Upcoming Training Calendar

After Effects Essentials
Dec 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Adobe_After_Effects_CS6_IconThis course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Tuesday 13th & Wednesday 14th December.

The 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.



Document Design for non-Designers
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 30th November & Wednesday 14th December.

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.



InDesign — Essentials
Feb 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

InDesign CS6This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th February.

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.



Premiere Pro — Essentials
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Premiere Pro CS6This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 13th & Tuesday 14th February.

This is the first in our Premiere Pro course series. It provides instruction on how to create professional videos.

In this 2-day course, participants will: customise the interface to suit different tasks & projects; set up a project; import media; organise Media. They will learn editing essentials; working with the timeline, clips & markers; adding transitions; trimming & nesting clips; & putting motion in clips. They’ll edit & mix audio; add video special effects; correct colour; & work with multiple layers. They will create titles; manage projects; & output.




Illustrator — Essentials
Feb 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illustrator CS6This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st February.

In 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.


Photoshop — Essentials
Feb 27 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CS6This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 27th & Tuesday 28th February.

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.


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