Graphic Design Courses in the Midlands...

Graphic Design Courses...

These Graphic Design Courses are run in the Midlands and focus on applications contained in Adobe Creative Cloud. These include InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator and are suitable for single individuals or private company groups.

The course content is very flexible and you can mix and match both software and the course level. If you are a complete novice you may opt for the Introduction to Photoshop Course, Introduction to InDesign Course and Introduction to Illustrator Course. But those with experience of one or more of the applications may choose an advanced training.

We always organise a voice call or virtual meeting to discuss this prior to the training.

Graphic Design Courses...

Our Graphic Design Courses are either hosted onsite at your premises or virtually via video conferencing software such as Teams or Zoom. With people working from home and elsewhere we find the latter is becoming more popular.

Graphic Design Course Content...

Our Graphic Design Courses run over 3 days and show how to work with the three main applications of the Adobe Creative Cloud. You can focus on specific software or mix and match from any of our overviews to create a completely tailored Creative Cloud Course

The three core elements of Creative Cloud brings graphic design together giving you hands on experience of creating, designing and developing various spreads, layouts, photo editing and vector artwork. It introduces you the concepts of graphic design including typography, illustration and colour and how to use them to create brand & project work.

You learn by hands on exercises, discussion and examples over the three days and by the end of the course will be able to create professional and attractive designs in these CC apps,

Our most popular courses for Graphic Design Training are:

Introduction to Photoshop Course
Introduction to InDesign Course
Introduction to Illustrator Course

Using a combination of these Adobe Courses you will discover how each one works and bring them together to produce stunning professional looking documents. 

Graphic Design Techniques...

Throughout the graphics training you will come to understand vital graphic and typographic elements involved in the design process. You will look at working with colour, type and artwork using the techniques and methods used in a professional environment.

Who would benefit from the Graphic Design Course...

This is a good choice for anyone looking to build on their skills and enter the world of Graphic Design. It gives you the knowledge to produce a wide variety of designs & artwork in the different applications and then bring them together as one.

Graphic Design Course Content... 

Adobe Photoshop Introduction Course...

Photoshop Introduction Photoshop Repairing and Replacing Images

Photoshop Interface
Control Bar /Properties Panel
Photoshop Panels
Photoshop Techniques, Tips & Tricks

Clone Tool 
Spot Healing Brush
Red Eye Tool
Content Aware Tool

Photoshop Colour Photoshop Layers

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

Understanding Layers
Creating, Editing, Shuffling Layers
Merging & Flattening Layers
Layer Palette
Background, Duplicating & Linking Layers

Photoshop Selections Photoshop Adjustments

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

Hue & Saturation Adjustmet
Levels Adjustment
Curves Adjustment
Black & White Adjustment
Brightness & Contrast Adjustment

Photoshop Design Photoshop Sharpening

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

Working with Smart Sharpen Filter
Radius /Reduce Noise Sliders
Smart Sharpen Controls
Shadows & Highlights

Photoshop Brushes Photoshop Masks

Working with Brushes
Changing Brush Tips
Changing Brush Size
Brush Options

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

Photoshop Type Photoshop Practicalities

Creating /Editing Type Layers
Creating Type Masks
Type & FX Effects
Warping /Shaping Type
Character & Paragraph Type

Creating & Working with Collages
Working between 2 or more Images
Align & Distribute Layers /Images
Using Rulers & Guides for Positioning

Photoshop SmartObjects Photoshop Export & Print

Creating SmartObjects
Importing SmartObjects
SmartObjects /Vectors
Updating One or Multiple SmartObjects
Rasterising SmartObjects

Photoshop  & InDesign
Photoshop File Formats
Photoshop Save for Web

Adobe InDesign Introduction Course...

Getting started with InDesign
Creating and saving a document
New Document Setup /Presets
Tools / Window Menu /Panels
Properties Pane

Placing images
Editing Images /Image Frames
Image Formats
Graphic frames

InDesign CC Interface
Creating a Workspace
Work with Shortcuts
InDesign Properties Panel
InDesign Views

InDesign & Images
Working with Vector & Raster Images
Working with Fit to Frame
Fit to Frame Options

InDesign & CC Libraries
Creating a Library
Sharing a Library
Library Properties
Adding Assets to Libraries
Benefits of CC Libraries

InDesign & Colour
Working with Colour Modes RGB /CMYK
Colour Swatches / Process /Spot & Pantone
Colour Sample /Colour Theme Tools
Gradient Panel /Adding /Mixing /Editing Gradients
Applying Colour to Objects /Fill /Stroke

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

InDesign Text Frames
Creating & Editing Text Frames
Text Frame Properties
Adding /Flowing Text to Frames
Text Frrame Tool / Columns
Aligning to Baseline Grids

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

Adobe InDesign

Effects Panel
Opacity Options
Isolate Blending
Knockout Effects
FX Effects
Corner Options
Manipulating Imagery

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

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

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

Preflight & Package
Export (print) to .

 Adobe Illustrator Introduction Course...

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

Graphic Design Course Locations...

Adobe Training and Graphic Design Courses across the Midlands, Birmingham, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Coventry, Leeds, Sheffield, East Anglia, Cambridgeshire, Gloucestershire, Buckinghamshire and just about everywhere else.

Graphic Design Courses...

In Short...

Learn to work with images in Photoshop to produce eye catching professional photos...

Use Photoshop Techniques to design unique images that pop out from the page...

Enhance, recolour and edit images for numerous purposes...

Edit existing artwork or redesign it completely using Adobe Ilustrator...

Create your own stunning logos...

Manipulate artwork for publishing...

Understand and work with Vectors...

Combine Illustrator Artwork with Photoshop...

Use InDesign to bring together artwork from Illustrator and Photography from Photoshop...

Create numerous layouts including...




Promotional and Campaign Materials...


Grapics Design Training Course introduction to Illustrator

Photoshop Introduction Course... 

Design Training Course