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Adobe InDesign and Illustrator Training started 13th December

  • 5 December 2016
  • Author: Liam Phelan
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Started 13th December we have a free Adobe InDesign and Illustrator certification course for unemployed people.

Requirements for acceptance on to this training program:

The eligibility requirements for attending this skillnets funded program are as follows:

http://www.skillnets.ie/eligibility-criteria-unemployed-people

There are no exceptions allowed. Please note them in detail as you will be required to sign a declaration stating that you match the criteria detailed.

Skills Requirements:

You must be proficient in using a computer, any exposure to Adobe products is a plus but not required.

You must complete the project work in between sessions, for this you will require a computer, New Horizons will provide an Adobe CC licence for the duration of the course up to 3 months in total.

Technical Requirements:

You must have access to a computer on which to practice between sessions, specifications as follows:

You will have use of a computer in centre during the course. New Horizons is not able to provide hardware support or provide a computer for home use. 

Program Breakdown:

Day

Date

Application

Session

Details

1

13th Dec

N/A

Course Overview

Introduction to course / form completion as reqd. / Q&A

 

 

InDesign

Session 1

Getting to know the workspace – explore an existing document

 

 

 

Session 2

Working with documents – document setup, pages, guides and layout.

2

14th Dec

 

Session 3

Working with text – styles, GREPs, formatting, editing, importing

 

 

 

Session 4

Adding graphic, image and video content to a page layout.

3

16th Dec

 

Session 5

Understanding features and options used to manage colour.

 

 

 

Session 6

Layers, frames, columns and master pages

4

19th Dec

 

Session 7

How to use special and interactive elements

 

 

 

Session 8

Exporting, packaging, saving and organizing files

5

20th Dec

Illustrator

Session 1

Getting to know the workspace – learning Illustrator essentials

6

5th Jan

 

Session 1

STAR Thinking (Situational, Task, Action, Results)

 

 

 

 

Session 2

Interview Skills – With role play, attendees should dress as they would for an interview

7

6th Jan

 

Session 1

Building Your LinkedIn Profile – hands on day

Head Shots Taken

8

10th Jan

Illustrator/

InDesign

Session 1

Review of Pre-Xmas course topics and content

 

 

 

Session 2

Adding colour and working with the drawing tools

9

17th Jan

 

Session 3

Exploring additional colour options and using patterns

 

 

 

Session 4

Working with and formatting text

10

19th Jan

 

Session 5

Using Layers and working with symbols

 

 

 

Session 6

Using Effects and Transparency

11

20th Jan

 

Session 7

Exporting and Saving files

 

 

 

Session 8

Advanced Blending Techniques

12

23rd Jan

Various Apps

Other Apps

An overview of typical and standard apps used in artwork / print prep.

13

26th Jan

InDesign

Session 9-10

Managing Long Documents

14

27th Jan

Illustrator

Session 9-10

Enhancing Artwork and preparing Graphics for the web

15

30th Jan

All

Review

Course Review & Exam Prep

16

31st Jan

 

Review

Course Review & Exam Prep

17

2nd Feb

 

Exams

ACA Exam InDesign 1 hour per delegate

18

3rd Feb

 

Exams

ACA Exam Illustrator 1 hour per delegate

19-23

6th – 10th Feb

 

Work Experience

Work Experience in the Print sector

 

General breakdown of tutor led days:

ACA Applications training (InDesign & Illustrator) – 14 days

Personal Development (STAR Thinking, LinkedIn and Interview practice)– 2 days

Exam Focus, review and prep – 2 days

Work Placement – 5 days

Daily Schedule: All tutor led classroom based days in New Horizons will be on the following timetable:

9:00-10:45

Break

11:00-12:30

Lunch

1:30-3:00

Break

3:15-4:30

Included in the program:

3 Month Paid full Adobe CC Licence

Headshots for Online/LinkedIn Profile (optional)

Exam Preparation software

ACA Exam (InDesign and Illustrator)

 

Contact info@nhireland.ie for more information.


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