Upcoming Training Calendar

Aug
4
Sun
Lightroom Classic — Essentials
Aug 4 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This course runs from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday 4th, Sunday 11th, & Sunday 18th August.

In this intensive 3-day workshop, participants will (using their own laptops) learn to download, catalogue, develop and then present their digital photographs using Adobe Lightroom Classic CC.

  • an overview of Lightroom, its modules and workflows
  • Importing from memory card and hard drive. What’s the difference?
  • we’ll sort, rate, label & cull, then manage with folders, collections, smart collections and quick collections
  • the Library, a catalogue & database: setting up its preferences and starting to working with metadata like keywords.
  • going global: cropping, straightening, lens correction, tone & colour adjustments including white balance & exposure
  • getting local: gradients and the adjustment brush
  • retouching with clone, heal & red eye tools
  • sharpening: input & output
  • synchronising adjustments across multiple images
  • effects: B&W, sepia, split toning, vignetting, adding grain
  • Exporting to Photoshop or another external editor
  • working with plugins e.g. NiK Collection or OnOne suite
  • Exporting to output: resolution, resizing, colour space, file format
  • utilising presets & templates
  • metadata searches
  • merging catalogues i.e. from your travel laptop to your home workstation
  • creating web galleries & slideshows

N.B. this is a BYO laptop class as its important that you leave with a well setup catalogue on your own computer.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

Aug
5
Mon
Illustrator – Essentials
Aug 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th August.

This is the first in our Illustrator course series.

In this 2-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.

 

Adobe® Illustrator CC 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

Aug
12
Mon
Photoshop – Essentials
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th August.

 

This is the first in our Photoshop course series.

 

It provides instruction on how to create professional-looking images for both print & the Web.

 

After completing this 2-day course, participants will be able to:

 

Identify the attributes of raster and vector graphics

 

Manage colour

  • implement Colour Management

 

Identify the components and capabilities of Photoshop CC

  • organise Photoshop Assets by Using Adobe Bridge
  • organise the Photoshop Workspace
  • customise the Photoshop Workspace

 

Create basic images

  • manage Image Elements and Formats
  • apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphic Composition
  • work with Digital Devices

 

Manage selections and layers

  • use Selection Tools
  • modify and manipulate selections.
  • create and manage Layers
  • arrange and transform layers
  • create Type layers
  • use opacity, layer blending modes, and layer styles

 

Enhance and retouch images

  • straighten horizontals or verticals and correct perspective

 

Convergence

  • enhance Images for tones/contrast, colour cast, and saturation
  • retouch Images

 

Edit images non-destructively

  • adjust Layers
  • apply Camera Raw

 

Managing Files in a Production Workflow

  • import, Export, and Organise Files
  • use the Crop tool
  • determine an image’s resolution and dimensions
  • resize images with and without resampling
  • save Images for the Web
  • save Images for Print
  • format Images for Other Programs
  • print single and multiple images on a page or export them to a PDF file intended for printing.

 

Adobe® Photoshop CC 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

 

Aug
17
Sat
True Colour Colour Management seminar
Aug 17 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

 

This course runs from 10:00am to 1:00pm on Saturday 17th August.

This 3-hour seminar introduces and applies the concepts of colour management for photographers and artists:

  • monitor set-up and viewing conditions
  • working with colour spaces
  • output profiles
  • soft proofing
  • file preparation
  • sharpening – capture to output
  • media selection for images

Includes a $50 print voucher for Fred Snow.

True Colour Colour Management seminar

Aug
19
Mon
Premiere Pro – Essentials
Aug 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th August.

This is the first course in our Video Post-Production series.

It provides instruction on how to create professional videos.

Designed for Video creators and producers; creating a documentary, editing a commercial or pumping out video bytes for their Social Media channels.

Upon completion of this 2-day course, students will be able to:

  • customise the interface to suit different tasks and projects
  • set up a project – import and organise media
  • perform editing essentials – including working with the timeline, clips & markers; adding transitions; trimming & nesting clips; and putting motion in clips.
  • edit and mix basic audio soundtracks and narration/voice-overs
  • correct colour
  • add video special effects
  • work with multiple layers
  • create titles
  • manage simple video projects
  • output to a range of different industry standard file formats.

 

Adobe® Premiere Pro CC 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

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