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Adobe Creative Cloud Print Workshop

Five Day Course

Overview

This week long Adobe authorised course has been designed to be the quickest and most efficient way to get to grips with the key applications that all print designers need to know - InDesign CC, Photoshop CC, Illustrator CC and how to generate pdf's using Acrobat.

This course is a five day practical course run by experienced industry professionals. On days 1 and 2 delegates will attend our Introduction to Adobe InDesign CC course, on days 3 and 4 they will attend our Introduction to Adobe Photoshop course and the fifth day will be a day learning Adobe Illustrator and how to generate print ready PDF's.

If these courses were booked separately this five day course would cost £1,195 & VAT - so it really is a cost effective way of learning Adobe's Creative Suite and unlocking your creative potential. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

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  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.

     

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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • Days 1 & 2 - Introduction to Adobe InDesign

    The InDesign interface
    • Creating a new document
    • Creating and using frames
    • Setting tool defaults
    • Using shortcuts

    Working with text
    • Placing text
    • Selecting and editing text
    • The Font Favourites feature
    • Using the Content Indicator

    Formatting copy
    • Character-level and Paragraph-level formatting
    • Using the Eyedropper tool

    Working with styles
    • Character and paragraph styles
    • Creating, editing and applying styles
    • Creating and applying object styles

    Working with graphics
    • Different file formats
    • Placing multiple graphics
    • Wrapping text around images
    • Smart guides and smart spacing
    • Creating gradients
    • Setting up an Object library

    Layout controls
    • Working with the Gap tool
    • Using the Align panel
    • Selecting, arranging and grouping objects

    Understanding colour
    • Spot and process colours
    • Using stroke and fill options

    Laying out pages accurately
    • Using rulers, grids and guides
    • Working with layers

    Multi-page documents
    • Using the Pages panel
    • Targeting pages and spreads

    Editing copy
    • Using the Story Editor
    • Using Find/Change
    • Using the Spell Checker

    Working with transparency
    • Creating drop shadows
    • A look at Blending modes
    • The Flattener Preview panels

    Transforming objects
    • Scaling objects vs contents
    • Transforming objects
    • Grouping and ungrouping

    Finessing text content
    • Threading and unthreading frames
    • The Auto-Fit text function
    • Flowing text through frames and columns
    • Multi-column text frames

    Working with Master Pages
    • Creating and editing Masters
    • Applying Master Pages and Auto-numbering pages
    • Adjusting margins and columns

    Combining text and graphics
    • Images with clipping paths
    • Creating a new clipping path
    • Removing image backgrounds

    Exporting and printing
    • Exporting as a PDF
    • Using Live PreFlight
    • Anticipating potential problems
    • Packaging files for handoff

    Questions and answers
  • Days 3 and 4 - Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

    Photoshop essentials
    • The Photoshop interface and the Image Navigation tools
    • Using the History panel and multiple undo
    • Working with Mini Bridge

    The characteristics of a Photoshop file
    • Pixels and paint programs
    • Image resolution, dimensions and file size
    • Understanding colour channels and file formats

    Setting basic image characteristics
    • Creating new documents
    • Cropping and rotating artwork
    • Changing image size
    • Saving and exporting files for web and print

    Correcting an image
    • Understanding image Histograms
    • Adjusting colour balance
    • Editing Hue and Saturation
    • Replacing object colour

    Working with selections
    • Lasso and Marquee, Quick Selection and Magic Wand tools
    • Feathering selections
    • Modifying selection shape

    Retouching techniques
    • Removing imperfections and unwanted details

    Working with paint and colour
    • Mixing and sampling colour
    • Working with Paint Brush tools and Brush settings
    • Adding solid colour fills and gradient fills

    Working with layers
    • Building a multi-layered document
    • Adding transparency to objects
    • Moving, scaling, rotating and linking layers
    • Merging and flattening layers

    Creative techniques using layers
    • Layer opacity and blends
    • Creating layer effects
    • Shadow, glow and emboss effects
    • Introducing layer masks

    Shape and text layers
    • Vector shape layers
    • Adjusting shape layer properties
    • Working with the Text tool
    • Character and paragraph formatting

    Special effects with filters
    • Using Photoshop filters
    • Sharpen and Blur filters
    • Camera shake reduction in Photoshop CC

    Printing and optimising documents
    • Printing from Photoshop
    • The Save for Web and Devices command
    • Image compression and optimisation settings

    Day 5 - Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
    Welcome to Illustrator
    • About vectors and bitmaps
    • Syncing settings in Illustrator CC

    Getting started in Illustrator
    • Opening illustrations
    • Creating new documents
    • Using document profiles
    • Exploring panels and workspaces
    • Useful shortcuts

    Artwork components
    • Outline vs Preview mode
    • Rulers, guides and grids
    • Intuitive Smart Guides
    • Paths, point and handles
    • Grouping objects
    • Using layers
    • Working in Group Isolation Mode

    Creating basic shapes
    • Creating primitive shapes
    • Creating polygons, stars and spirals
    • Drawing lines, grids and arcs
    • Snapping and aligning shapes
    • Using the Width tool

    Adobe Acrobat essentials
    • Understanding pdf files - their form and function
    • Using Acrobat for proofing
    • Creating ultra-compact pdfs

    Printing your work
    • Creating print-ready artwork from InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop
    • A pre-flight checklist
    • Problem-free printing

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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Our Clients


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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 9642 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

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Attendees surveyed9642
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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"I thought everything was fantastic. This is the third course I've been on and it's the best training I've ever had!"

"I was glad to be able to get extra help on specific techniques I need I thought Lisa was so engaging and enthusiastic Would definitely use Media Training again"

"I was very impressed with the training - very comprehensive"

"Excellent service. Excellent food, great teacher!"

"Tasks were well thought out and incredibly helpful. "

"Covered lots of ground, thank you Lisa! Looking forward to putting it all in to practice. Keyboard shortcuts will change my life!"

"Good syllabus, well-rounded. Good class numbers and contact time."

"The welcome was brilliant, I was shown around by a member of the team straight away, so instantly felt at ease. Refreshments were amazing! Most importantly, Vicki was an incredible teacher with a huge amount of InDesign (and general design) knowledge and expertise. Vicki made the training both fun and manageable, and I have now come away feeling like I can tackle the design work that is relevant to my current role. Thank you!"

"Running the course despite having only 1 delegate and therefore providing me with great 1:1 support for two days. Great food and friendly staff. "

"Vicki was really supportive and happy to show us extra things that were relevant to our job roles. She was good at repeating processes and allowing you to practice and learn - the practice session at the end of the course was especially helpful as it allowed us to see how much we'd learnt and iron out any problems. Also helpful to have tips, links, and resources available after the course so we can keep on learning. The course venue itself was very stylish and the food was amazing - all in all a good few days training!"

"The training itself was top-notch -- a great introduction to InDesign that made it seem uncomplicated and easy to use. The facility was excellent too. From the lunches to the toilets, everything was exceptional."

"The Trainer Vikki was really friendly and helpful. Really interactive session and really hands on too which was great. Great to have a notebook and pen provided and the food and refreshments were amazing! Really helps to keep energy levels up. The course content was great. Really good to have a mix of files to play with and the ability to do things as a group as well as individually. The pace of the workshop was really good, and the size of the class was perfect. Was also really good to have the session on the Friday afternoon to be able to have some free time to play around and try out some of the skills we have learnt and have Vikki there to answer our questions. I really have thoroughly enjoyed the past 2 day Indesign course and am looking forward to being able to use my new found skills. Thanks very much Vikki! "

"Giving time at the end of the course to practice with the software was really helpful. It meant we could learn by doing, reinforce what we had learnt and think of any other skills or tools we wanted to learn how to use. It gave us time to think of questions that we wanted to ask. "

"Hospitality was excellent, lots of well deserved breaks!"

"Liked the course and Simon clearly had great knowledge and experience. He tailored the days well to suit the requirements of the small group he was teaching "

"building was great guys very welcoming"

"Iwan was really friendly, were knowledgeable and happy to help - thank you! "

"explained well and gave good examples of different code "

"The training was very thorough and gave me an excellent grounding in HTML. It felt like we covered a lot of information so it will be great to refer back to my notes!"

"Concise instructions, getting through a lot in good time, and LUNCH!"

"Trainer was very personable. "

"Ivan was very knowledgeable and patient, we got through a lot of information in 2 days and the training centre is a really nice environment to work in"

"Excellent course! The training was super useful and Rob was an awesome trainer - very funny and kept it really interesting. Really enjoyed it and would recommend to anyone. "

"Rob was an excellent trainer, his explanations were clear and helped me to really get to grips with the theory behind filming and editing. The course offered a really good balance of practical and theoretical learning, and I have learnt so many things which I will be implementing on a day to day basis at work. Thank you so much! "

"Great knowledge and fantastic energy from the teacher! "

"This is one of the best training experiences I've ever had. Rob was AWESOME! The team were fantastic, I would highly recommend to other professionals. "

"Everything was very easy to follow. Everyone was very friendly and accommodating."

"The course is excellent for who has basic knowledge of AE and wants to grow their skillset!"

"Jase was very knowledgable and used easy to follow examples to teach new and time-saving techniques. Learnt a lot."

"Everyone is very friendly and the place has a warm atmosphere. I always learn loads when I am here."