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Live Webinar – Improving the Design of Your Newspaper to Increase Readership & Revenue

70 Minutes! Bring two pens!

$89   $69

One of the consistent themes in the post-pandemic (we hope it’s almost “post) newspaper is improving design. Community newspapers are bucking the trend of metro papers and investing in growing readership, which in turn grows advertising revenue. A key element of growing readership is making the design of your paper more reader-friendly, drawing the reader rather than turning the reader away.

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

  • New design styles vs. Old design styles
  • Clean is in! Creating cleaner pages
  • Using up-to-date fonts. Getting rid of outdated fonts
  • Creating styles for your new design
  • Photo and story placement on the page
  • Elements that carry from page to page
  • Proper (and improper) use of color on pages

Bring two pens. You’ll need them!


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Live Webinar – Adobe InDesign: From ZERO to HERO!

2 Hour Class for Everybody on November 30

If you can’t make it to the live session, register and a recording will be sent to you afterward.

$89   2 Hours  •  Wear a seatbelt!

This is the class you’ve been waiting for! For new hires or for anyone who never got to attend a basic InDesign class and would like to learn so many tools that they’ve missed while learning it on their own.

In this fast-paced session, Kevin will take attendees through the very basics to advanced skills. Even beginners will walk away from this class an InDesign hero!

Kevin will cover more than can be listed in this are, but just a few of his topics will include:

Learning to use Multiple Methods of Creating and Placing Text

Taking control of the text before it even goes on the page

  • Working with Images and Shapes
  • Creating and using different types of styles (character, paragraph, object)
  • Placing and Editing Objects and Photos in InDesign
  • Creating and placing tables from Excel and other applications
  • Using and Creating Colors, Gradients and more
  • Using Scripts in InDesign
  • Using the Panels (Palettes) and Tools in the InDesign Toolbar
  • Creating PDF Files that Print well on Newsprint
  • Using the latest tools available in InDesign

Bring two pens. You’ll need them!

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Video – Mastering Photoshop Tools You Never Had Time to Learn

Editors, Designers, Photog.

90 Minutes Video • Bring two pens!

$89    $49

No wonder they call Kevin Slimp “Guru.” He’s been training designers to use applications and tools since the mid 90s and Photoshop is the software he’s been teaching for more years than any other. You’ll leave this webinar with skills you probably didn’t even know were possible.

He are just a few of the topics Kevin will cover in this session:

  • The various selection tools (including the newest ones) & how to make precise selections

  • Transform tools that come in really handy: warp, perspective, distort

  • Healing and Patch tools

  • Various Content Aware Tools

  • Clone Stamp & Pattern Stamp Tools

  • History Brush Tool

  • Pen Tools

  • Custom Shape Tool

  • Ruler Tool (for aligning images) and Color Sampler Tool

  • Color Adjustment Tools

  • Type Tools (and converting type to other formats for special effects)

  • Layer Styles & Effects


Bring two pens. You’ll need them!



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Video – 90 Minutes of Photo Editing Basics & More for Newspapers

Let’s make those pictures pop!


$89  $69    Get 120 minutes of Photoshop from the guru himself!

This is more than just a simple class of tips in Photoshop. You’ll learn how to make sure your reds are red and your blues are blue. You’ll learn to use tools you’ve always wondered about. Kevin will teach you to make those pics pop right off the page! You’ll learn to use those layers. You’ll learn how to include information in photos that appear on the page in InDesign. You’ll learn the best way to save photos in CYMK, RGB, Grayscale and for the web with the click of one button. You’ll learn how to make transparent backgrounds that work. You’ll learn how to get the BEST reproduction in print from your photos. You’ll learn how to set up your default color settings. You’ll learn how to create, and use, patterns.


Hold on to your seats! This is going to be one incredible class, filled with information that will take you from wherever you are to “Photo Editing Guru” status in 120 minutes!

Nobody is more respected in the publishing world as a Photoshop and photo editing guru for design professionals than Kevin Slimp. He’s been training classes and auditoriums filled with newspaper designers and photographers for 25 years.

Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from the best. 120 minutes. Bring two pens. You’ll be glad you did.

Tips to Improve Page Design in Newspapers


Just how much can you learn about page design in 30 minutes? A lot!

Kevin Slimp speaks on this topic at newspaper and magazine conventions throughout North America, and you’ll walk away with lists of tips to make your pages more engaging.

Join us Wednesday, October 19, at 12 noon Eastern/11 a.m. Central/10 a.m. Mountain.