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  • Adobe MasterClass Training Course

    Adobe MasterClass Training

    A 5 day course that takes you into the individual elements of the software including Photoshop Training, InDesign Training and Illustrator Training to create, edit and publish documents for both digital and print output. This Adobe MasterClass Training is ideal for large company roll-outs, company groups or 121 tuition. They teach the techniques and features used daily in professional environments to create high quality digital design for both print or digital output.

     

    The course content can be tailored according to your specification and run in any order (the overviews are provided as a guideline).  These onsite Adobe MasterClass Courses are run across the UK including Bradford, Oxford, York, Doncaster, Derby, Cheltenham, Chester, Liverpool, The Wirral, Coventry, Nottingham, Sheffield, Lincoln, Stoke. Please get in touch to discuss my availability in your area.

     

    Adobe MasterClass Overview

    The course content can be run in any order you prefer otherwise it tends to run as 4 days split between Photoshop and InDesign with the final 1 day dedicated to Illustrator. You can also pick and mix from the other Adobe Courses on the site. Perhaps you would rather an Adobe Acrobat Course than Illustrator training? The choice really is down to you.

     

    Adobe MasterClass Pricing

    This course runs for either individuals or company groups with pricing at £1275.00 all inclusive for the first person per week then £200.00 all inclusive per additional person per week.

    Travel expenses may be incurred depending on location

     

    Adobe MasterClass – What will you learn?

    You work with a number of different projects. On the two day Photoshop course you work with various photographs to retouch, design and produce interesting and professional imagery.  These can be used quite fluidly on the InDesign Training to enhance layouts and spreads.  The two InDesign Training days introduce you to layout and spreads incorporating Photoshop and Illustrator images.  These include flyers, corporate literature, brochures, tenders and so forth (this depends on what you need to learn for your particular work). The Illustrator Training Course introduces you to the basics of the software and teaches techniques to work with tools and panels to create vector driven graphics such as logos and infographics.  

     

    This is suggested content and can be used as a baseline to work out your own criteria for your training course.

     

    InDesign Training, days 1 & 2

    Full InDesign Introduction overview below but in short you will learn how to:

     

    • Edit & Update existing documents
    • Create New Documents (including bleed, slug, margins & columns)
    • Work with colour, typography and use grids and guides to publish accurate and consistent looking documents
    • Understand the tools, features and techniques used to create highly effective and communicative layouts and spreads
    • Learn to edit and work with existing documents
    • Format, Layout and Design Documents
    • Publish to various outputs including InDesign, PDF and Export

     

    Photoshop Training, days 3 & 4

    The full Photoshop Course content can be viewed further down the page but in brief you will learn how to:

     

    • Work with Photoshop Tools, Panels & Interface
    • Working None Destructively in Photoshop
    • Make precise selections, add to and remove from selections
    • SmartObjects & SmartFilters
    • Use various selection techniques including the 3 Lasso tools, Pen and Masks
    • Select & Mask
    • Retouch & Repair photographs
    • Learn to prepare images for both print and web output

     

    Illustrator Training, day 5

    The full Illustrator Course content can be viewed further down the page but in brief you will learn how to:

     

    • Work with Illustrator Tools, Panels & Interface
    • Understand and use selection tools in Illustrator
    • Create, edit and manipulate geometric shapes & social media icons
    • Drawing tools, pen, anchor points, pathfinder
    • Use Illustrator’s layout tools including Grids, Guides, Smart Guides
    • Illustrator Type Tools
    • Working with Images
    • Exporting /Printing to Print & Web

     

    Onsite MasterClass Training Locations

    This is onsite training which means the dates and times are totally flexible. Being centrally based in the Midlands means location is not a restriction for onsite training as I travel extensively across the UK including all major cities and surrounding area’s including: Bradford, Oxford, York, Doncaster, Derby, Cheltenham, Chester, Liverpool, The Wirral, Coventry, Nottingham, Sheffield, Lincoln, Stoke.

     

    Please contact me for location and availability or an informal chat about the direction of your design training.

     

    What are the benefits of an Onsite Adobe Masterclass Course?

    The main one of course being you save money but there are numerous benefits to onsite courses but the main ones are:  

    • The training is focused entirely on your and your company requirements

    • There is no travelling or overnight stays involved for you or your team saving travel & expenses

    • Cheaper than traditional training

    • The approach is focused specifically on you and your specific needs this is not a generic one size fits all course. 

    • Prior to the training you chat with me about your aims, content preferences and levels of delegate /s knowledge

    • InDesign course is tailored to suit you or your team

    • Flexible dates & times to suit you

     

    Laptop Hire

    Short of a laptop or 6?  If so, then I can supply laptops and projector hire and take care of all aspects of your Adobe training course – again, please don’t hesitate to get in touch for an informal chat about your needs.  This training can be run in any version of Adobe up to the most recent Creative Cloud 2017.

     

    Thank you for dropping by.

    Don’t have a good day – have a great one

     

    Greta Powell Training Ltd

     

     

     

    Adobe MasterClass Training Course - Overviews

    Photoshop Training Course Day 1 – 2

     

    Photoshop Basics

    • Tools
    • Palette overview

     

    Photoshop Accurate Layout

    • Grids / Guides / Rulers
    • Print v Pixel
    • Image Resize / Resolution / Artwork sizing
    • Rotation and Crop

     

    Photoshop Selection and Selection Techniques

    • Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand, *Quick Select
    • Feathering Selections
    • Expanding / Reducing Selections
    • Modifying / Transforming Selections
    • Quick Masks
    • Save / Load a Selection

     

    Photoshop and InDesign

    • Placing Photoshop files in InDesign
    • Editing / round tripping Photoshop files in InDesign
    • Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images
    • Clone Tool (remove or replace part/s of an image
    • Healing Brush (fix damages to part or whole of image)
    • Red Eye (remove the red from the pupil)

     

    Photoshop Layers

    • Understanding layer principles
    • Inserting/editing/shuffling layers
    • Layer Blending Effects / Opacity

     

    Photoshop Automation

    • Create a Web Gallery (put your profile / images collection online in seconds) *earlier versions of Photoshop only PhotoMerge
    • Contact Sheets

     

    Photoshop Print

    • Optimise for web
    • Print to PDF
    • Export
    • PhotoMerge
    Adobe InDesign Days 3-4

     

    Creating & Saving Documents

    • New document setup
    • Bleed / Columns / Margins
    • Tools / panels
    • Document navigation

     

    Smart layout

    • Guides
    • Grids (including baseline grid for individual text frames)
    • Rulers (zero point)

     

    Text Basics

    • Text frames
    • Formatting Text frames
    • Text frame properties
    • Text frame – multi column setup

     

    Type Handling & Manipulation

    • Placing text
    • Character styles / Paragraph styles
    • Typography and layouts
    • Tab Handling
    • Tab palette
    • Tab characters
    • Editing tabs
    • Adding leaders

     

    Colour

    • Colour models
    • New colours

     

    Imagery

    • Placing images
    • Editing images / graphic frames
    • Image formats
    • Graphic frames

     

    Combining Type and Imagery

    • Text and graphics

     

    Print output

    • Preview
    • Preflight
    • Export (print) to .PDF
    Adobe Illustrator Day 5

     

    Meeting Adobe Illustrator

    • Toolbox
    • Overview of Palettes
    • Control Bar
    • Views
    • Preferences

     

    Adobe Illustrator Selection Tools

    • Selection tool
    • Direct selection tool
    • Adding / removing to selections
    • Tips / tricks for sleeker selecting

     

    Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools

    • Bézier pen
    • Adding / removing points
    • Joining / cutting paths – knife tool
    • Pencil tool
    • Smooth tool
    • Reshape tool
    • Eraser tool

     

    Adobe Illustrator Shapes

    • Elliptic, poly, spiral, rectangle tools
    • Drawing geometrics shapes
    • Reshaping / resizing
    • Transforming tool/ scale, reflect, shear and rotate
    • Pathfinder palette

     

    Adobe Illustrator Layout Tools

    • Grids
    • Guides
    • Rulers
    • Stacking order
    • Grouping / ungrouping
    • Align and distribute
    • Adobe Illustrator Colour
    • Colour palettes
    • Process / spot / global colours / pantones
    • Swatch palette / adding / editing / deleting swatches
    • Fills and strokes
    • Gradient adding colour / editing colours / inkwells
    • Eyedropper tool
    •  Paintbucket tool

     

    Adobe Illustrator Type Tool

    • Creating / editing type
    • Typeface attributes / tracking / leading / kerning etc
    • Type on a path
    • Type path options
    • Outline type
    • Type area tool
    • Frame options

     

    Adobe Illustrator Images

    • Importing images
    • Matching image colour
    • Linking / embedding images

     

    Adobe Illustrator Print

    • Printing files
    • Print options
    Pricing

    This course runs for either individuals or company groups with pricing starting from £1275 for the first person then £200.00 per additional person per week. 

     

    Laptop Hire is available at £25.00 per computer per week

    T&C’s apply to laptop hire

     

    This onsite Adobe MasterClass course covers Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator and runs at your premises across the UK including the Midlands, Nottingham, Leicester, Coventry, Cheltenham, Derby, Birmingham, Chester, Blackpool, Liverpool, York, Halifax, Sheffield – please get in touch for availability and dates in your area

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