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Evening Adobe InDesign

9-Wk Part-Time Programme (2 hours per wk)

Course overview


> Learn the latest layout techniques
> Complete real-life projects
> Gain knowledge of packaging work for print

Beginning with elementary introduction to the world of Publication Layout, the course quickly develops into an intensive training package in the specialist skills of the Desk Top Publisher.

During the course you will learn how to use the key industry software package, Adobe InDesign. In addition you will learn how to incorporate Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator into your work.

Emphasis is given to using InDesign in the real life context; this is achieved through the use of practical examples and demonstrations. This course concentrates on delivering quality publication that are ready for output at both lithographic and state of the art, digital print houses in an error free and optimised format.

In addition you will learn the background principles, methods, tricks and tips to make you an efficient producer of publications for various markets within the print production industry.

What the students' say…

Really enjoyed the course, well delivered for beginners and great value for money. Lots of great handouts and I now feel well prepared to start creating documents in InDesign.

Course duration

9 weeks

Start dates

  • 27th April 2017

Syllabus overview

  • Introduction to DTP principles
  • Style Sheets - separating layout from presentation
  • Image formats & fonts
  • Reflective Scanning
  • The printing Process - litho and digital
  • Project based learning: real life assignments to increase your working knowledge of InDesign
  • Including flyer & business card
  • 16-page mini-brochure
  • 12-page A4 commercial sales publication
  • Clipping paths
  • Spot Colour
  • Proofing - digital and soft (pdf format)
  • Collection Ready for Print
  • Use of Photoshop for image preparation
  • Design of artwork using Illustrator
  • and more

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