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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Introduction Masterclass 5 Days - London

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction Bundle

Duration:

5
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£950 + vat

Take a huge step to getting your work noticed on the web or in print. Join us as we show you how to take command of the key design tools in the Creative Cloud. Learn how to make your work stand out as you dive in and learn the programs at the cutting edge of the design industry.

Our masterclass will help you get to grips with the Creative Cloud tools used by design professionals across the world. From creating and retouching images all the way up to designing magazine-style pages for the web and for print, this course is ideal if you wish to learn how professionals use Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to create, manipulate, and publish modern designs.

Take a huge step to getting your work noticed on the web or in print. Join us as we show you how to take command of the key design tools in the Creative Cloud. Learn how to make your work stand out as you dive in and learn the programs at the cutting edge of the design industry.

Our masterclass will help you get to grips with the Creative Cloud tools used by design professionals across the world. From creating and retouching images all the way up to designing magazine-style pages for the web and for print, this course is ideal if you wish to learn how professionals use Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to create, manipulate, and publish modern designs.

  • Creative Cloud Design Masterclass 5 Days

    Course Details

    This 5-day Masterclass course consists of a comprehensive introduction to some key Creative Cloud design programs. Here is some of what you will use these Creative Cloud programs to do:

    • Adobe Photoshop CC: paint, retouch, and enhance images, and work with layers and layer selections
    • Adobe InDesign CC: create and deliver eye-catching documents for the web and for print
    • Adobe Illustrator CC: design illustrations, logos, and advertisements, using type and graphics for the web and for print
    • Adobe Bridge: view and manage all creative assets

    The course pays special attention to keyboard shortcuts, automating workflows, and special-effects techniques, all of which will help you produce professional results in less time.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Create a logo using simple shapes, custom paths, and with special effects
    • Create an advertisement and import body type
    • Design documents and save them as Acrobat PDF files
    • Paint, retouch, and enhance images
    • Work with layers and selections
    • Use colours, swatches, and gradients
    • Manage transparency and use tables
    • Prepare for hand-off to a service provider
    • Manage the Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign environments
    • Manage your creative assets in Adobe Bridge

    Our goal is to give you a comprehensive understanding of each of the Creative Cloud programs covered, and the way in which they interact with each other.

    This course can be taken in a single 5-day block or split into a 2-day block of InDesign, then a separate 2-day block of Photoshop, and then a final 1-day block of Illustrator, each taken on different dates.

    View split course details

    InDesign Photoshop Illustrator

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for designers, pre-press professionals, architects, production managers, marketing staff, small business owners, web designers, and anyone else who wishes to master the Creative Cloud.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Exploring Photoshop
    • Explore the Adobe Photoshop Environment
    • Customize the Adobe Photoshop Workspace with Presets
    • Customize Menus
    • Explore Adobe Bridge
    • Work with Adobe Photoshop File Properties
    Painting and Retouching Images
    • Paint an Object
    • Retouch an Image
    • Create a Gradient
    • Create a Pattern
    • Create a Vector Object
    • Apply Metadata and Keywords
    • Output to Print
    Enhancing an Image
    • Adjust the Tonal Range of an Image
    • Use the Exposure Dialog Box
    • Work with Filters
    Working with Layers and Selections
    • Create and Use Layers
    • Create and Use Smart Objects
    • Create Layer Styles
    • Work with Multiple Layers
    • Create and Modify Selection
    Managing the Adobe InDesign Environment
    • Introduction to Adobe InDesign
    • Customize Your Workspace
    • Set General Preferences
    • Manage Document Presets
    Designing Documents
    • Create a New Document
    • Alter a Document's Layout
    • Create the Structure of a Document
    • Develop Master Pages
    • Manage Text and Graphic Placement
    • Develop Layers
    Managing Text
    • Add Text
    • Edit Text
    • Spell Check Text
    • Thread Text
    • Change Text Threads
    • Format Characters
    • Format Paragraphs
    • Manage Styles
    Utilizing Colours, Swatches, and Gradients
    • Utilize Colour
    • Utilize Swatches
    • Apply Fills, Gradients, and Strokes
    Managing Transparency
    • Apply Transparency
    • Apply Transparency Flattener Presets
    • Utilizing Tables
    • Create a Table
    • Modify a Table
    • Format a Table
    Preparing for Handoff to a Service Provider
    • Check Documents for Problems
    • Print a Document
    • Package Files
    • Preview Output
    Creating Acrobat PDF Files
    • Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution
    • Manage PDF Presets
    • Export PDF Files for Printing
    Creating Logos Using Simple Shapes
    • Choose New Document Settings
    • Create a Custom Workspace
    • Draw Basic Shapes with the Shape Tools
    • Draw Paths with the Pencil Tool
    Enhancing Logos
    • Format Objects
    • Manipulate Objects
    • Insert Type
    Creating Logos Using Custom Paths
    • Draw Paths with the Pen Tool
    • Modify Existing Shapes to Create New Shapes
    • Duplicate Objects
    • Apply Graphic Styles
    Creating a Logo with Type Special Effects
    • Apply Gradients to Type
    • Create Type on a Path
    • Apply an Envelope to Type
    Creating an Advertisement
    • Import a Graphic
    • Align Objects
    • Apply Spot Colours
    • Wrap Text
    • Export a File
    Manipulating Body Type
    • Import Body Type
    • Format Type with Styles
    • Fix Spelling Errors
    • Find and Replace Text
    • Insert Typographic Characters
    Managing Assets with Adobe Bridge
    • Explore the Adobe Bridge Environment
    • Apply Metadata and Keywords to Assets in Adobe Bridge
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training London training centre based at:

    5 St John’s Lane
    Clerkenwell
    London
    EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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  • Design Masterclass ID + PS + IL 5 Days - Upcoming London Course Dates

    25 Oct - 29 Oct £950 + vat
    15 Nov - 19 Nov £950 + vat
    06 Dec - 10 Dec £950 + vat
    10 Jan - 14 Jan £950 + vat
    07 Mar - 11 Mar £950 + vat
    09 May - 13 May £950 + vat
    11 Jul - 15 Jul £950 + vat
    29 Aug - 02 Sep £950 + vat

    Design Masterclass ID + PS + IL 5 Days - Split Date Options

    InDesign Introduction

    25 Oct - 26 Oct
    17 Nov - 18 Nov
    6 Dec - 7 Dec
    10 Jan - 11 Jan
    7 Feb - 8 Feb
    7 Mar - 8 Mar
    4 Apr - 5 Apr
    9 May - 10 May
    13 Jun - 14 Jun
    11 Jul - 12 Jul
    1 Aug - 2 Aug
    22 Aug - 23 Aug
    26 Sep - 27 Sep

    Photoshop Introduction

    27 Oct - 28 Oct
    15 Nov - 16 Nov
    8 Dec - 9 Dec
    12 Jan - 13 Jan
    14 Feb - 15 Feb
    9 Mar - 10 Mar
    25 Apr - 26 Apr
    11 May - 12 May
    27 Jun - 28 Jun
    13 Jul - 14 Jul
    8 Aug - 9 Aug
    24 Aug - 25 Aug

    Illustrator Essentials

    29 Oct
    19 Nov
    10 Dec
    14 Jan
    24 Jan
    11 Mar
    21 Mar - 11 Mar
    13 May
    23 May
    15 Jul
    18 Jul
    26 Aug
    12 Sep
  • Client Reviews

    "Thoroughly enjoyed each day and got plenty to put into practice."

    Tracy Gibson, Wates Construction Limited, Design Combo - 5 Day Masterclass

    "I felt the training that was delievered was very tailored to the group of attendees. I feel this is something that could be used every day going forward. "

    Lynsey Brogan, Howden, Design Combo - 5 Day Masterclass

    "Enjoyed all 5 days and learned a great deal!"

    Dave Winkett, halfords, Design Combo - 5 Day Masterclass

    "I was very impressed by the content and pace of the course, being a newcomer I expected to be overwhelmed but the tutor really took the time to 1-2-1 coach us when required."

    Jamie Gardiner, Edrington Distillers, Illustrator - 1 Day Introduction

    "The instructor was very knowledgeable and patient and went at just the right learning speed for my level. One to one tutorial has been very beneficial for my learning of HTML and CSS and a great introduction."

    Dawn Irons, Imago Group plc, HTML and CSS - 2 Day Introduction

    "Really productive day. Very pleased with the tutoring, thank you."

    Jonathan Mawer, Vectorworks - 1 Day Introduction

    "The trainer was wonderful and imparted a great deal of personal experience as well as delivering a superb course in a friendly, intelligent and comprehensive manner. I've learned so much in just 2 days!"

    Tony Crowther, Classic American, InDesign - 2 Day Introduction

    "Thoroughly enjoyed the training and picked up very useful tips on using QuarkXpress."

    Vivien Brown, Frank Cass, QuarkXPress - 2 Day Introduction

    "Great training experience!"

    Ian Graham, Huntingdon, Digital Publishing Suite - 2 Day Introduction

    "Exceptionally useful course designed around exactly what I wanted to get out of it, so was tailored perfectly to my needs."

    Emma Samuel, Gaz de France