scott hamm - Workshops
 

Scott Hamm
Instructional Learning Consultant
hamms@umich.edu
Workshops

In my work in the University of Michigan's Instruction Group, I am regularly called upon to give workshops on several of the Adobe Creative Suite applications and other software. Links to workshop materials including files, images and class handouts are below. Workshops are listed in reverse chronological order.


Blogging
Blogger

Google Blogger - [2.0MB]
Google's Blogger is an easy to use blogging program for beginners wishing to start their own web log, or for instructors wishing to introduce blogging in the classroom.
The free Blogger license features: multiple free accounts; easy to use word processing; multiple privacy options; moderated commenting; multiple authors on one blog; customizable layouts and templates; and embedded Google Gadgets.
Go to www.blogger.com to create your free account.


Adobe Creative Suite 5
Illustrator CS5

Drawing With Illustrator -New - [3.6MB]
This is a new, compact version of the workshop, and not set up to be self-guided.


Illustrator CS5

Drawing With Illustrator CS5 - [2.4MB]
Expand your graphical horizons with Adobe's premier drawing package, Illustrator! Revel in the joys of vector objects, layers, image and text placement, and several other drawing tools. This year's offering will focus more on drawing rather than organization.


Flash CS5

Introduction to Flash CS5 - [0.6MB]
This workshop provides an overview of the Flash CS5 interface and basic functionality, including Layers, Symbols, Instances, Tools and the Stage.

This workshop is not recommended for people who do not use computers on a daily basis or are lacking basic computer skills. Familiarity with another piece of Adobe Creative Suite software, such as Photoshop or Illustrator, is a plus.


Flash Animation

Introduction to Flash Animation - [0.6MB]
This workshop offers an introduction to frame-by-frame and basic Motion and Shape Tween animation in Flash CS5.

Users must have completed "Introduction to Flash CS5", or have a working knowledge of the software.

 
Adobe Creative Suite 4
Materials created for CS 3 & 4 are intended to act as self-guided, step by step instruction, but results may vary depending on the aptitude of the student.
Flash CS4

Flash CS4 for Beginners - [1MB]
This workshop provides an overview of the interface and basic functionality, including Layers, Symbols, Instances, Tools and the Stage, ending with the creation of a simple animation on the main timeline.

Linked below is one interactive Flash app created in ActionScript 3.0:
Simulated Relational Database

  More resourses:
Professor Eric Rabkin's Intro to Flash, a list of heavily commented Flash files created with ActionScript 3.0
Learning ActionScript 3.0 (book on Flash's scripting language)

Illustrator CS4

Drawing With Illustrator CS4 - [13MB]
Expand your graphical horizons with Adobe's premier drawing package, Illustrator! Learn about the joys of vector objects, layers, image and text placement, and several other drawing and organizational tools.

You will not come out of this workshop with an owl.
 
Adobe Creative Suite 3
Flash CS3

An Overview of Flash CS3 - Download Flash workshop .zip file
Workshop PDF [7MB]
An overview of the Flash interface and some of the basic tools.

Linked below are three interactive Flash apps created in ActionScript 2.0:
App1 Vector Poem
App2 Qwizdom Clicker Clinic
App3 Cell Mitosis

Flash Vector Poem - Download Vector Poem workshop .zip file.
Workshop PDF [5MB]
Vector Poem is a Flash application which allows students and poetry enthusiasts to visually manipulate and rearrange a group of three poems in real time.


Illustrator CS3

Drawing With Illustrator - Download Illustrator workshop .zip file
Workshop PDF [10MB]
In this session participants will review layer functionality, the building blocks of Illustrator vector images (Path, Object, Stroke, Fill), and several different drawing and manipulation tools. We will also cover how to align, distribute and otherwise organize images and vector objects for a clean presentation.

Photoshop CS3

Photoshop for Beginners - Download Photoshop workshop .zip file
Workshop PDF [8MB]
Class will take participants through basic Image Resizing, Selection Tools, Edit/Transform Tools, Image Adjustments, and an introduction to the life-affirming functionality of Layers.
 
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