Adobe Suite Masterclass

5 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum

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This five-day masterclass covers all of the most commonly used features of the three main products in the Adobe suite - Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign - used to produce printed documents. Whether the aim is to produce flyers, adverts, brochures or tender documents then this course teaches all of the key skills required.

The course will be taught using the Adobe Creative Suite (CS6), but is suitable for those using CS5, CS6 or Creative Cloud.

This will provide delegates with most skills required to sit the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exams in the respective applications, and will serve as a good grounding for those who wish to work towards the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exams


  • Navigate around the products' environments
  • Understand resolution and colour modes
  • Use Photoshop to prepare images, including working with selections, layers and retouching of images
  • Use Illustrator to create vector artwork, including working with and formatting paths
  • Use InDesign to create publications, including working with text, styles and graphical objects
  • Output content from all three products in formats best suited for their intended audiences

Additional Information

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Introducing the Suite (3 topics)

  • The applications and interfaces
  • Zooming and navigating
  • Introducing image types and resolution

Retouching Tools (4 topics)

  • The Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • The Patch Tool
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Move

Introducing Layers (5 topics)

  • Combining images using layers
  • Creating and managing layers
  • The Eraser tools
  • Transforming layers
  • Common adjustments

Taking layers further (4 topics)

  • Layer styles
  • Blending modes
  • Working with Adjustment layers
  • The Type Tool

Introducing Photoshop (3 topics)

  • Creating a new document
  • Image resolution
  • Rotating and cropping images

Selections (6 topics)

  • The Marquee tools
  • The Lasso tools
  • The Quick Selection tools
  • Color Range
  • Refining a selection
  • Saving and loading selections

Working with History (4 topics)

  • History basics
  • Configuring History
  • The History panel
  • The History Brush

Filters (3 topics)

  • The Filter Gallery
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Sharpening

Outputting from Photoshop (2 topics)

  • Colour modes
  • Exporting other file types

Introducing Illustrator (3 topics)

  • Vector graphics versus raster graphics
  • Creating a new document
  • Managing artboards

Basic Shapes (3 topics)

  • Illustrator terminology
  • Drawing simple lines and shapes
  • Modifying paths

Formatting paths (3 topics)

  • Working with colour
  • Fill
  • Stroke

The Pen Tools (4 topics)

  • Creating simple line paths
  • Creating curved paths
  • Combining straight and curved paths
  • Modifying paths

Working with Text (4 topics)

  • The Type Tool
  • Formatting type
  • The Area Type Tool
  • The Type on a Path Tool

Using Layers (2 topics)

  • Working with layers
  • Managing layers

Outputting from Illustrator (3 topics)

  • Outputting from Illustrator
  • Adobe Swatch Exchange
  • Exporting artwork from Illustrator

Introducing InDesign (4 topics)

  • Creating a new document
  • The newly-created page
  • Guides
  • Working with frames

Working with type (9 topics)

  • The Type Tool
  • Importing text
  • Linking text frames
  • Character formatting
  • Common paragraph formats
  • Using Notes
  • Creating simple tables
  • Other useful text options
  • Special characters and symbols

Working with Styles (6 topics)

  • An introduction to styles
  • The styles panels
  • Creating styles
  • Applying styles
  • Editing and managing styles
  • Overrides

Working with Graphics (3 topics)

  • Importing images
  • Scaling and moving
  • Text wrapping options

Working with Multiple Frames (5 topics)

  • Grouping, aligning and distributing objects
  • Stacking objects
  • Converting shapes
  • Transforming objects
  • Layers

Working with Colour (2 topics)

  • Working with colours
  • Creating tints and gradients

Preparing a Document for Output (5 topics)

  • Resolving errors in a document
  • Printing a document
  • Exporting files for printing
  • Packaging a document
  • Exporting a file in another format


  • Attendees do not need any prior experience of the products as anything that is required will be covered by the course.
  • Delegates should have basic computer skills and know how to launch applications, browse in order to locate files, and have good keyboard and mouse skills.

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Different pricing structures are available including special offers. These include early bird, late availability, multi-place, corporate volume and self-funding rates. Please arrange a discussion with a training advisor to discover your most cost effective option.

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