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Adobe Courses Explained

As an authorised Adobe centre we receive a lot of enquiries about the different courses we run. To make everything a bit simpler, we have assembled a short rundown of the differences between all the Adobe courses. The Adobe package gives you every tool you need to be truly creative, but each piece of software has a slightly different focus.


The most used professional image editing software is crammed full of features which make learning it a bit daunting. It is widely used for editing images for both web use and print media. From altering images to applying filters and tweaking colour balances, it’s hard to believe how much of a difference Photoshop makes. Taking a course in Photoshop will help you understand how to use the many features to create professional-quality images.

After Effects

This sophisticated package will allow for motion graphic manipulation and editing. Courses on After Effects will cover motion tracking, animation, colour keying and much more. This will take anyone from a complete novice to an After Effects whiz.


Vector graphics are becoming more and more widely used, and this package allows for the easy creation of such images. However, it is also perfect for designing objects like logos too. At the end of the Academy Class course, students will be able to create a wide range of very impressive graphics.


As the publishing industry has slowly declined, InDesign has become increasingly popular because it is easy to use and works for digital publications too. This desktop publisher is used by some of the largest media organisations because it seamlessly integrates with the rest of the Adobe package. A course will take you through the basics of layout, typesets and plenty more.

Premiere PRO

Professional video editing has never been easier, and students who take this course will be able to edit a video to a high standard. This includes more advanced features like transparency and multi-cam workflows. With the rise of online video content, this course is a must for anyone thinking of sharing professional videos.


For years, Flash was the industry standard for web based animation. But the emergence of HTML5 has led to the development of this innovative package. It does much more than simple animation, though, and can even be used for cartoon animation, with studios including Nickelodeon using it on a regular basis.
Are you looking to take any of our Adobe courses? Have you got any more questions about the differences? Ask them in the comments and we will try to answer them all.