Adobe Creative Suite courses

Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator

These courses provide an introduction to the key programs in the Adobe Creative Suite. See the tabs below for details of each course and book via Eventbrite Adobe Creative Course dates

These courses are for students and staff only. If there are no suitable dates for the course that you want then email digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk

PS1: Photoshop Essentials

An introduction to basic image editing using Photoshop. This course is also part of the training to enable staff to edit the YSJ website. Full details in tabs below.

PS2: Layers and cutting out

This course focusses on cutting objects out from backgrounds, patching images and using layers to get creative. Full details in tabs below.

ID1: InDesign Essentials

An introduction to this powerful publishing software to produce leaflets or posters. Full details in tabs below.

ID2: Speeding up production

Aimed at those wanting to use InDesign regularly and use features such as page master and styles to keep consistency and speed up production. Full details in tabs below.

IL1: Illustrator Essentials

An introduction to using illustrator to work with scalable vector shapes and paths. Full details in tabs below.

IL2: Layers, artboards and curves

Techniques and tips for working in Illustrator for more complex jobs involving multiple artboards. Full details in tabs below.

See the tabs below for details of each course and book via Eventbrite Adobe Creative Course dates

These courses are for students and staff only. If there are no suitable dates for the course that you want then email digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk

PS1: Photoshop Essentials

PS1: Photoshop Essentials

Prior knowledge: None

Adobe Photoshop is excellent at manipulating bitmap images. It can be used to scale and prepare existing images for web and print use as well as having the tools to create from scratch. This introductory course will suit people getting started with Photoshop and preparing images for uses such as the York St John website.

This course is made up of two halves which together form an introduction to Photoshop.

If you want to cover the minimum requirements for editing the university website, the first half hour covers.

  • Understanding the workspace
  • Cropping existing images
  • Resizing images
  • Saving for the Web
  • Understanding image formats

The second half hour extends this to cover

  • Using filters and corrections
  • Using the text tool
  • Handling difficult shaped images
  • Compositing multiple images
  • Saving for different uses
  • Adding a background

Book via Eventbrite Adobe Creative Course dates. These courses are for students, staff and alumni only. If there are no suitable dates for the course that you want then email digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk

If you prefer self-paced online learning then our Lynda.com online course may suit you. Photoshop CS6 Essential Training Note for those wanting to edit the University website the hands-on course is required.

Photoshop PS2: Cutting out images

PS2: Layers and cutting out

Prior knowledge: Basic skills with Photoshop

This course covers more skills in Photoshop to amend existing images by cutting objects out from the background or creating from scratch.

This course includes:

  • Using masking to cut out images
  • Magic wand tool
  • Working with layers
  • Clone brush
  • Using brushes
  • Using colours and gradients
  • Orientation of other tool

Book via Eventbrite Adobe Creative Course dates. These courses are for students, staff and alumni only. If there are no suitable dates for the course that you want then email digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk

Alternative online learning: Lynda.com online courses Photoshop CS6 Selections and Layer Masking Workshop

InDesign ID1: Essentials

ID1: InDesign Essentials

Prior knowledge: None

This course provides an introduction to InDesign to produce leaflets.

This course includes:

  • Understanding the workspace
  • Adding text and images
  • Wrapping text around images
  • Managing colours
  • Managing styles
  • Type on a path
  • Embedding images
  • Flowing longer texts
  • Saving and exporting

Book via Eventbrite Adobe Creative Course dates. These courses are for students, staff and alumni only. If there are no suitable dates for the course that you want then email digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk

InDesign ID2: Speeding up production

ID2: Speeding up production

Prior knowledge: Basic skills with InDesign equivalent to Indesign1

This course adds features aimed at handling more documents in InDesign. We will look at setting up styles to maintain consistency, using master pages to provide constant backgrounds and libraries to gain quick access to to commonly used objects.

This course includes:

  • Using master pages
  • Headers and footers
  • Using layers
  • Guides, rulers and tabs
  • Using a library
  • Page numbers and references

Book via Eventbrite Adobe Creative Course dates. These courses are for students, staff and alumni only. If there are no suitable dates for the course that you want then email digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk

Illustrator IL1: Essentials

IL1: Illustrator Essentials

Prior knowledge: None

Adobe Illustrator works with scalable vector objects and is often used to produce logos, fliers or posters.

This course provides an introduction to Adobe Illustrator manipulating text and shapes to create a flier.

This course includes:

  • Introduction to the screen layout
  • Vector vs bitmap
  • Manipulating simple paths and shapes
  • Adding text
  • Controlling colours and lines
  • Alignment of items

Book via Eventbrite Adobe Creative Course dates. These courses are for students, staff and alumni only. If there are no suitable dates for the course that you want then email digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk

Illustrator IL2: Layers, artboards and curves

IL2: Layers, artboards and curves

Prior knowledge: Basic skills with Illustrator

This course extends the use of Illustrator to multiple layers and artboards. More sophisticated options for colour and paths as well as export options are covered.

This course includes:

  • Manipulating paths and curves
  • Layers and artboards
  • Using gradients
  • Understanding colour spaces
  • File formats
  • Other text options

Book via Eventbrite Adobe Creative Course dates. These courses are for students, staff and alumni only. If there are no suitable dates for the course that you want then email digitaltraining@yorksj.ac.uk

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