Upcoming Training Calendar

Jul
24
Mon
InDesign – Essentials
Jul 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

InDesign CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 24th & Tuesday 25th July.

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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Unleash the Power of Wacom
Jul 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Unleash the Power of Wacom (2017)

This course runs from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Monday 24th July.

 

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.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

 

Jul
31
Mon
Premiere Pro – Essentials
Jul 31 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Premiere Pro CC 2015.3This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 31st July & Tuesday 1st August.

 

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.

 

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

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Aug
2
Wed
After Effects – Essentials
Aug 2 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

After Effects CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 2nd & Thursday 3rd August.

 

The industry-standard motion graphics and visual effects toolset now brings you better ways to work, connecting your desktop and mobile apps with all your creative assets, so you can create your most stunning visuals yet.

 

Adobe® After Effects is a digital visual effects, motion graphics, and compositing application used in the post-production process of filmmaking and television production. It is primarily used by video editors to create motion graphics and also visual effects. It allows users to animate, edit, and compose media 2D or 3D space with many different built-in tools and third party plug-ins.

 

In this 2-day course, participants will learn:

 

  1. The Fundamentals of After Effects

Understanding compositions

Creating and manipulating layers

Building animation

Working with effects

Introduction to 3D

Understanding how to render

 

  1. Up and Running with After Effects

Importing elements

Organising projects

Building compositions with layers

Animating with keyframes

Adding effects and graphics

Output techniques

 

  1. Understanding Compositions

Exploring composition and project settings

Importing Photoshop files as compositions

Importing Illustrator files as compositions

Viewing files in the comp panel

Understanding Pre-compose

Positioning layers with snapping

Interpreting footage

Keyboard shortcuts for compositions

 

  1. Building Compositions with Layers

Defining layers

Creating type layers

Precise typesetting techniques

Creating layer solids and shapes with masks

Creating design elements with shape layers

Layer compositing: Masks, switches, and blend modes

Using track mattes

Precise compositing with variable-width feathered masks

Working smarter by swapping layers

Keyboard shortcuts for layers

 

  1. Creating Animation

Understanding animation

Adding and adjusting keyframes

Understanding keyframe interpolation (CC 2014.1)

Understanding keyframe interpolation

Adjusting keyframes in the Graph Editor

The power of parenting

Using null objects

Creating expressions with the pick whip

Creating and adjusting motion paths

Building complex graphics with Pre-compose

Preparing audio for animation

Generating graphics with audio

Working smarter: Navigating the Timeline

 

  1. Using Effects

Understanding the order of effects

Generating backgrounds with effects

Generating a scribble effect

Animating strokes with effects

Using adjustment layers

Adding gradients and glows

Saving pan and scan presets

Fixing exposure with Levels

Fixing colour casts with Colour Finesse 3

Masking individual effects

 

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

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Aug
7
Mon
Illustrator – Essentials
Aug 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illustrator CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 7th & Tuesday 8th August.

 

In 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.

 

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

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Aug
14
Mon
Photoshop – Essentials
Aug 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CC 2015.3This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 14th & Tuesday 15th August.

 

This 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.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

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