Upcoming Training Calendar

Nov
20
Sun
Photoshop Lightroom — Essentials
Nov 20 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

LightRoom CS6This course runs from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday 20th November, Sunday 27th November & Sunday 4th December.

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.

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Nov
21
Mon
Premiere Pro — Essentials
Nov 21 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Premiere Pro CS6This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 21st & Tuesday 22nd November.

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.

 

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Nov
28
Mon
InDesign — Essentials
Nov 28 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

InDesign CS6This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 28th & Tuesday 29th November.

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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Nov
30
Wed
Document Design for non-Designers
Nov 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

is a 14 hour workshop – held over 2 sessions of 7 hours each.

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 30th November & Wednesday 14th December.

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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Dec
5
Mon
Premiere Pro — Essentials
Dec 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Premiere Pro CS6This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th December.

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.

 

** REGISTRATIONS CLOSED **

 

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