Learn from the Pros
Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI) is the country’s premier training center for digital media and photography.
At PCCI, you’re taught by certified instructors and respected industry pros with years of experience. So you get, not only the basic how-tos, but also real-world techniques, do’s and don’ts, what works and what doesn’t.
Conveniently located in Metro Manila, our training facility provides a worry-free environment that lets you concentrate on your learning. Our after-training support is likewise unmatched in the industry.
- Schedule of Classes Until July 2015
Be sure to check out our new courses and workshops:
- The Art of Nude Photography
- Advanced Graphic Design
- Poster Making with Photoshop
- Professional Wedding Photography Trade Secrets
And back for the summer:
- Photography for the Young at Art
- Photoshop for Kids
- Creating Digital Magazines with Adobe Digital Publishing System
- Exploring with Tilak Hettige (Travel & Cultural Documentary Photography)
Course dates are subject to change so be sure to bookmark our calendar page.
- New Course on Adobe Audition
This hands-on training course will introduce you to digital audio editing and mixing with Adobe Audition. You’ll learn the interface of Adobe Audition and how to work with audio files in your projects.
Discover the fundamentals of audio post production, import audio files, working and editing it, creating multitrack sessions, working with the multitrack mixer, and final mixdown.
Finally, you work with some sound design and Foley, together with cleaning and removing audio problems.
- Rental Studios Now Open Till Midnight
Same low rates, same generous inclusions. And as always, PCCI alumni get discounted rates.
Click here for details.
- 1st Adobe Certified Instructors in Creative Cloud Apps
Two PCCI instructors recently updated their Adobe certifications, making them the country’s first and only Adobe Certified Instructors in Creative Cloud apps.
Mario Ramirez — one of the most highly rated instructors at PCCI — is now an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Instructor (ACI) in Photoshop CC.
Mario now leads two Photoshop courses at PCCI:
- Adobe Photoshop (CS6 & CC) Basics, and
- the new Adobe Photoshop (CS6 & CC) Advanced (which he tandem teaches with with Ed Yap).
Another longtime PCCI instructor Datu Arellano is now an Adobe Certfied Expert (ACE) and Instructor (ACI) in Dreamweaver CC.
Congrats, Mario and Datu!
- Citbank’s PayLite Tuition Fee Promo
You can now use your Citibank credit card to “PayLite” on PCCI course fees.
For details, visit the website of Citibank Philippines.
- Pro Shop Now Open
In partnership with Canon Marketing Philippines, Aperture Trading, JT Photoworld, and Ynzal Marketing, the PCCI Pro Shop sells items for photographers, videographers, and designers.
We offer discounted prices for PCCI students and alumni.
- Apr. 8–11Photography for the Young at Art:
A photography workshop for kids
Our basic photography workshop for kids shows them how to make the most of a simple point-and-shoot camera, using exercises and examples that makes learning fun and fruitful. Ideal for ages 9 to 15.
- Apr. 27–30Photoshop for Kids
In no time, your kids will be editing images, combining different photos into one, adding artistic effects to their creations, and much more.
The class will be taught by Adobe Certified Instructor, Mario Ramirez.
May 8Introduction to Graphic Design
This one-day seminar is an introduction to Graphic Design and using Color in Design. The course encompasses creating designs for print, screen, and web use. Learn how to create effective designs combining images/objects and typography following basic rules for designers. Learn the basic rules of design and how to creatively break the rules.
This seminar is led by author and international speaker, Ted Padova.
- May 8–10Inner Vision: A Photography Workshop by Tilak Hettige
Inner Vision is a photography workshop which that enable you to learn the techniques of creating art-like images that touch the heart and soul of others. You will participate in numerous exercises to improve your creativity and be able to recognize when and where to look for artistic creations. The workshop will lead you to learn techniques of good composition, and use of fundamental visual blocks.
The workshop, led by international photographer Tilak Hettige, will be held at PCCI Photo Studios.
This one-day seminar is an introduction to Typography. Layouts for print, screen and web all use two primary components — objects and type. You learn fundamentals of setting type, how to combine typefaces, rules for combining typefaces, and how to use type effectively to communicate dynamic messages.
We live in in a world where visuals are constantly viewed by everyone and the palette of the audience has become much more sophisticated in recent years. Learn what makes a layout a poor layout and learn how to create empowering and dynamic designs that communicate clear messages.
This seminar is led by author and international speaker, Ted Padova.
May 11–12Creating Digital Magazines with Adobe Digital Publishing System
Adobe Digital Publishing System (DPS) is used by major magazines to create digital magazines that are viewed on tablets, cell phones, and computers. Digital Magazines are rich with media and interactivity that is assembled in Adobe InDesign using some interactive panels for creating slideshows, scrolling text windows, importing media, creating image sequences, panoramas, and QuickTime VR files.
The DPS system from Adobe is an expensive solution, however, artists and designers don’t need to purchase anything more than Adobe InDesign. Folio files are created in Adobe InDesign and handed off to the client who purchases the complete DPS solution and submits the final assembled folio file to Adobe Systems for publishing.
This course teaches you how to create and view digital magazines that can be assembled as a final product to hand over to a client.
This course is led by author and international speaker, Ted Padova.
May 13–14Advanced Graphic Design
This 2-day seminar is an advanced course in graphic design, using the key applications for creating graphic design artwork: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
The course begins with a discussion on graphic design principles, typography, developing a type palette, using color and creating color harmonies. Assets are created in Illustrator and Photoshop, then imported into InDesign for layout and composition.
The instructor for this course is author and international speaker, Ted Padova.
- May 22Discover Underwater Photography
At last, an underwater photography course for non-divers, beginners and pro-level photographers. This seminar-workshop, led by a Certified PADI Underwater Photography Instructor, will give you a gentle but immersive introduction to the world of underwater photography.
- Explore what it takes to be an underwater photographer.
- Understand the different kind of digital camera that can be used for underwater photography.
- Experience how to use a point and shoot (P&S) camera underwater.
- Understand the different underwater camera casing/housing, & know the difference between hard & soft camera casing/housing.
- Understand the importance of good Basic Diving Skills as a primary tool to become a competent underwater (UW) photographer.
- Jun 19–21Inner Vision 2: Master Class
In his first class, Tilak Hettige allowed students to strip away the common roadblocks to creativity, among them, a preoccupation with equipment and technical processes, literal conformity with so-called "rules" of composition, and the temptation to clone the approaches and styles of other photographers.
In this, the Master Class, he takes graduates of the first class to the next level, in which students explore the innermost depths of their creative vision and develop an artistic style of their own.