Desktop Publishing(DTP)


DTP (Corel Draw)

Desktop publishing refers to the design and production of publications using personal computers with graphics capability. Desktop Publishers create a number of materials, such as brochures, magazines, newspapers and books with the help of computer software programs. They are responsible for the entire implementation and design process from start to finish. Employers of DTP operators include printing, publishing, graphic design and advertising companies.

CorelDRAW is the first Graphics Suite with combined vector graphics software, Photo Paint program, font manager, and other common features found in all of the versions. It is more preferred for DTP designing. We will learn in the form of assignments, so that it will be easier for you to get hands-on with the tools, and be ready to step into your desired career!


This course will lead the Learner to a career path in Print Media industry in which s/he will be engaged in designing of Advertisements, Brochures, News paper layouts, Book Designing etc.

At the end of the course the Learner will gain competencies to appear for the International Certification: Adobe Certified Expert – InDesign


Study Material

For Maharashtra Jurisdiction: MKCL will provide the excellent Study Material in English and Marathi

Why Take admission?

Most Desktop publishers work in the publishing and printing industries. Others have jobs in in-house printing departments of advertising and public relations firms. Those who are more artistic and who have furthered their education may find opportunities in graphic design or commercial art.

Careers in desktop publishing range from web publication designers, layout artists, compositors, typographers, electronic publishing specialists and prepress technicians, DTP operators, and image design specialists.

After doing this course, a learner can become:

  • Print media designer
  • DTP artist

Thus, this course opens the door to various career opportunities.


MS-CIT passed preferred.

Should preferably be a 10th/12th Std. passed student. (Not compulsory)

Adobe Photoshop


Skills: Working Place, Customizing, Image and Color Modifications, Case Study – Black & White to Color, Using the Brush and Paint, Working with Selections, Scaling, Knowing the Layers, Filter Gallery, Color Adjustments

Outputs: Photo Manipulation, Photo Collage, Poster Design, Wedding Card

Detailed Syllabus:DTP (CorelDraw)
Adobe Photoshop

  • Basics of Photoshop
  • Introduction
  • The Working Place
  • Customizing
  • Image and Color Modifications
  • Tools
  • Using the Brush and Paint
  • Working with Selections
  • Scaling
  • Knowing the Layers
  • Filter Gallery
  • Color Adjustments
  • Settings


  • Getting Started with CorelDraw
  • Introduction to CorelDRAW
  • The CorelDRAW User Interface
  • Understanding the Basics in CorelDRAW
  • Working with the Page Set-Up
  • Working with Files
  • Understanding the basic controls
  • Understanding the Viewing Options
  • Psychology of colors
  • Harmonious Colors
  • Selecting colors
  • Settings for Typing in Shree-Lipi
  • Working with Tables
  • Understanding the Color Palette
  • Working with the Objects
  • Understanding other controls (Layers and Tables)
  • Other Features

Adobe Illustrator


SkillsWorking Place, Customizing, Tools, Layer and layer options, Pen, Pencils and Paths, Using the Brush and Paint, Specialized Tools, Getting Creative with Types, Using the Symbols, Designing Graphics, Effects and Filters, Playing with Palettes

Outputs:Gift Voucher, Recipe Book, News Paper Article, News Paper Advertisement, Preschool and primary Work book

Adobe Illustrator

  • Basics of Illustrator
  • Introduction
  • The Working Place
  • Customizing
  • Tools
  • Practice Exercise
  • Layer and layer options
  • Pen, Pencils and Paths
  • Using the Brush and Paint
  • Specialized Tools
  • Getting Creative with Types
  • Using the Symbols
  • Designing Graphics
  • Effects and Filters
  • Playing with Palettes
  • Exporting

Adobe InDesign

  • Getting Started
  • Creating and Viewing a Document
  • Managing Pages and Books
  • Managing Text
  • Formatting Text
  • Placing and Working with Graphics
  • Working with Objects
  • Managing and Transforming Objects
  • Working with Points and Paths
  • Applying and Managing Colors
  • Working with Tables
  • Working with Styles
  • Finalizing Document
  • Exporting Document
  • Printing and Outputting a Document
  • Setting Preferences

Certification & Important Dates


  • KLiC courses are recognised by Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU).
  • MKCL provides certificate to the KLiC learner after his/her successful course completion.
  • Yashwantrao Chavan Maharashtra Open University (YCMOU) provides mark sheet to successfully passed KLiC learners (Jurisdiction: Maharashtra).

Important Dates:

  • Batch Commencement: One batch in each calendar month (January to December)
  • Date(s) of Application and Fee Payment by Learner: 1st – 30th day of each calendar month
  • Date(s) of Learner Confirmation by ALC: 1st – 30th day of each calendar month
  • Course Start Date and Date of Issuing Learner Login: Date of admission confirmation