Upcoming Training Calendar

May
19
Tue
InDesign CS6 — Essentials
May 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

InDesign CS6This is the first in our InDesign course series.

It provides instruction on how to create professional-looking documents for both print & web download.

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 explore 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 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.

Adobe® InDesign CS6 (v8) will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

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May
20
Wed
Photoshop — CC (2014) Upskill
May 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Join us for a comprehensive update on the latest release from Adobe®.

In this 1-day course, we will cover:

 

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Ideal for current & prospective users of Adobe® Photoshop software.

N.B. this is a BYO laptop class. Participants will need to ensure that Adobe® Photoshop CC (2014) is installed and all updates run beforehand.

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Photoshop CS6 for Photographers — Intermediate
May 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Photoshop CS6This is a follow-on from the “Photoshop for Photographers: Fundamentals” short course – participants will further develop their Photoshop skills & knowledge and practice its application to enhance and retouch photographs.

Content will include; using Adjustment layers & Blending modes, creating composites, automating with Actions, Droplets, & the Batch and Image Processor commands; use Content Aware Scale & Fill; simulate a shallow Depth of Field with Lens Blur, focus stack to expand the Depth of Field, stitch images for panoramas, utilise masks to build a Photo Montage e.g. replace a sky, construct a Picture Package with Smart Objects, utilise Layer blend modes to add depth & complexity into artistic images, employ a range of sharpening techniques, retouch with perspective using Vanishing Point, and create a photographer’s comp card.

Adobe® Photoshop CS6 (v13) will be used in class, but the content is also suited to users of CS4 (v11) and CS5 (v12). It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

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May
23
Sat
Classic Studio Lighting seminar
May 23 @ 10:00 am – 12:30 pm

Let Master Photographer Dale Neill guide you through the fundamentals of studio lighting using Elinchrom’s new state-of-the-art Lighting kits. Covering all the exciting features that Elinchrom Studio kits have to offer.

Soft lighting or hard lighting? Learn how to position lights and measure light intensity. Learn how to control the intensityshape and direction of light to create quality lighting.

Create the mood you need for the image and avoid the common pitfalls of dual shadows, too much contrast or blown-out highlights.

Light makes photography. Embrace light. Admire it. Love it. But above all, know light. Know it for all you are worth, and you will know the key to photography. George Eastman (founder of Kodak).

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Don’t forget that if you purchased an Elinchrom studio lighting kit from Team Digital in April or May 2015, this course is FREE. Please quote your invoice number when registering.

 

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Jun
3
Wed
Photoshop CS6 – for the Web / Multimedia
Jun 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CS6is 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: prepare images for the web; optimise images by saving them in different formats and applying transparency to them; apply color management techniques, alter image brightness, and ensure color consistency to create images that are attractive to the widest possible audience who use different platforms such as Macintosh and Windows; create web page layouts; export a web page & create animations for web and mobile devices.

Adobe® Photoshop CS6 (v13) will be used in class, but the content is also suited to users of CS4 (v11) and CS5 (v12). It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

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Jun
8
Mon
Photoshop CS6 — Essentials
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CS6This 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.

Adobe® Photoshop CS6 (v13) will be used in class, but the content is also suited to users of CS4 (v11) and CS5 (v12). It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

CPD ACCREDITED LOGO 2012

 

 

 

 

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Unleash the Power of Wacom seminar
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

This seminar is designed for people who have (or are considering purchasing) a Wacom Intuos tablet or Cintiq panel :
We’ll learn about the amazing productivity benefits and creativity tools that exist in the Wacom range.

We’ll be covering:

  • Basic set up — speed, sensitivities, work areas, etc.
  • Programming your own touch gestures on your Intuos 5
  • Configuring your Express keys — generic & by application
  • Loading brushes & determining options for Photoshop & Corel Draw
  • Powering up the Radial Menu.

A must for anyone wanting to get the most out of their Wacom.

 

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