FREE Introduction to Adobe

FREE Introduction to Adobe

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Platform Training

3 Westland Place


N1 7LP

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This FREE 2 day course will give you a solid grounding in the most commonly used Adobe applications: Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator.

About this event

This course is free to Hackney residents. Platform Training is an Adobe Authorised Training Centre. Our practical Introduction to Adobe course provides a comprehensive introduction to the three primary applications: Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator and explores how they work together. This course will enable learners to use these key applications together to develop a professional workflow.

The course covers the following:

  • Photoshop Files and formats
  • Image input and output
  • Colour theory
  • Photoshop Palette management and Screen real estate
  • Photoshop navigation shortcuts
  • Photoshop Selections
  • Correcting an Image
  • Working with Photoshop Layers
  • Masks and Channels
  • The InDesign Environment
  • Designing Documents
  • Managing and Formatting Text
  • Typography
  • Colour Management
  • Preflight and Packaging
  • Core Illustrator Concepts
  • Creating Illustrator Documents
  • Drawing in Illustrator
  • Colours in Illustrator
  • Text copy in Illustrator
  • Creating Acrobat PDF Files

Completing this course will enable you to:

  • Understand differences between image file types and when to use them
  • Understand the concepts of non-destructive image editing
  • Understand professional design considerations
  • Create single and multi-page InDesign documents
  • Create effective page layouts
  • Prepare documents for commercial print
  • Understand core concepts of vector graphics
  • Create professional design elements
  • Export designs for web and print

Course requirements:

This course is provided free of charge to Hackney residents who have UK/EU citizenship and were aged 19 or older on 31/08/2021. To enrol you will need to give a Hackney address. The course runs on 2 days on Tuesday and Wednesday - over 1 week.

Places are booked on a first come first served basis. We are operating a stand by / waiting list in case courses are fully booked.

No prior knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud applications is required: only basic PC or Mac skills. If English is not your first language you should have a good level of English in order to participate.

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