InDesign – Essentials
is the first in our InDesign course series.
In this 2-day course, participants will: create documents and document presets; create and place text; place graphics and other InDesign pages; and work with colour swatches. They will position elements precisely by using guides and the Control panel; and use master pages. They’ll thread text between text frames, add jump lines, and use columns in text frames; use the Paragraph Formatting controls; use Find/Change to replace formatting; and create and edit paragraph and character styles. They’ll position text in text frames and format frame edges; place Photoshop images in documents, set text wrap, modify graphics, and nest frames; group objects and manipulate objects within a group; and create layers and assign objects to them. They’ll print documents, create print presets, and export documents to PDF; and prepare documents for commercial printing. They’ll create and edit vector paths; create and edit clipping paths; and wrap type on a path. They’ll also learn how to manually resize type; use Quick Apply; create nested styles and GREP styles; create path-based text wraps and convert type to outlines; and precisely control leading, hyphenation, justification, and horizontal spacing. They will create, modify, and format tables; import Microsoft Word documents and map Word styles to InDesign styles; add headers and footers to tables; merge table cells; add editorial notes; and create table styles.
InDesign – Advanced
is a continuation of our InDesign course series.
In this 1-day course, participants will: set up multiple-page spreads; use object libraries and snippets; and evenly space and align items. They will use layer comps in a placed PSD file; create lighting effects; adjust transparency; define and use object styles; and transform objects by using the Pathfinder panel and the Transform Again commands. They’ll edit text and review tracked changes in the Story Editor; explore the CS Review panel; insert special characters; and create column, frame, and page breaks. They’ll create sections, dynamically changing running headers, tables of contents, cross-references, and indexes for a document; combine several documents into a book file for printing; and insert footnotes. They’ll work with conditional text; and merge data from a text file into an InDesign document. They’ll discuss monitor calibration and adjust InDesign’s color management preferences; adjust color settings for individual images; discuss spot colors, the differences between desktop and commercial printing, and how printers use halftones to produce color; create process and spot colors and add a Pantone color; delete and replace swatches; create mixed inks; and colorize a grayscale TIFF or JPEG image. They will also learn how to use the Links panel to fix missing links, update modified links, and open original image files for editing; and use the Separations Preview and Flattener Preview panels to prevent or address printing problems. They will create hyperlinks, bookmarks, and buttons; add movies and sounds to documents, and export the documents as interactive PDF or SWF files; and export documents as XHTML for Web use and for use with Digital Editions.
Photoshop — Essentials
is the first in our Photoshop course series. It provides instruction on how to create professional-looking images for both print & the Web.
In this 2-day course, participants will: identify the components of the Photoshop environment; learn the difference between raster/vector graphics & different image modes; & utilise Adobe Bridge. They will explore proper methods for selecting image areas, & then how to modify & manipulate selections. They’ll add text, modify the text, & apply effects that will incorporate it into the artwork. They’ll also learn how to use layers & layer effects. They will explore various techniques for adjusting the quality of an image, cropping, straightening & making image adjustment commands.
Photoshop for the Web/Multimedia
is a continuation of our Photoshop course series. It focuses on specific training needed to create & manage images for the Web and Multimedia presentations such as MS PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, OpenOffice Impress, etc.
In this 1-day course, participants will: learn how to optimise images for web/screen with/without transparency & matting; explore methods for slicing and exporting images; use techniques to automate Web task and explore how to create basic 2D web animations.
Photoshop — for Graphics Production
is a continuation of our Photoshop course series. It broadens the range of skills & knowledge needed for high-end business and commercial graphic design usage.
In this 1 —day course, participants will learn how to: further customise Photoshop & use Presets, use Fill layers — solid, gradient and pattern. They will explore various ways to extract an object from an image using a mask. They’ll experiment with vector paths by creating vector masks and converting type into editable shapes. They will also apply custom brushes, warping, and filters/Smart Filters along with other creative image effects as well as produce images for video.
Photoshop for CAD/BIM Enhancement
:is a continuation of our Photoshop course series. It focuses on specific scenarios using exported CAD/BIM plans as both 2D schematics and 3D models.
In this 1-day course, participants will: learn how to clean up & prep drawings for enhancement; set resolution & graphic scale; explore enhancement options including patterns, scaling, adjustment layers, layer effects, line weight & drop shadow; removing unwanted objects; replacing skies; creating texture maps; working with 3D models; integrating 3D models with photographs; animating 3D models.
Illustrator – Essentials
:is the first in our Illustrator course series.
In this 1-day course, participants will: explore the Illustrator environment, magnify and navigate a document, and use Adobe Help. They will create and save a document, draw basic shapes, manipulate basic shapes to make complex shapes, and export an illustration. They’ll set fill and stroke colours for shapes, set basic stroke options, and use the Eyedropper tool to sample colours. Embed raster images in an Illustrator document for the purpose of tracing them, draw shapes and paths with the Pencil and Pen tools, and select and edit paths. They will use text tools to insert text into illustrations, manipulate text, and convert type to outlined shapes. They will create layers and organise them in the Layers panel, assign objects to layers, rename layers, duplicate layers, and delete layers. They’ll open, import, and export swatch libraries, create and adjust gradients, and adjust transparency for items. They will also flow type through linked type containers, wrap text around items, set tabs, insert special characters, use character and paragraph styles, check spelling, find and replace text in a document, and replace fonts in a document.
Acrobat – Essentials
:is the first in our Acrobat course series.
In this 1-day course, participants will: identify the benefits of the Portable Document Format; navigate PDF documents by using bookmarks and links; search PDF documents; open and organize PDF documents by using the Organizer window; access Acrobat help; and set application preferences. They’ll use the Adobe PDF printer to create a PDF document from any program?s Print command; use PDFMaker to create a PDF document from Microsoft applications; use the Create PDF commands in Acrobat to create PDF documents from multiple files and from Web pages; and discuss the advantages of creating PDF documents from within Creative Suite applications. They’ll move pages within and between documents; modify PDF document text; add headers, footers, watermarks, and backgrounds; modify page numbering; move PDF document text and graphics to other programs; add video, sound, and Flash files to a PDF document; and optimize and reduce file size. They’ll create bookmarks and modify bookmark destinations; arrange and nest bookmarks; format bookmarks; and create and format links.