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InDesign and Photoshop for Interior Designers

InDesign and Photoshop for Interior Designers

Chelsea College of Arts
Taught by
Simon Miller


Join InDesign and Photoshop for Interior Design and be introduced to two of Adobe’s most powerful packages, Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop and how they can work for you as an interior designer.

These Adobe packages are used by many interior designers and are a powerful tool for you, whether you are working as an independent designer or within a larger design studio environment.

The course is broken down into a set of simple exercises specifically focused on interior design digital presentation skills. You will be introduced to the key image manipulation tools in Photoshop before learning how to import and format these images within an InDesign report.

You will also have the opportunity to create templates for mood boards, bubble diagrams and format text across design chapters to create a professional standard interior design report.

The course provides you with the tools required to manipulate and format your work and in doing so, take control of the final quality of your imagery and published documents.

Topics Covered

Adobe Photoshop

  • Canvas and image setup
  • Layer management and manipulation
  • Brushes
  • Light curves
  • Opacity controls
  • Colour and saturation controls
  • Transform tools
  • Save and export options

Adobe InDesign

  • Document set up
  • File referencing and folder structure
  • Grids, gutters and guides
  • Master pages
  • Image manipulation and formatting 
  • Pen and fill, paragraph and text tools 
  • Save and export options
Course Outcomes
You will have the ability to produce simple design and presentation work and have developed a solid foundation and understanding of how to develop your skills further should you require.

Who Should Attend
This course is suitable for both beginners and those looking to improve their skills within Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. 


View PDF to explore progression: Interior Design: Your Journey [2938kb]

Tutor Description

Simon is the founder of The Mill | Architecture and Interior Design, he is a registered architect and RIBA member.

Simon has eight years professional experience and has been involved in key UK developments from the small boutique fit out for the Monmouth Coffee Company in Borough through to the luxury high-end fit out for Barclays Investment Bank in Canary Wharf, the redevelopment of the BBC in Northern Ireland and the Royal Mint in the City of London.
Simon graduated from the Canterbury School of Architecture with distinction and continues to stay involved in architectural education and teaching. Prior to architectural education his background was in the fine and digital arts which continues to inform his work.


Please bring the following materials with you on the first day:

  • Notebook and Pen
  • 2GB USB Memory stick, if you have one - this is not an essential item
Please note that most materials needed for the short courses are available at the Chelsea College of Arts' Art Shop. Please contact the Art Shop directly for opening hours and availability.

Available dates