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Kevin Slimp: 100 Minutes of Photoshop and InDesign Basics to Improve Production & Speed

August 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm EDT


The most requested areas of newspaper production training is in the areas of Photoshop and InDesign. Most newspaper designers and editors learn how to edit photos and design & layout ads and pages on their own, missing out on most of the tools available to speed up and improve design and production.

Here is your chance to get basic training in the applications that are used more than any other at most newspapers. In addition to other skills, Kevin will cover the following topics:

Photoshop Skills (plus others)

The basics of editing photos to get optimum results on newsprint

Creating color settings that work best with newsprint and newspaper presses

Creating Actions (and a specific action) to improve and greatly speed up your photo editing process

Making Your Reds Print Red and Your Blues Print Blue

InDesign Skills (plus others)

Learning to Use more tools to work with text to speed up production

Creating various types of styles (paragraph, character, nested, object) to speed up production

The basics of Scripts in InDesign

Master Pages: Creating, Working With and Overriding Master Pages

Creating and Using Preflights in InDesign

Colors: Creating and Manipulating Colors and Gradients in InDesign



August 29
2:00 pm - 3:40 pm