Upcoming Training Calendar

Nov
10
Sun
Lightroom Classic — Essentials
Nov 10 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This course runs from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday 27th October, Sunday 3rd November, & Sunday 10th November.

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 **

 

Nov
11
Mon
Photoshop – Essentials
Nov 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 11th & Tuesday 12th 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 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

 

Nov
13
Wed
CC Upskill – for Graphic Designers
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 13th November.

 

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

 

In this 1-day course, we will cover:

 

Content TBA

 

Ideal for current & prospective users of Adobe® Photoshop, InDesign, Acrobat, Illustrator and
Bridge software.

 

N.B. this is a BYO laptop class. Participants will need to ensure that all the Adobe® CC applications listed above are installed and all updates run beforehand.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Nov
16
Sat
Photoshop for Photographers – Fundamentals
Nov 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday 16th & Sunday 17th November.

 

Participants will: use basic tools and commands within Photoshop to enhance and retouch photographs. They will demonstrate an understanding of digital technology; manage files and folders with the Bridge; straighten and crop images. They’ll enhance the tone, contrast, colour cast, and saturation of an image; make selections using a variety of tools. They will add then edit text and utilise effects; retouch photographs; use the Toning tools; save images optimised for emailing; and sharpen printing.

 

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

 

We provide unlimited access to tea, coffee, water, biscuits & lollies throughout the course, however lunch is not provided. While there are a couple of places near to purchase lunch from, not many trade on Sundays, so we recommend bringing something with you.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Nov
18
Mon
Premiere Pro – Essentials
Nov 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 18th & Tuesday 18th November.

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 **

Term 4 session with places remaining:

12 & 13 December

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Nov
25
Mon
InDesign – Essentials
Nov 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th 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 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Term 4 session with places remaining:

5 & 6 December

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