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    Intermediate InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator Workshop (Midlands)

    May 24, 2018
    9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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    Colliers International
    1441 Main Street - 3rd Floor
    Columbia, SC 29201

    MIDLANDS PROGRAM: "Intermediate Adobe InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator Workshop"

    Due to the nature of this event, no walk-in registrations will be accepted. Lunch will be served. Please contact info@smpspalmetto if you have any dietary restrictions. Parking is available in the city-owned parking garage on Taylor Street. Please note our May Program will be held at Colliers International 1441 Main Street Office - 3rd Floor.

    Bring your creative ideas to life and take your proposals to the next level! SMPS Palmetto is offering a hands-on, full-day workshop (a $600 value!), where you'll receive intermediate level training in Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator with Adobe Certified Expert, Claudia McCue. While most topics will apply even if you’re using older versions of the software (CS6), we’ll also touch on some of the newer features available in the current versions of the programs. Here’s what we’ll be covering:


    • Gradients and mixed inks
    • Anchored Objects
    • Book Files
    • Creating an automatic Table Of Contents
    • Adding interactivity for PDF

    INDESIGN CC2018:

    • Adding interactivity for Publish Online
    • Paragraph borders
    • Paragraph shading
    • Using CC Libraries


    • Layers, Compositing, and Smart Objects
    • Perspective Warp and Vanishing Point
    • Changing color, matching images


    • New selection and masking techniques
    • Face-aware retouching


    • Combining Objects
    • Image Trace
    • Understanding the Appearance Panel
    • Using the Pen Tool
    • Editing PDFs with Illustrator

    Have questions or problems? Jot them down and we’ll talk about them during the day!

    This is an intermediate workshop. Prior experience with programs is encouraged.The focus will be on step-by-step instruction leading attendees through the intermediate tools and concepts.

    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.

    Blog: | Twitter: @claudiamccue


    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.  Payment via cash, credit card, or check is 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.


    $225.00 Non-SMPS Members
    $220.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

    $175.00 SMPS Members Only
    $170.00 Earlybird rate before May 15

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