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Certificate in Adobe Software for Improvers

About the Course

In this dynamic 8-week course you will be able to advance your skills using the primary Adobe packages: Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.

We will bring your through series of realistic briefs, from creating digital illustrations, composing spreads for editorial work, preparing files for output to print, and getting the best out of the Adobe tools. You will gain an understating of how each piece of software works in combination with the others, and you will explore basic animation tools to make your designs come to life. You will reinforce your skills by working on a design project, in which you will create both digital files and print-ready files for output to print.

This course is ideal if you have a basic knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and want to improve your skills to work in a more professional capacity.

This will run as an online course due to public health measures. Your lecturer will lead classes via Microsoft Teams, and course material will be available to download. You will be able to avail of student subscription rates for the Adobe software required for this course.

Starting Dates and Format

Course Duration: 8 weeks

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

Please see our Timetable & Fees page for starting dates.


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

Further Courses

After taking this course, you can explore your chosen design field further, with any of our courses in Graphic Design, UX Design & Front-End DevelopmentFashion Design or Interior Design.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must have a basic knowledge of Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign.


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.