DTP Course

1 Day Outline
This would be an overview of the DTP processes as well as a basic introduction to the software - InDesign or QuarkXpress, and Photoshop.
The outline would contain DPT Principles + Photoshop + InDesign/QharkXpress.

Day 1: DTP Principles / InDesign/QuarkXpress
What is DTP?

The main workflow and processes

the importance of fonts in the design process

how to deal with font problems

colour and colour management

CMYK and Pantone - how to use them, when to use them

The printing process - how to liaise with your printer

Proofs, on-press checking and signing off


Photoshop usage in DTP

Photoshop/InDesign/QuarkXpress integration

Photoshop basics

Photoshop - the bits you need to know - and the bits you don't

Using Photoshop for print

Resolution and print

Saving an image for print

Image formats for print


Resizing images

how to get the best image quality

what to look for when resizing an image

resizing and cropping for print


Retouching images in Photoshop

Levels

Curves

Getting rid of blemishes

Getting rid of elements in an image

Touching up scratched images


Colour balance

Getting rid of a colour cast

Altering colour within an image

boosting an image's impact with colour

Adding duotone effects

Using Hue and Saturation effectively


Image Effects

Adding layer effects to an image

Sharpening an image

Adding glows, drop shadows, inner glows

Unsharp mask


Type

Creative type with Photoshop

When to use Photoshop for type and when to use your DTP programme


Montaging

What is a montage?

Using montaging effects to enhance your DTP layout

Layer Effects

Layer Styles


 

3 Day Outline
This is a suggestion only and any configuration can be catered for.
The outline would usually be for 2 days InDesign or QuarkXpress and 1 day Photoshop.

Day 1: InDesign/QuarkXpress
Day 2: InDesign/QuarkXpress
Day 3: Photoshop

What is DTP?
The main workflow and processes
the importance of fonts in the design process
how to deal with font problems
colour and colour management
CMYK and Pantone - how to use them, when to use them
The printing process - how to liaise with your printer
Proofs, on-press checking and signing off

Photoshop usage in DTP
Photoshop/InDesign/QuarkXpress integration
Photoshop basics
Photoshop - the bits you need to know - and the bits you don't
Using Photoshop for print
Resolution and print
Saving an image for print
Image formats for print

Resizing images
how to get the best image quality
what to look for when resizing an image
resizing and cropping for print

Retouching images in Photoshop
Levels
Curves
Getting rid of blemishes
Getting rid of elements in an image
Touching up scratched images

Colour balance
Getting rid of a colour cast
Altering colour within an image
boosting an image's impact with colour
Adding duotone effects
Using Hue and Saturation effectively

Image Effects
Adding layer effects to an image
Sharpening an image
Adding glows, drop shadows, inner glows
Unsharp mask

Type
Creative type with Photoshop
When to use Photoshop for type and when to use your DTP programme

Montaging
What is a montage?
Using montaging effects to enhance your DTP layout
Layer Effects
Layer Styles