Desktop Publishing 101: Simplified Editing

"Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop for a better productivity"
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Instructed by Arjie Belhot Design / Graphic Design
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  • Lectures 9
  • Length 1 hour
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 4/2015 English

Course Description

Desktop publishing combines the personal computer and graphic design software to create printed documents. This course will focus on using desktop publishing software to effectively communicate messages in printed form. The goal of this course is to use the combination of type, color, shapes, illustrations and images to produce professional printed materials. This course will teach a combination of graphic design skills and software skills. The software being taught is Adobe Photoshop. Students will gain experience in preparing documents that are professional in form and content. It will cater to beginners, so if you are looking for a more advanced editing skills, this course is probably not for you. Better be guided than not so take this course, now.

What are the requirements?

  • A working computer
  • An Adobe Photoshop application

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Produce a publication that contains text and graphic elements.
  • Layout various types of documents such as posters, brochures and booklets.

Who is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for beginners who are somewhat familiar to the user interface of the software and are interested to learn. Just refresh your knowledge about Adobe Photoshop. This course is probably not for you if you're looking to learn more advanced and complex editing techniques.

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Introduction
Introduction to Desktop Publishing 101
Elements & Principles of Design
13 pages
Section 2: Get Your Hands Dirty

In this lecture, you'll get to understand how important fonts are and how to use them accordingly.You can message me of you want to have a copy of my fonts.


In this lecture, you'll get to understand how important colors are and how to use them accordingly.

Section 3: Guided Activities

In this lecture, you will use the so called dip to white effect. You will also work with various tools to get you practice the software.


In this lecture, you will apply the color change effect. You will also work with various tools to get you practice the software.


In this lecture, you will apply the so called cut-text effect. You will also work with various tools to get you practice the software.



In this lecture, you will clean an image. You will also work with various tools to get you practice the software.

Section 4: Desktop Publishing

Patience is your virtue in your first work. Don't get frustrated, trust yourself. You can do it!

Section 5: Practice
Desktop Publishing QUIZ 101
5 questions

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Instructor Biography

Arjie Belhot, 'A College Instructor and a 51Talk ESL Teacher'

I have been teaching in college since 2013 in La Salle University - Ozamiz, the institution where I took AB - Communication. It only seems like yesterday that I started, but things have changed a lot after.

Every day is different and it is never boring! I love teaching but it was hard for me at first, you know the difference when you're just listening, like a student from you talking, as a teacher. Knowing the fact that every student has their own characteristics and dealing with them is indeed a challenge. Thanks to 51Talk, an online ESL school in China, to which I am currently involved with, I learned to be patient and be able to manage my class well.

I was awarded as an OUTSTANDING faculty for the last two years and had won several competitions like film making, directing and writing.

More than anything though, it is the success of every child in this school that makes my job a rewarding one.

Since I am very passionate about the world of broadcasting, I have also worked as a Radio DJ in a local station in the city.

And finally, when I am not at school….. I enjoy travelling, photography and spending time with my family.

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