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Certificate in Adobe Software for Beginners

About the Course

This course will teach you how to create illustrations and vectors in Adobe Illustrator, manipulate photographs in Adobe Photoshop and create compositions and layout in Adobe InDesign.

The course is aimed at anyone looking to begin their digital media career, as well as current students who need to create visuals for their projects. We will go through the basics of each piece of software over the course of 7 Saturday workshops. You will build up your skills through a series of challenging creative tasks. You will benefit from guidance from highly experienced tutors along the way.

You will also be tasked with completing a design project, in which you will create both digital files and print-ready files for output to print.

Starting Dates and Format

Course Duration: 7 weeks

Scheduling: Saturdays, 10:00 – 4:00pm.

Dates: Saturday 01 February – Saturday 21 March 2020.


On successful completion of this course, you will be awarded a Dublin Institute of Design Certificate in Adobe Software for Beginners.

Further Courses

After taking this course, you can advance your love of design by joining one of our 10-week Graphic Design, UX Design & Front-End DevelopmentFashion Design or Interior Design.

You can also apply to our 1-year Higher National Certificate course in any of these design fields.

Entry Requirements

This course starts at the very beginning with PhotoShop, Illustrator and InDesign. Applicants must have basic computer skills.


Please feel free to contact our Admissions team by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 01 6790286.

As numbers are limited for this course, pre-booking is essential.

Learner Testimonials

Our lecturer is an excellent communicator and she was so patient with all of our questions. We learnt so much in just 7 weeks!

- Sinead Keegan

Relaxed, creative atmosphere, great teacher. Help and one-to-one teaching provided with design.

- Rachel Donnelly

Very organised, very efficient, very friendly. I feel confident in the knowledge that I have gained in Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign since I started the course.

- Veronica Kingston

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