Illustrator or Photoshop course? graphic/web design?
English spoken courses: create infographics & logos, learn photo editing, graphic design & webdesign
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Job requirements often include Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign skills: you want to learn this. Create illustrations, logos and info graphics for commercial use. Design artwork for print and new media like websites, Facebook and blogs ánd learn about layout and design. You can see our own artwork in all banners: learn from us, we know how to use the software. An Illustrator, Photoshop or InDesign course is your first step. Weekly lessons, homework and help in between: you will learn it all!
graphic design & webdesign: a popular combination. learn it all & become a flexible designer.
Find the perfect course in English for creatives or corporate users. Learn how to use Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign in a technically correct way. Then use that technique in a creative way and you're ready to use everything in a professional way and create files for print, multimedia and presentations. all courses available in english.
Find detailed information on what you will learn on the different Illustrator and Photoshop courses on their pages. Or read the short intros on Illustrator and Photoshop below.
Graphic design: create beautiful layouts for books, brochures and even magazines with Adobe InDesign. Read the short intros below or go to the course pages directly.
Illustrator courses & education
We have different Illustrator courses and even an Illustrator education in English. You can learn Illustrator from scratch or continue with advanced courses. We also have specialization courses for architects, fashion designers and stylists and pattern designers. Illustrator is so flexible you will never get bored. Learn Illustrator!
During this Illustrator course you will learn how to use the 'Pen' tool. You will learn how to trace and to create very precise designs. The 'Pen' tool is also used to create logos and technical drawings, you will learn how to use this tool well to be able to do that. Learn clever tips and tricks during this Illustrator course to get the most out of almost every other tool.
Illustrator & Pantone course
During this Illustrator course you will learn how to use the special colours from X-rite: Pantone, It seems so easy to use these colours and of course, it is, but only once you know enough about how to use them properly. To make sure you benefit from all Pantone has to offer, attend this course. Your printed designs will truly benefit from it. So will your clients.
Photoshop courses & Education
Our Photoshop courses and the complete photoshop education are available in English. You can learn Photoshop from scratch but you can also join one of the advanced courses. There are specialization courses such as the Photoshop Masks course and the pattern design course. All you need as a photographer or creative.
This Photoshop course teaches you how to create patterns in Photoshop. You will learn how to create perfectly repeating patterns with special techniques that will save you a lot of time. Learn how to recognize problems and solve them using the special tools.
This course takes seven weeks to complete, no prior knowledge is required since you learn everything from scratch. Go from novice to professional pattern designer in seven weeks.
If you have special demands or need to learn specific skills, training on demand is the best bet. Tell us what you want to learn and we will teach you the skills you need. You decide hoe many hours you book so this kind of training can save you a lot of money. Learn exactly what you need with a teacher who has been using Photoshop professionally for years.
Photoshop Training On Demand
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Photoshop Brushes course
Learn how to create Photoshop brushes. Brushes are at the heart of almost every image editing so it's good to learn great settings, handy tricks and how to create the perfect brush for the job. Special effects, retouching and even restoring: everything looks better if it's done with a good brush.
Graphic Design education & InDesign courses
Graphic design: Learn how to use InDesign or attend a full graphic design education to learn how to use Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign all in one. Attend the course in English in Amsterdam and be surprised at all you will learn and that you can do. Technically correct with lots of creativity: get ready for some serious design time.
Learn Illustrator + Photoshop + Indesign
As a graphic designer you will usually have to know how to use different applications. You will probably use Illustrator to create logos, creative business cards and flyers for instance. And you will use Photoshop to edit photographic material, isolate elements and to create photo collages. And finally, you will use InDesign to put all of this artwork together in a beautiful design for a book, brochure or even a magazine.
We developed an education for modern graphic designers that combines all the above skills. You will learn Illustrator, Photoshop and even InDesign during this education.
Learn Illustrator + Photoshop + inDesign
This education is the extended version of the Graphic Design Education on the left. It contains a longer InDesign module. Some students will hardly use InDesign and want to focus on creating graphics. Others though want to learn a lot about InDesign because they want to create books, magazines or product brochures. This extended education is for you if the latter is the case.
The Illustrator and Photoshop modules in this education are exactly the same as in the Graphic Design Education. You will learn exactly as much Illustrator and Photoshop.
This course thoroughly teaches you how to use InDesign. Typography, adding images and illustrations and keeping an eye on printability are addressed. You use all elements you need to perform the common tasks in InDesign: masters and special styles for character and paragraph. You will combine text and images into a stunning design.
It is great if you know Photoshop and Illustrator for this course but it is not required. But you only learn InDesign.
Webdesign courses & education, code and SEO
Webdesign courses in English in Amsterdam: learn how to build websites from scratch, or learn HTML and CSS code. There is a special SEO course that will teach you how to optimize websites and apply search engine optimization techniques. or learn CSS3 and use state of the art extras to make your websites stand out.
CSS3 can add a fresh, new look to web pages. With wonderful extras as rounded corners, transparency, the use of transparency channels and a lot more webdesign has never been more fun. You will learn a few important options during this course to get you on the way to understand them all.
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Learn all you need to know on how to install and run WordPress during this course. Create a database, connect to it, create a mySQL user and much more. And then, use WordPress, adjust the theme and create pages with images and much more. All you need to know to get your WordPress website or blog up and running in no time.
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Microsoft office, windows & Mac, computer courses
Attend a computer course in English to learn more about security or to use the computer with more confidence. Or learn how to use Office applications as word, Excel, Outlook and Powerpoint and much more. Create clever spread sheets or great looking word templates, or smashing powerpoint presentations, animations and all.
Internet & security course
You and/or your child most probably are using the Internet. You want this to be safe. Learn all you need to know to keep your computer safe and prevent spam, virus or trojan from infecting it. Learn about good applications that can stop nasties in their tracks and of course, also learn how to properly set up your computer.
Don't you have enough computer skills or do you simply feel you could or need to learn more? You can count on us to teach you exactly what you need to know. This can be more advantageous than you may think: it allows you to quickly learn exactly what you need to know and you can even bring your own laptop.
A course at learningtrain
Why a course at learningTrain? Maybe because of our more than 10 years experience? Or because of the enthusiasm and good customer reviews? Or it could be the personal attention that makes every student count. In any case: we love teaching! You will love to learn here.
10+ years of courses for creatives like fashion designers, stylists and architects.
Our style is 'technically correct and creative'. This will quickly guide you to a professional level. Because learning is most effective if you can have fun while you do it.
Easy to reach
Get off at stop Halte Fashion Centre / Lelylaan. We are in a modern complex that also houses the Municipal Centre.
You have come to the right place if you are a photographer, stylist or fashion designer. Fashion companies like CoolCat, Mexx, Hunkemoller, Tommy Hilfiger and McGregor have attended courses here. ABN-Amro, Europol, World Trade Centre Amsterdam and foreign customers like Teradata, IMDS, Quaker as well as counsils and architects know how to find us.
We love to see you all. Whether you already know something about Adobe software or are a complete novice: each course offers a lot of new skills for a new direction in your life.
Personal coach during your course
Extra help in between classes
Extensive lesson material with step by step assigments and examples
Personal correction of your homework
Quick responses if you need help
We keep the groups small to be able to properly help and coach you and to correct your homework