InDesign This course introduces students to this software and takes them through the first steps toward its use against design challenges. The basic tools are explored, explained and put to use in short classroom exercises that allow the student to develop basic hands-on notions of its use.
Students are taught to intuitively understand the different processes and functions in order to facilitate its command, which will be evaluated in two assignments that address the balance of tools and procedures that comprise this course.
This course also contains lessons dedicated to the understanding and application of type-setting rules and is supported by a main assignment where all tools and rules taught are being explored and implemented.
A specific array of resources and tools will be explored to equip students with a detailed knowledge of this software and its application.
InDesign will give the student an advanced knowledge of pre-press output and handling of files to industry standards.
The use of type-setting rules and typographic rules to enhance presentations to a professional industry standard.
Photoshop The Photoshop Summer Training Course at the Marbella Design Academy will illustrate how to use Adobe Photoshop to perform a multitude of different image-processing techniques. In this course, the use of several tools for selecting parts of images will be analysed, as well as moving, duplicating and resizing images. Layers, layer effects, filters, painting and blending, and colour modification will also be studied. The creation of a medium-complexity image and manipulation (photo-montage) will be explored as well as touch-up of photos and the use of Adobe Camera Raw.
The students are welcome to bring a project of their own to be solved during the course.
Laptop PC or MAC
We recommend you to use a Lap Top with sufficient RAM memory and a powerful graphic card. We also recommend a 13 to 15” screen.
Please make sure you get the programmes in the same format as your laptop (for example a Mac formatted program will not work on a PC).
- Adobe InDesign– CS6 version or higher
- Adobe Photoshop – CS6 version or higher
You can download a trial version which is valid for 30 days or you can as a student at the Academy buy a student version of the programme.