Training: Introduction to Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Acrobat DC

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This training consists of a comprehensive approach to the 3 flagship softwares from Adobe suite. It aims to under­stand the role of each software and help attendees to use them efficiently. Amongst the topics covered during this “hands-on” training you will deal with: treatable file formats; problems associated with printing and on-screen displays; basic picture repairs and enhancements; Illustrations, logo and pictogram creation; application of professional effects; basis to document layout; a practical approach to typography and text formatting; a digest of the common terms employed in web, graphical design and print industry; an approach to the 2 software “accessories” of Creative Cloud, the indispensable Bridge and Acrobat

Participant profiles

  • Self taught or novice graphical designers
  • Marketing and communication professionals
  • Photographers
  • UX/web designers


  • Open and edit files with adequate softwares
  • Enhance and repair pictures
  • Create simple flyers and banners
  • Edit and adapt illustrations, logos, documents layouts
  • Create photo composition and photo albums
  • Create a contact sheet
  • Use rightly and efficiently typographic tools
  • Understand concerns about colors in digital publishing
  • Create or edit multi-pages documents with or without spines


  • A good understanding of the use of basic computer tools
  • A strong interest in graphical communication
  • Experience in publishing with other softwares (MS Publisher, Corel Draw, Page Maker, XPress, Visio, Free­hand)

Course content

Adobe Creative – Softwares for modern visual communication

  • Module 1: Softwares intents: layouts, illustrations, pictures treatment
  • Module 2: Which software for which kind of files : Adobe Bridge
  • Module 3: User Interfaces of the 3 softwares : similarities and differences

PS – 1 : Basic of pictures corrections and photo-compiosition

  • Module 4: Images sizes and dimensions, resolution, cropping and resizing
  • Module 5: Improving pictures:: contrast and tonal adjustments
  • Module 6: Repairing pictures: Patch, Healing Brushes, Clone Stamp tools
  • Module 7: Selection Tools and their modes; saving a selection
  • Module 8: Creating layer by copy; special Layers: Adjustments Layers
  • Module 9: Photo compositing with Layers and Layers Styles
  • Module 10: Typographic tools and masking
  • Module 11: Automated functions: stacking multiple pictures; stitching a panorama

AI – 1 : The basis of vector graphics creation

  • Module 12: Technics to select vector paths
  • Module 13: Creating a basic illustration with shapes tools; combining shapes
  • Module 14: Anchor points and the Pen tool; paths creation and modification
  • Module 15: Import and edit bitmap graphics; converting bitmaps to vector paths
  • Module 16: Choosing, applying colors and color theme with the Swatches panel
  • Module 17: Adding text to an illustration; using Layers to organize front- and background objects
  • Module 18: Saving and exporting for web and print

ID – 1 : Basis to handle Layouts of long documents

  • Module 19: The Extra mode: inspecting an existing document
  • Module 20: Text files importation and text threading
  • Module 21: Picture files importation and picture-frames modifications
  • Module 22: Setting up a new document, working with Master-Pages
  • Module 23: The Text-wrap panel and the Object Styles panel
  • Module 24: Typographic formatting and text Styles
  • Module 25: Saving and exporting for print and web
  • Module 26: Using Bridge, Photoshop and Illustrator with InDesign
  • Module 27: PDF presets exportations


  • Digital courseware “Adobe Photoshop Classroom in a Book”, “Adobe Illustrator Classroom in a Book” and “Adobe InDesign Classroom in a Book” included

Complementary courses

Temptraining funding

ITTA is a partner of Temptraining, the continuing education fund for temporary workers. This training fund can subsidize continuing education for anyone who works for an employer subject to the Collective Work Agreement (CCT) Rental of services.
Prix de l'inscription
CHF 2'650.-
Inclus dans ce cours
  • Training provided by a certified trainer
  • Documentation in digital format
  • Achievement Badge

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