Upcoming Training Calendar

Epson Fine Art print workshop
Sep 9 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 3-hour workshop deals with: choosing a subject, printing on various fine-art papers, canvas and other media; generating and using profiles to give you the best results; the concepts of Colour Management and specifically looks at printing Fine Art images for exhibition and competition.

InDesign — Essentials
Sep 14 @ 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.







Document Design for non-Designers
Sep 16 @ 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.







Epson Fine Art print workshop
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This 3-hour workshop deals with: choosing a subject, printing on various fine-art papers, canvas and other media; generating and using profiles to give you the best results; the concepts of Colour Management and specifically looks at printing Fine Art images for exhibition and competition.

Preserve your Memories with Epson
Sep 16 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Targeted at Preservation Services professionals and high-end amateur enthusiasts, this 3-hour seminar has been designed around the very successful Epson Perfection V800/V700 Film and Photo flatbed scanners. These scanners have quickly become an industry standard with their super-high 6400 dpi resolution and the highest dynamic range (Dmax 4.0) in their class. Couple this with the amazing Silverfast software, for professional colour management and workflow. Just perfect for archiving your precious memories.


WAPF Judges seminar
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

WAPF-JudgingAttention would-be judges. The WAPF has organised a series of judging courses aimed at expanding the pool of judges available for club judging.

The number of courses will depend upon demand, and there are some prerequisites for entry.

Each course is approx 9 hrs of in-class instruction (3 sessions of 3-hours each) plus shared homework with 2 or 3 other attendees. There is a limit of 12 per class, so get your enrolments in quickly. An afternoon course will be offered if the morning one gets close to full.

The cost is $90 each.

There is a provision for 2 members per club to be subsidised. Check with your club secretary to see if this applies to you.

For further details go to: http://www.wapf.org.au/WAPFJ/images/documents/Judging-course.pdf


For any other enquiries, please contact:

Colin White

Education Officer



CaptureONE 8: The Not Quite Basics
Sep 23 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Capture ONE Pro logo (v8)This 3-hour seminar is for users new to CaptureONE 8 or users needing a refresher.

The ‘Not Quite Basic’ course is a detailed introduction that will enable you to get started with CaptureONE straight away. We’ll start in the Library Tool Tab then move on to Tethered Capture Setup and Importing.  We will then cover basic images adjustments – how to customise your image and fine-tune your personal workflow. Lastly, we discuss the variety of output options to create your final TIFF and JPEG images.

Topics Covered include:
Catalogs, Sessions, Albums, Favourites, System Folders, Workspaces, Next Capture Naming, Next Capture Adjustments, Importing, Camera Controls, Base Characteristics, White Balance, Exposure, Crop, Rotation, Overlay, Focus, Sharpening, Output, Batch Queue, Composition Mode, Rating, Colour Tag, Keyboard Shortcuts, Exposure Warning, Watermark, Manual Sorting.

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.



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