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Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign (Beginners)

Course Description

This course is about learning all the basics of how to use Adobe InDesign, Illustrator and Photoshop, the three main programs used by graphic designers for print. Gain experience with the different software and learn how they can be integrated in your projects while you explore a variety of design techniques and concepts. The course is taught on Apple Macs but skills learnt can be applied to Windows PCs.

Location: Camden

Course Requirements

You need no previous experience of the software to attend this course. It will be an advantage if you have some computer experience, particularly on Apple Macs, but it is not necessary.

Course Content

Fundamentals of InDesign, photoshop and Illustrator for print, illustrator and InDesign integration, composition, colour, texture and pattern editing Raster images with Photoshop, using Photoshop to repair, enhance and combine images into photomontages, vector graphics and illustration with Illustrator, using Illustrator to create illustrations, graphics, logos and patterns, page layout and design with InDesign, using InDesign to layout pages, create multi-page documents and compile projects, saving text styles and wrapping text around images and saving and exporting work to different file formats.

Teaching and Learning Methods

Teaching and learning methods will be comprised of; technical demonstrations of all skills followed by practical skills practice and sample production. Guided Discovery through pattern design exploration. Peer Support with pattern design development collaborations. One to one tutoring and class discussions. Resources used within each lesson are available for learners on our online learning platform, iLearn. In addition to the classes, you will be expected to allocate time to practice technical skills between classes and carry out research to aid in youre pattern design development.


Learners will be assessed through the tutor observation of learners skill development throughout the course. Assessment of completed technical skills. Evaluation of shared learning outcomes during and at the end of the course. On completion of this course, you will achieve a certificate of your attendance onto the course.

Next Steps and Progression

If you would like to develop your skills further and gain a comprehensive understanding of techniques you should enroll in all three terms as each term covers different content and the skill level progressively increases. This course can help develop your professional portfolio and help you gain employment or an internship

Additional Information

For more information, please contact the Learner Services Team via Live Chat, phone on 020 7255 4700 or email

Additional Learning Support

Teachers are supported to ensure their materials are inclusive to meet all learners needs. Provision of assistive equipment is available and access support can be provided through reasonable adjustments, subject to an assessment by the ALS team and/or the Disability Officer. Digital Learning support is available in the Learning Centre at our Camden site. Careers advice and guidance is also available to all learners.

Additional Costs

WM College is able to provide financial support for course fees, you may be eligible based on prior qualifications, if you are on a low income or benefits. For more information and to find out if you are eligible, view our Fees & Finance page on our website or contact the Learner Services team via Live Chat or on 020 7255 4700.
44 Crowndale Road
Tel: 020 7255 4700
7 Leighton Place
Tel: 020 7241 8572