Upcoming Training Calendar

Jun
7
Wed
Photoshop & Lightroom – CC Upskill
Jun 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CC 2015 A2This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 7th June.

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 and Adobe® Lightroom software.

N.B. this is a BYO laptop class. Participants will need to ensure that both applications are installed and all updates run beforehand.

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Jun
11
Sun
Lightroom – Essentials
Jun 11 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lightroom CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Sunday 11th & Sunday 18th June.

 

In this intensive 2-day workshop, participants will (using their own laptops):

  • learn to download, catalogue, develop and then present their digital photographs using Adobe Lightroom 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.

 

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.

 

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Jun
12
Mon
InDesign – Essentials
Jun 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

InDesign CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th June.

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.

 

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

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 14th & Wednesday 21st June.

 

It 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.

 

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Jun
19
Mon
Premiere Pro – Essentials
Jun 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Premiere Pro CC 2015.3This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th June.

 

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.

 

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

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Jun
26
Mon
InDesign – Essentials
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

InDesign CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 26th & Tuesday 27th June.

 

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.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

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