Rescheduled!!! Workshop on Photoshop and Illustrator CS5 for PhD-students and other researchers

Course date: 19 March 2013 - 20 March 2013
Location: Erasmus MC, Ee 15.28

This workshop is rescheduled!!!
Instead of one whole day we scheduled 2 half days. We had to cancel the afternoon program of the workshop Photoshop/illustrator, March 19.

The morning part on Tuesday 19 March (Photoshop) will continue as we planned, 9.30 - 13.00.

The afternoon part (Illustrator) is rescheduled to Wednesday 20 March, from 13.30 - 17.00. Our apologies for the inconvenience this may cause you!!!


The Erasmus Postgraduate School Molecular Medicine (MolMed) has two main activities: (1) the organization of education for PhD students; and (2) the stimulation of cooperation between several departments with regards to translational research.

Registration Deadline: 12 March 2013.
We have a minimum of 8 participants. When we don't have enough registrations on 12 March we'll cancel the course.

On Tuesday morning with the second part on Wednesday afternoon, the school organizes this two half day hands-on Workshop on the use of Photoshop and Illustrator CS5 to edit and refine images for medical publications and to make and adapt figures, graphs and tables. It is especially meant for medical PhD-students, Agiko’s and others who wants to know more about making figures for publications in scientific journals, such as Nature, Science and others. Both programs, Photoshop and Illustrator, will be dealt with evenly.

This workshop uses the Adobe program Photoshop CS5 and Illustrator CS5 which can be bought at a heavily reduced price for all Erasmus MC employees via (as part of the Creative Suite CS5). All Erasmus MC employees who have a SOM-pc will have access to Photoshop CS3.

In this workshop you will learn to create a figure with imaginary data from different file-types, such as: ppt, pdf, psd, tiff, jpg and eps. We will be adding pictures and tables into one figure meant for publication. We will be correcting pictures and images for colour and learn about the difference between CMYK and RGB. And we will be importing and exporting data, such as images and figures, to and from Photoshop and Illustrator. It is possible to bring your own images as well. The second session will be partly about modifying your own images.

This workshop counts for 0,3 ECTS credit points, when fully present.

This Workshop is meant for PhD-students and other researchers who want to learn how to adapt their own images, in order to include them in scientific publications.
Basic knowledge of Photoshop and/or Illustrator is useful, but not necessary.

The Tuesday morning will start with lectures on Photoshop, explaining the different tools and letting you work with them on several prefabricated images. The Guidelines for Image-publications will be explained. And also a few aspects of Illustrator will be discussed.
The Wednesday afternoon will focus more in-depth on the skills learned during the morning. Adobe Illustrator will be discussed more extensively, and importing and exporting images from other programs will be discussed as well. You can also bring your own images, if you have some, or practice some more with the exercise images.

Teachers & assistants
This workshop will be given by Egied Simons of the dept. of Hematology. He will be assisted by Frank van der Panne of the dept. of Pathology, Tom De Vries Lentsch of Cluster Bureau 15 (dept. of Cell Biology and Genetics) or Lonneke Kiel of Molecular Medicine.

Time & location
Tuesday 19 March: 9.30 - 13.00,
Wednesday 20 March: 13.30 - 17.00
(both days include a coffee break).

Location: Computer room Ee-15.28, Bioinformatics dept., Erasmus MC, Medical Faculty, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

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Priority rules for attending (important!)
We give priority to participants from MolMed or MGC from Erasmus MC. Other participants will be placed under condition that there are enough places and will be informed in advance whether they will have a place or not. When there are a lot of participants on the waiting list, the workshop will be repeated on a short term.

Attendance fees
The registration fee of non-commercial participants for the Workshop is € 200,00. All participants from the research school MolMed receive a discount of 100 % and pay € 0. With MGC (Erasmus MC) there is a special price agreement.
PhD students and post docs from other schools receive a discount of 50 % and pay €100.

Fees can be paid upon an INVOICE. After your registration you will receive the INVOICE per post. Payment per bank can be done on account: / Erasmus MC, (IBAN code bank: NL86ANBA0434701408; SWIFT code bank: ABNANL2A), together with the number on your INVOICE.
Late participants can also pay in cash upon signing in for the Workshop.

The fees are for all the days of the Workshop. There is no discount for partaking only in part of the Workshop. Our cancellation policy is that cancellation is possible up to one week before the start of the Workshop. Later cancellation will not be accepted, but you are allowed to send a substitute.

Commercial participants & sponsors
(Participants from) companies are invited to inquire for participation and sponsoring.

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