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January 27, 2014

Learn Adobe Lightroom

asheville-adobe-lightroom-book-and-classAdobe Photoshop Lightroom has become the workflow solution for all digital photographers. Geared with an array of easy to use tools that will appeal to the professional photographer or the hobbyist. Adobe Lightroom is your library and image enhancer – all with the built in features to easily create image presentations, online galleries, and high-quality printing.

At Charlotte Street Computers our Adobe classes are designed to introduce the student to the fundamentals of each Adobe interface.  Each class will include in depth real-world projects selected from the Adobe – Classroom in a Book series.  The series are the official textbook written by Adobe.  Featuring the newest tool innovations and workflow improvements.

Our Adobe Lightroom – Introduction Part 1 class begins with an introduction to the Adobe Lightroom workspace. Exploring how to expand, collapse, hide, and recover work panels and spaces. Discover how easy the Import has become. With tips on how to best organize, catalog and preserve your images. Learn how to easily locate images by creating keywords, flags, Smart Collections, Ratings, or a combination of all.

Organizing your digital images is only one aspect of Adobe Lightroom. Unlike other image organizing apps (Bridge included), you had to take your images to another application to make changes. Now with Adobe Lightroom, you change your screen mode from Library to Edit and you can crop, turn, white balance, adjust tonal controls, retouch sharpen, and add visual effects.

Most of the tasks that were once handled by Adobe Photoshop, are now ideal projects for Adobe Photoshop Lightroom.


February 27, 2013

iPad Social Featured Apps

Adobe Ideas app on the iPad

It is a difficult task to choice which Apple iPad apps to feature in our upcoming social, with some many new and interesting apps available, each serving a slightly different role.

Art Apps

Time to drop that mouse and start drawing like you used to. There are a wide range of art apps that are worth using, here are a few of the iPad art apps that I tend to use most often.

Anyone interested in learning more about working with Adobe Photoshop Touch app for the iPad should enroll in the March 22 class: iPad – Adobe PS (Photoshop).

Useful iPad Apps

Track the news topics that more interests you with Flipboard, and save the articles you like with Pocket.

Gardening Toolkit HD

The Gardening ToolKit HD iPad app is for the Gardeners – track your plants, with an interactive journal and informational resource and image gallery. Here is a video that features some of the time saving tools from this powerful gardening app.

Top Apps from Apple for your iPad

The Apple iMovie app was the app that had me sold. Never before was video so easy to capture, edit and share. If you know music, GarageBand is a breast of an app, if you don’t know music, GarageBand is still really fun to play with. Keywords is number one for presentations on your iPad.

iPad iMovie App


iPad GarageBand App


iPad Keynotes App

February 25, 2013

Join us for an iPad Social

Asheville store Charlotte Street Computers host another Apple iPad Social for iPad users.

Wednesday, Feb 27th
6 pm – 7:30 pm

252 Charlotte Street Computers
Asheville, NC 28801
828. 225.6600

Join us for a winning combination – iPads, pizza, and beer!

Mingle and trade tips and tricks with our staff and other iPad users.

Plan to see a few Apple iPad app demos by me (Gary Crossey: Dean of Education) – I plan to showcase the power iMovie movie making app.

I have really exciting news to report about the future of stylus for the iPad. The Pogo stylus will change how you think about drawing on the iPad. Test drive the Pogo Stylus on Wednesday night.

Also, in my presentation, I will feature some impressive business apps, that you can also be adapted for personal use. For my gardening friends, I have a special gardening app that works like a journal to record your flowers, track vegetable harvest times, document your own garden, or pull from the apps vast image and information library.

See you Wednesday night…

July 25, 2012

August 2012 – Computer Training Classes

August – Computer Training Classes and Workshops

We have over 25 classes in August. Discover the world of 3D with our two Google SketchUp classes. Expand your design styles with our four Adobe InDesign classes. Marvel at what you can be done with Google Chrome – it really is more than just another browser.

Our “IPAD For Business class is a great resource for integrating the iPad into your workplace, with tips on how to best work in the cloud, take advantage of suitable business apps and what to expect from your iPad at work.

WordPress users will be happy to learn that our WordPress class, “Tips for Maintaining Your Website” has returned. Including a LARGE list of recommended plugins, SEO rules and tips to keep your website up and active.

For our Apple users, don’t forget our ONE-HOUR MAC CLASSES. With at least three classes a week, you can enjoy a quick crash course on all the Mac / iPad basics (iPhoto, iMovie, Mac OS Basic, IPAD Basics).

Be sure to enroll early as classes do fill quickly.  We’ve recently added a waitlist for the Adobe Illustrator Level 1 class for August 24th, as the class is almost sold out.

Class Date
iPad Basic Aug 1
Google Chrome Aug 2
Adobe InDesign – Level 1 Aug 2
Protect your PC Aug 3
Google SketchUp – Level 1 Aug 3
IPAD for Business Aug 3
Mac OS Basic Aug 6
iPhoto Basics Aug 7
iPad Basics Aug 8
InDesign Level 2 – Working with Master Pages Aug 9
WordPress 2 – Tips for maintaining your website Aug 9
InDesign Level 3 – Working with Styles Aug 10
Mac OS Basic Aug 13
iWork Aug 14
iPad Basics Aug 15
InDesign Level 4 – How to create interactive eBooks Aug 16
Google SketchUp Level 2 Aug 16
Protect your PC (free class) Aug 17
Mac OS Basic Aug 20
iPhoto Basics Aug 21
iPad Basics Aug 22
Adobe Illustrator Level 1 Aug 24
Mac OS Basic Aug 27
iMovie Aug 28
iPad Basics Aug 29
July 3, 2012

July 2012 Computer Training Classes

JULY – Computer Training Classes and Workshops

July is another busy month at Charlotte Street Computers Training School – with a wide range of Mac / Apple classes, Facebook for Business, Google Gmail, WordPress and the start of the Adobe Photoshop series of classes.

Enroll today, as seating is limited.

Class Date
Mac OS Basic July 9
iWork July 10
iPad Basics July 11
Google Gmail July 13
Adobe Photoshop Level 1 July 13
Mac OS Basic July 16
iPhoto July 17
iPad Basics July 18
Facebook for Business July 19
WordPress Level 1 July 19
Mac OS Basic July 23
iMovie July 24
iPad Basics July 25
Mac OS Basic July 30
Garageband July 31
March 16, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day

Charlotte Street Computers will host our 4th annual Easter Egg Hunt and Family Fun Day, on April 1st. Made possible through a partnership with Asheville’s Fun Depot and the Housing Authority of the City of Asheville, this event promotes community outreach for the residents of Asheville’s Klondyke Housing Community and the foster families of Buncombe County, and serves as a fun experience for both parents and children who might not otherwise have such an opportunity.

Children will participate in a traditional Easter egg hunt, have their pictures taken with the Easter Bunny, and will be provided with complimentary meals and games.

Charlotte Street Computers is seeking volunteers and community donations of Easter baskets, candy, Easter eggs, decorations and small gift items.

Donations can be dropped off at Charlotte Street Computers – 252 Charlotte Street, Asheville. Volunteers interested in stuffing and hiding eggs, setting up, and tearing down, please email cody@mailcsc.com for details and coordination.

February 24, 2012

10th Year in Business!

In celebration of our 10th year in business, Charlotte Street Computers will host the Asheville Chamber of Commerce’s Business After Hours at our 252 Charlotte St. location on June 7th, 2012, from 5:30pm-7pm.  Please join us, and enjoy quality networking along with complimentary beverages and hors d’oeuvres!