Adobe InDesign & Photoshop Training in Birmingham...

Adobe InDesign and Photoshop Course Content...

This Birmingham and West Mid's based combined InDesign and Photoshop training course is designed for those wishing to work professionally with digital design.  On the Photoshop course you learn to work with photographs to produce beautiful images whilst the InDesign training shows how to use the photograph's in various spreads and layouts to create professional business documentation.  These Adobe Courses are delivered across Birmingham and the West Midlands including Wolverhampton, Stourbridge, Blackheath, Hampton in Arden and surrounding areas.  This Creative Cloud training can be run onsite for individuals or company groups or run from a venue local to you.

It is designed for those who have little or no experience of the Adobe software or is ideal for anyone looking for Adobe Refresher Training.

Adobe InDesign Course Overview...

The Adobe InDesign and Photoshop Introduction Course Overviews can be viewed below.  We specialise in customised Adobe Training Courses so the content from below can be combined in any way.

Adobe InDesign Course Design...

On this InDesign Course you create and design high impact spreads and layout.  The InDesign Training is designed to cover all the features and functions needed to produce professional documentation from the start. You learn to use grids for precise type control and work with styles to create a streamlined consistent look across all your materials.  

Adobe InDesign Course Outline...Day One

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

Placing images
Editing images / graphic frames
Image formats
Graphic frames

InDesign Layouts
Setup single / multiple page document layouts
Work with facing pages
Work within design principles 
Create and edit Master Pages
Add Page Numbering
Place logo /watermark

Text frames
Create and edit text frames
Work with text frame properties
Text frame – multi column setup
Text Insets
Aligning to Grid
Place Text from Microsoft Word

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

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

Paragraph & Character Formatting
Typography & Layout
Creating & Editing Bullet Lists
Glyphs and Symbols
Accurate Type for Print

Type & Images
Working with Text & Images
Working with Text Wrap
Clipping Paths
Removing image backgrounds for text wrap
Text Insets

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

Preflight & Package
Export (print) to .PDF

Photoshop Introduction Course...

This Photoshop Introduction Course runs in conjunction with the InDesign Course outlined above and is designed to show how to create, design & produce images for use in layout software such as InDesign.  It introduces the basics of Photoshop by working with size, resolution, layers and selections then moves forward.  It focuses on how to improve people images and general photography for use in InDesign by working with both retouching and colour adjustment tools.  

It is particularly useful for anyone who needs to airbrush photographs intended for publishing in Corporate Publications or company websites.  This Photoshop Course would suit those working in HR, PR and Comms Depts as it shows 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 Introduction Course Content Day Two... 

Photoshop Introduction Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

Photoshop Interface
Control Bar /Panels and Tools
Window Menu

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 Tools Photoshop Colour Adjustment

Transform Tool
Crop Tool
Brush Tool
Eraser Tool

Hue and Saturation to tweak colour in images
Selective Colour
Brightness & Contrast
Photoshop Colour Photoshop Design Techniques

Colour Palettes
Colour Models, CMYK, RGB, LAB
Gradients, creating & editing
Mixing & matching Colour
Process & Spot Colour

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

Photoshop Selection & Selection Techniques Photoshop Cosmetic Enhancement

Lasso, Magnetic Lasso, Magic Wand,
Feathering Selections
Expanding / Reducing Selections
Modifying / Transforming Selections
Quick Masks

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 Masking Photoshop Roundtripping

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

Saving Photography for InDesign
Editing Photography via InDesign

Combined InDesign & Photoshop Training Courses held across Birmingham, West Midlands, Shropshire, Cheshire and the Black Country

InDesign Training Courses...

Adobe InDesign Pricing...

Prices for Adobe InDesign Introduction course - onsite per day

Standard rate for 1 person is £275.00 all inc

Second /subsequent person/s £75.00 all inc

For individual tuition travel expenses may be incurred depending on location

Training for 6 people for £650.00 per day

Laptop Hire £25.00 all inc per machine per day

What is InDesign CC...

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...

Information details are at

InDesign & Photoshop Course...

Two Day Course combining InDesign and Photoshop...

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.

You Said!

InDesign Training...

Very informative course that covered all the relevant topics we needed.  It will make producing our bid tender documentation much more straightforward.  A friendly and helpful trainer.

Helen Jones, Ass Design Manager,

Photoshop Training...

Thoroughly enjoyed the day. Learned so much about the Photoshop functions I've always wondered about.  Absolutely wonderful working with you!  Fab day!


Thanks for a fab training day - I feel I've gone from novice to expert in a short space of time.

Mansfield Palace Theatre, Mansfield Notts

InDesign Training...

Just wanted to say a huge thanks to you for the training - it was really helpful and you were wonderful.
I hope you didn’t take any wrong turns on the way home ; ) and got back safely.
Take care and hopefully our paths will cross in the future!

Best wishes
Emily Broomhead
Projects Manager

British Tinnitus Association