Upcoming Training Calendar

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.

 

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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.

 

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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

 

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May
13
Sat
Photoshop for Photographers – Intermediate
May 13 @ 9:30 am – 4:30 pm

Photoshop CC 2015 A2This course runs from 9:30am to 4:30pm on Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th May.

 

This 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 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 **

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