Upcoming Training Calendar

Photoshop for Photographers – In the RAW
Mar 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 13th March.

Content TBA



InDesign – Essentials
Mar 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 18th & Tuesday 19th March.

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



Digital Publishing Fundamentals
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm each day on Wednesday 6th & Wednesday 20th March.


Content TBA

Photoshop including Bridge and some ACR



Can Colour with Canon
Mar 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm


This course runs from 6:00pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday 20th March.





DaVinci Resolve
Mar 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 25th & Tuesday 26th March.





After Effects – Essentials
Apr 1 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Monday 1st & Tuesday 2nd April.

This is the second course in our Video Post-Production series.

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



Document Design for non-Designers
Apr 3 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course runs from 9:00am to 5:00pm on Wednesday 3rd & Wednesday 10th April.


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


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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