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This course covers the basic features of Photoshop CS3 and InDesign CS3. This course is spread over three mornings.

Course Outline
Day 1 - Photoshop Getting Started
  • Creating, opening and saving a document
  • Understanding file types
  • Finding your way around the workspace
Resolution, Image Size and Orientation
  • Moving around within an image
  • Changing image size and resolution
  • The uses and advantages of various formats
  • Rotating and flipping images
  • Resampling an image
  • Working with new windows
Working with Layers
  • Accessing and customizing the Layers palette
  • Creating, deleting, and copying layers
  • Linking, grouping, and re-ordering layers
  • Merging layers and flattening images
  • Creating a clipping mask from a layer
The Bridge
  • Exploring the Lightbox
  • Setting Preferences
  • Opening and deleting images
  • Sorting and tagging
Day 2 - InDesign
Finding your way around the workspace
  • Creating, opening and saving
  • documents (including setup)
  • File types and extensions
  • Dealing with dependencies
  • Working with Palettes
  • Saving your workspace
  • Setting preferences
Using guides and Master Pages
  • Creating margins and columns
  • Utilizing Master pages
  • Creating Guides
  • Previewing
Layout of a document
  • Using the rectangle tool
  • Using the rectangle frame tool
  • Creating frames for text
  • Creating frames for graphics
  • Using Layers
  • Combining Guides with Layers
Importing and flowing
  • Importing from Microsoft Word
  • Handling overflow text
  • Adding and deleting pages from a document
  • Creating a layout and duplicating text frames
  • Using Autoflow
  • Importing Photoshop files
  • Importing Illustrator files
Day 3 - Finishing InDesign and Putting It All TogetherFormatting Text Formatting type
  • Creating a style sheet
  • Applying a style sheet
Working with Graphics
  • Applying styles to graphics
  • Arranging graphics
  • Aligning graphics
Putting It All Together
  • Creating a flyer from scratch
Format: Demonstration, lecture, and computer exercises
Supporting Materials: Hand-outs of all presentations will be available.*
Computer:  PC running Windows XP
Cancellation Policy: Cancellation of the course, after the quote is accepted, results in a
charge of 50% of the quoted price of the course.
Parking: We have parking on both the street next to the building and behind
the building in the lot. Parking is free.
Building Access: Our building is a secure building, so when you arrive, please dial
2007# at either door and you will be buzzed into the building.
TTC: The Jones St. bus stops directly in front of the building and connects
to the Bloor subway line at the Donlands station.The bus runs
about every 30 minutes.
Food/Drink: Wendy’s and Tim Horton’s are immediately next door to the studio.
There is a Loblaws across the street as well as a Subway within
one block.

We have a refrigerator in the studio that you are free to use,
along with coffee, tea, and filtered water.
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

Cancellation Policy
Creating quality courses takes a great deal of time and preparation. We are dedicated to meeting student's needs in terms of course content and strive to provide the best learning experience possible. If you cancel your registration, 10 or more business days before the start of the class, we will refund 50% of your registration fee and charge a $25 administration fee. If you cancel your registration less than 10 business days before the start of class, no refund will be given and a $25 administration fee will be charged.
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