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21 March 2019

Photoshop and Illustrator tips for book publishers

16 May 2019

Date :   Thursday 16 May 2019
Time:    9.30am to 4.30pm
Venue:  Edinburgh Training Centre, 16 St Mary's Street, Edinburgh EH1 1SU

This course is now full. To be added to the waiting list, please contact  joan.lyle@publishingscotland.org

Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator are well known as the industry standard software used by publishers to create, adjust and manipulate graphics for books and magazines.

This course is intended for new or light users of Photoshop and Illustrator who want to gain speed and confidence and be sure they are working in the most efficient way.

This is a hands-on practical course where attendees are led though exercises by experienced publishing software trainer Ken Jones. Topics include:

  • Selection tips and techniques
  • Using smart objects and smart filters in a non-destructive workflow
  • Combining, grouping and managing layers
  • Transparency and blend modes
  • Text effects and combining text and images
  • Placing, pasting, linking and embedding artwork
  • Adjustment layers
  • Understanding and working with layer and vector masks
  • Tool tips, shortcuts and presets
  • Image trace and compound paths
  • Pathfinder, symbols and appearance
  • Swatches, spot colours, gradients
  • Creating and running actions in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Working across Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign using CC Libraries and Adobe Bridge.
  • Overview of colour settings, resolution and resampling

 

Additional Info

Please bring a PC or Mac laptop to join in the exercises (a PC can be provided by the venue for an extra fee but it is not able to provide Apple iMacs). Ahead of the course you will receive information about which software tools you need to download onto your laptop. 

 

Tutor

The course is led by Ken Jones  a publishing software expert with over ten years' experience as Technical Production Manager, software trainer and developer at Penguin Group UK. He is the mastermind behind Circular Software, which offers workflow advice, software tools and training to improve how publishers produce their illustrated print and digital books.

 

Fees

The fee is £225+VAT /£210+VAT early booking (members); £295+VAT/£275+VAT early booking (non-members). Non-members that are charities can get an additional £20 charity discount - use code CHARITY. Book by 2 April 2019 to get early booking rates. If you wish to use a PC provided by the Edinburgh Training Centre (ETC), this will cost an additional £15+VAT. 

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Other courses

You may also be interested in InDesign: Marketing Materials (14 May) and Advanced InDesign techniques for book publishers (15 May).

This course is also being run by BookMachine in London on 21 May 2019.