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Photoshop for Beginners


A two-day course in London £530+VAT


3–4 November 2011 22–23 March, 18–19 July & 22–23 November 2012


Adobe Photoshop is a powerful and flexible package that has become the standard image manipulation software for print and electronic publishers. This introductory course is intended for designers, editors, marketers and production staff with little or no knowledge of Photoshop.


The course will:


• demonstrate the key functions of the programme •





introduce you to the process of modification and montaging ` of images


develop your skills from the initial scan or digital photograph, through to final preparation for print or web publishing.


Group sizes are kept deliberately small, ensuring that you get the individual attention you need as you work through a number of confidence-building exercises.


You will gain hands-on experience on either an Apple Mac or PC, which is pre-loaded with all the latest software, including Adobe CS 5.5.


Programme Day One


• The digital workspace • Setting up documents • Selection tools • The layers palette • The navigator palette • The history palette • The options bar • Size and resolution • Why Photoshop sometimes doesn’t ‘do what you expect’ • Changing colours with the colour picker • Creating and understanding multiple layer documents


Day Two


• Scanning and digital imagery: the jargon • The difference between digital photos and scanned images • How to realign, crop, repair and improve images • Non-permanent editing: adjustment layers • The text tool and text layers • Image preparation for print and web


Note: This course is taught using Adobe CS5.5. Who will benefit from this course?


Marketing and design personnel who need an introduction to the software.


Your tutor Meg Richardson is a freelance graphic designer, typographer, book binder and trainer who has worked for a wide range of clients, designing and illustrating anything from small booklets to large academic volumes. Meg has been a visiting lecturer at Oxford Brookes University and De Montford University. Her limited edition artists’ books are in major collections such as the Tate Britain and the British Library. She is an Adobe Certified Instructor.


InDesign For Beginners


A two-day course in London £530+VAT


12–13 October & 8–9 December 2011 19–20 April, 16–17 July & 29–30 November 2012


If you want to create your own InDesign documents from inception to printing, or check and edit documents created by others, this course will give you the solid grounding you need to make the most of InDesign’s features.


Using a range of exercises, you will learn:


• to use the software in specific contexts • to work with long documents • to prepare documents for cross-platform use.


You will have the option of sending your own materials (text and images) to us in advance, so that you can work with them in the exercises. This means the course can be tailored more directly to your needs.


You will gain hands-on experience on either an Apple Mac or PC, which is pre-loaded with all the latest software, including Adobe CS 5.5.


Programme Day One • InDesign’s user interface


– Palettes, menus and how to manage them – The workspace, multiple views and document presets


• Working with text


– Importing text and other file types – Editing text files


• Formatting text – Character and paragraph attributes – Styles – including nested character styles and importing styles from Word • Colour


– Spot, process and additional colours – Layers and transparency


– Using drawing tools with the colours palette Day Two


• Creating longer documents – Master pages and page numbering – Text flow and linking text files


• Images – Image formats


– Linking and embedding images – Links to Adobe Photoshop


• Pre-press with InDesign – Pre-flight checks and printing


– Converting to PDF files with Acrobat, Export versus Print – Separations and overprint previews


• Repurposing and cross-media publishing – InDesign and XML


– Preparing files for the Internet.


Note: This course is taught using Adobe CS5.5. Who will benefit from this course?


The course is suitable for first-time users, and you don’t need any prior knowledge of other page layout software.


Your tutor Donna Oxley has in-depth print and publishing knowledge gained from a variety of roles with over 20 years’ experience. She is a highly qualified trainer and consultant and her strong personal background in the publishing industry means that her training is highly geared to meeting the practical needs of trainees and client companies. Prior to becoming a trainer she built up a wealth of experience in a variety of pre-press roles as an artworker, retoucher and studio manager and also in Mac support and troubleshooting roles, but is equally at home in a Windows environment. Donna is an Adobe Certified Instructor.


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