Printed Design Track
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Art and design Concept 08 Hours

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Digital Photography Level 1 08 Hours

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  • LFoundations
    • Camera sensors
    • Depth of field
    • Shutter speed
    • Camera size
  • Choosing the Right Camera for the Job
    • Your camera manual
    • Anatomy of a compact camera
    • Anatomy of a DSLR camera
    • Anatomy of a mobile device
  • Compacts: Basic Features and Components
    • The lens
    • The shutter release
    • The LCD and rear controls
    • Power and memory
  • DSLRs: Basic Features and Components
    • The lens: Prime vs. zoom
    • The lens: Stabilization
    • The lens: Maximum aperture
    • Lens filters and hoods
    • Shutter release
    • Zoom Lenses
    • Top panel controls
    • LCD and rear controls
    • Power and memory
  • Exposure Modes
    • Core exposure modes
    • Scene modes in compact cameras
    • Zone exposure modes in DSLRs
    • Exposure compensation
    • Exposure bracketing
  • Lighting Controls
    • Metering patterns
    • ISO speed
    • White balance
    • Histograms
  • Focusing Modes
    • Focusing options
  • Flash Modes
    • Flash modes
    • Flash compensation
  • Drive Modes
    • Single shot drive mode
    • Continuous drive mode
    • Self-timer drive mode
  • Special Features
    • Image stabilization
    • Auto red-eye reduction mode
    • Aspect ratios
    • Panorama mode
    • Macro mode
    • Face detection
    • Digital zoom
    • Movie mode
  • Data Management
    • Resolution and image quality
    • File formats
    • File numbering options
    • Date and time
    • Erasing Options
  • Playback and Images Transfer
    • Photo playback
    • Movie playback
    • Uploading to a computer
    • Direct printing
  • Putting Together Your Photo Kit
    • The Traveler kit
    • The Weekend Warrior kit
    • The Aspiring Professional kit

 

Photoshop CC 24 Hours

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What Photoshop Can do 
  • Introducing Adobe Photoshop 
  • Moving a Selection from One Image into Another
  • Correcting Colors
  • Fixing Details with the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Sharpening the Focus
  • Creating a Dramatic Sky & Cropping the Image
  • Text Effects
The Bridge
  • Introducing the Adobe Bridge
  • Using the Lightbox & Thumbnail View
  • Using the Filmstrip View
  • Viewing Thumbnail Metadata & Labeling
  • Showing Off New Features
  • Managing Your Images
  • File Naming Inside the Bridge
  • Workspaces, Location Tracking & Slide Shows
Setting up
  • Setting Preferences
  • Choosing Color Settings
  • Choosing Creative Suite Color Settings
  • Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Organizing Palettes & Saving Workspaces
Navigation and Resolution 
  • Zooming an Image
  • Scrolling & Panning
  • Changing Resolution & Image Size
  • Upsampling an Image
  • Downsampling an Image
  • Using the Navigator Palette
  • Customizing Your View
Rotate and Crop 
  • Introducing the Crop Tool
  • Cropping with the Crop Tool
  • Cropping with the Marquee Tool
  • Automating Crop & Straighten
  • Straightening with the Measure Tool
  • Cropping with Perspective
Basic Color Correction 
  • Introducing Variations
  • Adjusting Color with Variations
  • Correcting Color with Variations
  • Using the Fade Command
  • Modifying Colors with Hue/Saturation
  • Specifying Colors in Hue/Saturation
  • Selecting Color Ranges in Hue/Saturation
Red Eye Removal and Recolor 
  • Correcting Red Eye
  • Using the Red Eye Tool
  • Recoloring with the Brush Tool
  • Using the Color Replacement Tool
Painting with the Edit Tools 
  • Introducing the Dodge Tool
  • Introducing the Burn Tool
  • Introducing the Sponge & Focus Tools
  • Using the Dodge Tool
  • Using the Burn Tool
  • Working with the Sponge Tool
  • Pushing Pixels with the Smudge Tool
Clone, Heal, and Patch 
  • Introducing the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Compositing with the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • The Healing Brush & the Options Bar
  • Healing & Fading
  • Creating Textures & Patterns
  • Using the Patch Tool
Using the Selection Tools 
  • Introducing the Selection Tools
  • Using the Magic Wand Tool
  • Exploring Magic Wand Options
  • Using the Grow & Similar Commands
  • Selecting with the Polygonal Lasso Tool
  • Selecting with the Marquee Tool
  • Saving & Loading a Selection Outline
  • Making a Composite
  • Adding a Drop Shadow
  • Cleaning Up a Selection Edge
Selecting with Color Range 
  • Selecting Translucency
  • Darkening with the Multiply Blend Mode
  • Defining a Color Range
  • Selecting Image Highlights
  • Compositing Highlights into an Image
Making the Most of History 
  • Modifying an Image Using Variations
  • Using Undo
  • Using the History Brush
  • Understanding History States
  • Fixing Saved Files
  • Choosing History Options
  • Saving Snapshots
Illustrator CC 16 Hours

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  • Introduction to Illustrator's environment
    • Working with Menus, Palettes and the Document Window
    • About the Control Palette
    • Using and saving Workspaces
    • Setting preferences
    • Moving around the Artboard
    • Using the Navigator palette
    • Options for viewing artwork
    • Using Illustrator Help
  • Working wit hBasic Tools
    • Using the Toolbox
    • Selection techniques with the Selection and Direct Selection tools
    • Line and Shape tools
    • Modifing tool options
    • Techniques for polygons, rounded rectangles, spirals and stars
    • Defining the Stroke and Fill of shapes
  • Transforming and Controlling Shapes
    • Grouping
    • Work in Group Isolation Mode
    • Understanding nested groups
    • The Group Selection tool
    • Using the Free Transform tool
    • Changing the stacking order of objects
    • Working with the Layers palette
  • Objects
    • Aligning and distributing objects
    • Scaling objects
    • Rotating objects
    • Reflecting objects
    • Distorting objects
    • Shearing objects
    • Position objects precisely
  • Live Paint
    • Create a Live Paint Group
    • Edit Live Paint regions
    • Add objects to Live Paint Groups
    • Use the Live Paint tool
    • Set Gap options
  • Colour
    • Color fundamentals
    • Color Modes (RGB / CMYK)
    • Defining and using Global and Spot Colours
    • Mixing Colours with the Colour Palette and Colour Picker
    • Saving, loading and exporting Swatches
    • Creating, editing and applying Gradients
    • Sampling colours with the
    • Eyedropper tool
  • Live Trace
    • Importing bitmap graphics
    • Converting bitmap art intov ector paths
    • Working with Live Trace presets and options
  • Drawing with the Pencil Tool
    • Create paths with the Pencil tool
    • Pencil, Eraser & Smooth tool options
    • Splitting paths with the Eraser tool
    • Simplifying paths with the Smooth tool
  • Precision Drawing
    • with the Pen Tool
    • Creating paths with the Pen tool
    • Splitting and joining paths
    • Creating and editing
    • Bezier curves
    • Using the Convert Anchor Point tool
    • Adding and removing Anchor Points
    • Adding arrowheads
  • Painting with the Paintbrush
    • Creating paths with the Brushtools (Scatter, Art, Calligraphic and Pattern)
    • Brush tool options and libraries
    • Creating new brushes
    • Applying brush strokes to existing paths
  • Introduction to Filters and Effects
    • Using Filters and Effects
    • Controlling object attributes with the Appearance palette
    • Illustrator's 3D rendering effect
    • Creating a 3D shape using Revolve
    • Modifying the light source
    • Creating 3D Beveled and Extruded Shapes
    • 3D rotated shapes
    • Mapping artwork to 3D shapes
  • Symbols
    • Understanding how Symbols work
    • Creating and editing symbols
    • Adding symbols to a document
    • Modifying symbols sets with the Sumbols tool set
  • Working with Type
    • Creating Point, Path and Area type
    • Importing text
    • Applying character and paragraph formatting
    • Wrapping text around images
    • Threading text
    • Creating and applying Character and Paragraph Styles
    • Creating Outlines
  • Creating Complex Illustrations
    • Creating compound paths with the Pathfinder palette
    • Creating compound shapes using the path finder palette
    • Offset Paths
    • Outline Paths
    • Expanding objects
  • Working with Masks
    • Creating clipping masks
    • Editing clipping masks and masked objects
    • Releasing Clipping Masks
    • Creating Opacity Masks
    • Editing opacity masks and masked objects
    • Understanding Knockout Group and Isolate Blending options
    • Transparency effects
    • Understanding blending modes
    • Preparing documents containing transparency for printing
    • Flattening
    • Documents Raster Effects Settings
  • Working in Perspective
    • Creating illustrations in a one point perspective
    • Understanding Isometrics
    • Precision alignment
  • Creating Graduated Shapes
    • Creating Blends
    • Editing Blends
    • Blend options
  • Graphic Styles
    • Creating Graphic Styles
    • Applying Graphic Styles
    • Editing Graphic Styles
    • Sharing Graphic Styles
  • Creating Seamless patterns
    • Creating Tiling patterns
    • Applying patterns
    • Editing patterns
    • Transforming patterns within objects
  • Working with Gradient Mesh
    • Creating a Gradient Mesh Object
    • Using the Gradient tool
  • Creating Web Graphics
    • Creating Slices
    • Editing Slices
    • Working with the Save for Web dialog box
    • Graphic formats for the web (SVG, SWF, JPG, GIF, PNG 8, PNG 24)
    • Creating an animated Flash banner
  • Saving Options
  • Printing options 
Corel Draw X6 12 Hours

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  • Introduction
    • CorelDRAW overview
    • Navigating within a document
    • Show/hide palettes
    • Using Zoom & Viewing modes
  • Creating basic objects
    • Using the drawing tools
    • Drawing rectangles, circles,
      polygons &  lines
    • Setting object fills & outlines
    • Copying object attributes
  • Manipulating objects
    • Select/Move/Resize objects
    • Rotate & skew objects
    • Altering the pivot point
    • Copying objects
    • Group and lock
    • Changing the stacking order
  •  Working with text
    • Artistic vs paragraph text
    • Adding & Formatting artistic text
    • Adding paragraph text
    • Setting paragraph options
    • Using Spell check
    • Using Find and Replace
    • Importing text
  • Aids to accuracy
    • Customising the ruler & grid
    • Using snap-to
    • Moving the zero point
    • Moving the ruler
    • Specifying precise object parameters
  • Creating complex objects 
    • Creating bézier curves
    • Using Tools: - shape, freehand,
      knife & eraser
    • Reshaping paths
    • Converting text to paths
    • Combining objects
  •  Images and clipart
    • Importing bitmaps & clipart
    • Inserting symbols
    • Creating symbols
    • Crop/Edit/Export Bitmaps
  • Effects
    • Fit Text To Path
    • Transforming objects with envelopes
    • Creating blends
    • Drop shadows
    • The artistic media tool
    • Adding perspective
    • Extruding objects
    • Lens effects
    • Applying PowerClips
  • Printing
    • Choosing the right file format
    • Printing documents
    • Setting print options
    • Creating print styles
    • Using the Print Merge Wizard
    • Exporting 
Indesign CC 16 Hours

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  • Managing the InDesign Environment
    • Introduction to InDesign
    • Customize Your Workplace
    • Set General Preferences
    • Manage Document Presets
  • Designing Documents
    • Create a New Document
    • Alter a Document's Layout Create the Structure of a Document
    • Develop Master Pages
    • Manage Text and Graphic Placement
    • Develop Layers
  • Managing Text
    • Add Text
    • Edit Text
    • Spell Check Text
    • Thread Text
    • Change Text Threads
    • Format Characters
    • Format Paragraphs
    • Manage Styles
    • Controlling Text
    • Create and Use Anchored Objects
    • Flow Text and Inline Graphics
    • Handle Text Layout
    • Merge Data
  • Customizing Text Frame
    • Build Text Frame
    • Text Graphic
    • Drop Shadows
  • Handling Page Elements and Graphics
    • Duplicate Items
    • Locate Assets Using Adobe Bridge
    • Place Items from Other Applications
    • Align, Size and Transform Images
    • Manage Libraries
  • Utilizing Colors, Swatches and Gradients
    • Utilize Color
    • Utilize Swatches
    • Apply Fills, Gradients, and Strokes
  • Managing Transparency
    • Apply Transparency
    • Apply Transparency Flattener Presets
  • Administering Advanced Styles
    • Manage Style Overrides
    • Base One Style on Another
    • Import and Redefine Styles
  • Importing and Exporting Files
    • Import Layered Files
    • Export PDF Files
    • Adjusting Print Settings
    • Create Print Presets
    • Preview Print Output
  • Preparing for Handoff to a Service Provider
    • Check Documents for Problems
    • Print a Document
    • Package Files
    • Preview Output
    Where time permits –
  • Introduction to Tables

 

Color Separation 04 Hours

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Printed Design Workshop 12 Hours

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