Upcoming Training Calendar

Jul
22
Sun
Photoshop Lightroom Classic — Essentials
Jul 22 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

This course runs from 9:30am to 3:00pm on Sunday 22nd July, Sunday 29th July, & Sunday 5th August.

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 Classic 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.

 

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Jul
23
Mon
InDesign – Essentials
Jul 23 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 23rd & Tuesday 24th 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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Jul
28
Sat
Epson True Colour 1 & 2
Jul 28 @ 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Epson True Colour (2017)

This course runs from 10:00am to 4:30pm on Saturday 28th July.

 

10:00 to 1:00pm True Colour 1 (The Intro)

This 3 hour seminar style course introduces the concepts of Colour Management and covers everything you will need to know to get great images out of your Epson Photo series printer — first time every time.

1:30 to 4:30pm True Colour 2 (Fine Art Printing)

This 3 hour workshop deals with: choosing a subject, printing on various fine-art papers, canvas and other media; generating and using profiles to give you the best results; the concepts of Colour Management introduced in True Colour 1 and specifically looks at printing Fine Art images for exhibition and competition.

 

*Please note that each workshop is $79 or you can attend both for only $149. Price includes a light lunch.

 

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Jul
30
Mon
Illustrator – Essentials
Jul 30 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 30th & Tuesday 31st July.

This is the first in our Illustrator course series.

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 2018 will be used in class. It is much less applicable to earlier versions of the software.

 

** REGISTRATIONS HAVE CLOSED **

Aug
6
Mon
InDesign – Essentials
Aug 6 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 6th & Tuesday 7th August.

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 **

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