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Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Illustrator Training - 2 Days

Adobe Photoshop Training CourseAdobe Illustrator 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 2 day training course is structured to give you a thorough grasp of the basic features of Adobe
Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, the industry standard applications for Graphic Design. You will first
learn how to edit and manipulate images using Photoshop, moving on to Illustrator where you will learn
to create a variety of vector based graphic artwork. You will also gain an understanding of how the two applications work best together.


Photoshop and Illustrator 2 Day Training Outline

Training Course Introduction - Photoshop and Illustrator Overview

  • About Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Working with bitmap and vector images
  • Various design workflow's and how the applications fit in

Day 1 - Working with Photoshop

The Interface

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

Basic Image Manipulation

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

Image Enhancement

  • Basic Levels
  • Using Hue and Saturation
  • 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

Working with Layers

  • About Photoshop layers
  • Creating/deleting layers
  • Adding Illustrator Files to Photoshop
  • 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 Illustrator
  • Print based file formats
  • Image compression for web deployment

Day 2 - Working with Adobe Illustrator

Introduction to Illustrator

  • Setting up general preferences
  • Document and page set up
  • Selection tools
  • Magnification and reduction
  • Using rulers and guides

Drawing Tools

  • Working with the line tools
  • Working with the shape tools
  • Cutting and editing paths
  • Using the Pen tool
  • Cutting, copying and pasting elements

Working with Colour

  • Creating custom colours
  • Working with swatches
  • Using the paint/colour tools

Working with Text

  • Typography and formatting
  • Text on a path
  • Wrapping text and graphics
  • Outlining type

Working with Objects

  • Duplicating
  • Object drag copying
  • Moving, rotating, scaling elements
  • Grouping/ungrouping objects
  • Working with strokes and fills
  • Creating masks

Using Layers

  • Working with the layers palette
  • Creating/deleting/hiding layers
  • Locking layers
  • Layer options

Creating Effects

  • Working with Pathfinder commands
  • Using the Effects menu

Export and Save Options

  • Saving editable Ai and PDF files
  • File formats for use in Photoshop
  • Pasting Illustrator content into Photoshop
  • Suitable formats for various print scenarios
  • Compressing web graphics


Training Availability and Bookings | Training Prices | Training Information

If this Photoshop and Illustrator outline does not match your requirements bespoke training is available.

If wish to discuss any aspect of your Graphic Design training please do not hesitate to contact me


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