Upcoming Training Calendar

InDesign – Essentials
Feb 5 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

InDesign CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th February.

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.


Unleash the Power of Wacom
Feb 5 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm


Unleash the Power of Wacom (2017)

This course runs from 6:30pm to 8:00pm on Monday 5th February.


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.




CC Upskill – Photoshop & Lightroom for Photographers
Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Photoshop CC 2015 A2This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 7th February.

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.


YOU be the Judge
Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


An intensive Intro to Judging course for photographers – combining structured lecture sessions, a group project and directed outside-of-class-hours research. Additionally, there will be an optional online judging project after course completion for practice.


Workshop Content

  •     What Judges look for
  •     Developing your visual literacy
  •     Competition/Exhibition systems
  •     Know your biases
  •     Evaluating against absolute standards
  •     Quality benchmarks
  •     Doing a skills audit
  •     Expressions of creativity
  •     Communication strategies for Judges



Each course is approx 9 hrs of in-class instruction (3 sessions of 3-hours each) plus a shared homework project with 2 or 3 other attendees.

There is a limit of 12 per class, so get your enrolments in quickly.



The WAPF-WAPJA are running another judging workshop on February 8th, February 22nd, & March 8th at Team Digital, delivered by Brent Acie. The course is a 3-day (3 x 3-hours) workshop. The price is $100 for WAPF club members and eligible members can request a subsidy from their club and from WAPF. Full non-member price is $150.

Please note that the course will only proceed if enrolments exceed 6.

See the WAPJA web site for details of the course: https://wapja.com.au/index.php/workshops-you-be-the-judge/events-and-training.

Registration forms are not yet open, but you can reserve a place by contacting Colin White at WAPJA  (president@wapja.com.au) or Brent Acie (ace.brent@gmail.com)

Premiere Pro – Essentials
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Premiere Pro CC 2015.3

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 12th & Tuesday 13th February.

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.



Preserve your Memories with Epson
Feb 14 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Preserve your Memories V800 V850This course runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday 14th February.


Targeted at Preservation Services professionals and high-end amateur enthusiasts, this 3-hour seminar has been designed around the very successful Epson Perfection V800/V850 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.



Illustrator – Essentials
Feb 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Illustrator CC 2015This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 19th & Tuesday 20th February.


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.



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