Kevin Slimp and Russell Viers Launch Summer Creative Tour

june 8, 2005  05:55 pm
Kevin Slimp, director of the Institute of Newspaper Technology, and Russell Viers, founder of, will join together for nine days of training in three cities this summer. Dubbed the "Slimp & Viers Creative Tour," these two newspaper-consulting veterans will offer three days of intense training in each city. The events will take place in Lansing, Mich. (July 14-16), Springfield, Ill. (July 18-20) and Greensboro, N.C. (August 4-6).

The daily schedule in each city looks like this:

Day One Creating, Preflighting and Correcting PDF Files (9:00-4:00, Kevin Slimp) Photoshop Basics for Prepress (9:00-4:00, Russell Viers)

Day Two Page Layout with Adobe InDesign (9:00-4:00, Kevin Slimp) Advanced Photoshop for Prepress (9:00-4:00, Russell Viers)

Day Three Adobe Illustrator Basics for Prepress (9:00-noon, Russell Viers) OS X Overview (9:00-10:20, Kevin Slimp) Using Photoshop's Camera Raw (10:40-12:00, Kevin Slimp) Discussing, Arguing About and Comparing Hardware & Software for Prepress Professionals (1:00-4:00, Slimp and Viers together)

The registration fee for each of these events is $150 per day. Members of the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies will receive a $50 per day discount, bringing the cost down to $100 per day. The AAN discount code is "news2005." Just mention that you wish to receive the AAN discount when registering. To register by phone, call (865) 970-1710. Onsite registration is available at All persons registering before June 15 will be entered in a drawing to receive a software and book prize in each of the three cities.

For more information, call (865) 970-1710 or email