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Blended Learning Creative Training With A Difference What’s The
Challenge? Software packages like Photoshop are becoming more and
more complex with every version. As each new feature is added to
the product it’s something else the user needs to learn and that
means more time spent on training and development.
At the same time organisations are under an ever increasing drive
to reduce spend, not only in terms of direct course costs but also
in terms of travel, hotels and other expenses. Not to mention
pressure on users not to be away from the office too often.
How Do We Help? We have worked hard to remodel our curriculum
resulting in a blended learn- ing solution that uses the most
appro- priate learning model for each topic.
More complex topics which are either difficult to grasp or which
are the under- laying foundations for other modules are covered in
a classroom environment.
In addition to these, topics which are either less challenging or
which cover specialist areas that not everybody needs are covered
via online learning modules.
This allows you to cover far more content than would be possible on
a standard classroom based course and best of all the cost is kept
low so you are spending more than 40% less per day of learning than
you would on a pure classroom based course.
The Benefits Learn More
Our blended courses cover roughly twice as much material as the
nearest comparable classroom based courses
Minimise Down Time
The structure of the courses means that for every day spent out of
the office you get 2 days of learning.
Reduce Training Costs
The courses are substantially more cost effective than an
equivalent pure class- room course resulting in savings in your
As you are only away for 1 day in every 2 it reduces travel and
On a regular classroom training course you walk out of the room and
more often than not the learning ends there.
With our blended learning courses the classroom session momentum is
con- tinued via the online learning module resulting in much better
adoption of the techniques and skills learned.
London Centre Our London training centre is located at the
Islington Business Design Centre just one stop from Kings Cross
station and only a few hundred metres from the Angel tube station
The centre is professionally equipped, with the latest version of
Creative Suite, and is surrounded by a wide range of bars, cafe’s
and restaurants right outside. There is also (paid) parking onsite,
and a Hilton Hotel right on the doorstep for those coming from
We are also able to offer the classroom modules at your location
which can be a cost effective method for larger groups.
York Centre Our York centre is located at the bottom of
Bishopthorpe Road just 5 minutes walk from both the City Centre and
York railway station.
As with London the centre is profes- sionally equipped and fibre
cabling into the building means we get excellent internet speeds.
Free roadside parking is available just 5 minutes walk away as is
the main York station.
York is also a nice venue if you are trav- elling from further away
and don’t want the stress and cost of going to central London. The
town is very popular with tourists, and good quality accomodation
can be found locally from as little as £40 per night including
Getting Started Photoshop CS6
Photoshop CS6 Getting Started is a blended learning course which
combines 2 days of instructor led classroom based tu- ition with a
wide range of online learning modules resulting in a powerful
learning experience that delivers results.
Audience The course is designed for those that are completely new
to Photoshop and is suitable for design professionals who want to
create and design graphics using Photoshop for final print and web
Location Classroom modules are available at our London centre or
your own location. Online modules can be completed from any
computer with an internet connection.
• The patch tool
• Content aware options
• Content aware Move
• Content aware patch
Advanced Techniques Photoshop CS6
Photoshop CS6 Advanced Techniques is a blended learning course
which combines two days of instructor led classroom based training
with additional online learning modules cov- ering a range of
Advanced Photoshop topics.
Audience This course is suitable for anybody who has attended the
Photoshop CS6 Getting Started course or already has equivalent
knowledge and wants to take their Photoshop skills to a more
Location Classroom modules are available at our London centre or
your location. Online modules can be completed from any computer
with an internet connection.
• Photo merging
• Stack mode
• Multiple perspective grids
• Colour Balance
• Match colour
• Replacing colour
What is Photoshop CS6 Certification Bootcamp
The most comprehensive Photoshop CS6 training package available
anywhere in the UK. The Photoshop CS6 Certification Bootcamp is
only available either directly through Highlander or via our
Photoshop CS6 Certification Bootcamp combines 4 days of instructor
led classroom training taught by our ex- perienced team of Adobe
Authorised Photoshop Instruc- tors, together with an extensive
range of online learning material.
The classroom courses are available either via our public classes
which run regularly in London and York, or as a closed course
taught at your own location.
Our online learning material is delivered through the learning
management system and combines video tuto- rials, hands on
exercises, real world examples, Photoshop skills tests, not to
mention a whole load of useful hints, suggestions, links, and
instructor led support forums where you can ask questions.
You can access the online learning material from any- where with an
internet connection and have 6 months access to this following
completion of the classroom modules.
The Adobe Certified Expert Exam
Once you have completed the materials and had plenty of time to
practice with Photoshop, its time for the ACE exam. The Bootcamp
includes a voucher for the Adobe Certified Expert exam (worth over
£120), which is valid for 12 months from taking the course. You can
use the voucher to take the exam at any Pearson Vue Testing Centre
throughout the UK (there are lots of them), and once you pass can
use the Adobe Certified Expert logo below
ACE or ACA - What’s the difference?
The Adobe Certified Expert exams are the original exam offered by
Adobe to certify a good level of competancy in a product, and are
aimed at profession- als and are well recognised within the
industry. This should not be confused with the newer Adobe
Certified Associ- ate exam, which only reflects a very basic level
of understanding about the product, and is aimed more at schools
preparing students for their first job.
What you can expect
There are a wide range of factors to consider when choosing a
creative train- ing provider such as what experience do they have,
what is covered in the course, what support do I get in developing
my skills after the course. With Highlander you get the UK’s most
complete Photoshop training experience all backed up by our 15 year
The Trainers All of our trainers hold Adobe Certified Instructor
and Adobe Certified Expert status on the product and have years of
experience both training on Photoshop, and using the product in the
The Facilities Our training centre is located within Islington
Business Design Centre one of London’s most stylish conference
venues, which plays host to over 80 exhibitions and 250 conferences
As a result the centre benefits from a wide range of services
Food & Drink Hot and cold drinks are provided throughout the
day, and when it comes to lunch there is a great selection of
cafe’s, restaurants and sandwich bars right outside the front door,
not to men- tion an in-house canteen.
Reception / Concierge Service There is a full reception and
concierge service in the building which can help organise
everything from transport and accommodation through to theatre
tickets for the evenings.
Disabled Access The building is fully enabled for access by persons
with disability. We have lifts to all floors and disabled toilet
facilities on all levels.
Accommodation The 5 star Hilton Hotel sits alongside the centre,
and the popular Jury’s Inn is just a 5 minute walk around the
Location and Travel Situated in Islington, one of London’s most
vibrant areas, the centre is located within 2 miles of both the
City and the West End, and is ideally situated for both transport
and local entertainment.
Within walking distance of Angel tube station and only minutes from
Cross and Euston, we are serviced by nu- merous bus routes and are
conveniently located outside the congestion charge zone.
The venue benefits from on-site car park- ing (charged at £20 per
day), and has full access for those with disabilities.
The Online Learning System The Learning Management System (LMS)
which powers our online learning mod- ules is a proven scalable
solution offering a range of features to help you master InDesign
quickly and efficiently.
The online modules include features such as expert video tutorials,
extensive sample files, and hands on exercise files for you to try
out the skills you have learnt. There are also online skills tests
for you to see just how well you have got to grips with things and
how much more practice is needed.
Finally you get 6 months of instructor led support via the course
forums where you can not only pick the instructors brains with your
own problems, but also learn by seeing what issues other students
have experienced and how they were resolved.
All in all this is the most effective Photoshop training solution
available anywhere in the UK today!
If you are looking to become an expert on Photoshop CS6 or the CS6
Design bundle then you should consider a Bootcamp™.
Photoshop CS6 Bootcamp™ combines the Getting Started and Advanced
Techniques courses detailed above, allowing begin- ners to quickly
get to grips with even the most advanced Photoshop techniques and
at the same time save money.
CS6 Design Bootcamp™ is ideal for those who need not only a
thorough under- standing of Photoshop but also InDesign and
Illustrator. Combining the Getting Started courses for all 3
products it gives you an indepth introduction into using all three
products, and is a great value way to maximise your investment in
the CS6 Design Suite from Adobe.
The Bootcamp™ For further details on our range of Photoshop courses
please contact your Account Manager now on
0800 156 0777 or visit