Adobe Masterclass Training Course in the Midlands...

Adobe MasterClass Courses...

Adobe MasterClass Training Course both online & onsite InDesign, Photoshop, IllustratorOur Adobe MasterClass Training Courses are designed to give you the skills to work in both a print or a digital design environment. We cover the most popular elements of Adobe CC including InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator courses or are happy to mix and match these with other courses such as Adobe Acrobat.

On this five day MasterClass course you will learn how to create images in Photoshop, various page layouts in InDesign and vector artwork such as logo's in Illustrator.

We provide this either as onsite training hosted at your premises or as virtual online training sessions held with a live instructor.

During your time with us whether onsite or online you will get a thorough understanding of the process of digital design from creating, developing your assets, editing existing documents /images /artwork through to publishing content to digital or print.

Online Adobe MasterClass Training

We also run this as an Online Adobe MasterClass Course with a live instructor. Our virtual Adobe Training sessions are run in most of the popular video editing software such as Teams, Zoom & Google Meet.

At all times you have direct live contact with your trainer throughout the course via video, audio and screen sharing in real time.

What will I need for Online Adobe Training?

You will need a computer with audio /video camera or webcam. Some people prefer to work with two screens whilst others work with one screen.

You will need either a trial or full version of the software installed for the training.

Onsite Adobe MasterClass Training

The Adobe MasterClass training will be held onsite at your premises and hosted by our trainer. This is ideal for company groups or for one to one individual sessions.

All our training courses are run at times and dates to suit you.

What are the benefits of Onsite Adobe Training?

The course content can be tailored completely around you and at times and dates that work for you. It is also:

Cost Effective Pricing
There are no travel or accompanying expenses 
Tailored Training, the focus is specifically around you and your company
Dates & Times which are mutually agreed.

Adobe MasterClass Overview...

The course content can be run in any order if you prefer. All our outlines are provided as rough guidelines you can specify the order they run in. As a general guide we tend to run Photoshop & InDesign over 4 days with the 5th day dedicated to Adobe Illustrator.

We are also happy to take a 'mix and match' approach to the overcall course and can substitue one or more courses such as Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Premier Pro. All of our Adobe Creative Cloud Training is totally flexible.

This is ideal for individuals and company groups or small businesses looking to bring their marketing & business design in-house. Times – Mutually agreed dates & times

Adobe MasterClass - What you will learn...

Adobe MasterClass Training Course, InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat online and onsite training coursesYou work with a number of different projects during your MasterClass Course.

On the two day Photoshop course you work with various photographs to retouch, design and produce interesting and professional imagery.

These images can then be used on the InDesign Training days to enhance layouts and spreads giving a good idea of the workflow involved in Creative Cloud.

During the Photoshop Course we also look at creating & designing for social media channels and producing small marketing videos.

The InDesign Training days show you how to create and design a variety of designs and layouts such as flyers, corporate literature, brochures, tenders and so forth (this depends on what you need to learn for your particular work). 

As well as designing for print you will also learn how to produce online interactive digital documents such as Adobe Interactive PDF's. The course will show how to insert rich media such as video and audio into a document plus add links, books and navigation in to the interactive PDF.  

We also cover creating interactive forms in InDesign but this is purely optional. 

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.  You will also learn how to work with colour and branding and to design with social media in mind.

This content can be used as a baseline and you can specify exactly what content you want including prior to the training.

Adobe MasterClass Course Outline...

Adobe InDesign Day One & Two...

Getting started with InDesign
Creating and saving a document
New document setup
Tools / panels
Document navigation

Placing images
Editing images / graphic frames
Image formats
Graphic frames

InDesign Interface
New Document Settings
Effective Dialogue Box Navigation
Understanding New Document Features

QPR Codes
Create a QPR Code
QPR Code Styles
Editing and Publishing QPR Codes

Tab Handling
Tab palette
Tab characters
Editing tabs
Adding leaders

Colour Panels
Working with Colour
Colour Modes
Colour Swatches
Changing / Matching Colour
Understanding Colour

Smart Layout
Grids & Guides
Baseline Grids
Smart Guides
Align & Distribute Objects
Rulers (Zero Point), 

Text frames
Formatting Text frames
Text frame properties
Fill & Stroking Frames
Text frame – multi column setup
Aligning to Grids

Custom Image Wraps - Roundtripping
InDesign Clipping Masks
Working with Clipping Paths in InDesign
Editing Paths & Masks
Detect Edges in InDesign
Process of Clipping Paths & Photoshop
Alph Channels

InDesign Tables (working with MS Office)
Inserting a Table
Cells, Rows & Columns
Automated Formatting of Cells, Rows & Columns
Table Linking to Microsoft Office
Graphs & Chart Linking to Microsoft Office
Graphs & Chart Live Links

Placing External Text (Word, RTF)
Paragraph & Character Formatting
Typography & Layout
Create Outlines
Accurate Type for Print
Baseline Grid
Align to Baseline Grid /Align First Line
Grid Properties
Tracking /Kerning /Leading
Working with Rules /above /below
Handling Long Text Frames

Adobe InDesign

Copy & Paste HTML 
Copy Code from Twitter
Frame Size & Poster Image
Alternative Layout - Liquid Disply
Design for Mobile Devices
Horizontal & Vertical Layouts
Flexible Column Widths in Frames
Autosize Text Frames
Content Collector Tool
Content Collector Tool Panel

Align to Object

Placing & Importing Images
Resizing, Rotating, Adjusting Images
Working with Photoshop Images
Positioning Images in Layouts
Working with Multiple Images

Object Graphic Styles
Designing Graphic Styles
Adding to Object Graphic Styles Panel
Editing Object Graphic Styles
Graphic Styles to Frames
Saving /Importing /Editing

Type & Images
Working with Text & Images
Working with Text Wrap
Clipping Paths
Removing Backgrounds for Text Wrap
Text Insets

Preflight & Package
Export (print) to .PDF

Photoshop MasterClass Day Three & Four

Photoshop Basics Training...

On this Photoshop Course learn how to work with the tools and panels to select, recolour and enhance photographs for InDesign layouts and spreads.  This Photoshop Training gives an indepth look ad teaches you to digitally retouch and enhance images for both print and the web.  It is particularly useful for anyone who needs to airbrush photographs intended for publishing in Corporate Publications, Company Reports. It shows you how to improve photographs and give a professional edge to photographs intended for publication.  It makes use of the Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, Desaturate and a number of other Photoshop Tools and Features plus professional hints and tips about how to improve your images.

Photoshop Photography Tools...

This Introduction to Photoshop Course shows you how to work with images direct from the camera card or from other souces.  It demonstrates how to use Smart Sharpen and Camera Shake Reduction to improve and work with and fix imperfect images. The Photoshop Course shows the fundamentals of Camera RAW to edit and improve your photography using the powerful tools contained in RAW.

Photoshop Introduction Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

Photoshop Interface
Control Bar
Photoshop Panels
Photoshop Techniques

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 Colour Adjustment Photoshop Cosmetic Enhancement

Colour Adjustment Brush
Channel Mixer
Understanding Photoshop Channels
Channel Mixer Presets
Source Channels

Removing Skin Blemishes
Even out Skin Tones
Brighten the Eye, Whiten the Eye, Colourise the Iris
Recolour the Skin and Improve Tone Range
Sharpen, Diffuse and Desaturate Tools

Photoshop Precise Positioning Photoshop Layers

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

Understanding Layers
Creating, Editing, Shuffling Layers
Merging & Flattening Layers
Layer Palette

Photoshop Design Photoshop Adjustment Layers

Converting to Black and White
Tinting Images
Adding Textures and Edge Effects
Drop Shadows and Blending
Black and White Conversions

Lens Corrections * Distortions 

Adjustment Panel for live Working /None /Destructive
Image Adjustment
Brightness, Contrast, Gamma, Hue and Saturation
Colour Balance Layers
Shadows, Highlights, Midtones

Levels and Curves Layers

Photoshop Sharpening Photoshop CC RAW 

Working with Smart Sharpen
Radius /Reduce Noise Sliders
Minimise Halo Effects
Camera Shake Filter

Basics of working with RAW files
Understanding the Screen and the Tools in RAW
Basics of working with HDR
Camera RAW Tools and Features
Upright and Auto Upright

Photoshop Selection & Selection Techniques Photoshop Filters

Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand,
Feathering / Expanding / Reducing Selections
Modifying / Transforming Selections
Save / Load a Selection
Quick Select Tool
Select Subject /Background
Select & Mask

Working with SmartFilters
Editing SmartFilters
Using Neural Filters
Downloading & working with Neural Filters
Blur Gallery
Working with Bokeh & Iris Blur

Photoshop Masking Photoshop SmartObjects

Quick Masks
Quick Mask Mode
Creating Accurate Masks
Adding to & Removing from a Mask

Working with SmartObjects
Updating Single /Multiple SmartObjects
SmartObjects & None Destructive Workflow
Rasterising SmartObjects

Photoshop Type Photoshop Colour

Creating Type
Editing Type
Type Masks
Type & FX Effects
Shaping Type
Type & Good Design

Colour Palettes
Colour Models, CMYK, RGB, LAB
Gradients, creating & editing
Mixing & matching Colour
Pantones & Spot Colours
Colour Profiles

Adobe Illustrator Course Duration...

This Adobe Illustrator Course runs for one day in which you will learn the tools and techniques used to get to grip with the software quickly and effectively.  Having got a firm grip of the basics you the work with different types of artwork to create logo design, flyer layout, drawing over lineart and applying colour and shading to enhance current art. 

Illustrator Introduction Course Day 5...

Meet Adobe Illustrator
Tool Panel & Tools
Palettes Overview
Control Bar
Working with Preferences

Adobe Illustrator Drawing Tools
Bezier Pen
Adding /Removing Anchor Points
Joining / Cutting Paths
Knife /Scissors /Shape /Eraser /Smooth
Pen Drawing Techniques
Curves & Angled Corners

Adobe Illustrator Selection Tools
Selection Tool
Direct Selection Tool
Adding to /Removing from Selections
Tips & Tricks for Sleeker Selections in Illustrator
Select & Edit Paths
Lasso Selection Tool
Add /Remove to Lasso Selection Tool
Select Menu Techniques

Adobe Illustrator Colour
Colour Palettes
Process /Spot /Global Colours /Pantones
Swatches Palettes
Adding /Editing /Deleting Swatches

Adobe Illustrator Type Tool
Creating /Editing Type
Typeface Attributes /Tracking /Leading /Kerning
Type on a Path
Type Path Options
Outline Type
Type Area Tool
Frame Options

Adobe Illustrator Shapes
Elliptic, Poly, Spiral, Rectangle Tools
Geometric Shapes
Reshaping / Resizing
Transform Tool /Scale /Reflect /Shear /Rotate
Pathfinder Palette
Shear /Scale Tool

Adobe Illustrator Layout Tools
Grids /Guides
Stacking Order
Grouping /Ungrouping
Align & Distribute

Adobe Illustrator Images
Importing & Placing Images
Matching Image Colour
Linking /Embedding Images
Working with Links Palette
Basic Image Tracing

Adobe Illustrator AutoTrace
Using AutoTrace to map Outlines
Use Threshold
Tracing Options
Working with Trace Paths
Using Live Paint to recolour Artwork

Adobe Illustrator
Print Options
Understanding Print Jobs
Print to .PDF
Print to Professional Bureau
Troubleshoot Print Issues

Adobe Masterclass Training Course Content...

InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator Training...

Five Day Adobe Masterlass Course combining InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator...

Produce beautiful images, design vector artwork and put it all together in an InDesign layout...

Produce slick high impact graphics and professional looking layouts...

Design Techniques - Tips & Tricks...

Understand the Print Process...

Bring your own Images and Branding to work with on your Adobe Course...

What is InDesign...

Creative Cloud is the latest version of the Adobe Suite including InDesign...

It is primarily a web based subscription service offered by Adobe...

Creative Cloud consists of the majority of Adobe applications including InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator...

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