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XChange Training Location Cardiff

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Adobe Creative Cloud Design Introduction Masterclass 5 Days - Cardiff

Key Course Details:


Introduction Bundle


- 10am to 5pm


£995 + vat

Take a huge step to getting your work noticed on the web or in print. Join us as we show you how to take command of the key design tools in the Creative Cloud. Learn how to make your work stand out as you dive in and learn the programs at the cutting edge of the design industry.

Our masterclass will help you get to grips with the Creative Cloud tools used by design professionals across the world. From creating and retouching images all the way up to designing magazine-style pages for the web and for print, this course is ideal if you wish to learn how professionals use Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to create, manipulate, and publish modern designs.

Take a huge step to getting your work noticed on the web or in print. Join us as we show you how to take command of the key design tools in the Creative Cloud. Learn how to make your work stand out as you dive in and learn the programs at the cutting edge of the design industry.

Our masterclass will help you get to grips with the Creative Cloud tools used by design professionals across the world. From creating and retouching images all the way up to designing magazine-style pages for the web and for print, this course is ideal if you wish to learn how professionals use Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to create, manipulate, and publish modern designs.

  • Creative Cloud Design Masterclass 5 Days

    Course Details

    This 5-day Masterclass course consists of a comprehensive introduction to some key Creative Cloud design programs. Here is some of what you will use these Creative Cloud programs to do:

    • Adobe Photoshop CC: paint, retouch, and enhance images, and work with layers and layer selections
    • Adobe InDesign CC: create and deliver eye-catching documents for the web and for print
    • Adobe Illustrator CC: design illustrations, logos, and advertisements, using type and graphics for the web and for print
    • Adobe Bridge: view and manage all creative assets

    The course pays special attention to keyboard shortcuts, automating workflows, and special-effects techniques, all of which will help you produce professional results in less time.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Create a logo using simple shapes, custom paths, and with special effects
    • Create an advertisement and import body type
    • Design documents and save them as Acrobat PDF files
    • Paint, retouch, and enhance images
    • Work with layers and selections
    • Use colours, swatches, and gradients
    • Manage transparency and use tables
    • Prepare for hand-off to a service provider
    • Manage the Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign environments
    • Manage your creative assets in Adobe Bridge

    Our goal is to give you a comprehensive understanding of each of the Creative Cloud programs covered, and the way in which they interact with each other.

    This course can be taken in a single 5-day block or split into a 2-day block of InDesign, then a separate 2-day block of Photoshop, and then a final 1-day block of Illustrator, each taken on different dates.

    View split course details

    InDesign Photoshop Illustrator

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for designers, pre-press professionals, architects, production managers, marketing staff, small business owners, web designers, and anyone else who wishes to master the Creative Cloud.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Exploring Photoshop
    • Explore the Adobe Photoshop Environment
    • Customize the Adobe Photoshop Workspace with Presets
    • Customize Menus
    • Explore Adobe Bridge
    • Work with Adobe Photoshop File Properties
    Painting and Retouching Images
    • Paint an Object
    • Retouch an Image
    • Create a Gradient
    • Create a Pattern
    • Create a Vector Object
    • Apply Metadata and Keywords
    • Output to Print
    Enhancing an Image
    • Adjust the Tonal Range of an Image
    • Use the Exposure Dialog Box
    • Work with Filters
    Working with Layers and Selections
    • Create and Use Layers
    • Create and Use Smart Objects
    • Create Layer Styles
    • Work with Multiple Layers
    • Create and Modify Selection
    Managing the Adobe InDesign Environment
    • Introduction to Adobe InDesign
    • Customize Your Workspace
    • Set General Preferences
    • Manage Document Presets
    Designing Documents
    • Create a New Document
    • Alter a Document's Layout
    • Create the Structure of a Document
    • Develop Master Pages
    • Manage Text and Graphic Placement
    • Develop Layers
    Managing Text
    • Add Text
    • Edit Text
    • Spell Check Text
    • Thread Text
    • Change Text Threads
    • Format Characters
    • Format Paragraphs
    • Manage Styles
    Utilizing Colours, Swatches, and Gradients
    • Utilize Colour
    • Utilize Swatches
    • Apply Fills, Gradients, and Strokes
    Managing Transparency
    • Apply Transparency
    • Apply Transparency Flattener Presets
    • Utilizing Tables
    • Create a Table
    • Modify a Table
    • Format a Table
    Preparing for Handoff to a Service Provider
    • Check Documents for Problems
    • Print a Document
    • Package Files
    • Preview Output
    Creating Acrobat PDF Files
    • Prepare PDF Files for Web Distribution
    • Manage PDF Presets
    • Export PDF Files for Printing
    Creating Logos Using Simple Shapes
    • Choose New Document Settings
    • Create a Custom Workspace
    • Draw Basic Shapes with the Shape Tools
    • Draw Paths with the Pencil Tool
    Enhancing Logos
    • Format Objects
    • Manipulate Objects
    • Insert Type
    Creating Logos Using Custom Paths
    • Draw Paths with the Pen Tool
    • Modify Existing Shapes to Create New Shapes
    • Duplicate Objects
    • Apply Graphic Styles
    Creating a Logo with Type Special Effects
    • Apply Gradients to Type
    • Create Type on a Path
    • Apply an Envelope to Type
    Creating an Advertisement
    • Import a Graphic
    • Align Objects
    • Apply Spot Colours
    • Wrap Text
    • Export a File
    Manipulating Body Type
    • Import Body Type
    • Format Type with Styles
    • Fix Spelling Errors
    • Find and Replace Text
    • Insert Typographic Characters
    Managing Assets with Adobe Bridge
    • Explore the Adobe Bridge Environment
    • Apply Metadata and Keywords to Assets in Adobe Bridge
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the Cardiff training centre located at:

    Brunel House
    2 Fitzalan Road
    CF24 0UY

    The Cardiff training centre is located in Brunel House which is only 3 minutes on foot from Cardiff Queen Street train station. Trains to/from Cardiff Central station run every 10 minutes. Directly opposite the building is a convenient NCP car park.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

    XChange Training Location Cardiff

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  • Design Masterclass ID + PS + IL 5 Days - Upcoming Cardiff Course Dates

    Next 19 Aug - 23 Aug £995 + vat
    Next 14 Oct - 18 Oct £995 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "Enjoyed all 5 days and learned a great deal!"

    Dave Winkett, halfords, Design Combo - 5 Day Masterclass

    "Thoroughly enjoyed each day and got plenty to put into practice."

    Tracy Gibson, Wates Construction Limited, Design Combo - 5 Day Masterclass

    "I felt the training that was delievered was very tailored to the group of attendees. I feel this is something that could be used every day going forward. "

    Lynsey Brogan, Howden, Design Combo - 5 Day Masterclass

    "Great tutor, good understanding of my abilities and speed of learning. "

    Rachel Radford, Vectorworks - 1 Day Bespoke

    "Really helpful session. Will definitely be implementing as soon as I get back to my desk!"

    Claire Dossi, NHS, Acrobat - 2 Day Masterclass

    "Excellent training location and resources. My third course at XChange in Manchester and I can't wait to come back for more. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend XChange to friends and colleagues, and have done so on many occasions. "

    Eddie Allen, South Liverpool Homes, Animate Introduction - Two Days

    "To say that this course has revolutionised my design life is an understatement; It will benefit my work certainly but also several projects currently ongoing in my personal life as I am an aspiring writer and food blogger. Fantastic course delivered by an amazing trainer!"

    Lyndsay Stewart, Next, InDesign - Two Day Introduction

    "Very good course, very informative. Delivered excellently by trainer."

    Adrian Rigby, NU-Form Fire UK, AutoCAD Introduction - Two Days

    "Trainer was very friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Supply of high quality reference book for each trainee was added bonus."

    Thomas Booth, BAE Systems, Captivate - 2 Day Introduction

    "The course was totally tailored to our needs. Fabulous delivery, shame we ran out of time!"

    Michelle Harrison, Greater Manchester Police, Bespoke Intermediate - 1 Day Bespoke