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Photoshop courses in English:
Photo editing.
Learn it From scratch.

Illustrator illustraties maken met Adobe Illustrator

Photoshop = photo editing, creating photo collages, designs, patterns and much much more, exactly the way you want

Info

Photoshop is used to edit images: photos you download from internet, stock photos that you need to use at work and of course: photos you take with your phone or digital camera. You use Photoshop to enhance colours, to sharpen or brighten them, to adjust colours and to create photo collages: combining photos.

There is a Photoshop course for each level. Whether you're a true novice or have been using Photoshop for years: there is a course for you. Learn Photoshop from scratch for instance, or learn more specialized things like using masks or channels. You can learn all about colour adjustments or learn how to create tools such as brushes, or how to create patterns for fashion, wallpaper and packaging. There is even a complete Photoshop education. Whatever you want to learn about Photoshop: you can learn it here.

Photoshop
Complete education

Complete Photoshop Opleiding, leer alles vanaf nul, geen voorkennis nodig, leer foto's bewerken, lagen, fotocorrecties

4 intensive modules filled with
Photoshop

You learn it all during this education. You start from scratch and learn how to create photo collages during the first lesson. Perfect cut-outs, text, typography and filters follow soon after.

Then you switch to a more advanced, professional mode. You learn all about image resolution, restoring images and beautiful color corrections to make all photographic images perfect for both print and digital media like internet and news letters.

28 lessons
Runtime 24 weeks
+ tests and exam

Photoshop
Complete Education

Photoshop course
First course

Adobe Photoshop cursus, lessen Photoshop in Amsterdam, fotocollages maken, filters en tekst

Creating photo collages
Editing images, filters & typography

This Photoshop course starts with what you will most frequently do in Photoshop: creating photo collages. The rest of this course is filled with special image editing, using filters, text and clever tricks to manipulate photographic images.

You learn how to perfectly cut out elements with techniques that are at the heart of professional work. At the end of the course you can perform all most common tasks in Photoshop, you can design banners, collages and much more.

7 lessons of ± 1:45 / 2 hours
Runtime one and a half month
+ personal test lesson

Photoshop Course
First Course

Photoshop Course
Advanced

Photoshop cursus voor gevorderden, restaureren fotocorrectie, kleuraanpassingen, transformaties

Restoring photos, photo correction
Resolution, transforms & multimedia

This Photoshop course teaches you more advanced image editing. You start with a solid lesson on resolution. This is followed by beautiful and special colour editing, creating files for different media and special transformation techniques.

Of course restoration is addressed as well. But removing a pimple is easy. You will learn how to do it professionally so not even your teacher will be able to see it. This is the way restorations should be done, learn it all.

7 lessons of ± 1:45 / 2 hours
Runtime one and a half month
+ personal test lesson

Photoshop Course
Advanced

Photoshop Course
Professional

Cursus Photoshop: leer werken met kleurmodi, pen gereedschap, werkpaden en blend modes

Pen tool, workpaths &
Color modes & blend modes

This Photoshop course is for students who really want to use Photoshop at work. You will learn how to use the 'Pen' tool, create workpaths and learn how to apply professional effects and use special functions with the 'Pen' tool.

Creating the perfect cut-outs should be precisely that: perfect. How can you prevent things from looking fake though? Or how can you emphasize fakeness? Learn it all during this Photoshop course.

The colour modes are addressed as well, and the blend modes too. You can use them to create clever designs and combine this with pen, workpaths and special functions.

7 lessons of ± 1:45 / 2 hours
Runtime one and a half month
+ personal test lesson

Photoshop Course
Professional

Photoshop Course
Expert

Photoshop cursus in Amsterdam, expert cursus: toonwaarde, kanalen, histogram, levels, curves, toonwaarde

Tonal value, histogram &
Levels, curves and histogram

This Photoshop course is for specialists who really want to use Photoshop a lot and who need Photoshop at work for professional image editing. This in-depth course will seriously improve your skills.

This Photoshop course teaches you how to use the channels and tonal values and everything there is to know about the histogram. You will use levels and curves for specialized image editing to create spectacular results.

Special colours, colour profile and print techniques: all is addressed during this intense Photoshop course that will show you how to be efficient and very Photoshop savvy. Learn it all!

7 lessons of ± 1:45 / 2 hours
Runtime one and a half month
+ personal test lesson

Photoshop Course
Expert

PhotoshopCourse
Pattern design

Photoshop cursus dessins ontwerpen in Photoshop, repeterende ontwerpen, repeats en op rapport zetten

Designing patterns &
Creating seamless repeats

During this Photoshop course you will learn how to create patterns in Photoshop. You will create perfectly repeating designs with techniques that are most commonly used and learn how to prevent problems. Creating patterns in Photoshop this way really can't go wrong.

Your course is from scratch, by the way. This means you don't need to know Photoshop at all to attend it. You can enroll and learn it all and focus on learning how to create repeats all by yourself, from scratch, without having any prior knowledge of Photoshop or any other Adobe software.

7 lessons of ± 1:45 / 2 hours
Runtime one and a half month
+ personal test lesson

Photoshop Course
Pattern Design

Photoshop Course
Creating brushes

Photoshop cursus brushes maken in Photoshop, cursus in Amsterdam

Design Photoshop brushes &
Create special brush effects

During this Photoshop course you will create brushes to use for image editing. Lots of handy settings apply to creating brushes, learn all you need to know to create the perfect brush and to avoid the many pitfalls.

Photoshop brushes are pretty flexible, meaning you can use them with lots of different tools. And this means that a lot of settings are possible such as colour, retouching and restoration. You can create a Photoshop brush for any situation.

2 lessons of 1.5 to 2 hours
Lessons are consecutive
Runtime 1 week

Photoshop Course
Designing Brushes

Photoshop Course
Masks

Photoshop cursus maskers in Photoshop gebruiken, knipimasker, vectormasker, laagmasker en aanpassingslagen

Understanding Photoshop masks &
Using all Photoshop masks

This Photoshop course is all about Photoshop masks. Learn how to use all masks from scratch. Each mask type is addressed in detail. The quick mask, layer mask, clipping mask and even more specialized masks are addresssed.

You will then use all these masks for creative effects and specialized image adjustments. Clever settings and tweaks are of course part of this course. This Photoshop course is not for novices: you need to know Photoshop very well to attend.

7 lessons of ± 1:45 / 2 hours
Runtime one and a half month
+ personal test lesson

Photoshop Course
Masks

Photoshop Course
Pen & workpaths

Photoshop cursus pen gereedschap en werkpaden maken in Photoshop

Photoshop 'Pen' tool &
Creating workpaths

During this course, learn all about the 'Pen' tool and its many options. Use the pen tool to create workpaths that allow you to perform many Photoshop tasks. You can use it to create shapes for instance but you can use them to isolate elements too.

The workpaths are incredibly flexible and useful. The trick is to create them professionally and this of course is what you will learn as well. Learn all about creating workpaths in Photoshop and how you can cleverly set up and manage workpaths.

2 lessons of 1.5 to 2 hours
Lessons are consecutive
Runtime 1 week

Photoshop Course
Pen & Workpaths

Photoshop Course
Creating animations

Cursus Photoshop animaties maken met Adobe Photoshop

Creating Photoshop animations &
Using timeline & tweens

During the Photoshop animations course you will create animations that can be used in different media: internet of course but different on-screen media too.

Clever settings for GIF animations, exporting and much more will be addressed and will turn this course into a creative adventure. And without even realizing it, you will learn lots of handy tips and tricks.

You need to know how Photoshop works to attend this course.

2 lessons of 1.5 to 2 hours
Lessons are consecutive
Runtime 1 week

Photoshop Course
Photoshop Animations

Photoshop
Training on demand

Photoshop training op maat, persoonlijke training en privelessen Photoshop

Learn what you want
Learn anything you need

Training on demand allows you to book exactly the hours you think you need. What's more: you can tell us what you want to learn so you can go to class and know that this will be addressed. You can bring company files to class to work on with a teacher: this helps you get on at work. Training on demand is also great if you need to learn how to use a new software version.

Call to find out how many hours you need. Sometimes just a few hours is enough: training on demand may therefore be cheaper than you think.

You decide on the hours
Lesson hours can be consecutive
Or book more hours and lessons

Photoshop Course
Training on demand

Find your perfect
Photoshop course here

Photoshop cursus, verschillende cursussen om Photoshop te leren

So much is possible.
Contact us if you need help.

With all these Photoshop courses it may be difficult to choose the one that is perfect for you.

If you don't know Photoshop at all though: start with the Photoshop Course.

If you already know some Photoshop, simply read the content on the course pages to find out which course is for you. And of course, feel free to call if you need help finding the course that is exactly right for you.

Reviews

Illustreren en tekenen, ontwerpen met Illustrator van Adobe, cursus volgen in Amsterdam

Sneaky steekjes :)

Ik wilde je even laten weten wat ik van de cursus vond.
Deze vond ik echt goed. Als je niets van Photoshop weet is het, denk ik, zeer pittig. Er ging meer tijd inzitten dan ik had gedacht maar dat maakte niet uit want je hoeft de oefeningen niet direct in te leveren en je hebt tijd om het door te nemen en later om te oefenen voor de toets.
Het cursusmateriaal was duidelijk en geraffineerd grappig. Af en toe heb ik hardop gelachen, wat een sneaky steekjes! Er was genoeg te oefenen en genoeg beeldmateriaal. En toen het werd aangeleverd, werkte het ook nog allemaal. De mogelijkheid vragen te stellen tijdens de les of over de mail heb ik als prettig ervaren. Hoewel ik eerder met Photoshop heb gewerkt, heb ik veel nieuws geleerd en handiger leren werken.
Simone van D.

Nooit meer foto's geloven

Ik geloof nooit meer de foto's die ik in de bladen zie. Wat een eyeopener deze cursus. Wat een heerlijke voorbeelden en oefenmateriaal. Volgend jaar kom ik terug voor de andere twee Photoshop cursussen.
Kim Y.

Ik kan nu alles

Ik vond mezelf nooit zo'n computermens maar als ik kijk naar de uren die ik spendeer aan het werken met Photoshop... Gelukkig is mijn baas er enorm blij mee. En wat een wereldlesmateriaal! Bedankt jongens!
Wouter S.

Running back

I went to other schools for Photoshop and CAD but boy I am running back to this school to learn Dreamweaver and Flash. I have never seen better quality training.
Richard B.

Portfolio

Ik heb door mijn aangemaakte portfolio inmiddels een baan gevonden. Ik Photoshop bijna de hele dag. Hoe alles kan lopen he.
Michel de J.

Wat kan ik al veel!

Heb nog maar twee lessen gehad maar zit nu al druk de portretten van mijn dochters te bewerken! Wat kan ik al veel!
Irene van der P.

Human Being

I enjoyed the enthusiasm of my teacher and her stunning sense of humor. I have to admit it took me a while to get used to it since it is quite dry at times but she is refreshing and heart warming and a real Human Being. Even though I can't really afford the second course I am going to attend it simply because I feel I am becoming a better and more creative person because of this fantastic training.
Alois B.

Stump

After a few lessons I noticed there was always an answer to the questions. I tried to stump her but could not do it. Gave up! Had fun!
Gary Russell

Verslaafd

Ik wist niet dat ik zoveel zou leren. Ik dacht 'ik doe het er even bij' maar al na de eerste les had ik door dat dat me niet makkelijk zou afgaan. Ik heb doorgezet, gelukkig was het echt een feestje. Ik ga door met de andere cursussen, ben verslaafd!
Cor R.

Resoluties

Grappig dat een ander deze cursus makkelijker vond dan basis. Ik had het soms best moeilijk vooral over de resoluties was lastig. Maar ik begrijp het nu wel allemaal.
Melle K.

Prachtig!

Ik heb de cursus nog niet gevolgd maar ik mocht het lesmateriaal alvast zien. Dat ik dat allemaal ga leren. ik heb er zin in!
Louise B.

Mooie aanvulling

Wat een mooie aanvulling op de eerste cursus. Vraagje: kan ik Photoshop Professional apart volgen via 'its a deal'?
Marijke de J.

Makkelijker

Ik vind deze cursus makkelijker dan de eerste cursus Photoshop. Misschien omdat alles nu sneller valt. Hoe dan ook weer fijne cursus.
Mohamed B.

Materiaal kopen

Kan ik extra materiaal laten maken en kopen? Ik heb wat specifieke dingen nodig.
M. K. (Holland)

Reactie LearningTrain

Ja, dat kan. In opdracht kan extra lesmateriaal worden gemaakt. Neem even contact op.

Halverwege

Ik begon met de eerste cursus die werd vergoed door UWV. Maar omdat ik het zo geweldig vind doe ik van mijn eigen geld Vervolg. En... ik spaar nu voor Expert. Ik ben halverwege!
Janna de S.

Awed

My teacher masters the art of making the difficult seem so obvious. Even after using it for years without any training before going to this school I never would have guessed Photoshop could be so easy to use and understand. I am in awe! Respect, miss.
D. M.

Grandmaster

Op mijn werk weet iedereen dat ik nu een Photoshopmeester ben. Zelfs de stagiairs van de grafische school komen naar me toe voor speciale klusjes. Ongelooflijk dat ik dit nu allemaal zelf kan.
Henk W.

Blij

Ik heb bij jullie alle Photoshop cursussen gedaan. Ik herinner me nog hoe ik alles zo moeilijk vond, het getob met de lagen, het geworstel om te begrijpen hoe het werkte. Maar ik vond het vanaf het begin leuk. En ik ben nu superblij dat ik alles heb gedaan. Ik ga ook Illustrator doen, dat is zeker!
Carola Mijnders

Thanks

Attended your course in English. Thanks people, great job, great material. Got me some awsome skills now!
David H.

I agree

Since I am not the only one attending the course in English I thought I would react as well. Agree as above: great job, great material! Cheers!
Luke W.

WOW

Major WOW factor here people. Great!
Steve G.

Kiwi

Ik heb werk gevonden hier. Na de cursussen volgde al snel de emigratie en: ik heb vrij snel een baan gevonden. Het allerleukste is dat ik op deze plek de enige ben die zoveel van Photoshop weet. Goed he? Groeten van een kiwi!
Paskalle V.

Geld waard

Ik vond deze opleiding zijn geld waard. Ik heb er echt voor gespaard en mocht in meer delen betalen dan normaal wat ik tof vond. Elke maand ging ik hard vooruit, mijn fotos worden nu ook steeds professioneler.
Gert J.

Heel blij

Dit is echt geweldig, ik ben heel blij. Niet alleen kan ik met alle gereedschappen werken op een efficiente manier maar ik kan zelfs drukklare bestanden aanleveren. Ik ben diep onder de indruk. En heel blij.
Jasper G.

Master course

Is this a master course or what? Loved it. Thinking about doing Illustrator now, too.
W. D.

Goed opgebouwd

Deze cursus is goed opgebouwd. Je leert alles stuk voor stuk. Er is lesmateriaal bij waar alles ook in staat. Heel handig. Omdat je ook huiswerk moet maken ga je alles sneller leren. Fijne vondst.
Marja B.

True

Yet another English guy saying: true! It really is great. Didn't know you could do so much! @ w. debussy: we've gotta meet!
Pete R.

Hoeken

Ik dacht dat ik al veel wist maar al tijdens de basiscursus liet de docent me alle hoeken van de kamer zien. Maar: nou weet ik nog veel meer.
Mike J.

Super

Ik weet niet meer op welke pagina het stond maar ook ik vind dit een superleuke superopleiding! Ben totaal blij. Investering meerrr dan waard!
Car D.

Turkish keyboard

I am problem with turkish keyboard on laptop, Photoshop no like shortcut on my lap top. No work. But good course thank you.
Reza B.

Ego

Deze cursus was minder goed voor mijn ego. Dacht dat ik al veel wist. Maar: nou kan ik lekker doorwerken.
Hannes R.

Ego 2

@ Hannes R: ja, ik herken dit! Volgens mij zat jij bij mij in de groep. We zijn verslagen door een vrouw!
J. W.

Reactie LearningTrain

Hier jullie juf, heren Ego en Ego 2. Ik daag jullie uit met een extra opdracht. Houd je mailbox in de gaten :)

Vragen over Photoshop

Tekenen in Illustrator, ontwerpen maken, illustratorcursus in Amsterdam, Nederlandse cursus

What is Adobe Photoshop

Photoshop is an Adobe Systems application that is primarily used to create images for print and multimedia. It is the application of choice of most professional image editors.

The core functions

Photoshop allows you to edit photographic images such as images from a digital camera or internet. Use Photoshop to adjust colours, isolate elements, remove backgrounds and much more until your images and photo collages are perfect for print and digital media.

Is Photoshop difficult?

No, Photoshop is not difficult although this is different for each student. If you don't have any experience with any of the Adobe applications you may need a bit more time getting the hang of it.

Practical lessons to learn it all

You will see during the first class that everything is well explained. With our more targeted and personal approach (even though you're in a group) there is no doubt you will learn it all!

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Do I have to be a photographer?

Many LearningTrain students are photographers, yes. But you don't have to be a photographer to attend Photoshop or to use Photoshop. Not at all!

Use your own images

During the courses you can use your own photographs but you can use images from stock sites just as well. Your courses include images to work with to do the exercises and to create free artwork.

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So many options

You edit photos with Photoshop. And this is a very short description: there is so much you can do with it that it's difficult to catch this into a few words. Find a few core functions below.

Isolate elements: remove backgrounds

With 'isolation' one usually means an element is going to be cut out. This can be an animal, a person or something else. Its background is removed so it can be used in an other photo to create a photo collage.

Corrections

Photo corrections are incredibly useful. With good corrections you can tweak the colours, adjust the tone and even tint of elements. You can remove colour casts and adjust the tonal values.

Photo restaurations

You can restore images in Photoshop and do this perfectly. Old, damaged photos can be scanned and restored, even photos that were taken under poor conditions or that contain unwanted elements can be fully restored so they can be well used in all your designs.

Editing holiday pictures

You may come home finding some or your precious photos are not as good as you thought they would look. Lighting can be off, colours can be wrong. You can edit all images taken with your digital camera in Photoshop. But you can even scan your classic photos, or their negatives, and edit them in Photoshop.

Create images for InDesign

if an image is going to be used in InDesign it is best to prepare it for this yourself: this way you have everything under control and don't depend on third parties to do this. You need Photoshop for this.

Images for websites & multimedia

Photoshop is a real star in creating images for websites, news letters and multimedia. You can for instance create banners for websites, buttons and everything you need for the total design.

Cropping and resizing

An image is usually not in the correct size for the job. They need to be cropped or resized to get the most out of them and to use them the right way. This is all something you do in Photoshop.

The correct resolution

Images are not always in the correct resolution. This means an image may not have to right resolution for the job, it may for instance not be correct for print with different printing techniques. Use Photoshop to adjust resolution and make them perfect for your design goal.

Designing websites

You can design websites in Photoshop. To be honest: Illustrator is much handier for this. But the photos, the images you will use on the websites will really have to be edited in Photoshop. Saving for all sorts of media is a great thing to do in Photoshop, it will make your life much easier.

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Illustrator: vectors

Resolution independent artwork is artwork that can be scaled without quality loss. This means you can design something really small but still print it in a huge size without losing any of the quality and detail. In Illustrator you create such resolution independent artwork. Artwork you create during an Illustrator course can be scaled without becoming blotty and blorry, as is the case when you make something bigger in Photoshop

Photoshop: pixels

In Photoshop you usually don't use vectors but pixels: the smallest colour units that images are made of. Photos are very sensitive to scaling and transforming. This means that there are less things you can do in Photoshop where resizing is concerned and that you have to design at a specific size. But in Illustrator you can't edit images. You can only edit images, photos, in Photoshop and other image editing software.

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Start at the beginning!

You will usually enjoy starting with the first Photoshop Course. Even if you have used Photoshop for quite a while you will learn handy things that will save you a lot of time, and lots of surprising extras.

Learn it all

You will learn how to use a lot of tools and functions and use drawing tools and special transformation tools. You will learn Photoshop typgraphy so you can combine photos and text into wonderful designs.

 

Get in touch

Do you need personal advice? Call us: 020 820080
If you prefer, feel free to send an .

Just ask us what you want so we can help find you the best possible course, the one that will teach you what you need to know in your personal situation and that will help you do your job. Because each person is different and needs to perform their own tasks.

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Complete Education

During the Photoshop Education you learn everything that is addressed during the Photoshop Course, the Photoshop Advanced Course, the Photoshop Course Professional and the Photoshop Course Expert. With lots of extras of course: you will combine a lot.

You learn it all from scratch. The education focuses on using Photoshop professionally and assures you learn it all correctly. You start with creating photo collages and combining photo elements, you then continue with the use of filters, photo corrections, restaurations and finally finish it all by creating files that will print perfectly and that are great to use in multimedia, digital presentations and print.

All is addressed, you will have very little questions left after this education.

Photoshop Education runtime

This education consists of 4 modules and takes 28 lessons to complete.

The modules can be attended consecutively but it's usually a good idea to have a break in between the modules.
The most popular is the schedule that allows for a longer break after the first two modules, after which you can continue with the remaining two modules. You start in september, practise during the end of year break and continue in January.

Once you practised enough you book the tests for the different modules. The exam is done after that, you can do the tests and the exam within two months after finishing your education.

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Photoshop Course Advanced

During the advanced Photoshop course you learn how to prepare images for both print and digital media.

You learn all about resolutions and use contrast, colour corrections and more to create perfect images for InDesign and other applications. Your images are ready for print.

Photoshop Course Professional

During the Photoshop professional course you learn how to use the history functions, all sorts of document modes and blend modes and much more.

You use more complex settings and combinations to create the result you are after.

 

Photoshop Course Expert

This Photoshop Expert Course puts the cherry on the cake. You will use lots of extra techniques to make perfect use of your image material. You use colour profiles and channels to make specialist adjustments.

During the Photoshop Expert course you learn how to use special corrections layers and how to apply specialistic photo enhancements.

You use the 'Pen' tool to create work paths. These are used to do a lot of different things in Photoshop. You will combine this knowledge with the use of channels, special enhancements and adjustments.

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Photoshop Course Pen & Path

Learn how to use the 'Pen' tool during this course. You use the Pen tool to create work paths.

After the work paths have been created you put them to good use. There is a lot you can do with them and you can do that in different ways that each have their pros and cons. Learn it all from scratch and then combine this with what you already know about Photoshop.

Animeren met Photoshop

Photoshop is used to create animations, too. You can create a 'drawn' animation from scratch or use more advanced options and special elements.

There are two different types of animations. Learn how to use both and create animations with Photoshop during this fun course.

 

Photoshop Course Pattern Design

This course is for you if you want to learn how to create patterns in Photoshop. You start from scratch, the course focuses on creating patterns.

Patterns are used for special fills but the technique is incredibly useful if you want to create patterns that are going to be used in fashion, wallpaper design and much more. A famous Dutch designer company came here to learn Illustrator, they use Illustrator to design patterns too.

The patterns are then printed on silk, cotton and other fabrics. Each fabric is different and requires special attention. Learn tips and tricks during your course.

Photoshop Course Brushes

Brushes are terrific extras to create extra elements and special edges. They are used to refine elements you cut out and form the heart of designs, they are important.

Creating brushes requires attention and skills. You will learn lots of tips and tricks to help you create brushes that are perfect for the job and that can be used with as many Photoshop tools as possible.

You need prior knowledge to attend this course.

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Thomas Knoll, de grondlegger van Photoshop: een Amerikaan.

Do you know who this is?

This is Thomas Knoll, de developer of Photoshop. He is the man who, with his brother, 'invented' Photoshop back in 1988. In those days it was not an Adobe application, on the contrary. The brothers really had to drag their software all over the place to find an investor and they tried Adobe which was not interested in it at all at first.

Ever since those early days Photoshop became better and better. Learn all you really need  during the Photoshop course that is best for you. Discover all you need to use Photoshop professionally, or even if you use it just for fun.

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That depends on the design

If you create layouts, designs, for publications that require a lot of pages, as is the case with magazines and brochures, you're much better off with InDesign, yes. InDesign is used to layout books too. If you have to combine a lot of images with text and add footers, headers and page numbers for instance InDesign is really the program you should use. In InDesign you will have a wealth of options for typography, too.

But...

Photoshop is terrific to create 1-page designs such as posters. I have to admit Illustrator is even handier for this though. In Illustrator you can so easily adjust colours and elements, it's easy to add illustrations and images and it's much better with text. What's more: Illustrator has more options for text. But still, Illustrator is less handy to create multi page layouts, just like Photoshop.

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Photoshop & Illustrator

You will most often combine Photoshop with Illustrator. Creating sharp vector illustrations can not really be done in Photoshop since it is too time consuming and limited.

In Illustrator, you can quickly create ayouts for flyers, posters and other designs. What's more: in Illustrator your designs are perfectly scalable without quality loss.

The combination of Illustrator and Photoshop is fantastic: Photoshop allows you to make your designs softer, Illustrator allows you to create stunning mood boards with special elements in them. Combine these two for the most fantastic results.

Learn Illustrator.

TIP It is usually a clever move to know both Illustrator and Photoshop. Once you know both, you won't want to go back.

Photoshop & Indesign

You place images in InDesign: photographic material. These images can not be edited in InDesign though, so Photoshop and InDesign are almost always combined. In InDesign, you create the perfect layouts for magazines, brochures and books. The images you use can be edited and prepared in Photoshop to have all the control you need.

As a graphic designer with only InDesign skills you will soon find yourself wanting some Photoshop knowledge, if only to scale images properly and create good cut-outs. Or even to isolate elements. Combine Photoshop with InDesign for the best results.

TIP Learn InDesign to combine your images and other artwork in beautiful layouts.

Learn InDesign!

Photoshop & webdesign

Websites, icons and buttons are very often created in Illustrator, see the buttons above.

But still: without Photoshop webdesign will become a bit more tricky. You will need Photoshop to crop images, to create collages or even to retouch images from your clients. Most webdesigners can't perform properly without Photoshop.

More about webdesign.

Photoshop & Animate

You will most definitely need Photoshop during your Flash course. You can use Photoshop to create backgrounds and even images that you can animate in Flash.

You can use Photoshop to save them in the best possible format, too. This will make the animations easier to load, even though of course Flash also has features to keep the size down, doing the necessary pre work in Photoshop will save you time and will make your graphics easier to implement.

Animate course

Graphic Designer Educations &
InDesign

Indesign Course & training

InDesign Course
InDesign training on demand

 

 

 

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