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    Adobe Workshop: InDesign & Photoshop/Illustrator (Midlands Event)

    August 24, 2017
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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    The Palmetto Club
    1231 Sumter Street
    Columbia, SC 29201

    *Annual Sponsors: Please contact prior to registration. Two coupons/vouchers are required for free registration for this event.

    Bring your creative ideas to life and take your proposals to the next level! SMPS Palmetto is offering a hands-on workshop (a $600 value!), where you’ll learn the basics of Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator with Adobe Certified Expert, Claudia McCue.

    Training Agenda:
    10:00am - 12:00pm:  InDesign
    12:00pm - 1:00pm: Boxed Lunch provided

    1:00pm - 3:00pm: Photoshop & Illustrator

    This is an introductory workshop designed for first-time and beginner Adobe users. No prior experience is required.

    The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading attendees through the basic tools and concepts.

    Please bring your own laptop, software, and charger for this hands-on session.  You will receive an email with sample files for download prior to the event.

    Don't have InDesign, Photoshop or Illustrator, but want to try it out? Download free trials of the software a few days prior to the workshop (trials are only 7 days long, so plan accordingly): 

    You will need to have Adobe InDesign version CS4 or higher already downloaded on your laptop prior to the start of class.

    By the end of the workshop, participants will have learned the basics including the following:

    •          Setting up InDesign defaults (never see picas again!)
    •          Basic document setup, including bleed
    •          Understanding frames
    •          Importing and transforming graphics
    •          Display options
    •          Importing and flowing text
    •          Using “Import Options” to control Word and Excel imports
    •          Find/Change
    •          Spell Check
    •          Creating swatches (and understanding spot colors)
    •          Creating and using Paragraph Styles
    •          Creating and using Character Styles
    •          Importing Styles
    •          Simple but interesting visual effects
    •          Understanding layers


    Claudia McCue, Adobe Certified Expert

    Claudia McCue is the author of "Real World Print Production with Adobe Creative Cloud," and the presenter for a number of print-related courses, including "Print Production Fundamentals," and the Print Production Essentials series (

    After more than 20 years in real-world print production, she now teaches creatives and production professionals how to use Adobe products without hurting themselves (or their printers). Claudia is a Certified Technical Trainer, and an Adobe Certified Expert for Photoshop, Acrobat, Illustrator, and InDesign. 

    She has delivered training for a wide range of clients, including Aflac, the Centers For Disease Control, The Home Depot, Lowe's Home Improvement, MTV Networks, and World Wrestling Entertainment.

    When not chained to the keyboard, she can be found riding country backroads on her motorcycle. She swears it’s the best possible cure for writer’s block.


    Twitter: @claudiamccue

    Free lifetime support! Claudia is offering all attendees free support for your future InDesign questions and concerns.

    Would your firm like to sponsor this program? Through the generous donations of our sponsors, our chapter is able to continue to provide high quality programs in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville. Additional program sponsorship opportunities for this program are available. If you would like to become a program sponsor, please contact Betsy McDonald or Geoff Lewis.  Program sponsorships are $250 and limited to non-competing firms.

    The ticket price for members and non-members includes lunch.  Due to limited seating, online registration is highly encouraged. A $10 late fee will be incurred for all walk-in registrations. Payment via cash, card and check are accepted when paying at the door, and all checks should be made out to: SMPS Palmetto

    Refunds will only be granted if cancellation is made within 48 hours of the start time and will only be provided in the form of a credit to another program. No refunds will be made for no-shows. Email for substitution or refund requests.


    $100.00 SMPS Member Registration (InDesign & Photoshop/Illustrator - Full Day Program)

    $125.00 Non-SMPS Member Registration (InDesign & Photoshop/Illustrator - Full Day Program)

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