Photoshop and InDesign

Ref: K5D32152

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About this course

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.

Course Description

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 at 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 our tutors. You will spend the first half of the week learning to 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


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.


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.

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.

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


This course takes place in London.

9.30am arrival on the day.

Teaching hours 10.00am - 4.00pm

Course Materials


  • All materials for this course are included in the course fee including use of a PC laptop for each student.

Additional information

9.30am arrival on the day. Teaching hours 10.00am - 4.00pm Breakfast refreshments and a light lunch will be provided on the first day. While a vegetarian option is made available, we are unable to cater to specific food intolerances or food allergies.

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