Upcoming Training Calendar

Jun
8
Mon
Photoshop CS6 — Essentials
Jun 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CS6This is the first in our Photoshop course series. It provides instruction on how to create professional-looking images for both print & the Web.

In this 2-day course, participants will: identify the components of the Photoshop environment; learn the difference between raster/vector graphics & different image modes; & utilise Adobe Bridge. They will explore proper methods for selecting image areas, & then how to modify & manipulate selections. They’ll add text, modify the text, & apply effects that will incorporate it into the artwork. They’ll also learn how to use layers & layer effects. They will explore various techniques for adjusting the quality of an image, cropping, straightening & making image adjustment commands.

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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Unleash the Power of Wacom seminar
Jun 8 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

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 5
  • 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.

 

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Jun
10
Wed
Document Design for non-Designers
Jun 10 @ 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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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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