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Adobe Photoshop & Adobe InDesign Training - 3 Days

Adobe Photoshop TrainingAdobe InDesign Training

Platform: Windows PC and Apple Mac

Courseware: Comprehensive training manual provided per person

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows or Apple Mac operating system

Software version: Training available for Adobe versions CS5.5, CS5, CS4, CS3, CS2, CS

Course Overview:
This 3 day training course has been developed to give you a solid grasp of Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. You will first learn how to prepare and manipulate a wide range of digital imagery using Photoshop before moving on to InDesign where you will learn to create highly effective print ready layouts. You will also gain an thorough understanding of how the two applications work best together.


Photoshop and InDesign 3 Day Training Outline

Training Course Introduction - Photoshop and InDesign Overview

  • About Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign
  • Working with different image types
  • Understanding page layout for print
  • Various design workflow's and how the applications fit in

Day 1 - Working with Photoshop

The Interface

  • Using the menu bar
  • Setting preferences
  • Opening and importing images/graphics
  • Creating new documents
  • Navigation and magnification

Basic Image Manipulation

  • Cropping
  • Resizing the image
  • Working with image resolution
  • Setting colour modes
  • Making greyscale images
  • Saving formats

Image Enhancement

  • Basic Levels
  • Using Hue and Saturation
  • Sepia effects
  • Sharpening images

Correcting Mistakes

  • Undo shortcuts
  • Using the History palette

Working with Selections

  • Using the range of selection tools
  • Working with selection options
  • Editing selections
  • Feathering images with selections

Day 2 Morning Session - Photoshop Continued

Changing Image Content

  • Using the retouching tools
  • Working with the paint tools

Removing Backgrounds for InDesign

  • About the pen tool and paths
  • Creating and exporting clipping paths
  • Using the EPS format for paths

Working with Layers

  • About Photoshop layers
  • Creating/deleting layers
  • Placing files
  • Automatic layer creation
  • Adding text layers
  • Hiding/locking layers
  • Transforming layers
  • Using the Flatten Image command

Exporting and Saving Photoshop Artwork

  • Creating PSD documents for future editing
  • File formats for use in InDesign
  • Print based file formats


Day 2 Afternoon Session - Working with Adobe InDesign

The InDesign Environment

  • Using the tools and palettes
  • Control palette
  • Using Context menus
  • Opening and closing documents
  • Navigating a document
  • Using the multiple undo feature

Document Layout

  • Setting up pages and basic layout options
  • Using rulers, guides, grids and layers
  • Working with pages and spreads
  • Using master pages

Laying Out Pages with Frames

  • Creating and using frames
  • Using the frame tools
  • Creating text and graphic frames
  • Setting frame properties


Day 3 - Adobe InDesign Continued

Working with Text

  • Importing and exporting text
  • Placing text in frames
  • Threading text through frames
  • Setting text frame properties

Formatting Type

  • Formatting characters
  • Formatting paragraphs

Importing Photoshop Graphics and Images

  • Placing graphics and images
  • Fitting content to frames
  • Fitting frames to content

Selecting and Transforming Objects

  • Moving Objects
  • Grouping and ungrouping objects
  • Align

Using Colours

  • Defining and applying colours from colour libraries
  • Creating and applying gradients


  • Preparing for commercial printing
  • Performing a pre-flight check before printing
  • Packaging files for hand off
  • Creating printable PDF files
  • Handing off to a prepress service provider


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