Upcoming Training Calendar

Sep
7
Sat
Unleash the Power of Wacom
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

 

Unleash the Power of Wacom (2017)

This course runs from 10:30am to 12:00pm on Saturday 7th September.

 

This seminar is designed for people who have (or are considering purchasing) a Wacom Intuos tablet or Cintiq panel.

 

We’ll learn about the amazing productivity benefits and creativity tools that exist in the Wacom range.

 

We’ll be covering:

 

  • Basic set up — speed, sensitivities, work areas, etc.
  • Programming your own touch gestures on your Intuos Pro
  • Configuring your Express keys — generic & by application
  • Loading brushes & determining options for Photoshop & Corel Draw
  • Powering up the Radial Menu.

 

A must for anyone wanting to get the most out of their Wacom.

Don’t forget that if you purchased your Wacom from Team Digital, you can attend for free! Just enter your purchase details in the form below to qualify.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

 

Sep
9
Mon
DaVinci Resolve
Sep 9 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th September.

 

CONTENT TBA

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Sep
11
Wed
Document Design for non-Designers
Sep 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 11th & Wednesday 18th September.

It’s 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.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Sep
16
Mon
After Effects – Essentials
Sep 16 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 16th & Tuesday 17th September.

 

This is the second course in our Video Post-Production series.

 

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:

 

The Fundamentals of After Effects

  • Understanding compositions
  • Creating and manipulating layers
  • Building animation
  • Working with effects
  • Introduction to 3D
  • Understanding how to render

 

Up and Running with After Effects

  • Importing elements
  • Organising projects
  • Building compositions with layers
  • Animating with keyframes
  • Adding effects and graphics
  • Output techniques

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

 

Sep
21
Sat
Photoshop for Photographers – Intermediate
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd September.

 

This 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 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 **

Sep
23
Mon
Premiere Pro – Essentials
Sep 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th September.

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 **

 

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