Upcoming Training Calendar

Oct
26
Wed
Photoshop — for the Web / Multimedia
Oct 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.

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 26th October.

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.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **


Apr
22
Sat
Lightroom – Essentials
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Lightroom CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd April.

 

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 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.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Apr
29
Sat
Photoshop for Photographers – Fundamentals
Apr 29 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CC 2015 A2This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday 29th & Sunday 30th April.

 

Participants 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 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 **

May
1
Mon
Photoshop – for Graphics Production
May 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CC 2015 A1This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 1st May.

 

This is a continuation of our Photoshop course series.

 

It broadens the range of skills & knowledge needed for high-end business and commercial graphic design usage.

 

In this 1–day course, participants will learn how to:

further customise Photoshop & use Presets, use Fill layers – solid, gradient and pattern.

They will explore various ways to extract an object from an image using a mask.

They’ll experiment with vector paths by creating vector masks and converting type into editable shapes.

They will also apply custom brushes, warping, and filters/Smart Filters along with other creative image effects as well as produce images for video.

 

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

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

May
3
Wed
Photoshop & Lightroom – CC Upskill
May 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CC 2015 A2This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 3rd May.

 

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.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

May
8
Mon
InDesign – Essentials
May 8 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

InDesign CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 8th & Tuesday 9th May.

 

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 **

May
10
Wed
Photoshop – for Restoration
May 10 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CC 2015 A2This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 10th May.

 

CONTENT TBA

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

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