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I have over 12 years experience tutoring Adobe software such as Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and Dreamweaver and tutoring HTML and CSS as well as other aspects of web site design. I have an art background, and have tutored and taught people of all ages and abilities. I am patient, responsible, and I am CRLA trained and certified. I have about 15 years of experience working in the Graphic Design field with the above software and others as well, so I can teach you the way things are done in the "real world". I will tutor on Windows and Mac. I can provide my excellent references if asked.
Students say that I have helped them to have a much greater understanding of Adobe Illustrator. I've got a thorough knowledge of the program, as I have been using it for 15 years. I have helped teach people how to create objects and fill & stroke them with color. I'll help you learn about the various tools, including Illustrator graphic effects & type effects, creating realism, creating simple & complex shapes and objects, typography tricks, scaling & transforming objects, gradients, blends, paths, and other techniques. I'll help you learn about layers to have more control over your work. I can teach you how to use the pen tool to create beautiful vector paths or trace shapes that you like to base your designs on. This is one of the most difficult tools, but I can help you learn it! I will patently guide you through what you'd like to know.
Students say that I have helped them to have a much greater understanding of this program. I can help you create professional looking documents in this versatile program. I have used InDesign in a variety of projects, from logos, business cards and ads, to long documents such as books and catalogs. I can help you to use the tools to produce great typography, as well as using the vector drawing tools, some of which are similar to Adobe Illustrator. I can help you work with graphics created in other programs, and to design terrific looking ads, posters, whatever you want to do! I learned this program when it was first released by Adobe, about 12 years ago. I have seen InDesign evolve, and I've evolved as a designer along with it. You can too!
I have used Photoshop for over 14 years. I can help you learn about selections, separating objects from their background, photo montages, channels, re-coloring photos & objects, creating simple & complex shapes, layers, layer masks, realistic rendering, color and adjustments, filters & effects, transformations such as rotating, warping and scaling, correcting flaws in photos, Photoshop typography and type effects, reasons for using different resolutions and more! I will patently guide you through what you'd like to know.
I started doing Desktop Publishing over 14 years ago. I can help you get a greater understanding of many aspects of Desktop Publishing, including preparing files for print, knowledge of file formats and color formats, page layout using InDesign, creation, manipulation and properly saving graphic files. I have a thorough knowledge of printing and working with printers for many different formats and files.
Students say that I have helped them to have a much greater understanding of this program. I've been using Dreamweaver for over 12 years. I can help you learn how to create web pages and whole websites using this powerful WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) web page design program. You can use the code view as well as the design view. I can also help you learn HTML while you are learning Dreamweaver, as it will give you much more control over your web pages. I can help you create templates, put your graphics into Dreamweaver, organize your files, understand website file paths, and many other important aspects of the program.
I've been creating websites using HTML for 14 years, and helping students to learn it for almost as long. Whether you'd like to create a small page for yourself, or a large site for a business, or something in-between, I can help you create simple or complex web sites. I can help you to understand how use HTML tags and the way the code works in various ways and why. I have knowledge of how to use images with the HTML code in the most effective ways.
I also have knowledge and experience using CSS, to make your pages look better, create consistency between pages, and customize your web pages in the way that suits your needs. I will patently guide you through what you'd like to know.
Cabrillo College (Digital Media)
Fashion Institute of Technology (Other)
Pratt Institute (Graduate Coursework)
Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00
Cancellation: 24 hours notice required
Debbie will travel within 11 miles of Scotts Valley, CA 95066.
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