Build Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive

Course Dates: 24/10/18 - 26/10/18
Time: 10:00 - 17:00
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Andrea Marzano

Build Pro courses are tailored for accelerated learning for busy people who need to learn key skills for the workplace. On this Adobe Creative Cloud course, covering Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, you will learn key tools and techniques to develop, deliver and optimise vector graphics, photographic images and page layout and design.


What is the course about?

On this practical course you will develop skills in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign, following a professional print workflow. You will enhance and manipulate photographs with Photoshop, create designs and typography in Illustrator and lay out single and multiple page documents in InDesign. You will also learn how to integrate these programs throughout the course.

Although this is a non-accredited course, students successfully completing the course will be awarded our CityLit Certificate - based on achievements of the course outcomes and attendance..

What previous students liked about the course:

“Excellent introduction to the essential skills in each of the softwares. Perfect for those needing to learn basics in all 3 quickly for work.”
“Fast pace. Good teacher.”
“I loved the handouts given out.”
“It was very practical and direct, with lots of useful information to use at work. It covered the basics really well, with directions for developing knowledge.”
“Lots of hands on practice, nice topics.”


What will we cover?

• The key strengths of and differences between Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign

Adobe Photoshop:
• Creating, opening and saving files
• What are bitmap images?
• Cropping and straightening images
• Isolating and working on specific areas of an image
• Composing images using Layers
• Applying tonal and colour adjustments to correct or modify images
• Basic retouching of photographs
• Saving and exporting files from Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator:
• Creating, opening and saving files
• What are vector images?
• Creating simple and complex shapes
• adding colour using the colour picker, fill and stroke
• Working with type creatively
• Tracing and converting bitmaps into vector images
• Creating icons and logos
• Integration with Photoshop
• Saving and exporting files from Illustrator

Adobe InDesign:
• Creating, opening and saving files
• What is desktop publishing?
• Creating single and multi-page documents
• Layout and manipulating text and images
• Creating swatches and applying colour
• Integration with Photoshop and Illustrator
• Preparing work for print.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

You will learn in a relaxed environment with a small group of up to 8 people.
• Understand how to work within a professional print workflow
• Manipulate and enhance images using Adobe Photoshop
• Create graphic designs in Illustrator
• Create single documents and a multiple page document with text and images in InDesign
• Prepare work for print.

What previous students have achieved on this course:

“I now have advanced my skills in Photoshop and have basic skills in Illustrator and InDesign.” SR

“I’ve learned the basics of the three packages. It was really good at making the packages less intimidating. I’ve gained skills that I’ll be able to use at work and develop in the workplace.” LN

“ A better understanding of the Adobe Suite and how to make the best out of it in a professional environment.” EN


What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

No prior knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator or InDesign is required, but you should have good computing skills with some knowledge of Mac or Windows systems and be confident in using the keyboard and mouse in using either the Microsoft Word processing program or with text based creative software. For example; you should know how to launch an application, create, copy and save files.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught by presentations, demonstrations, discussions and exercises.One-to-one guidance and support will be given throughout.Notes will be provided.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

No costs.Bring a pen and a pad to take notes and a USB stick or portable data storage so you can take your work home.

Build students receive 10% discount off everything* from Cass Art, the UK's leading art supplies retailer. Your tutor will advise you on what you should buy. You will need to show your enrolment receipt in-store to receive your discount. Visit the Charing Cross shop at 13 Charing Cross Road WC2H 0EP or find your local shop at *Terms and conditions apply, visit

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

There is a follow-on course: Build Pro: Adobe Creative Cloud intensive II, which runs twice a year,

You can further develop your skills and interest in Graphic design through a range of courses at the Build in graphics, web design, Photoshop, and animation. For more information on individual courses enter the subject name into the search box at

General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details



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