SMPS Chicago Design Trifecta, Take 2

October 30, 2018
8:30 AM - 4:00 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 CC'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 boost your skills and introduce you to new techniques to make you more effective and creative. We'll talk about using the correct tools (Ps, Ai, Id) for the task. Laurie will show how Adobe Bridge can make you more productive and ways to set up, use and share CC Libraries to maximize work flow.


The day will start with networking from 8:30-9, followed by Laurie's presentation. An overview of topics/functionality to be covered is below:

Photoshop (Ps)

  • Video editing functionality including cropping, trimming, combining clips, adding audio and transitions
  • Healing brush, content aware and clone stamp to remove objects in photos
  • Record an action to automate tasks

Illustrator (Ai)

  • Draw, edit, fill & stroke shortcuts & tips
  • Generate graphs and charts from excel data
  • Customize purchased vector art for infographics
  • Adjust color schemes

InDesign (Id)

  • Create a Table of Contents (properly!)
  • Produce interactive bookmarks in your PDF
  • Create Organization Charts
  • Anchor graphics in text|stories

Bridge Overview 

  • Batch renaming

WordsFlow (EmSoftware) Overview 

  • A look at how this plug-in combines the editing power of Work and Excel with the layout power of InDesign.


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, websites, logos, 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.


Thank you to our sponsor, Project Management Advisors!


Lunch will be provided as well as a light breakfast and afternoon snacks.

CPSM CEU Credits: 6.5 credits

This is a Professional Development event.

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



$225.00 SMPS Members
$250.00 after 06:00 pm October 26

$300.00 Non-members
$325.00 after 06:00 pm October 26