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Advanced Photoshop & InDesign: A Powerful Combination

Designers, Editors and Publishers     September 15

If you can’t make it to the live event, go ahead and register. We’ll be glad to send you a recording of the session afterward.

60 Minutes  •  $69

Kevin Slimp taught his first Photoshop class for the Kentucky Press Association in 1995. When asked to teach the class, the organizer told Kevin to expect 15 to 20 attendees. When Kevin arrived in Lexington, Kentucky to teach the class, almost 200 newspaper publishers, editors, and designers were in attendance.

Kevin taught his first InDesign class in 1999, just a few days after the application became available. He had been involved in the development of the product as a beta tester for more than two years and taught a class of 98 newspaper designers in a hotel ballroom in Phoenix, Arizona.

In this session, Kevin will share some of the most valuable advanced tools in both InDesign and Photoshop. Unsurprisingly, InDesign and Photoshop were meant to be used together. What surprises some users is that tools are built into the applications to create a seamless workflow between the two.

Join Kevin on September 15 for his first-ever webinar on the topic of finding ways to make Photoshop and InDesign work even better together.

 

 

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2023 Version: Increase Revenue by Designing More Effective Advertising

Editors & Designers     June 22
If you can’t make it to the live event, go ahead and register. We’ll be glad to send a recording of the session to you afterwards.
70 Minutes  •  Bring Two Pens!
You asked for it, and now you have it! One of our most popular webinars in 2022 is updated with new information for 2023 in Kevin Slimp’s Creating More Effective Ads to Increase Ad Revenue. Kevin is back to help your newspaper improve its ad creation and increase revenue.

“I loved this class. Thank you so much!”

“This is really going to help our newspaper! Thank you”

Kevin will cover the things you need to know to “up” your ad creation, meaning more effective ads and happier advertisers. He’ll discuss issues your sales reps should discuss with customers about their ads. Kevin will look into technical and design skills your design staff needs to know.
This session is for both ad reps and designers and there’s plenty of information to keep everyone writing notes nonstop.

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Live Webinar – Learning to Use Tools Often Overlooked in InDesign

70 minutes  •  $89 $69
Register today and save $20!
Kevin Slimp worked with the team at Adobe during the development of InDesign in the mid and late 1990s and was one of the first to teach the application immediately after it was released to the public. His first class was for a group of 99 newspaper designers in Phoenix, Arizona.
One thing that still surprises Kevin is that he still learns something new almost every day while using the popular application. In this session, Kevin plans to share insights into using many of InDesign tools that most users never learn to use, or have simply forgotten about. A few of many tools Kevin will discuss include:
  • Anchored Object Options
  • Text Frame Options
  • Various methods of creating clipping paths (cutouts)
  • Using Object Styles in place of Paragraph Styles (it’s true!)
  • Preflight Tool
  • Creating a Workspace
  • The correct way to setup Bulleted and Numbered Lists
  • The secret power of Find & Replace
  • Creating Print Presets
And much more! Learning to use these tool will save hours in your production workflow, and improve the quality of your layout at the same time.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the guru himself, Kevin Slimp, on April 6. Bring two pens!
There’s so much to InDesign that most folks learn on their own and never get a grip on many of the basic tools that make the application so powerful. During this session, Kevin will look at many of the tools (in the toolbars, menus, and other places) that often get overlooked by InDesign users. Many of these tools can mean the difference between hours of work and minutes of work.
This session will be especially useful for veteran or novice InDesign users, with plenty of information to give everyone more InDesign tools for their arsenals.
Bring two pens. You’ll need them!
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Take a Staff Retreat with Kevin Slimp!

Order now. Watch at your staff’s convenience.

4 Classes. 4.5 hours of training for your staff!

In all, these videos include 4.5 hours of training for everyone on your staff.

Topics include:
  • Designing (and redesigning) better pages
  • Creating more effective ads to improve results and increase ad revenue
  • Writing better headlines and stories to increase readership
  • Advanced InDesign, including information Kevin has never taught before in his hundreds of InDesign classes

Don’t miss this chance to spend the day with the News Guru, Kevin Slimp. Your entire staff will benefit, and you will start seeing improvements and growth immediately.

You will receive links to these classes, so your staff can watch them at their convenience, or schedule a daylong office retreat with classes, lunch, breaks and brainstorming among your staff. It’s like having Kevin with you for the day!

Schedule a day of training for your staff. Here’s an example:
  • 9:00   Breakfast
  • 9:30   Designing Better Pages
  • 11:00  Creating More Effective Ads
  • 12:00  Lunch
  • 1:00    Writing Better Headlines & Stories
  • 2:30   Advanced InDesign
  • 4:00   Staff Brainstorming

After payment, please allow 24 hours to receive your video links from kevin@kevinslimp.com.

 

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WEBINAR: Kevin Slimp – Advanced InDesign for Designers and Editors

Thursday, July 14

$89   $69      90 Minutes

If you can’t make it on July 14, go ahead and register. We’ll be glad to send a recording of the session to you.

There’s no better time to improve the InDesign skills of you and your staff. During this 90-minute session, Kevin Slimp – who has been teaching InDesign since it was first released – will be teaching skills to increase the speed of your productivity and quality of your design. A few of his topics include:
– Using scripts to speed your productivity
– Combining nested styles with make grid script and automated captions to create full page ad layouts in minutes
– Creating and using Tables in InDesign
– Using Find/Change to edit specific text styles throughout a document
– Best settings for exporting PDF files from InDesign
– and much more!
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the guru himself … 90 minutes of intense training just in time for the (hopefully) post-covid rush!

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Live Webinar – 90 Minutes of Affinity Training! Page & Ad Layout in Affinity Publisher (The Basics)

Everyone     February 17

$99

$69!

If you can’t make it to the live event, go ahead and register, and we’ll make sure you receive a link to a recording of the class.

The Affinity Suite of Design applications has really made headlines over the past few months. Hundreds of folks attended Kevin’s webinars earlier this year to familiarize publishers, editors and designers with Affinity Publisher.

Whether you’re already using the Affinity Suite, or are brand new to the application suite, this webinar is for you. Kevin will spend 90 minutes covering the basics of Affinity Publisher, as well as giving brief overviews of Affinity Photo and Affinity Designer. For those who don’t know:

  • Publisher is very similar to Adobe InDesign

  • Photo is similar to Adobe Photoshop

  • Designer is similar to Adobe Illustrator

If you’ve been looking for training to kickstart yourself or your staff and get going with Affinity Publisher, don’t miss this opportunity.

After this live event, you and your staff will be ready to begin designing ads and pages in the Affinity Suite.

Attendees will receive a detailed outline to go along with the class.

 

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Video – Kevin Slimp: Advanced InDesign: Data Merge, Tables and More!

Editors & Designers

70 Minutes! Bring two pens!

$89   $59

Two of the most important tools in InDesign are Data Merge and Tables. Knowing how to use these proficiently will decrease your production time significantly in the long run. However, most InDesign users know very little, if anything about the use of tables and data merge.

In this session, Kevin will cover these topics and more:

  • Creating files in Microsoft Excel and other database applications to merge with InDesign

  • The best way to save files from Excel and other database applications for merging with InDesign

  • Merging database documents onto an InDesign page

  • Creating tables from scratch in InDesign

  • Converting tables and files from Word, Excel and other applications into InDesign tables

  • AND MUCH MORE!

Bring two pens. You’ll need them!

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Video: Kevin’s 70-minute Overview of Affinity Publisher

Publishers, Editors & Designers

AVAILABLE TO WATCH NOW!

75 minute Video  •  $59

Are you thinking about making the switch from InDesign or QuarkXPress to Affinity Publisher?
Maybe you’ve heard about Affinity Publisher and want to see what all the commotion is about.
Maybe you’ve already begun using Publisher and want to learn more about it.
Whatever the reason, you’re in luck. The “News Guru” Kevin Slimp will be leading a session for newspaper publishers, editors and designers to help you learn more about Affinity Publisher. During the session, Kevin will cover a lot of information, including:
  • Designing pages and ads in Affinity Publisher
  • Learning to use what you already know in InDesign and Quark to use Affinity Publisher
  • Setting up preferences and keyboard shortcuts in Affinity Publisher
  • Importing and exporting files correctly to achieve optimum printing results
  • Issues that still exist in Affinity Publisher
  • Creating optimum PDF files in Affinity Publisher
and much more.

Basic InDesign for New and Newer Users

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Kevin Slimp was working in InDesign before it even had a name. He taught a large group of designers to use the application the week it was first released. In this fast-paced session, Kevin will teach you the skills to begin creating pages in InDesign.

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