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The onlineinstruct.com eClasses became very popular, immediately after we launched our site. Why? Personalized attention. We use Adobe Connect Pro to live screen share. All you need to participate is a phone line and internet connection.

All of our instructors are Adobe Certified Experts and Adobe Certified Instructors who offer invaluable real-world experience. Our average class size is 2 to 4 students. The instructor is on with you LIVE at all times. If you have a question (which we encourage), you can ask directly over the phone, or submit your question for the instructor privately in an online chat pod.

What is included in Adobe training eClasses?

In addition to the downloadable exercises and/or handouts, all eClasses are RECORDED and archived for you to watch & review. This way you can study and master the application at your own pace.

One-on-one Training

Need custom training? Simply let us know your requirements and we'll tailor a 1-on-1 class for you. eClasses are available virtually every day.

one on one 1-hour $99
one on one 2-hour $179

**Corporate training for your staff is available at different price points, call or email for a quote.


Acrobat | After Effects | Bridge | Dreamweaver | Illustrator| InDesign |Fireworks | Flash| Photoshop


Adobe® Acrobat®


Building the Perfect PDF

10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. • Pacific
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Adobe Acrobat is the de facto standard for distributing documents in today’s electronic workflow. Anyone who purchased Acrobat can make a PDF file, but that doesn't mean they are making a PDF that displays and prints well on all computer platforms. In this eClass we will cover the best practices for building reliable, complete and consistent PDF documents that work on any platform.
Price: $99


Creating Dynamic PDFs Using Adobe Acrobat Professional

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Pacific
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Learn how to create cool and visually appealing interactive PDF files with Acrobat. Most people barely scratch the surface of the features that can be included in a PDF. In this class we will cover the specifics of creating engaging, interactive PDFs that not only function well but look awesome!
Price: $99


Creating Acrobat PDF Forms

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. • Pacific
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Many companies are moving away from HTML forms in favor of Acrobat forms because HTML cannot embed fonts, images or exactly control the form field width. For these reasons, a PDF (Portable Document Format) is a perfect solution and we will introduce all the form tools built into Acrobat as well as having Acrobat automatically find and build form fields for you.
Price: $99


Adobe® After Effects®


After Effects Introduction
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Pacific
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: This introduction to After Effects is designed for beginners. At the end of the live 2-hour class you will have a basic understanding of After Effects and be able to create basic animations.
Price: $99


After Effects Intermediate
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Pacific
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: This eClass is designed for users who have a working knowledge of After Effects and are comfortable with 2D animation creation. For the intermediate users, we will create an animation in the 3D workspace, discuss proper greenscreen keying and effects work.
Price: $99


Adobe® Bridge®


Image Automation, Batch Processing and Metadata with Bridge
8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. • Pacific
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Adobe Bridge is included with the Creative Suite (and has been since CS2), but many people launch the application and don't know what a powerful tool they are looking at. Bridge offers many automation features such as Batch renaming files, building a seamless panoramic, adding Metadata and running an Image Processor to convert images to 3 different formats at once. Bridge can also create web galleries and contact sheets, organize your assets and synchronize your Creative Suite Color Settings. There is so much more...
Price: $99


Adobe® Dreamweaver®


Introduction to HTML
10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. • Pacific
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Learn how to hand code web pages with Hypertext Markup Language. Even if you use Adobe Dreamweaver CS5, which writes the code as you work, you will find it useful to have a basic working knowledge of HTML. In this informative session, you will learn how HTML works, the structure of an HTML document, tag structure and attributes, tag hierarchy, placing images in HTML, colors in HTML, case sensitivity and whitespace rules.
Price: $99


Dreamweaver Introduction

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. • Pacific
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: In this introductory course we will take you from a beginner level and get you comfortable with Dreamweaver's interface. By the end of the 2 hours you will be able to build HTML pages, create CSS and understand the principals & guidelines of web design.
Price: $99


Adobe® Fireworks®


Adobe® Fireworks® Introduction

10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. • Pacific
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Fireworks CS6 is a very modern tool for creating motion graphics & apps for the web and devices. In this 2-hour eClass, you will learn the basics of Fireworks, how to navigate the interface, how to export web graphics and much more.
Price: $99


Adobe® Flash®


Introduction to Flash Animation

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Pacific
2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Adobe Flash is the industry standard for creating dynamic, interactive graphics and even entire websites. In this new eClass, students will get a solid introduction to Flash animation, we will cover the fundamentals of the timeline, adding Key Frames and working with Timeline Effects.
Price: $99


Introduction to Flash ActionScript 3

10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. • Pacific
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: If build apps or content in Flash, you won't be very effective, for very long, without a good introduction to ActionScript 3. In this eClass we will cover the listener, creating buttons, methods, properties and much more.
Price: $99


Adobe® Illustrator®


Illustrator Introduction

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Pacific
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: This eClass will give you the basics of creating and editing vector artwork using Adobe Illustrator. The core of this computer-based drawing program is the pen tool, the most essential tool in Illustrator. We will also cover creating logos, basic shapes and getting you comfortable with Illustrator's interface.
Price: $99


Illustrator for Power Users

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. • Pacific
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Beginners and experienced users alike will benefit from this info-packed Adobe Illustrator eClass. We will cover topics such as creating 3D objects, Live Paint, Live Trace, Recolor Artwork, Preference Settings along with power user tips & tricks.
Price: $99


Adobe® InDesign®


Intro to Adobe InDesign

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. • Pacific
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Eastern
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1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Pacific
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Those who are new to InDesign CS5 will gain insight into navigating the interface, using the Pages panel to manage your content, setting up new documents, working with templates, adding/editing content and images, and learn how you can create the most effective page layout projects.
Price: $99


Adobe InDesign for Power Users

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Pacific
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Expand your mastery of Adobe InDesign CS5, beginners and experienced users alike will benefit from this eClass. We will cover setting the best preferences, auto flowing text, power user shortcuts, little known features and much, much more. 
Price: $99


InDesign for Long Documents

10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. • Pacific
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: This course is designed for students who have some experience with Adobe InDesign. We will explore the features specific to building books and focus on some of the advanced, and unique, layout features of this application such as Referenced Master Pages, Building Templates, Building a Table of Contents, Section Markers and Using the Book Feature.
Price: $99


Adobe® Photoshop®


Photoshop Introduction

10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. • Pacific
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Learn the basics of the world’s #1 raster image editing software. We will focus on the interface, navigation, selection tools, cropping your images, which file formats are best to use, applying filters and basic color correction techniques everyone can use.
Price: $99


Inspired Compositing & Masking with Photoshop | NEW eCLASS
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Pacific
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Compositing and masking are techniques every Photoshop user should learn. Accurate masks create limitless possibilities for compositing images and color correction. Many people never get a good introduction to layer masks and are therefore timid about using them. Once you master masks, your Photoshop work becomes easier, more precise and very editable.
Price: $99


Dramatic Black & White Conversions with Photoshop | NEW eCLASS
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. • Pacific
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Simply converting an image from color to black and white, doesn't make it art (sadly.) Learning how to use Photoshop to convert your color to black and white, with control over every color channel, can turn your photo into an "Art Worthy" print.
Price: $99


Creating Mock-ups in Photoshop | NEW eCLASS
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. • Pacific
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: This course was designed for those of you who have a need for a website and want to do the design yourself. The process of creating a web page Mock-up in Photoshop allows you to get a visual of your intended layout, color scheme and site navigation all before the heavy coding has to be done. Often, elements in this mock-up can be passed directly to Dreamweaver so that the final HTML for the site is a breeze. This class is ideal for all of the visual people out there, and great for getting your hands into a real project.
Price: $99


Photoshop for Digital Photographers

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Pacific
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: This workshop was designed as a detailed introduction to creating a professional, sharp color corrected image. In this eClass students will learn formulas and steps to create beautiful images, remove color casts and correct image flaws, we will also cover Adobe Bridge for Batch Renaming files, using Camera Raw images and running Actions.
Price: $99


Photoshop Portrait Enhancement
8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. • Pacific
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Join photographer, author and radio host Michael E. Stern as he shows you with pictures and words how he directs, photographs and completes a business professional headshot.


Beauty Retouching in Adobe Photoshop

8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. • Pacific
11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson. I I put this quote into action with my laptop & Photoshop. This eClass was designed to focus on "anti-aging" & skin correction tools. Take wrinkles or crows feet off in seconds, remove dark circles under the eyes, fix 5 o'clock shadow, remove blemishes and make everyone's hair bright & shiny (or add hair where needed). This eClass will apply to all Creative Suite Versions of Photoshop, a few new features will also be shown.
Price: $99


Adobe Photoshop for Power Users

10:00 am - 12:00 p.m. • Pacific
1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: It has been said by many great men (Stan Lee comes to mind), that “with great power, there must also come great responsibility”, this was never more applicable than when editing images in Photoshop CS5. In this session we will wow you with some new hot features and double wow you with some little known and under utilized tools. 
Price: $99


Optimizing Images for the Web

10:00 am to 12:00 p.m. • Pacific
1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Nothing enhances a web page like a well-placed image. Learn the differences between the top web image formats, and how to choose the right one for each situation. The powerful Save for Web and Mobile Devices in Adobe Illustrator CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 gives you flexibility and control over your images, this course will teach you effective techniques.
Price: $99


Design-Focused eClasses


NEW! Typography with Creative Suite

11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. • Pacific
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Typography is making a comeback! (For some of us, it never left.) Learn how to use the powerful type tools in InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop to make your type come alive and look its very best. See Adobe's new TypeKit, to allow freedom of fonts on the web. You will learn keyboard shortcuts, and a bit of type history, while discovering ways to breathe fresh air into your type-intensive projects. Also included: drop caps, text wrap, kern/track best practices, choosing the right fonts, hanging punctuation and more!
Price: $99


Designing on the Grid

1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. • Pacific
4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. • Eastern
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Description: Basic page layout always begins with a good grid system. This class will give you sound design principals and guidelines that will make your layouts more engaging and draw the viewer to important content. Grid systems gained popularity in the 1920s & 30s in the print world although the foundation of design on a grid started with Mallarame & Rimbaud in the 1800s. Works with functional typography, photography and graphic design should be the goal of anyone using layout to communicate, regardless of the medium.
Price: $99


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