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Introduction to Adobe Indesign, Illustrator and Photoshop

Get a basic working understanding of the Adobe design software, Illustrator, InDesign and Photoshop in this 20-hour introductory course

The three programs will be taught along side each other, maximizing on the cross over between the individual software.

Learners will be guided through the basics of each program, quickly gaining a broad base of skills.

Topics covered will include:

Photoshop Illustrator Indesign
  • Working with layers
  • Selections
  • Image Adjustments
  • Layer Styles
  • Working with Vectors
  • Shapes
  • Types
  • Single page documents
  • Placing and Importing images
  • Text and Layout

All learners have access to their own laptop or computer  and the course is taught at an approachable pace, however you must be comfortable and able to use a computer (i.e know how to use an internet browser, copy and paste etc)

Please bring a USB stick  to save your files and documents onto and to keep any shared resources.


On completion of the course learners will:

  • Have a better understanding of the adobe software and feel more confident with approaching the programmes and building up further knowledge.
  • Be able to create and manipulate image in Photoshop
  • Be able to create shapes and type in Illustrator
  • Be able create and layout text in InDesign.
  • Have an understanding of how to synthesize the three programs for basic graphic design and home publishing needs.
  • Create and save documents suitable for print and web.

Basic IT skills (for example being able to use the web browser/internet as well  required to commence the course

YOU NEED TO BE AGED 19+ to study with us

Basic computer skills are a mandatory requirement.

Course start dates

Sat 05 May 2018

10:00 - 15:30

Course end dates

Sat 26 May 2018


No of course weeks running

4 consecutive Saturdays from 10:00 - 15h30

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