Upcoming Training Calendar

Sep
15
Tue
InDesign — Essentials
Sep 15 @ 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 CC will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

CPD ACCREDITED LOGO 2012

 

 

 

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Oct
5
Mon
After Effects — Essentials
Oct 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Adobe_After_Effects_CS6_IconThe industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects toolset now brings you better ways to work, connecting your desktop and mobile apps with all your creative assets, so you can create your most stunning visuals yet.

Adobe® After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production. It is primarily used by video editors, to create motion graphics and also visual effects. It allows users to animate, edit, and compose media 2D or 3D space with many different built-in tools and third party plug-ins.

In this 2-day course, participants will learn:

1. The Fundamentals of After Effects
Understanding compositions
Creating and manipulating layers
Building animation
Working with effects
Introduction to 3D
Understanding how to render

2. Up and Running with After Effects
Importing elements
Organising projects
Building compositions with layers
Animating with keyframes
Adding effects and graphics
Output techniques

3. Understanding Compositions
Exploring composition and project settings
Importing Photoshop files as compositions
Importing Illustrator files as compositions
Viewing files in the comp panel
Understanding Pre-compose
Positioning layers with snapping
Interpreting footage
Keyboard shortcuts for compositions

4. Building Compositions with Layers
Defining layers
Creating type layers
Precise typesetting techniques
Creating layer solids and shapes with masks
Creating design elements with shape layers
Layer compositing: Masks, switches, and blend modes
Using track mattes
Precise compositing with variable-width feathered masks
Working smarter by swapping layers
Keyboard shortcuts for layers

5. Creating Animation
Understanding animation
Adding and adjusting keyframes
Understanding keyframe interpolation (CC 2014.1)
Understanding keyframe interpolation
Adjusting keyframes in the Graph Editor
The power of parenting
Using null objects
Creating expressions with the pick whip
Creating and adjusting motion paths
Building complex graphics with Pre-compose
Preparing audio for animation
Generating graphics with audio
Working smarter: Navigating the Timeline

6. Using Effects
Understanding the order of effects
Generating backgrounds with effects
Generating a scribble effect
Animating strokes with effects
Using adjustment layers
Adding gradients and glows
Saving pan and scan presets
Fixing exposure with Levels
Fixing colour casts with Colour Finesse 3
Masking individual effects

 

 

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

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Oct
12
Mon
InDesign — Essentials
Oct 12 @ 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 CC will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

CPD ACCREDITED LOGO 2012

 

 

 

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Oct
21
Wed
Photoshop — for Graphics Production
Oct 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 21st October.

This 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.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Nov
2
Mon
Photoshop — Essentials
Nov 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CS6This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd November.

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 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

Nov
9
Mon
InDesign — Essentials
Nov 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

InDesign CS6This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th November.

This 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 CC will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

CPD ACCREDITED LOGO 2012

 

 

 

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

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