Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator - Intermediate

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

This course is designed as a progression from the Introduction to Photoshop, Indesign & Illustrator and is intended for people who want to continue exploring their creative side with computers using the above packages.

If the course is taught online you will be required to purchase your own Adobe Creative Cloud software, as a student at RHACC you will be entitled to a discount, please visit the Adobe CC website for further information. The college does not hold licencing for learners to be able to access Adobe software from home, you will be responsible for acquiring this software independently if your course is taught online. Your tutor will have further information about this, alternatively you can discuss with the Art admin

Course Content

1. Undo single or multiple steps, and use the History panel
2. Resize an image and Set the resolution
3. resize layers
4. Adjust the image quality
5. Adjustment layers
6. Enhance a selection
7. layer masks
8. Working with channels
9. Combine Text & Imagery
10. create a particle dispersion effect

1. Create Seamless Patterns
2. Creative Shapes for Logo Design
3. How to Create Realistic 3D Fur Effect
4. Clipping Mask Uses

1. design a poster using Adobe InDesign
2. Create a brochure
3. Create a Resume.

At the end of the course you will have to submit a small project (free style) that you create using your skills and what you have learnt with the 3 programs during the course.
Course outcomes:
You will learn how to create advanced image compositions using Adobe Photoshop.
You will learn how to create complex artwork on Illustrator.
You will learn how vector artwork can facilitate advance design processes such as
You will learn how to work with multiple page documents to produce booklets and magazines using Adobe InDesign.
You will learn how to work on complex creative briefs

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.
Previous experience in Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator is required; please see outline on Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator - Introduction
to make sure you are comfortable with all that is covered before enrolling on this

First Class Requirements

Pen and pencil, sketchbook/ notebook. Memory stick (min 4GB).

Attendance Requirements

It is essential to attend regularly in order to keep up with course content. This course builds on what was learned in the previous session so if you miss a class you may find it hard to follow when you return

Assessment Methods

As this is not a qualification course there will be no formal assessment, but you will be given 1:1 tuition and feedback on your work as the course progresses.

Further Study Options

You can enrol directly online or in person at reception

Additional Information

This specialist course has been identified to run with fewer numbers due to either the student demand for the course and subject area or the need for increased one to one tuition. This course will be able to run with only 6 learners and will have a maximum of 10 in the class.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.