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Design, Graphics, and Print Training Courses

At the heart of the creative industry are the flagship tools that help design and publishing professionals every day. Come along to one of our courses and learn everything you need to work effectively in the creative field.

Whether you are starting your creative journey or you are a highly experienced design professional, you can always find a course to suit you at XChange Training. With countless years of experience in creative design and publishing, our trainers deliver feature-packed sessions on all of the essential tools: Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop, and much more.

Design, graphics, and print are areas that appeal to a huge range of people from graphic designers to creative professionals, print professionals, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, and many more besides. Take a look at our course options and find out how we can help you today.

As well as our Essentials and Introduction courses – both ideal for beginners – we run more in-depth sessions in our Advanced courses. And if you want to gain a complete picture and quickly advance to expert level, our Masterclass courses are the ideal choice.

What about getting a formal qualification from your course? Look out for our courses that offer the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam. This is an ideal way of showing colleagues and employers that you really understand a program. Once your course is complete, you will take the ACA exam and see your result immediately.

If you wish to discuss any aspect of your training course, please contact us on info@xchangetraining.co.uk.

Adobe Illustrator CC

View all Adobe Illustrator Training CoursesAdobe Illustrator is the leading vector-drawing program used by designers and graphic artists all over the world. It provides the tools to create crisp, scalable images that work perfectly at all sizes.

1-Day Essentials: Combine shapes with type to make simple logos ready for the web and for print. This course is an essential starting point for anyone interested in graphic design and who has no previous experience of Illustrator.

2-Day Introduction: Get a complete introduction as we show you how to create and export your own artwork. You will also learn useful vector-drawing concepts such as Bézier curves, paths, and anchor points. A perfect grounding for new Illustrator users, this course goes into more depth than the 1-Day Essentials course.

2-Day Advanced: Take your existing Illustrator know-how and enhance it as you learn how to master paths, points, and curves. You will learn advanced techniques for adding transparencies and special effects. This course assumes some basic knowledge of Illustrator, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day Introduction course.

3-Day Advanced + ACA exam: Take your existing Illustrator know-how and enhance it as you learn how to master paths, points, and curves. You will learn advanced techniques for adding transparencies and special effects. This course assumes some basic knowledge of Illustrator, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day Introduction course . You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

4-Day Masterclass: Get the complete guide to Illustrator, from manipulating shapes and curves to creating custom brushes, and automating workflows. This course combines the best of our 2-Day Introduction and 2-Day Advanced courses.

5-Day Masterclass + ACA exam: Get the ultimate guide to Illustrator, from manipulating shapes and curves to creating custom brushes, and automating workflows. This course combines the best of our 2-Day Introduction and 3-Day Advanced + ACA exam courses. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

Adobe InDesign CC

View all Adobe InDesign Training CoursesAdobe InDesign is the world's leading desktop-publishing and typesetting program. It
is used as the standard tool for creating professional PDFs for the web and for print.

 

1-Day Essentials: Take the first steps in creating attractive, simple documents. This course is an essential starting point for anyone interested in the fields of creative design and digital publishing.

2-Day Introduction: Get a complete introduction to InDesign as you learn how to combine text and graphics to produce output that is ready to use straight away. We will help you add consistency through the use of paragraph and character styles. A perfect grounding for new InDesign users, this course goes into more depth than the 1-Day Essentials course.

2-Day Advanced: Take your existing InDesign know-how and enhance it as you learn how to create interactive PDFs, eBooks, and more. This course assumes some basic knowledge of InDesign, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day Introduction course.

3-Day Advanced + ACA exam: Take your existing InDesign know-how and enhance it as you learn how to create interactive PDFs, eBooks, and more. This course assumes some basic knowledge of InDesign, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day Introduction course. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

4-Day Masterclass: Get the complete guide to InDesign, from getting started with a simple document and controlling the InDesign environment all the way up to using complex styling and creating rich, interactive files. This course combines the best of our 2-Day Introduction and 2-Day Advanced courses.

5-Day Masterclass + ACA exam: Get the ultimate guide to InDesign, from getting started with a simple document and controlling the InDesign environment all the way up to using complex styling and creating rich, interactive files. This course combines the best of our 2-Day Introduction and 3-Day Advanced + ACA exam courses. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

1-Day Print Production: Enhance your existing knowledge of InDesign by focusing on print production. Together, we will discuss some of the less well-known features of the program, and you will gain an understanding of the concepts behind the production of consistent, professional output for print. This course assumes some basic knowledge of InDesign, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day Introduction course.

Adobe Photoshop CC

View all Adobe Photoshop Training CoursesAdobe Photoshop is the world's best known image-manipulation program. Used in countless creative industries, it forms an essential part of almost every creative workflow.

 

1-Day Essentials: Learn how to adjust images, create compositions, and fix common photo issues. An ideal way for complete beginners to get started with Photoshop.

2-Day Introduction: Get a complete introduction, showing you how to adjust images, create compositions, fix common photo issues, apply colour fills and gradients, and adjust and style text and layers. A perfect grounding for new Photoshop users, this course goes into more depth than the 1-Day Essentials course.

2-Day Advanced: Take your existing Photoshop know-how and enhance it as you learn how to retouch faces and apply powerful workflow automation routines. You will learn advanced techniques for controlling brushes, colour, and entire compositions. This course assumes some basic knowledge of Photoshop, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day Introduction course.

3-Day Advanced + ACA exam: Take your existing Photoshop know-how and enhance it as you learn how to retouch faces and apply powerful workflow automation routines. You will learn advanced techniques for controlling brushes, colour, and entire compositions. This course assumes some basic knowledge of Photoshop, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day Introduction course. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

4-Day Masterclass: Get the complete guide to Photoshop, from making basic adjustments to facial retouching, creating brushes and patterns, and the automation of workflows. This course combines the best of our 2-Day Introduction and 2-Day Advanced courses.

5-Day Masterclass + ACA exam: Get the ultimate guide to Photoshop, from making basic adjustments to facial retouching, creating brushes and patterns, and the automation of workflows. This course combines the best of our 2-Day Introduction and 3-Day Advanced + ACA exam courses. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

View all Adobe Lightroom Training CoursesAdobe Photoshop Lightroom is an advanced image-manipulation plug-in for the main Photoshop program. It provides the perfect tool for navigating, searching, and managing your image library.

1-Day Introduction: We will show you how to import and adjust images, add metadata, and prepare your output for the web and for print. This course assumes some basic knowledge of Photoshop, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day Photoshop Introduction course.

Adobe Digital Publishing Suite

View all Adobe Digital Publishing Suite Training CoursesAdobe Digital Publishing Suite offers a straightforward way to package and deploy your interactive content for tablets and other mobile devices. Tight integration with InDesign makes this the ideal publishing choice for many content creators.

2-Day Introduction: Use your existing InDesign knowledge to produce interactive content for iPads and other mobile devices. Set up your output to support scrolling, swiping, pinching, and zooming on tablets. You will end the course by creating and testing your own 'Single Edition' app. This course assumes some basic knowledge of InDesign, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day InDesign Introduction course.

ePub

View all ePub Training CoursesePub is a free and open eBook standard used as an output format in many modern digital publications. ePub is one of many technologies that can be used with Adobe's leading desktop-publishing program, InDesign.

1-Day Conversion to ePub: Get your documents onto Kindles, iPads, and other devices as you join us to learn about the ePub digital-publishing format. You will learn how InDesign makes the publishing process straightforward, even if you have never used ePub before. This course assumes some basic knowledge of InDesign, and is the ideal follow-on to our 2-Day InDesign Introduction course.

QuarkXPress

View all QuarkXPress Training CoursesQuarkXPress is a well-established desktop-publishing program. As an alternative to Adobe InDesign, it is used for typesetting and magazine layout across a number of industries.

 

2-Day Introduction: Combine text and graphics to produce output that is ready for your print provider. With our tips, you will be able to create consistent, multi-page designs that can be published in the eBook and ePub digital formats. A great way for beginners to learn about desktop publishing.

5-Day Masterclass (Quark + Creative Cloud): Understand how to create attractive, professional files and documents for the web and for print. This course gives you an introduction to QuarkXPress, Photoshop, and Illustrator. A perfect primer for anyone wanting to get started in creative digital publications.

 

I've been coming back to XChange Training for all our digital needs not least because the convenient booking service but mainly because the level of expertise from the trainers, who are all industry specialists, is second to none.

Nick Laws, University of Westminster

 

Design, Graphics & Print Training Courses

I've been on several courses at XChange Training in London and each one has been excellent. The centre itself is very easy to get to from Farringdon station with superb facilities and a free lunch voucher is included on each visit too!

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