When I taught at SAIC, back before design was done on computers, setting up art like this was a complicated process. Now it's harder to learn, but easier to do.
I currently teach Introduction to Design Applications (Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign) at Dominican University.
Students who learn on computer have incredible technical skills, but some of them are seduced into ignoring the real world as they design. I try to stretch student's minds past the glowing screen.