Creating Print Materials with PaintShop Pro

Setting up and executing a print job,basic design theory,print projects
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  • Lectures 42
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2015 English

Course Description

The course is aimed at SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises), with the sole intention of enabling business professionals to produce their own print material

The focus of learning is shifted from general usage, to a very specific set of requirements

All lectures use and promote; ONLY the tools that are necessary for serving the course’s goals

The Instructor has selected several executions that are common in business, which includes the creation of; Business Cards, to Flyers, To Brochures etc

The course ends with a live scenario, and uses some useful design practices that will help make your company’s brand memorable and noticeable

By the time it’s all over, our Students will be confident in the methods required to execute an idea and ultimately see it through to physical form

Aspects learned in this course are inclusive of, but not limited to:

  • Gaining fundamental working knowledge of PaintShop Pro.
  • Setting up and executing a print job.
  • Evolving corporate material, from concepts to finished pieces.
  • Applying basic design theory to print projects.

What are the requirements?

  • In order to take part in the learning exercises, your system will need to meet the following requirements.
  • • A Microsoft Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP with the latest service packs installed (32-bit or 64-bit editions)
  • • Intel Pentium 4 or AMD Athlon 64 or later (multi-core processor recommended)
  • • 1.5 GB RAM (2 GB or higher recommended)
  • • 1 GB of available hard-disk space required (2 GB or greater recommended)
  • • 1024 x 768 16-bit color display (24-bit recommended)
  • • DirectX 9 or higher
  • • In some cases you will need a printer connected to your work-station
  • No experience is required, just a willingness to learn, and most importantly, time that you can afford to commit to bringing print duties in-house.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • At the end of this course, Students will have gained a basic but wide ‘working knowledge’ of Paintshop Pro. Knowledge that will ‘open the door’, to bringing many aspects of design and print within their own power, reducing their need to rely on corporate institutions and other expensive outsourcing.
  • Aspects learned in this course are inclusive of, but not limited to:
  • • Gaining fundamental working knowledge of Paint Shop Pro
  • • Setting up and executing a print job.
  • • Evolving corporate material, from concepts to finished pieces.
  • • Applying basic design theory to print projects.

What is the target audience?

  • Do this course, if:
  • • You are committing too much of your budget to ‘outsourced printing’
  • • You have a willingness to learn aspects of design-craft along the way
  • Do not do this course, if:
  • • Your business is not dependent on printed material
  • • You have a non-commercial interest in print and production

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction to the Course
00:59

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Section 2: Basic Orientation
Module Overview
Preview
01:01
The Manage tab
Preview
05:06
The Adjust Tab
Preview
03:47
The edit tab
06:03
Module Recap
00:37
Section 3: Pre-Production and Prep
Module Overview
00:47
Opening a document
04:41
Customising the Workspace
02:32
Backgrounds
02:50
Planning with guides
02:51
Importing Assets
07:49
A simple business card
02:35
Module Recap
00:31
Section 4: Print Production
Module Overview
00:45
File formats
03:40
PDF Printing
01:33
DIY Printing
02:32
Module Recap
00:51
Section 5: Creating Artwork
Module Overview
00:47
Working from concepts with the drawing tool
09:24
Importing your own art
03:23
Module Recap
00:43
Section 6: Branding and relevance
Module Overview
00:54
What is it?
01:56
Whys is it important?
03:09
Using a logo as a starting point
01:27
Creating a visual theme
05:47
Module Recap
01:02
Section 7: Design Theory
Module Overview
00:43
Divine Proportion
03:42
Basic Colour Theory
02:09
Typography Basics
06:36
Module Recap
00:44
Section 8: Practical Application
Module Overview
00:50
Print Limitations
03:11
Logical Colour
03:32
Making images work for you
03:20
Applying Subject Dominance
03:41
Bringing it all together
05:12
Going to Print
04:06
Section 9: Course Conclusion
Course Conclusion
01:00

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Instructor Biography

Corel Corporation, Changing the way people express and share their ideas

Corel has brought a spirit of innovation to the development of a range of award-winning products that includes graphics, painting, photo, video and office software. Over the past 30 years, we've earned a reputation for delivering high-quality products that are easy to learn and use, and help people achieve new levels of productivity. But more than that, we've built a relationship with a community of users—now 100 million strong—who have amazed and delighted us with everything they create using our software. Corel's product line includes CorelDRAW® Graphics Suite, Painter®, Corel DESIGNER® Technical Suite, PaintShop® Pro, VideoStudio®, WinDVD®, WordPerfect® Office and WinZip®.

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