Who’s Paul?

PAUL SOUTHERN is one of the most reliable and experienced instructors delivering creative training courses in creative packages on both Apple Mac and Windows PC, for both print and digital publishing applications on behalf of IT training providers throughout the UK.

In my early days back in 1989, I first started teaching Aldus Pagemaker, Digital Darkroom, CorelDraw and Ventura Publisher on the PC. Then, with the arrival of QuarkXpress on the Apple Mac… this changed everything in the print and publishing world. Aldus FreeHand (later to become Macromedia FreeHand) was then the most popular drawing package used alongside QuarkXpress and, of course… Adobe PhotoShop.

Adobe then changed everything again, with their acquisition of PageMaker and subsequently their creation of an all new page layout package… Adobe InDesign… now part of Adobe Creative Cloud and… the rest is history!

What I do…

With over 30 years experience, and having driven well over 1 million miles across the UK, I deliver creative courses to creative people on your behalf. ON-Line, ON-Site or at your training facility, anywhere from Falmouth to Forres, Hull to Holyhead… SPOTON!

Adobe InDesign | PhotoShop | Lightroom | Illustrator

Click for my full course list, complete with outlines…


My availability is updated daily so, if you wish to reserve any dates to give out to your clients, simply click the button below and let me know when, where and what… we’ll then work together by ‘penciling’ those dates into my diary for you. Out of courtesy, all I ask is that you either confirm or release the dates at least 7 days in advance, otherwise I’ll treat them as confirmed and will become chargeable for.

You can’t go wrong… when it’s SPOTON!

How much…

My standard daily rate for classroom based training is £300. This allows for up to 6 delegates attending a course conducted at either your training facility or at your clients’ site. There may also be a small charge for travel expenses depending on location and parking facilities. However, on-line training has proved to be very popular this year and I’ve also included my fees for this style of training below…

DurationON-Line ON-Site
1hr Bitesize Session£35 p/personn/a
Half Day Sessionfrom £150from £250 + exp
1 Day Sessionfrom £250from £300 + exp
2 Day Sessionsfrom £500from £600 + exp

All prices are correct as of August 2020

Payments are due 7 days after the event start date. Where either a Reservation or a Confirmed Booking is cancelled within 7 days of the event start date, a 100% cancellation fee will be incurred.

Adobe InDesign | PhotoShop | Lightroom | Illustrator

1-2-1 or Private Group Courses from Intro to Advanced.
1hr Bitesized
Half Day • 1 & 2 Day Sessions.
You can’t go wrong… when it’s SPOTON!