Upcoming Training Calendar

Photoshop CC — Essentials
Aug 17 @ 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.


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.




Creative Video
Aug 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

This course is designed for people who are wanting to shoot simple videos for product reviews, interviews, behind-the-scenes, etc. using their DSLR camera. Our main objective is to get past the technical considerations and to focus on the creative applications and use of a moving image.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Understand how to shoot video with a DSLR camera
Shoot steadily – hand-held, with a monopod and a tripod, as well as using sliders and Steady cams etc.
Decide what the best file formats are for shooting video
Be able to compare resolutions and frame rates for specific applications
Audio capture for dialogue and atmosphere
Understand the use of ISO in video shooting
Understand the role of aperture (ƒ-stop) when shooting video – and how to control it
Learn about the ideal lenses for video
Control aperture and therefore the depth of field in different shooting situations
Understand the need for different angles, shots and points of view in order to make an interesting video production.


WAPF Judges seminar
Aug 22 @ 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



Photoshop CC for Photographers — Fundamentals
Aug 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Photoshop CS6Participants will: use basic tools and commands within Photoshop to enhance and retouch photographs. They will demonstrate an understanding of digital technology; manage files and folders with the Bridge; straighten and crop images. They’ll enhance the tone, contrast, colour cast, and saturation of an image; make selections using a variety of tools. They will add then edit text and utilise effects; retouch photographs; use the Toning tools; save images optimised for emailing; and sharpen printing.

Adobe® Photoshop CC. 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.


Photoshop CC — or the Web / Multimedia
Aug 26 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CS6is a continuation of our Photoshop course series. It focuses on specific training needed to create & manage images for the Web and Multimedia presentations such as MS PowerPoint, Apple Keynote, OpenOffice Impress, etc.

In this 1-day course, participants will: prepare images for the web; optimise images by saving them in different formats and applying transparency to them; apply color management techniques, alter image brightness, and ensure color consistency to create images that are attractive to the widest possible audience who use different platforms such as Macintosh and Windows; create web page layouts; export a web page & create animations for web and mobile devices.

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







InDesign — Essentials
Aug 31 @ 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.







Preserve your Memories with Epson
Aug 31 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

perfectionv800photo_HiResAn additional course is scheduled for 16 September, 2015.

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.


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