alongside the InCopy word processing program.

Illustrator Tutorials

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics program that is used to create anything from logos to complex drawings with a wide range of fonts. The advantage of vector graphics and illustrations is that they may be scaled without losing resolution. Users can can create freehand drawings or alter imported photographs to use in print or digital media with Illustrator.

Photoshop Tutorials

Adobe Photoshop is graphic design and imaging software that allows the designer to make websites, edit videos, and work with photographs, among other things. Its primary function is as a photo manipulation program: Photoshop is best known for its use in cropping photographs, improving color balance and tone, and cutting and pasting elements of photos to create collages or photo illustrations.

Premiere Pro Tutorials

Premiere Pro is professional video editing and production software. The main advantage of this product is its compatibility with other Adobe applications, making it easier to create dynamic visual effects with integrated elements. Premiere Pro is used by numerous television news broadcasters and has also been used in the making of many Hollywood films. Premiere Pro has a sibling program called Premiere Elements, which is aimed at home users.

Dreamweaver Tutorials

Adobe Dreamweaver software is used to design and publish websites. It’s known for being a visual design tool, allowing the user to build a website with minimal coding skill, but it also features code editing functions for more advanced users. Dreamweaver allows you to create pages, preview how they will look, and upload them to a Web server for hosting.

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