Upcoming Training Calendar

Jun
10
Wed
Photoshop CS6 for Photographers — Intermediate
Jun 10 @ 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.

CPD ACCREDITED LOGO 2012

 

 

 

 

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Jun
14
Sun
Photoshop Lightroom 6 / CC — Essentials
Jun 14 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

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 6 / 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 you 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.

CPD ACCREDITED LOGO 2012

 

 

 

 

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Jun
15
Mon
Illustrator CS6 – Essentials
Jun 15 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illustrator CS6In 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.

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Jun
17
Wed
Document Design for non-Designers
Jun 17 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

is a 14 hour workshop – held over 2 sessions of 7 hours each.

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 practiced through Adobe® InDesign, Photoshop & Illustrator.

CPD ACCREDITED LOGO 2012

 

 

 

 

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Jun
22
Mon
InDesign CS6 — Essentials
Jun 22 @ 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.

CPD ACCREDITED LOGO 2012

 

 

 

 

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