Our Graphics Arts course are developed
Prep for PrePress
is a unit within our Graphic Arts course series. Colours can seem to ’magically’ (and frustratingly) change when coming back from a printing bureau — looking nothing like they did when previewed on a monitor before hand.
In this 1-day course, participants will learn: how to optimize colour management for print. They’ll learn: colour theory; about colour in Adobe ® applications; Pantone spots & process colour splits; output and resolution; dot gain/loss & total ink limits; trapping, over-print, knockout, registration & bleed; paper stock variables; understanding fonts; file gathering and finish with PDF creation & delivery. Principles will be practiced through Adobe ® InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator & Acrobat.
Prepress for Photographers
is a unit within our Graphic Arts course series. Many photographers find the experience of dealing with printing bureaux incredibly frustrating.
In this half-day course, participants will learn: UPDIG 4 standards; Prepress vs photographer monitor calibration; ISO -12647-2 compliance, how to optimise colour management for print. They’ll learn how to use CYMK separations for prepress, how to customise ink options, how to adjust CYMK curves & the pros & cons of doing it yourself.
Publications Design for non-Designers
is a unit within our Graphic Arts course series. In this day & age, everyone seems to be desktop publishing — media & advertising agencies, schools & hospitals, government departments, small businesses, not-for-profit & community organisations, etc. Unfortunately though, many people have found themselves in a designer’s role without any formal training and may feel overwhelmed by it all.
In this 2-day course, participants will learn: the fundamentals of good design and how it enhances readability and effectiveness of communication; purpose & visual literacy; document layout, typography and colour; corporate identity & publications. Principles will be practised through Adobe ® InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator.
Scanning for Print
is a unit within our Graphic Arts course series.
In this half-day course, participants will learn: addressing copyright issues; types of images; colour modes; size — input vs. output; resolution & display medium; scanning options & saving in different file formats.