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The Tool Box - A Beginners Intensive in Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign

  • The Annex 7 Fountayne rd, unit 22 N15 4QL LONDON (map)

The Annex presents:

The Tool Box - A Beginners Intensive in Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign.

The Annex is hosting Graphic Designer Daniel James to teach an interspersed three day workshop in Adobe CC Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign for beginners.

The intensive will:

  • Give you a foundation in graphic design software.
  • Image editing skills.
  • To use design software for print and web for your business or portfolio.
  • To understand technical jargon like knowing your JPEGs to your tiffs!

The Sessions

The three sessions have been designed that you can attend one of the session or all three. It is highly advisable to take all three sessions as most graphic work demands a mixture of these softwares to create.

Session 1 Intro to Graphics & Photoshop, Saturday 27th June (10am-6pm)

Daniel will first go through the important basics in graphics. The rest of the session will be focused on Adobe Photoshop, an image editing software. You will get to grips with program tools, how to edit images and create ready artworks for print and web.

Session 2 Illustrator,  Sunday 28th June (10-6pm)

Daniel will take your through Adobe Illustrator, a design and graphic editing software tool. You will learn program tools, editing and designing digital graphics with practical exercises.

Session 3 InDesign & Create your own work,  Saturday 4th July (10-6pm)

InDesign is a design software for print and desktop publishing. Learn how to lay out for print, go through typography, grid systems (composition), and structure for what you are publishing. The second part of the session you will use all the skills learnt in session 1,  2 and 3 to produce a poster with guidance from Daniel to take away with you.

The Workshops are a mix of teaching, practical exercises and guidance. Daniel will have material and examples to work with in the session but you are also welcome to bring preexisting projects or ideas to use as samples whilst learning the programs.

To Book

Places are limited so book online quick! Online bookings only.

We have an Early Bird Offer until 9th June.

The Tool Box: All three sessions
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Please note that in the case of refunds there is a small charge. We cannot make a refund after the 15th June 2015.

If you have any questions about the course please email

About Daniel

Daniel James is an independent Graphic/Web Designer from Cornwall. Recent work includes lead designer at global marketing agency My Media designing event graphics for multi-million dollar clients. Daniel has also founded his own independent Have Heart Design Studio, which focuses on working with music artists, record labels, and innovative small businesses.

His interest in design sprung from organising live music events around London. Early projects included designing and publishing a grassroots activist website and magazine for two years, before going on to work freelance with various businesses and non- profits, including record label/ publisher Phoenix Music International and The Monkey Sanctuary and the world’s first luxury African fashion brand OKUN Beachwear. Daniel holds an FdA in Graphic Design from Camberwell College of Arts and a Diploma in Web Design.





Who is the workshop for?
Freelancers, Business Owners, Artists, Students, anybody who wants to be confident in creating images, understanding typography (fonts), posters or design work for print and websites. It is for those who would like to acquire new skills or to aid their work from portfolio management to visual marketing.

What experience do I need?
None in the software. It is a intensive for beginners, those who are not familiar with the programs or have had little experience. You would need to have a laptop and be computer literate.

What do I need to bring?
You will need to bring your laptop with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. We shall be using Adobe CC but from Adobe CS5 and above is fine. If you do not have the software it is not a problem and please let us know in advance.