Digital Decor Design Course

The Digital Decor Design Course delivers comprehensive knowledge for the creation of designs and decors for the decorative surface industry and neighboring sectors. Participants are learning from industry experts what it takes to create outstanding high-quality designs and decors for a demanding industry.
Course Details
Digital Decor Design course DDP-DD-2411
Start: November 12th, 2024
End: November 15th, 2024
Hainburg, Germany (Frankfurt area)
End of the registration period
DDP-DD-2411: October 02nd, 2024
Duration and total hours of training
4-day professional training course
Split into 2 half and 2 full days
Mix of specific practical skills and theoretical basic knowledge
Approx. 24 hours course content
Course price
Per participant: Euro 3.890,- incl. food and drinks during course days
2 dinners are included
Travel and accommodation costs are borne by the participants. We are happy to assist with travel organization.
DIPA members receive 20% discount
Trainer Team
Steffen Steffen Orth
Hoefs Stefan Höfs
Brune Marcus Brune
For bookings and further information please send a mail


Are you curious how digital décors are designed and how you achieve outstanding results? The DIPA Academy course walks you through the key process steps, from sourcing the right materials and what to take care of, over scanning, designing and retouching in state-of-the-art software solution until proofing. The best part? It’s a hands-on course where industry experts guide you so that you are really learning by doing. Book your slot and join us in Hainburg just half an hour from Frankfurt airport. We are looking forward to meeting you and get to know your challenges and support you in your endeavors.

What is the Target Audience?

The Digital Decor Design Course is designed for employees that are directly involved in the creation of designs and decors within the surface decoration industry or related industries. Individuals with a strong interest for a deeper overall understanding of the design and decor creation process are also addressed. Whether participants are working with analog or digital printing technology is not of relevance, the courses’ focus is digital printing technology though.
Typical professional educations addressed are decor designers, designers, pre-press operators, print operators, printing and R&D engineers, quality operators, quality engineers, interior designers and artists. The course is also suited for employees with a design background interested in a career change or willing to up-skill as this industry sector offers an ever-increasing number of opportunities in the future enabled by digital inkjet printing serving customization and sustainability needs of end-consumers. A basic Photoshop knowledge is helpful when subscribing to this course.

Course content

Introduction – Value chain and décor applications
Design and decor creation Intro
  • Starting point: Scan (focus)
  • Starting point: Analog data/digital data
  • Starting point: From scratch (blank page)
  • Starting point: Generative AI
  • Sourcing of raw materials
  • Preparation of materials for scanning
  • Scanning incl. relevant terminology, tips and tricks
  • Hand-over to décor/design professionals
Decor Development
  • Decor design, retouching and coloration
  • Working with multiple software solutions (AVA, Photoshop (Adobe Creative Suite))
Print data generation
  • Decision for digital or analog
  • Layout (dimensions) and repeats
Proofing - Introduction into different types of proofing
  • Soft proofing
  • Classic Proofing
  • Laminate proof (inks and substrates used for proofing are the same than in production)
  • Full appearance proof (incl. texture and gloss)
  • Pros & Cons
Design and decor know-how, trends
  • What makes good designs and decors? What to look out for?
  • Current design and decor trends

Participants benefits

Compact course combining theory and hands-on parts to learn fast
Learn from leading digital surface decoration industry experts
State-of-the-art workstations for all participants (max. 2 participants per workstation)
State-of-the-art scanning equipment and proofing equipment
Excellent networking opportunities
Participation Certificate will be provided by DIPA Academy
Learning experience in small groups (places are limited)

Employer benefits

Obtained knowledge can be applied immediately
Access to DIPA and DIPA Academy network covering the whole value chain
Employees will learn from leading digital surface decoration industry experts
Specific practical skills will be transferred beyond academic or basic knowledge