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    Illustrator Training
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    Vul de training aan met huiswerk of opdrachten
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During your illustrator training on demand you tell us what you want to learn: using masks, preparing for print, latest software version...

Illustrator artwork, vector graphics

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With Photoshop training on demand you decide what should be addressed. Whether you want to learn how to create workpaths or how to make seamless patterns, or whether you want to learn how to use Pantone professionally: anything is allowed. You can bring company files to class to work on them with your teacher or bring examples you want to recreate. Anything goes, you can even combine InDesign and Illustrator. You have class on your own and you decide.

This is the perfect training for learning specific tools, functions or skills or in case you are insecure about how to perform certain tasks. You can expect help in any Photoshop area, even if you don't know a lot yet or if you have been using Photoshop for years but need help getting started with the latest software version.
Since this training is highly efficient you often don't need a lot of time: training on demand can be cheaper than you think.

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Realising your creative goals

You have class on your own and can ask all the questions you like and that are important to perform your tasks. This will quickly get you started.

This Photoshop course is ideal if you need to use Photoshop often, you learn exactly what you need to realize your creative goals. Learn how to make good use of the Photoshop tools and functions to do your job.

Help with files or design

It is not possible to ask your teacher to create commercial designs. You can though bring your own desigs to get tips from your teacher to make your designs more professional.

Do you need to learn more? Why not attend a full course such as the Photoshop Course or even one of the advanced Photoshop courses? These contain homework and lesson material.

Photoshop personal training on demand topic examples

Photoshop beeldbewerking, fotobewerking, correcties, restaureren tijdens training op maat

Example: workpaths in Photoshop

Do you want to know how to use the 'Pen' tool? And how you create and use workpaths? This can all be addressed during your personal Photoshop training on demand.

Example: using Pantone

Pantone in Photoshop seems ideal and it's easy to use but... You only really get things right if you really know what to expect and how to use it. If you don't know how you should use Pantone the printing results will be surprising to say the least. You didn't choose Panton for nothing though, so come on, learn how to use it professionally.

Example: latest software

You may have been using Photoshop for years but are used to a version such as CS4 or CS5. You would like to get to know the latest and greatest about the new software version. You can do this during your Photoshop training on demand.

Photoshop personal training on demand topic examples

Photoshop persoonlijke training in Amsterdam, fotobewerking, collages van foto en illustratie

Example: adding illustrations

Adding an illustration is easy and fast. But then the printer tells you there are problems... How can you prevent this and how can you get this right from the start? If the printing result is bad this is a waste of time and effort. Learn how to do it right.

Example: restoring images

Restoring an image seems easy. Most Photoshop users learned this by themselves. But what should you pay attention to, even if you can't really tell just by looking at it? What makes the result great for print and what sets you apart from the novices? Learn it all during your personal Photoshop training on demand.

Example: using layers

Layers are at the heart of all Photoshop files. If you are not very sure about how they work and what you can do with them training on demand is perfect for you. Find out about layers during your training.

Photoshop personal training on demand topic examples

Photoshop beeldbewerking met training op maat en naar wens. Fotocorrecties, maskers, restaureren, curves en toonwaarden

Example: using masks

Masks can be a big mystery but they are so useful to create professional designs. They can even be used creatively once you understand the techniques and what you should be aware of. Become an even more flexible Photoshop user.

Example: colour corrections

Adjusting photo colours is really a trade in its own right. You can do this on so many different levels. Depending on your experience you will learn exactly what you need to take you a step further. Learn what you need to do your work better, colour correction is a crucial step in the Photoshop design process.

Example: levels and curves

You can adjust images with the levels and curves in Photoshop. This results in print perfect images. Learn all there is to know about the levels, curves and even the histogram during your very own Photoshop training on demand.


Questions about this training

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You define the runtime

You tell us how many hours you want to book. The minimal hours count is 2: this means you will be here for at least two hours of training. This means you have time to sit down, explain things and show documents, ask questions and get answers. This gives you enough time to learn as much as possible. Most clients prefer 3 hours but it is really up to you.

Book more hours

This training is very efficient: don't book too many hours in advance. You can schedule the dates and times in advance but you can also book more hours and define the dates and times later. The only drawback is that you may have to wait a little longer before an open slot becomes available.

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Lesson slots of 2 or 3 hours

You can decide when these hours take place, of course they will have to be possible from our end as well.

Time examples

You could for instance book time from 10:00 - 12:00 hours, or from 15:00 - 18:00 hours.
The evenings are tricky to book since there are usually courses in the evening.

Homework during this training

Homework
There is no homework with personal training: no lesson material is included. It is not possible to create lesson material and homework for each and every student, sorry. If you do want exercises and help you can book this separately though. This is usually not necessary since the training is very efficient.

Responding to questions

Questions
If you have additional questions on what has been addressed (for instance, if you can't understand your own notes anymore) you can ask these questions within the week following your training. If you have more questions later you are welcome to book extra training.

Software installation tips
About Adobe software

Needed during class

  • A notebook and pen
  • Your laptop (if you don't have one you can use one of our computers)
  • If you bring your laptop, the software for your course should be installed
  • Practising material: when you enroll specify whether or not you use your own laptop so you can install practising material in advance.

Please note the software for your course should be installed before class, if you don't have it yet though we can install it together during class..

Needed at home/work

  • If software is needed during your course you can buy it or download a trial
  • A computer (preferably desktop)
  • Optional: a Wacom tablet to design more freely

Examples

  • Help with your files
  • Help making notes
  • Solving problems with the files you bring to class
  • Book this extra; telephone support
  • Book this extra: homework assignments and corrections

And the software?

You take care of the software yourself, as Adobe Preferred Partner we can only sell multi licenses and seats to companies.
You either buy the software or install a trial..

If you already own Adobe software there is no need to purchase the subscription based Cloud applications. The following suites are still perfectly usable:

Creative Suite CS4 through CS6

Prior knowledge

You don't need to know anything about Photoshop: you decide what you want to learn or what you need to know.

You can also read the content of the different Photoshop courses to give you an idea of what you can ask during your training.

Handy computer skills

It is a good idea to be handy using your computer.

This means you can install programs (you will have to install software most times) and you can organise, monitor and manage your folders and files.

Personal training

1 - 10 hours of training

€ 100,00 per hour excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 121,00 per hour including 21% BTW

Example

Suppose you want to book 3 hours of training these will be reserved for you.
A schedule will be created for you to find the best possible planning, all depending on both your and our possibilities.
If you book 2 or 3 hours of training these will be combined on the same day. You will have training on your own, the teacher will be there for only you and can not train groups. The total costs for your training would be as follows:

€ 300,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 363,00 including 21% BTW

Personal training

10 - 20 hours of training

€ 80,00 per hour excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 96,80 per hour including 21% BTW

Example

Suppose you want to book 3 hours of training these will be reserved for you.
A schedule will be created for you to find the best possible planning, all depending on both your and our possibilities.
If you book 2 or 3 hours of training these will be combined on the same day. You will have training on your own, the teacher will be there for only you and can not train groups. The total costs for your training would be as follows:

€ 1.200,00 excluding BTW (VAT, taxes)
€ 1.452,00 including 21% BTW

Reviews

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Zeer degelijk

Dit is zeer degelijke training. Ik mocht alles vragen en kreeg werkelijk elke keer antwoord. Mijn docent wist geen een keer het antwoord niet. Heel fijn.
Nora B.

Naar mijn smaak

Deze training was helemaal naar mijn smaak. Vriendelijk en geduldig en in een mooie lesruimte. Ik kan deze plek echt aanraden.
C. de W.

Geduldig hoor

Ik had het gevoel dat ik wat zat te kloten tijdens deze illustrator training maar mijn juf was wel heel geduldig hoor! Fijne plek, ik stuur mijn collegaatje door :)
Yvon B.

Prima prima

Deze manier van lesgeven beviel me uitstekend. Docente wist op alles antwoord en had extra tips. Prima prima hoor!
Gerda de K.

Thanks

Thanks! Loved it.
George Boss

Puur

Dit bood mij een goede begeleiding en precies de kennis die ik nodig had. Puur en simpel alles uitgelegd, rustige uitleg en ook gevoel voor humor.
Carola de J.

Alles geleerd

Ik heb alles geleerd wat op mijn lijstje stond, bedankt voor de hulp!
Jon R.

Mond op mond

Ik had nog nooit van jullie gehoord maar van vrienden hoorde ik dat ik bij jullie moest zijn. Geen spijt van! Mond op mond reclame is toch het beste he.
Carl de Winter

Photoshop questions

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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

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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

 

 

 

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