Different types of CPD Adobe training courses

Different types of CPD Adobe training courses

27 Aug 2021

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This article provides and introduction to Adobe and its products, as well as the different types of CPD courses available for Adobe training, and what roles job might use Adobe regularly as part of the careers and activities.

What is Adobe?

Adobe has millions of users all over the world. Originally called Adobe Systems Incorporated, Adobe has historically specialised in graphics and content design software including animations, multimedia, video content and photography. Adobe also provide software products relating to digital marketing.

What are the different roles that use Adobe?

There are many different job roles that use Adobe and this list is certainly not exhaustive. Adobe products are essential to the work done by animators, graphics designers, web developers through to publishers and advertisers. Adobe product knowledge and training is also valuable for professional photographers, photo editors, art and creative directors, digital marketing specialists, social media marketers and communications specialists.

Different Adobe products on the market

Adobe has a range of different software products available to suit different requirements. These include Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat Reader to name a few. We will provide an introduction to some of the different Adobe products below.

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a graphics editor software and has become the industry standard for digital art and graphics editing. Adobe Photoshop enables a user to use drawing; painting; measuring tools as well typing and retouching of images.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a vector graphics editor and design software product. Adobe Illustrator enables a user to create, and manipulate objects or artworks, including drawing, typing, painting, reshaping, slicing and cutting vector graphics.

Adobe Document Cloud

Adobe Document Cloud is a free service from Adobe that helps you to store and share PDF files in the cloud and to access them from anywhere. Adobe Document Cloud provides integration with other Adobe tools to fill and sign forms electronically where required. The product offers 2GB of free storage.

Adobe InDesign

Adobe InDesign is a really useful desktop publishing and document designing software. Adobe InDesign is used to create and design literature pieces such as leaflets, work brochures, flyers, posters, books, magazines, newspapers, presentations. Most people that use Adobe InDesign work in the field of graphics design.

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom is primarily used to import, save, view, organise, tag, edit and sharing large numbers of digital images. Adobe Lightroom provides an editing function which includes tone, colour grading, white balance, HSL, lens corrections and calibration manipulation. Adobe Lightroom can also help with general image transformation such as spot removal, red eye correction, filters, and adjustment brushing.

Adobe Dreamweaver

Adobe Dreamweaver is a web development product used to design and develop websites. Dreamweaver is considered a helpful website design and development tool as it allows users to publish their website design directly to an external web server using an integrated file transfer function. Adobe Dreamweaver can help to simplify some of the more complex parts of website development.

Adobe Animate

Adobe Animate is a computer animation product used to design animations websites, television programs, computer games, and other interactive projects such as online and tv commercials.

CPD courses for Adobe training

About Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is the term that describe the ongoing training and learning a professional individual engages as part of their career development in order to enhance their workplace skills and capabilities.

CPD provides professionals with a structured and recognised approach to training that helps industries and employers to improve the abilities of their key staff and develop the skills and knowledge within their organisations.

Different types of CPD training

There are three main types of CPD training, which are Structured, Reflective and Self-directed CPD. Structured CPD involves more participation-based learning such as attending training courses, interactive webinars and workshops, seminars, online and e-learning and CPD certified events. Reflective CPD involves no participant-based interaction and is more passive and one directional form of learning. Self-directed CPD is considered more unstructured and unaccompanied learning, such as reading publications, books, industry journals and magazines. You can read more information about Continuing Professional Development here.

How to manage your CPD

The CPD Cycle is a simple tool to use to structure your annual CPD so that the training you undertake is suitable for your ongoing Continuing Professional Development. The CPD Cycle helps make it easy to manage your training and events log effectively in order to keep up to date with industry knowledge and developments, as well as make it easy to display the learning you have completed within the year. Find out more about the CPD Cycle here.

Benefits of completing CPD Adobe training courses

There are many benefits to completing CPD Adobe training courses. Having good IT knowledge and expertise are being increasingly important in the business sector and are often in great demand by employers.

As Adobe is internationally recognised graphics and design software, completing various Adobe training on their different products could create many new opportunities for individuals to advance their careers in the graphics, design digital marketing, and websites development fields. Completing CPD Adobe training courses can help boost your CV with new skills that could set you apart from other people potentially looking at similar job opportunities.

Find CPD courses for Adobe

Established in 1996, The CPD Certification Service is the largest and leading independent CPD accreditation organisation working across all industry sectors. Thousands of CPD training courses, events, e-learning programs, conferences, workshops and seminars are formally certified by us every year adding significant value for audiences and providers alike.

If you are looking to find CPD courses for Adobe we recommend you use the CPD Course Catalogue to search through the thousands of different courses and events available from our accredited CPD providers.

CPD accreditation for training providers

We hope this short article on the different types of Adobe products and training was helpful. If you are a training provider and provide courses and events that maybe be suitable for CPD accreditation, please contact our team to discuss in more detail.

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