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Interior Design CAD - Photoshop & InDesign

KLC School of Design
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Professional Training
5 days
975 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
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975 GBP

Course description

Interior Design CAD - Photoshop & InDesign

Photoshop is an industry-standard image-editing programme used by designers to add colour, texture and detail to visual materials and presentations; InDesign is Photoshop's sister publishing program which is used to combine text, images, vectors and other prepared content into a finished product for print or digital publishing. This KLC Photoshop and InDesign course has been created specifically for Interior Designers and their specific day-to-day needs.

This one-week course introduces students to the introductory skills needed to begin working with both Photoshop and InDesign computer programmes. Strong emphasis is placed on best practices, and approaches are derived from experience and working solutions. This course is aimed a design students and professionals, and examples and course materials will relate to interior design practice, but could be applied to other disciplines.

Step-by-step progress is made under the close supervision of KLC tutors. You will spend the first half of the week learning manipulate visual material using Photoshop image-editing software and, during the second half of the week, you will move on to create page design and layout for professional presentations and documents.

Day One - Photoshop:

  • Photoshop User Interface
  • Document Set Up - Image Setup Dialogue Box
  • Understanding the differences between: Canvas size; Image Size and Resolution in Pixels/mm; File size
  • Workspaces
  • Create, Open and Import Images
  • Layer Management and Manipulation
  • Selection Tools and Techniques
  • Most Commonly Used Transform Tools

Day Two - Photoshop:

  • Image Colour Adjustments
  • Layer Masks
  • Clone Stamp
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Save Photoshop Files and Save as JPEGs
  • Layer Management and Manipulation – Cont.
  • Brushes
  • Colours, Swatches and Gradients

Day Three - Photoshop:

  • Basic Floor Plan Rendering using Colours
  • Applying Layer Effects - Shadows and Glows
  • Filter Effects
  • Basic Floor Plan Lighting Effects
  • Apply Photoshop's Built-In Patterns as Overlays
  • Working with Type
  • Printing and Export Options

Day Four - InDesign:

  • The interface
  • Document setup
  • Organizing a project
  • File referencing and folder structure
  • Margins and columns
  • Rulers, manual guides and smart guides
  • Working with frames
  • Pen tool
  • Colour, fill and strokes
  • Basic effects.

Day Five - InDesign:

  • Working with objects
  • Working with text
  • Image manipulation and formatting text
  • Creating style
  • Master pages
  • Tabs and tables
  • Managing images and texts
  • Pen and fill, paragraph and text tools
  •  Save and export options
  •  Producing Adobe PDF
  •  Placing a multi-page PDF
  •  Creating a hyperlink.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Course Outcomes:

  • Develop an understanding of basic Photoshop and InDesign skills
  • Learn how to use core tools for your interior design business
  • Understand how to edit images and import and format these as part of documents and with text
  • Discover how to create a portfolio using these powerful programmes

This course is open to applicants with existing professional skills of visualisation, and with confident computer skills. Photoshop sessions will focus on rendering and polishing interior design visuals but not creating these in the first instance. This course is suited to professionals and to students of design. All KLC software courses are taught on PC computers.

Course delivery details


10am-4pm, x5 days

What's included:

  • All materials for this course are included in the course fee including use of a PC laptop for each student
  • Breakfast refreshments and a delicious light lunch will be provided on the first day of the course. While a vegetarian option is made available, we are unable to cater to specific food intolerances or food allergies.

This course is taught by expert tutors who teach on the degree courses at KLC


Course Price: £975

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KLC School of Design

KLC School of Design is part of West Dean College of Arts and Conservation and specialises in teaching interior and garden design from short courses up to BA (Hons) both on site in our teaching studios at Chelsea Harbour, London...

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5th Floor Design Centre East, Chelsea Harbour
SW10 0XF London

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