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Meet the Big 3: Adobe Photoshop + InDesign + Illustrator [Beginner] 3-day Short Course 

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    Campus: David Game College - London

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    Duration: 3 days (10am – 4.45pm) 45 min lunch break

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    Mode of Study: On-campus

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    Delivery : 1 day per week (Mondays)

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    Level of Study: Beginners

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    Next Start Date: Monday 24th June 2024

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    Awarding Body: DGHE


Join us for this transformative 3-day introductory course where you will gain a solid foundation in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Designed not only to provide a basic understanding of each software and their individual strengths but also the connected workflow between these three heavy weights of the design world, and how they work together with a professional mindset.  

Across the 3 days you will focus on each program in turn, creating content in each one, and bringing it all together to create a single connected outcome that highlights your new ability in Adobe Creative Cloud’s industry standard powerful design software. 

Our aim is for you to leave empowered and equipped with tools to expand your creative potential across an ever-growing range of digital and print output, to professional standard.

All our on-campus short courses offer: 

  • Access to our London campus facilities, including a fully equipped Mac room 
  • Access to Adobe Creative Cloud and materials relevant to your discipline 
  • Networking opportunities and the chance to share ideas with like-minded individuals and professionals 
  • Real-time interaction with your tutor to ask questions and seek guidance 
  • Feedback and critique on your work. 
  • Content
  • Who is this Course for
  • Outcomes & Further study
  • Meet the Tutor
  • Available Dates & Pricing
  • How to Register
Understand the basic principles of design layout
Understanding InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop workspace, tools and palettes
Setting up multi-page documents in InDesign
Creating imagery in Illustrator and Photoshop
Understand how all 3 really work together
Working with bitmap and vector and understanding file formats
Colour management
Introduction to typography and the power of Adobe type
How to work with Graphics and placed images
Applying effects and AI powerful features
Saving your work for digital and print
Exporting to Adobe Acrobat PDF
Produce a final piece of work that uses all 3 programs

No prior knowledge or experience of any of the Adobe Creative Cloud software is required. You will be guided through each piece of software to understand the basics and how they work together. However, you should have some basic Mac or PC skills. 

This course is specifically designed for anyone seeking to expand their creative potential with Adobe Creative Cloud’s Big 3: Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign. Whether you are new to Adobe Creative Cloud or have some prior experience, in one of these programs, this course is suitable for those who want to master the basics of how these 3 industry-standard programs work together to produce professional level design for print and digital. 

There is almost a limitless list of industries and brands that use Adobe to create content, from digital artwork, photographic manipulation, vector art, logos, icons, UI (user interface) design, to multi-page publications, leaflets books, and brochures – the list goes on. So, whether you’re in fashion, retail, marketing, design, or something else, if your job or passion involves creating impactful content for social, digital, or print, to a professional standard, this course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to expand your creative potential and take your design abilities to the next level. 

Our classes are for adults (18+). However, group bookings can be made for those under 18 years old, please get in touch with us at short.courses@dghe.ac.uk 

Certificate of completion 

 We understand and appreciate the effort you’ve invested in your studies, and we want to ensure that you have tangible proof of your accomplishments. Upon meeting the minimum attendance requirement of 80% of your classes, you will receive a certificate of completion. Certificates of completion serve as valuable additions to your CV, showcasing your dedication and commitment. 

You’ll learn how to use
Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign individually and how they connect and work together in a professional workflow. 

  • How to set up all documents from scratch. 
  • Get to know Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign workspaces, tools, and palettes. 
  • Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign – when to use which one and why. 
  • Create impactful imagery in Photoshop and Illustrator 
  • Know when to use bitmap and vector graphics and why. 
  • Create multi-paged documents for print and digital with InDesign. 
  • Understand fundamental principles of design and layout – enabling you to consider all types of document design. 
  • Learn how to use typography effectively in PS, AI, ID and the different abilities of each. 
  • Understand colour profiles and swatches. 
  • Saving files for digital, social, and print output 
  • Prepare your document for a professional print. 
  • Export Acrobat PDFs for professional print, digital or just proofing. 
  • Understanding image file formats (JPG, PNG, AI, PSD, EPS, TIFF and more) 
  • Create professional multi-page documents InDesign and learn how it works with Photoshop and Illustrator. 

Further Study Options 

*If you have taken or plan to take our Adobe Photoshop Beginner short course, this course stands alone and maybe taken in conjunction with or separately. The outcomes of each will be different. 

Coming soon – Register your interest

Rich Jackson

Rich is currently a Graphic Design Lecturer for our HND Art & Design and BA (Hons) Visual Communications (Top-up) courses.  

Rich graduated from Loughborough College of Art and Design in 1996 and has since worked in advertising and brand communication agencies for many clients, from blue chips to start-ups. With over 25 years of experience, 15 of which in agency and over 10 years as a freelancer, he offers real industry insight and a wealth of knowledge to students across branding, packaging, advertising, print and digital communications. 

Rich currently splits his time between sharing his knowledge and experience with graphic design students while actively working with clients across London and the UK. 

Available Start Date Duration Sessions Location Investment
Monday 24th June 2024 3 days  (10 am4.45 pm) 45 min lunch break  24th June, 1st and 8th of July DGHE, 32-35 Jewry Street – London, EC3N 2ET £490


How to register

Registering for one of our short courses is easy and quick. Please complete the Registration form and select the date you wish to attend. Once you submit your registration, you will be emailed further information and instructions on making a payment and securing your place.

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