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Adobe Design Masterclass Advanced - 6 day

Adobe Authorised Training in a 6 day format covering multiple products for maximum impact.

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Delivering Adobe Authorised Training in London Covent Garden, Cardiff and Bristol – Certitec.

What to expect from this training course

You've already used the main components of the Adobe Design tools for quite a while namely InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. You know wish to learn more advanced functions to improve your workflow and hone your knowledge onto the next level. This Adobe Authorised 6-day course will ensure you can up-your-game and discover the hidden power of these applications and how they can link together for the ultimate design solution on your desktop in the professional market.

Please select the Training Dates option below for when this course is running.

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This course can be taken as one continuous block or broken down into smaller segments, namely InDesign Advanced - 2 day, Photoshop Advanced - 2 day, Illustrator Advanced - 2 day. There is no extra charge to split your course and some people prefer to learn over a longer period.

About this course

Please select the Training Dates option above for when this course is running. 

Getting to know the real nuts-and-bolts of professional design applications such as InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator can typically be daunting – not with the Certitec Design Masterclass Advanced 6-day course! We dig deeper into the products and understand their logic ... then focus on workflow and how various single functions can tie together to produce more efficient ways of working. This produces things would never have though imaginable! If you thought an introduction to these products was an eye-opener, just wait to have our Adobe Certified Instructors dig deeper for an all new experience!

This course is broken down into smaller segments, namely Adobe InDesign Advanced - 2 dayAdobe Photoshop Advanced - 2 day and Adobe Illustrator Advanced - 2 day.

Who is this course for?

Anyone who wishes to master the more advanced functionality of the Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator) should attend this class. Special attention is paid to learning production workflows used by professionals in industry, keyboard shortcuts, automating workflow and special-effects techniques.

Assumed knowledge

You will need to have either attended an Introduction course to the relevant products above or have existing hands-on experience.

What you will learn

You will learn to use Adobe Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator to perform the following Advanced functions:


  • Formatting shortcuts
  • Treating items as objects globally
  • Advanced layer control
  • Managing long documents
  • Next and nested styles
  • Frame Fitting options
  • In-line graphics
  • Anchored Objects
  • Preflight control and profiles
  • Advanced search and replace
  • Overview of GREP
  • Adding a Table of Contents
  • Table and Cell Styles
  • Advanced text flow


  • Producing advanced face retouching
  • Manipulation techniques
  • Use colour effectively
  • Maximise the potential of Brush engine
  • Work with advanced compositions
  • Automating a Photoshop workflow


  • Further adjust Bezier curves by creating Compound paths
  • Create Custom Brushes and various graphic styles
  • Work with transparency and other raster effects like drop shadows
  • Accurately adjust type in artwork
  • Prepare documents for composite and commercial printing
  • Enhance the workflow
  • Integration of Illustrator with the rest of the Creative Suite

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Course outline

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Managing your workspace

  • Advanced zooming and navigation
  • Advanced view options
  • Focus selection for formatting
  • Changing tools (without changing)


  • Micro layers
  • Professional layers
  • Multi-lingual export options
  • Locking layers
  • Duplicating layers

Anchored objects

  • Inline objects
  • Anchoring object options
  • Setting the anchor
  • Applying an object style

Next styles

  • Logic of next styles
  • Using next styles
  • Applying next styles
  • Forcing a new style

Grep queries

  • Using advanced find/change
  • Using GREP queries
  • Understanding logic of queries
  • Saving a new query

Frame fitting options

  • Default frame fitting
  • Manual frame fitting
  • Applying frame fitting
  • Linking frames to object styles

Long documents

  • Using table of contents
  • Creating a table of contents style
  • Editing a table of contents

Spot colours

  • Create new pantone swatches
  • Spot or process considerations
  • Creating a mixed-ink group
  • Editing a mixed-ink group

Live preflight

  • Live preflight
  • Defining profiles
  • Importing and exporting
  • Embedding profiles

PDF export standards

  • PDF/X ISO standards
  • Colour transformations
  • Registration marks
  • Trim and bleed geometry

Data merge

  • Creating a data set
  • Formatting data merge
  • Merging data
  • Formatting options


  • Importing data
  • Creating a table
  • Modifying a table
  • Formatting a table

Table and cell styles

  • Creating cell styles
  • Creating table styles
  • Applying table styles
  • Style tips and tricks

Settings and preferences

  • Adjusting preferences
  • Creating keyboard shortcuts
  • Using the HUD colour picker
  • The interface and performance settings

Working smarter with Bridge

  • Opening and organising files
  • Viewing, choosing and assessing images
  • Adding Metadata and Keywords
  • Working with Batches and Actions
  • Collections and Smart Collections
  • Labelling and Filtering

Camera RAW

  • Difference between RAW and compressed images
  • Intro to Adobe Camera RAW
  • Camera RAW Filter in Photoshop


  • Scaling tips
  • Improve body shape and detail

Adjusting image luminance

  • Editing with the histogram
  • Customizing a Levels adjustment
  • Understanding the Gamma value
  • Making channel-by-channel adjustments
  • Simulating a Grey Card
  • Customising a Curves adjustment
  • Colour adjustment by the numbers
  • Tips and tricks

Shadows and highlights

  • Working non-destructively with Shadows/Highlights
  • Shadows Highlights techniques
  • The Radius values explained
  • Enhancing the effects of Midtone Contrast
  • Masking a group of Smart Filters

Advanced working with type

  • Creating point text
  • Choosing fonts and type style tricks
  • A run through of the Character and Paragraph panels
  • Kerning and tracking characters
  • Creating and editing area text
  • Selecting and formatting paragraphs
  • Using Paragraph Styles
  • Using Character Styles
  • Setting text inside a custom path
  • Creating text along a path
  • Masking text into image elements
  • Anti-aliasing explained

Working with vectors

  • The other vector-based layer
  • Drawing a dashed or dotted border
  • Drawing and aligning custom shapes
  • Combining simple shapes
  • Cropping and merging shapes
  • Adjusting Live Shape attributes
  • Working with the pen tool

Layer styles and effects

  • Applying and creating Layer Styles
  • Loading and customizing Layer Styles
  • Merging and saving Layer Styles
  • Copying Layer Styles
  • Depth, contour, and texture
  • Imparting depth with a layer effect
  • Creating shadows
  • Bevel and Emboss
  • Modifying a layer’s effects
  • Saving custom default settings
  • Creating a custom contour
  • Global Light and rasterizing effects
  • Surface contour
  • Adding textures

Using layers

  • The Layers panel stripped down
  • Creating layer comps
  • Adding, scaling, and aligning layers
  • Dragging and dropping layers
  • Stack, reveal, and rename
  • Opacity, history, and blend mode
  • Duplicating a selected portion of a layer
  • Applying a clipping mask
  • Creating a new layer and background
  • Layering tips and tricks
  • Filtering layers

Working with greyscale and black+white

  • Convert to black and white
  • Several ways to convert to greyscale
  • Mixing a custom black-and-white image
  • The Black & White command
  • Customizing the Black & White settings
  • Black & White or Channel Mixer
  • Creating a sepia tone

Advantages of using Smart Filters

  • How to apply a Smart Filter
  • How to Edit a Smart Filter
  • How to mask Smart Filters
  • How to apply a Smart Filter to a part of an image

Selections and masking

  • Adding to and subracting from Selections
  • Feathering a selection
  • Select and mask
  • Working with the Mask panel
  • Modifying Selections
  • Saving and Loading Selections
  • Viewing a mask with or without its image
  • Painting directly inside an alpha channel
  • Correcting fringes around a masked layer
  • Turning a layer into a knockout

Selecting with colour range

  • Selecting Skin Tones
  • Selecting a complex image with Colour Range
  • Refining a selection in the Quick Mask mode


  • Understanding the Smart Sharpen filter
  • Understanding the Unsharp Mask filter
  • Assessing the best sharpening practises
  • Sharpening with High Pass
  • Sharpening using Smart Filters

Noise and detail

  • The Noise/Details balancing act
  • Introducing the Reduce Noise filter
  • Brushing away blur and sharpening
  • Creating texture by adding noise
  • Correcting noise in Camera Raw
  • Working with the Median filter

Saving for the web

  • Producing a suitable JPEG image
  • Producing a suitable GIF image
  • Working with colours to reduce file size
  • PNG and PNG
  • Viewing results in a browser

Printing and output

  • The main print options
  • Description and printing marks
  • Applying bleed
  • The Colour Settings
  • Other printing options
  • Previewing an image at print size

Colour settings

  • Overview of Colour management
  • Configuring Colour settings
  • Soft proofing

Selecting and transforming objects

  • Setting your selection preferences
  • Using the Direct Selection and Group Selection tools
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Using the Lasso tool
  • Selecting objects by attribute
  • Grouping objects
  • Resizing your artwork
  • Rotating objects
  • Distorting and transforming objects
  • Repeating transformations
  • Reflecting and skewing objects
  • Aligning and distributing objects

Advancing the pen tool

  • Understanding paths
  • Understanding anchor points
  • Drawing straight segments
  • Editing a path as you draw it with keyboard shortcuts
  • Inserting and removing anchor points
  • Adding curvature
  • Control handles
  • Cusp points
  • Drawing perfectly smooth outlines
  • Tracing a freeform, curvy path
  • Converting an existing anchor point
  • Working with open and closed paths
  • Joining paths
  • Averaging and aligning paths
  • Using the Scissors tool

Working with colour

  • RGB vs. CMYK
  • Adjusting Illustrator colour settings
  • Process or global swatches
  • Creating spot colours
  • Using the swatch groups
  • Working with colour libraries
  • Importing swatches
  • Using the Colour Guide panel
  • The Colour panel
  • Defining and using process colours
  • Defining and using global process colours
  • Defining and using spot colours
  • Accessing colour libraries

Working with fills and strokes

  • Understanding fills and strokes
  • Working with fills
  • Working with strokes
  • Creating dashes and arrows
  • Creating variable-width strokes
  • Using width profiles
  • Outlining strokes
  • Creating and editing gradients
  • Applying gradients to strokes
  • Applying and editing pattern fills
  • Creating your own pattern fill

Creating shapes

  • Understanding drawing modes
  • Creating compound paths
  • Creating compound shapes
  • Working with the Shape Builder tool
  • Working with the Blob Brush and Eraser tools
  • Working with the Paintbrush and Pencil tools
  • Smoothing and erasing paths

Adjusting appearances

  • Exploring the Appearance panel
  • The stacking order
  • Working with multiple fills
  • Working with multiple strokes
  • Adjusting appearance with live effects
  • Saving appearances as graphic styles


  • Auto-tracing in Illustrator
  • Opening an image to embed it
  • Placing an image to create a dynamic link
  • Auto-tracing and resolution
  • Adjusting layer previews
  • Cleaning up with the Threshold option
  • More clean-up with the Noise option
  • Expanding and simplifying traced paths
  • Flipping and fusing shapes
  • Scaling resolution-independent vectors

Live paint

  • Introducing Live Paint
  • Stroking with the Live Paint Bucket tool
  • The Live Paint Selection tool
  • Adding a path to a Live Paint group
  • Constructing the base objects

Working with images

  • Placing images into Illustrator
  • Working with the Links panel
  • Embedding images into Illustrator
  • Cropping images with a mask
  • Best file types to use
  • Exploring the Image Trace panel
  • Tracing photographs
  • Tracing line art
  • Converting pixels to paths with Image Trace

Drawing in perspective

  • Defining a perspective grid
  • Drawing artwork in perspective
  • Applying artwork to the grid

Printing, saving and exporting

  • Printing your artwork
  • Saving your artwork
  • Saving in legacy formats
  • Saving templates
  • Creating PDF files
  • Saving for the web
  • Creating high-res bitmap images
  • Using Illustrator files in Photoshop and InDesign

Infographics and dynamic data

  • Importing correcting and editing data
  • Swapping between Graph Type
  • Changing the Graph Type settings
  • Selecting and colouring graph elements
  • Creating and defining a design for Illustrator charts
  • Applying a chart design to a marker
  • Adding numeric values to a column chart

Customising infographics and 3D

  • Designing your own charts
  • Creating a 3D Pie chart
  • Designing an Infographic project
  • Visualising data

Working with brushes

  • Introducing the Brushes panel
  • Applying and editing a calligraphic brush
  • Applying and scaling art brushes
  • Applying and editing a scatter brush
  • Formatting and scaling brushed text
  • Editing the path outlines of an art brush
  • Replacing an existing art brush
  • Creating and refining an art brush
  • Creating and editing a pattern brush
  • Expanding and filling brush outlines
  • Brushes meet text
  • Adjusting the bristles in a bristle brush
  • Creating brushes for a Fashion drawing
  • Producing a children’s illustration utilising brushes

Envelope distortions

  • Introducing Envelope Distort
  • Editing the contents of an envelope
  • Warping an envelope mesh
  • Creating and editing an envelope mesh
  • Blending an envelope into a background

Gradient tool

  • Creating gradients
  • Applying a gradient fill
  • Using the gradient annotator
  • Editing multiple gradients
  • Creating a radial gradient
  • Adjusting the midpoint skew
  • Mixing gradients with blend modes
  • Making a transparent gradient
  • Drop shadows and dynamic effects
  • Assigning a gradient to editable text
  • Assigning a gradient to a stroke

Gradient mesh

  • Introducing the gradient mesh
  • Working with the Mesh tool
  • Finessing the colours of mesh points
  • Adding a gradient mesh to a shape
  • Converting a linear gradient to a mesh
  • Editing a linear gradient mesh
  • Converting a radial gradient to a mesh
  • Editing a radial gradient mesh

The blend tool

  • The earliest dynamic functions
  • The gradient-intensive illustration
  • Creating a multi-colour blend
  • Establishing a clipping mask
  • Editing blended paths
  • Adjusting the number of blended steps
  • Using the Blend tool
  • Blending between levels of opacity
  • Applying a blend to a new path
  • Placing one mask inside another
  • Blending groups and adjusting the speed
  • Rotating objects in 3D space

Warps, warp brushes and the blend tool

  • Introducing the warp tools
  • Brush size
  • Introducing Envelope Distort
  • Editing the contents of an envelope
  • Warping an envelope mesh
  • Working with an envelope mesh

Working with type

  • Creating a grid with guides
  • Working with Point Type and Area Type
  • Placing and flowing text
  • Threading text
  • Selecting type and choosing fonts
  • Adjusting type size
  • Leading
  • Tracking and Kerning
  • Baseline Shift
  • First Line indents
  • Paragraph spacing
  • Creating paragraph styles
  • Redefining paragraph styles
  • The Glyphs panel
  • Spell-checking
  • Creating text on a path
  • Converting text into paths


The FlexiDeal® - free training

Our courses come with free training!

It's very simple: just book any 5-day scheduled course and you'll qualify for any additional 2-days free scheduled training – that's the FlexiDeal®

How to book

Just email us confirmation of your valid booking(s) that qualified for the FlexiDeal®

Terms and conditions

  • The FlexiDeal® offer lasts for 6 months from the first date of your qualifying bookings
  • The full course price (for company or self-funding) must be paid to obtain your FlexiDeal. Any further discounting will invalidate the FlexiDeal. You can pay-back the discount to make the FlexiDeal valid again
  • The FlexiDeal® is not available to funded individuals (when their course is paid by the job centre, DWP or the government [as examples]) although we might apply at our descretion depending upon the number of training days booked under the particular scheme

Training dates


This course can also be taken as split courses

InDesign Advanced - 2 day

London Covent Garden

  • 5 - 6 April 2017
  • 24 - 25 May 2017
  • 5 - 6 July 2017
  • 16 - 17 August 2017
  • 27 - 28 September 2017
  • 8 - 9 November 2017
  • 20 - 21 December 2017


  • 26 - 27 April 2017
  • 28 - 29 June 2017
  • 23 - 24 August 2017
  • 18 - 19 October 2017
  • 13 - 14 December 2017


  • 26 - 27 April 2017
  • 28 - 29 June 2017
  • 23 - 24 August 2017
  • 18 - 19 October 2017
  • 13 - 14 December 2017

Photoshop Advanced - 2 day

London Covent Garden

  • 20 - 21 April 2017
  • 24 - 25 May 2017
  • 12 - 13 July 2017
  • 23 - 24 August 2017
  • 4 - 5 October 2017
  • 15 - 16 November 2017
  • 6 - 7 December 2017


  • 5 - 6 April 2017
  • 14 - 15 June 2017
  • 9 - 10 August 2017
  • 4 - 5 October 2017
  • 29 - 30 November 2017


  • 5 - 6 April 2017
  • 14 - 15 June 2017
  • 9 - 10 August 2017
  • 4 - 5 October 2017
  • 29 - 30 November 2017

Illustrator Advanced - 2 day

London Covent Garden

  • 5 - 6 April 2017
  • 17 - 18 May 2017
  • 28 - 29 June 2017
  • 9 - 10 August 2017
  • 20 - 21 September 2017
  • 1 - 2 November 2017
  • 13 - 14 December 2017


  • 10 - 11 May 2017
  • 5 - 6 July 2017
  • 6 - 7 September 2017
  • 25 - 26 October 2017
  • 20 - 21 December 2017


  • 10 - 11 May 2017
  • 5 - 6 July 2017
  • 6 - 7 September 2017
  • 25 - 26 October 2017
  • 20 - 21 December 2017

If you don't see any suitable dates here, it might be more economical to deliver a private training course for you

Training Locations

London Covent Garden

90 Long Acre, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9RZ


Situated in one of the most vibrant parts of London, our Covent Garden office at 90 Long Acre runs parallel to the Strand, between Charing Cross Road and Drury Lane. Around the corner from the Royal National Opera, Drury Lane, the Piazza and the Apple Store, it truly is a great location. Recently refurbished, the training centre has large windows, an impressive double-height reception and a central atrium so that most offices have lots of natural light. All delegates have full use of the business lounge and all wifi is free of charge. Our neighbours include companies in the retail trade and creative industries, such as website development, film production, publishing and theatre supply. Travel to Covent Garden Underground station on the Piccadilly line and 5 minutes from Charing Cross mainline and Holborn. (more Covent Garden info).



15th Floor, Brunel House, 2 Fitzalan Road, Cardiff CF24 0EB


The Cardiff training centre is in the heart of the city with all amenities and transport links on the doorstep. A great location for those taking the train since it's immediately behind Queen Street station, and there are numerous car parks nearby for those who prefer to drive. Fantastic views of Cardiff can be seen from Brunel House and our training room is modern, air conditioned, has super-fast internet links and has the trainer’s monitor is situated next to each delegate.


Broad Quay House, Prince Street, Bristol BS1 4DJ


Broad Quay House is situated on Bristol's waterfront in the heart of the city. Our training room occupies one of the most visible positions in Bristol, just yards from Queen Square, overlooking the floating harbour and surrounding areas. Easy access by road and rail - an ideal central city location with high-speed internet links and air conditioned offices. Bristol Temple Meads station is just a 4-minute taxi ride away (typically a 15-minute walk).


Further information and FAQs


  • Basic knowledge of Windows or Macintosh.

General information

  • Courses start at 10am and finish at 5pm. Please arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of the course on the first day.
  • We supply all computers, software and courseware, pads, pens, lunch and refreshments.
  • Access to a secure section of our site that offers useful tips and tricks.

What's for Lunch ...

We provide flexible lunch vouchers which can be redeemed at outlets nearby such as:

  • Bella Italia
  • Boots
  • Burger King
  • Co-operative
  • Eat
  • Greggs
  • McDonalds
  • Nandos
  • Pizza Express
  • Pret A Manger
  • Starbucks
  • Sainsbury's
  • Tesco
  • to name but a few.


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What's the difference between scheduled and private training?

Scheduled training courses take place in a classroom at one of our training centres. The dates and course structure are set in advance, and class sizes are usually limited to fewer than 10 delegates.

Private training courses take place at your premises or ours, and allow us to offer a session tailored to your organisation's needs.

The best value for money is most often found in our scheduled training, though private training can be cost effective for large groups.

Do you charge any travel or hotel expenses for private training?

If you are within a 50-mile radius of any of our London, Cardiff or Bristol training venues then no additional charge for travel or accommodation is applied. For more specific information then please see our private training courses page.

Introduction or Advanced training - what is best for me?

Our best advice is to carefully check our course outlines, which set out everything our trainers will cover in each course. If you feel comfortable with more than 80% of the outline to an introduction course, you should be ready to take an advanced course. If not, an advanced course could leave you feeling out of your depth, and an introduction course would be the better option.

Am I eligible for free or discounted Adobe software (by taking a course)?

Unfortunately, no. However, Adobe has released the Creative Cloud, which means you can now license your software on a monthly or yearly basis at a great price! Licensing costs are much lower for students, educational bodies and charities.

What's the difference between 'company' and 'self-funding status'?

Self-funding is for people who are unemployed, employed by a company but taking the training for their own gain (not a function within that company) or looking to start their own business (but not already started). Please visit our more detailed self-funding page which contains all the information required to identify advantages and disadvantages of 'company' and 'self-funding' status – it is very important to understand the differences.

I have 2-days free as part of FlexiDeal - what are my options?

Every 5-day scheduled course comes with a 2-day course free of charge as part of the FlexiDeal. Some people book a free 2-day course whilst others might prefer to put those 2-days towards a larger course. If for example you wish to take another 5-day course then you only pay 3/5ths of the total price. However, you do not accrue any FlexiDeal if you book a part-payment course. Another option would be to take another 5-day course and then you would (for example) accrue 4-days free as part of FlexiDeal.

I have a FlexiCredit voucher for another course - how do I spend it?

Each course of 1, 2, 3 and 4 days will accrue a FlexiCredit voucher of £50, £70, £100 and £125 + VAT respectively. Just use the discount field for FlexiCredit on your next course booking or call us on 0800 0789 462 and we'll then deduct the amount from your next course. We just need you to supply the invoice number of the qualifying booking which accrued that FlexiCredit.

I am from overseas –  can I attend a training course?

Yes, anyone over 16 years old can attend a Certitec training course. Payment for the training course must be paid for in advance in order to satisfy UK guidelines.

How do I book my training course?

You can either book online (look at the main navigation menu above, navigate to your course of choice and select BOOK COURSE) or call us on 0800 0789 462. You are not required to fill in any bookings forms – we'll take your information and then email you the 'ePaperwork' – simple. Please ensure you have added to your list of accepted email addresses.

Will I receive any type of reminder prior to my course?

Yes, 5 days beforehand. This reminder by email (to the person who made the booking) will contain information such as course, venue, dates, start/end times, and delegate names. Please ensure you have added to your list of accepted email addresses.

Is the training with Mac or Windows?

We cater for both operating systems at all our training centres. Just let us know your preference when you book and we'll ensure everything is in place when you attend your course. We currently use Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan) and Windows 10 (October 2016).

Is there much difference between Mac and Windows?

Besides the slight difference in opening and saving files on a Mac (using the Finder) and Windows (using Explorer), that's pretty much it. The Mac uses the keyboard accelerator 'Command' key and Windows uses the keyboard accelerator 'Control' key. So if you've learnt on a Mac and then switch to use Windows (or vice versa), don't worry – you'll adapt straight away.

Is there any type of dress code?

No, just wear whatever is comfortable for you.

Who attends your courses?

We train people from all walks of life, from self-funding individuals, freelancers and charity workers all the way up to leaders of large organisations. If you're over 16 and have basic computer skills, you can attend our courses.

As well as receiving some great training, you might even make a contact or two – so bring your business cards and get ready to meet people with similar interests.

What do I need to bring to the course?

Just arrive in plenty of time and we'll handle the rest. You'll be given writing pads, pens and a first-class course book that's yours to keep – a perfect way to refer back to techniques covered by the trainer.

Can I bring along my own laptop?

Yes, although the training itself has to be carried out on our workstations, because of software licensing agreements with Adobe. You're free to use your own laptop and devices during breaks, and we offer Wi-Fi internet access.

Can I bring my own project for you to help me with?

We'll always try to deal with personal requests when time allows but we can't guarantee that our trainers can assist with all such issues. Our main goal is to ensure that all delegates are given expert guidance in the topics listed on our published training outlines and that they each receive the training they have paid for.

Can I bring my Wacom (or compliant) graphics tablet?

Yes, so long as you give us 24 hours notice, because we'll need to install the driver software ahead of time.

If you have a Wacom (or compliant) tablet but you have never used it before, we don't recommend that you bring it with you, as you may be hindered during the course.

Is there car parking at my training venue?

Most of our training locations are based in major city centres, so we recommend using public transport or local car parks. Our London, Cardiff and Bristol venues have NCP car parks near the training venues (fees payable to NCP), and Cardiff has bicycle parking at the back of Brunel House.

What about refreshments and lunch?

Our training centres have a lunch voucher scheme with different outlets to suit various diets. We also offer free tea, coffee and biscuits during breaks.

What about payment for my course?

We'll auto-invoice companies with an existing credit record, with payment allowed up to 28 days after the course.

For self-funding individuals and companies without an existing credit record, payment is required 10 working days before the course starts. We accept payment by bank transfer, BACS, CHAPS, cheque and all major debit and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, AMEX – with transactions in British Pounds, Euros or American Dollars). Payment instructions can be found in the email containing your invoice.

How about splitting my course?

All our 5-day Masterclass courses can be taken in smaller segments. For example, our Design Masterclass, which comprises 2 days of Photoshop, 2 days of InDesign and 1 day of Illustrator, can be split so you can take the courses over different periods. Just let us know when booking or making your enquiry.

Does my course come with a certificate?

Thanks to extensive customer feedback, we use a very successful eCertificate system after completion of your course. At 11pm on the final day of your course, we'll email you a personalised certificate. Gone are the days of soggy certificates – now you can save and print them forever!

After my course, do I become Adobe Certified?

You'll receive an official Adobe Authorised Training Centre course completion certificate after your course, which is different from the Adobe Certified Associate Associate or Expert qualification.

However, we do run courses that enable you to get on the fast track to Adobe Certified status.

I have taken my ACA exam and need to re-access my account

In readiness for your Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam, you will have set up an account with Certiport ( You'll need to use your Certiport username and password to access your Certiport account.

We don't hold your Certiport login details on record: despite our similar names, Certitec and Certiport and not part of the same organisation.

Course Enquiry

Interested in one of our courses but need a couple of questions answered first?

Use our simple form below to send a message directly to our consultant trainers. We value great customer service and will endeavour to get back to you within the hour inside normal business hours.

If you require an immediate response then please do not hesitate to call 0800 0789 462.

Course: Design Masterclass Advanced - 6 day


Course booking form

You can use the form below to make a course reservation with Certitec. We are an established company with over 15 years’ experience training Adobe products and have a high regard in the industry. Alternatively just call us on 0800 0789 462.

If the course is available we will send you confirmation with joining instructions and invoice over email - this is your ePaperwork so keep it in a safe place. Reminders are sent 5 working days prior to your course. If the course is not available we will email you alternative courses/dates. Typically we have availability up to 2 weeks before each course.

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Design Masterclass Advanced - 6 day

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6 days
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(6 day course)

  • 1 – 2 delegates £4,794 + VAT
  • 3 – 4 delegates £5,094 + VAT
  • 5 – 6 delegates £5,394 + VAT
  • 7 – 8 delegates £5,694 + VAT
  • 9 – 10 delegates £5,994 + VAT