SOLD OUT Design Trifecta Workshop

March 08, 2018
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Bulley & Andrews
1755 W. Armitage Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622


Join SMPS for a full-day professional development workshop where participants will gain more exposure and a fuller understanding of some of Adobe Creative Cloud's most advantageous features. 

The workshop will cover functionality in InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator – what we think of as the "Design Trifecta". The session is designed to arm you with the skills necessary to make you more effective and creative. Laurie will also provide an introduction to Adobe Bridge and instructions on how to maximize work flow leveraging CC libraries.


Following is an overview of topics to be covered:

Photoshop (Ps)

  • Creating transparent backgrounds
  • Utilizing the healing brush, content aware, and clone stamp
  • Checking resolution
  • Recording an action

Illustrator (Ai)

  • Basics
  • Building graphs and charts
  • Customizing purchased work for infographics
  • Adjusting color schemes

InDesign (Id)

  • Creating a Table of Contents (properly!)
  • Producing interactive bookmarks in your PDF
  • Creating Organization Charts
  • Anchoring graphics in text stories

Bridge Overview - 30 minutes

  • Viewing Files
  • Direct drag and drop of any graphic into InDesign
  • Revealing the location of a photo

Registration/networking begins at 8:30 am. Lunch is included.

Workshop Sponsor


About Our Speaker

Laurie Ruhlin is an Adobe Certified Expert and Adobe Certified Instructor in both InDesign and Illustrator and an active user of InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Muse. She creates brochures, catalogs, web sites, logos, t-shirt graphics and photo collages for a variety of clients. From her diverse graphic design freelance work, Laurie brings a wealth of real-world knowledge into the classroom. She truly enjoys teaching both the basics to the emerging designer as well as tips and tricks to the advanced power users in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop. She has been a speaker at numerous events promoting InDesign and Illustrator at Ascend Training’s Adobe Days, the HOW & Vector Conferences, the InDesign Conference, Creative Suite Conference, the Chicago Adobe User Group and many meetup groups. 


All sales are final. Refunds must be requested 5 days prior to an event in writing or by email. 

Student Membership Eligibility. Registration at Student rate be verified and if the registrant is found to be non-compliant with these requirements, s/he will be responsible for the balance of the full, applicable rate.


$225.00 SMPS Members
$250.00 after 05:00 pm March 1

$300.00 Non-members
$325.00 after 05:00 pm March 1

$0.00 Annual Sponsor - Member

$0.00 Event Sponsor

$225.00 Out of State SMPS Members
$250.00 after 05:00 pm March 1