Cortex Training is a London-based training centre specialising in live events, sound, media production and vocational courses

Event Marketing with Adobe CC

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Course Overview

  • Learn how to use the industry standard application for document layout – Adobe InDesign
  • Learn how to create documents for both print and presentations
  • Combine images and text in dynamic and powerful ways
  • Use Adobe Photoshop for vital tasks like cropping and resizing images
  • Composite multiple image layers and pick up some basic retouching knowledge
  • Use InDesign's advanced style and formatting features to give your documents a professional look
  • Use Adobe Illustrator to vector artwork that can be scaled to any size without loss of quality
  • Combine work in other Adobe programs, such as Photoshop and Illustrator into InDesign and leave Microsoft Word behind!

Who should attend this course?

This course is suitable for people who have no prior knowledge of the Adobe software tools and who are looking for an easy, yet powerful and intuitive, solution for creating documents for print, presentations and digital media.

Knowledge of word processing basics is advantageous, as is basic computer literacy, but this course is designed to be approachable across various skill levels. We advise that students have access to the Adobe CC suite of tools during and after the course.

More Details

Designers and content creators often need to use multiple tools to get the job done, and that’s why this course is based around 3 of the main Adobe CC applications.

Adobe Indesign is the industry-standard application for document design – whether it’s intended for print or digital media. Whenever you need to work with a large amount of image or text content it provides a sensible solution that may not be addressed by other programs.

Adobe Photoshop has always been the number one choice when it comes to non-destructive image editing software. It lends its name to image retouching techniques, but it can also do far more than just remove blemishes and mistakes from photographs. Whenever you need to enhance an image, add some basic text or composite several layers into one stunning image – Photoshop is the tool for the job.

Photoshop has become even more powerful over the years but the basic editing functions remain the same. On this brief introductory course we cover these essential basic skills. We also look at using Adobe Illustrator to manage, edit and create vector artwork, such as logos, that can be scaled to any size without loss of quality.

InDesign’s formatting and colour management capabilities ensure consistency and professionalism across your work. The application also allows you to work on large multi-page projects or create variations for different page sizes. It can work with a number of different image formats and therefore works well in collaboration with other popular Adobe applications like Photoshop and Illustrator.

The course is designed with an emphasis on practical skills – as it’s often best to learn whilst working on a project. In the class we will design a newsletter with an eye-catching cover design and this will give you a great overview and insight into the production process from start to finish.

Course Details

  • Why use InDesign – what is it capable of?
  • Setting up print and presentation documents
  • Exploring the interface, common tools and the Adobe workflow
  • The basic tools and skills we use the most
  • Placing text and images onto pages
  • Styling text and graphical elements
  • Image editing and retouching
  • Working with colour Swatches
  • Using Layers in your document
  • Preparing and exporting your finished document
  • Exporting images for social media and the web

Course Requirements

  • Basic working knowledge of Mac/PC operating system environment

  • Some knowledge of word processing applications such as Word (not essential)

  • A USB storage device, for taking away your work

About The Tutor

Nick Feldman has been working as a Graphic Designer and Artworker since 1998 – initially trained in QuarkXPress he quickly made the leap to Adobe InDesign and has been working for publishing and design houses in London before beginning to teach full-time in 2012. He is well versed in a number of other Adobe applications and also works freelance as an AV Technician, Sound Designer and Music Production tutor.

Venue Information

This course is usually held at Oxford House in Bethnal Green, East London.