As part of an ongoing series, the CNN Underscored team showcases outstanding deals you can shop right now on the CNN Store. Each week, our staff chooses a product to feature that we think you'll love. This week, we're highlighting the Complete Adobe CC Training Bundle.
The skills you acquire when you master the Adobe Creative Cloud are endless. For example, with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign alone, you can create your own résumés, design logos, edit photos and more.
Many of us would love to master the entire Adobe Creative Cloud, but the issue often lies with finding the time to teach ourselves the ins and outs.
Luckily, with the Complete Adobe CC Training Bundle ($29; store.cnn.com), you don't have to rely on your own knowledge to figure it out. Instead, each of the bundle's seven courses focuses on a specific Adobe program and editing technique. For instance, with the included Adobe Premiere course, you'll get more than five hours of instruction dedicated to video editing.
The best part is, the entire bundle is now on sale. Originally $673, this Adobe course bundle is marked down to $29 -- that's 95% off the retail price. We should note that this training course does not include any Adobe software or editing programs. Those must be bought separately. Additionally, you do not need to own Photoshop (or any of the included Adobe programs) in order to get started using this training course. Of course, you may want to invest straightaway in order to get practicing, but the choice is ultimately yours.
Adobe Photoshop: Beginner to Advanced
Adobe Photoshop is the most commonly used photo editing software out there. The reason it's caught on in popularity is because of the many, many features it offers. From photo effects to image manipulation, the options are virtually endless.
While Photoshop's vast array of tools is impressive, this can become an issue for the everyday person who's just a beginner. Luckily, with this course, you'll have year-long access to 5½ hours of content and 35 lessons that will walk you through Photoshop so you can learn to navigate more easily.
Adobe Illustrator: Beginner to Advanced
Designers worldwide use Illustrator to design logos, icons, sketches, typography and more complex illustrations. Perfect for illustrating graphics for print, Web and video, Illustrator has become the industry-standard vector graphics software because of its versatility. With this 6½-hour course, you'll get 32 lessons on how to use drawing, type, shape tools and more.
Adobe InDesign: Beginner to Advanced
The CNN Store describes InDesign as "a layout software that takes images and text and lays them out across pages." What that means is that this somewhat complex program is great for making documents like résumés, posters, flyers, business cards and more. InDesign is definitely a favorite of professional (and aspiring) graphic designers.
Adobe Flash & Animate: Beginner to Advanced
Ever thought about how cool it'd be to design animations for things like short films and commercials? Now you can. This course covers Adobe Flash & Animate, the software that allows you to draw frame-by-frame animations, moving illustrations and more.
Adobe After Effects: Beginner to Advanced
Adobe After Effects works well in conjunction with other Adobe products, such as Flash. With this software course, you'll get an in-depth introduction into motion media, compositing, animation and special effects software used for film and television post-production, editing photos, and much more.
Adobe Premiere Pro: Beginner to Advanced
If you're interested in learning to make visually appealing videos, Adobe Premiere Pro is the tool we'd recommend. This editing software is built to help you edit "virtually any type of media in its native format and create professional-quality productions with brilliant color," according to the CNN Store. While it may sound complicated, there's no need to be overwhelmed, because this software course is suitable for both beginners and professionals.
Note: The price above reflects the retailer's listed price at the time of publication.