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Creative Cloud Master Class - 5 days

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Creative CloudThis five day Creative Cloud training course combines the different parts of the Adobe Creative Cloud suite and has been designed for those looking to get the best out of print documents. All of the courses assume delegates have little or no knowledge of one or more parts of Creative Cloud and the content has been designed to give you a jumpstart into the world of digital print design.

The training course starts with Photoshop (day 1 and 2) and Illustrator (day 3) and shows you how to produce rich, powerful photographs, line art and logos. These images will then be used and incorporated into the InDesign component of the course (days 4 and 5) to show how the design and print process works with the different software to finally produce a print ready spread or layout.

We have Adobe trainers who deliver Creative Cloud training in Leicester, Leeds, Bradford, Sheffield, Birmingham, Chesterfield, York, Nottingham, Lincoln, Manchester and throughout mainland UK.

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Adobe Photoshop – Days 1-2

The Creative Cloud Master Class training course starts with two days of working with Adobe Photoshop and shows you how to work with photographs from scratch. A variety of different areas are shown but this course focuses on how to enhance, repair and also produce images for publications. These images will be saved and then used in the InDesign component to maintain a steady design professional workflow.

  • Module 1 Photographs
    • Acquiring Photographs
    • Importing Photography
    • Photography Copyright Basics
    • Image Banks

  • Module 2 Photoshop Overview
    • Photoshop’s Interface, Canvas, Panels, Tools
    • Navigation in Photoshop
    • Changing Photoshop Preferences for Canvas
    • Mini Bridge
    • What is a Photoshop File or a .PSD
    • Pixel V Vector Software
    • Resolution, Image Size, File Size, Image Dimensions
    • Image File Formats, .PSD. JPEG, PNG, PDF

  • Module 3 Photoshop Selections
    • Lasso and Marquee Tools
    • Magic Wand and Quick Select
    • Selection Modification
    • Increase, Decrease, Feather Selections
    • Selection Modification
    • Refine Edge Box
    • Working with Refine Edge Box for Selection Fine Tuning
    • Saving and loading Selections

  • Module 4 Photoshop Masks
    • Create a Quick Mask
    • Add or Remove from Mask
    • Using Masks Effectively

  • Module 5 Working with Layers
    • Creating, Editing Layers
    • Moving, Rotating and Aligning Layers
    • Linked Layers
    • Adjustment Layers
    • Layer Properties, locking, viewing
    • Export a Layered Image
    • Flatten and Merge Layers

  • Module 6 Text and Vector Shape Layers
      Creating Text
    • Character and Paragraph Formats
    • Warp Text Effects
    • Understand Vector Shapes
    • Create, Edit, Customise Vector Shapes
    • Apply and Adjust Stroke and Fills to Vectors

  • Module 7 Colour
    • Working with Colour Panels
    • CMYK, RGB, HSB, Lab and Web Modes
    • Working with Colour Spectrum
    • Understanding Process and Spot Colour
    • Using Colour Correctly
    • Converting Colour Mode

  • Module 8 Gradients
    • Creating Gradients
    • Editing Gradients with Gradient Editor
    • Using Basic Gradients to remove Local Colour Cast

  • Module 9 Image Correction
    • Colour Balance
    • Working Hue and Saturation
    • Colour Replacement
    • Understanding Levels

  • Module 10 Image Retouching
    • Healing Brush to smooth and repair blemishes
    • Clone Stamp Tool to remove unsightly items
    • Removing Items using Content Aware and Content Fill Tools
    • Content Aware Scale
    • Working with Brush and Colours
    • Sampling and Selecting Colour
    • Accurate Colour Matching

  • Module 11 Using Brushes
    • Creating and Editing a Brush
    • Colouring and Painting with Brushes
    • Colour Fill and Shading

  • Module 12 Photoshop and Design
    • Work with Filter Gallery to produce Stunning Front Cover Artwork
    • Use the FX Filters to add Drama and Atmosphere to Images
    • Create Black and White Backgrounds with Colour Splash
    • Combine Multiple Images for Panoramics
    • Combine Mulitiple Images for Stunning Montages
    • Work with Text and Text Warp for Logo Creation

  • Module 13 Print
    • Preparing Images for Print
    • Correct File Choice for Image Output
    • Using Save for Web and Devices
    • *Roundtrip – sharing image files with InDesign and Illustrator
    • *Roundtrip – working with Clipping Paths created by Photoshop in InDesign

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Adobe Illustrator – Day 3

The Illustrator component of the course works with vector art and artwork illustrations and provides the ability to use colour and shading for high impact custom design. During this day you will find out how to complete designs using stunning headlines, logos and artwork for high impact visual design.

  • Module 1 Illustrator Overview
    • Creating New Documents
    • Working with Artboards
    • Artboard Setup
    • Creating and Editing Workspace
    • Using Illustrator Panels

  • Module 2 Illustrator Shapes
    • Polygons, Spirals, Stars, Ellipses
    • Lines, Arcs, Grids
    • Resizing, Rotating, Repeating Shapes
    • Working with Width Tool
    • Add Arrow Heads to Lines

  • Module 3 Illustrator Shape Manipulation
    • Increasing or Decreasing Stoke Width
    • Changing Stroke Size
    • Applying Pattern and Texture Fills
    • Working with Shading

  • Module 4 Colour
    • Colour to Fill and Stroke
    • Creating Swatch Groups
    • Editing, Saving, Reopening Swatch Groups and Libraries

  • Module 5 Painting and Shading
    • Gradient Feather Tool
    • Gradient Tool
    • Using the Brush Tool

  • Module 6 Text and Text Outlines
    • Create Text
    • Format, Edit and Colour Text
    • Create Outlines
    • Cut Text Outlines into Different Pieces using Knife and Scissors Tools (give multiple colours to one character or position an image inside text)
    • Reshape Outline Text

  • Module 7 Pen Basics
    • Create Basic Paths using Pen
    • Add and Remove Points on Paths
    • Create Point to Point or Freehand Curved Paths
    • Erase Paths

  • Module 8 Illustrator and Design
    • Create and Design a High Impact Logo
    • Create and Design an Outlined Heading
    • Prepare a Piece of Vector Art for Publication

  • Module 9 Export and Print
    • Export as JPEG, PNG
    • Print to .PDF Print for Bureau

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Adobe InDesign – Days 4-5

The InDesign component of the course takes two days to complete and shows how to create various documents for print from posters through to book layout. It usually runs after the Photoshop and Illustrator sections as the retouched and edited images are incorporated as part of the design workflow.

The course gives plenty of time to work and practise on various spreads and layouts and you will design flyers, stationery, covers and so forth then on the final day incorporate all artwork and photography to create a large working professional brochure.
  • Module 1 InDesign Overview
    • New/ Open / Documents
    • Document Setup (Bleed, Slug, Columns)
    • Tool Box
    • Window Menu / Panels
    • Customise Panels and Workspaces
    • Navigating InDesign
    • Working with Frames
    • Editing and Manipulating Frames

  • Module 2 Text Frames and Manipulation
    • Creating and Formatting Text Frames
    • Resizing, Rotating and Editing Text Frames
    • Text Frame Options
    • Text Frame Column Setup
    • Text Frame Setup
    • Text and Grid Setup for accurate Text positioning

  • Module 3 Tabs and Tab Settings
    • Working with the Tab Palette
    • The Four Tab Characters
    • Positioning Tab Characters
    • Working with Leaders

  • Module 4 Layout and Positioning
    • Guides, Grids, Baselines
    • Alignment and Distribution
    • Rulers and Ruler Guides
    • Working with Smart Guides
    • Guides, Grids and Baselines
    • Alignment and Distribution
    • Rulers and Ruler Guides

  • Module 5 Typography
    • Placing Text
    • Creating Outlined Text
    • Understanding Type Requirements
    • Aligning Type to Baselines
    • Working with Baseline Grid /Options
    • Adjusting Text for working with Grids
    • Leading, Kerning and Tracking
    • InDesign Style Sheets
    • Long Text Frame Flows

  • Module 6 InDesign and Colour Handling
    • Working with RGB /CMYK
    • Creating Spot Colours
    • Using Pantone Colour Books
    • Applying Colour to Stoke / Fill

  • Module 7 Working with Swatch Panel
    • Saving, Editing, Adding Swatches

  • Module 8 Combining Type and Image
    • Understanding Type and Images Positioning
    • Arrange Options

  • Module 9 Images and Text Wrapping
    • Creating Various Text Wraps
    • Wrap Frame, Content, Above and Below
    • Setting the Text Inset
    • Using Clipping Paths for Custom Wrapping
    • Best Design Practise for Wrapping

  • Module 10 Custom Image Wrapping
    • Clipping Masks in InDesign
    • Clipping Paths in InDesign
    • Editing Masks and Paths
    • Removing Backgrounds in InDesign
    • Working with Clipping Paths created in Photoshop

  • Module 11 QPR Codes
    • Create a QPR Code
    • QPR Code Custom Style
    • QPR Codes Output

  • Module 12 Printing
    • Working with Preview
    • Export Print to .PDF
    • Compress and Optimise Images
    • Packaging Documents for Print
    • Export to different File Formats

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Adobe Creative Cloud & DTP Training Testimonials

Very Enjoyable! Lovely tutor and very interesting course
A Hemingway, Wakefield City Council (Abode Acrobat training Wakefield West Yorkshire)

Lisa Bhardwaj (PhotoShop training Blaby Leicestershire)

A fantastic tutor, made the whole experience very enjoyable.
R Sharma-Slessor, Depuy Spine (a Jonson & Jonson Company) (Adobe Photoshop and Indesign Training Leeds West Yorkshire)

Very informative course with lots of helpful advice and good practice.
M Hamilton, Canon Slade School (Dreamweaver CS4 Training workshop Bolton Lancashire)

Really enjoyable and worthwhile.
L Maycock, Trutex Ltd (QuarkXpress Beginners Training Clitheroe Lancashire)

Greta was an exceptional trainer. I found her manner warm, easy going professional and interested. Her skills with the Adobe Cloud were vast, her knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets, Convert to Paths, and Clipping Handles exceptional. She will always be somebody who shall forever remain in our hearts.
D. Cook, CML2 Ltd (Adobe Creative Cloud Master Class and Quark Xpress Beginners training Ipswich, Suffolk)

A comprehensive course, no need for improvements.
A Alvey, South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (Advanced Illustrator Training Sheffield, South Yorkshire)

[The trainer] has been great to work with. I really enjoyed the training.
K. Clarke, HSBC (Indesign training Birmingham)

Very first time I have used Captivate and it was a great start.
A. Kaczmarczyk, Learn Direct (Adobe Captivate training Sheffield)

I'd just like to say a big thank you to you on behalf of all the attendees. We thoroughly enjoyed the training.
A Hall, Royal Liverpool University Hospital (Adobe Captivate training Liverpool)

The training was great and the trainer was marvellous.
S. Hart, Chester Grosvenor Hotel (Adobe InDesign training Chester)

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Onsite Course Locations by County:

Creative Cloud Training West Yorkshire: Leeds, Bradford, Halifax, Huddersfield, Wakefield, Bingley, Pontefract, Castleford, Dewsbury, Keighley

Creative Cloud Training South Yorkshire: Sheffield, Doncaster, Barnsley, Rotherham

Creative Cloud Training North Yorkshire: Skipton, York, Harrogate, Wetherby, Selby, Whitby, Scarborough, Middlesbrough

Creative Cloud Training Lancashire: Manchester, Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley, Oldham, Bolton, Wigan, Liverpool, Lancaster, Stockport, Southport, St. Helens, Rochdale, Bramhall, Didsbury, Altrincham

Creative Cloud Training Derbyshire: Derby, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Long Eaton

Creative Cloud Training Nottinghamshire: Nottingham, Ilkeston, Mansfield, Sutton in Ashfield, Worksop, Newark on Trent, Beeston

Creative Cloud Training Lincolnshire: Lincoln, Gainsborough, Boston, Sleaford, Market Rasen, Grantham, Grimsby, Scunthorpe, Cleethorpes, Skegness

Creative Cloud Training Leicestershire: Leicester, Loughborough, Hinckley, Melton Mowbray, Coalville, Lutterworth

Creative Cloud Training Warwickshire: Warwick, Birmingham, Coventry, Nuneaton, Rugby, Solihull, Redditch, Stratford-upon-Avon, Sutton Coldfield, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Stourbridge

Creative Cloud Training Cheshire: Chester, Stockport, Birkenhead, Wallasey, Runcorn, Macclesfield, Crewe, Warrington, Nantwich, Winsford, Wilmslow

Creative Cloud Training Staffordshire: Stafford, Stoke-on-Trent, Wolverhampton, Walsall, Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth

Creative Cloud Training Northamptonshire: Northampton, Peterborough, Corby, Kettering, Wellingborough, Daventry

Creative Cloud Training Bedfordshire: Bedford, Luton, Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Biggleswade, Sandy

Creative Cloud Training Cambridgeshire: Cambridge, Wisbech, Ely, March, Whittlesey, Chatteris, Linton

Creative Cloud Training Essex: Chelmsford, Basildon, Romford, Southend, Colchester, Harlow, Brentwood, West Ham

Creative Cloud Training Herefordshire: Hereford, Ross-on-Wye, Leominster, Ledbury, Bromyard, Kington

Creative Cloud Training Norfolk: Norwich, Great Yarmouth, King's Lynn, Dereham, Cromer, Hunstanton

Creative Cloud Training Suffolk: Ipswich, Bury St. Edmunds, Lowestoft, Felixstowe, Sudbury, Haverhill, Bungay

Cost-effective small group teaching

For small group teaching of up to ten people we offer a cost-effective day rate available for training events aimed at charities, small to medium-sized businesses and larger organisations alike.

The first person is charged at the standard one-to-one day rate which this course is £300.00 plus VAT, the second person at £75.00 plus VAT and everyone one there after at £50.00 plus VAT for up to ten people in total. This means that we can now offer a day's training for a group of five people for only £525.00 plus VAT. (small surcharges may apply for printing of teaching materials and additional travel.)

Please note that this applies only to one day courses where students are being taught together on client premises, on the same version of the software, and where all students are at similar competency levels.

Travel supplements may apply

To book a training course simply call 0844 493 3699, or email training@foursquareinnovations.co.uk

Adobe Captivate Training Course FAQs

Q: Do you cater for groups of trainees?

A: Yes, we can cater for groups and training can either take place on your premises or at a training suite in a city of your choice.

Q: Why do you offer bespoke/tailored training courses rather than off-the-shelf training courses?

A: While we do provide off-the-shelf training courses, we also think it is important to offer you the opportunity to focus on the specific skills you want to learn. Many IT training companies take a one-size fits all approach to software training and book you in as part of a group on a pre-diarised day to learn a generic syllabus. Our approach to training is to allow you to specify areas of the software that you want to concentrate upon, and then tailor your training course accordingly. This gives us the flexibility to respond to your specific business needs. This also allows us to train you on the exact version of the software that you use in the workplace.

Q: What information do you need from me when I book a training course?

A: We need to know what version of the software you want training upon, your level of competency (e.g. basic, intermediate or advanced) and information about any specific requirements you have.

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Price Guidelines

Public courses from £365.00 plus VAT per day

Group rates for the 5 day Master Class at your workplace

1 student: £1500 plus VAT
2 students: £1850 plus VAT
3 students: £2000 plus VAT
4 students: £2250 plus VAT
5 students: £2500 plus VAT
6 students: £2600 plus VAT
7 students: £2700 plus VAT
8 students: £2800 plus VAT
9 students: £2900 plus VAT
10 students: £3000 plus VAT

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- prices based on one-day's training -
- PC hire not included -

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