Bootcamp: InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop & Acrobat DC


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


This training is intended for self-educated or novice graphical designers, marketing and communication professionals, photographers, UX/web designers, self-educated or novice layout artists.


Before attending this course, participants should have:

  • 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)

At course completion

After comleting this course, participants will be able to:

  • 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
  • Work efficiently with multimedia professionals

Course outline

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