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Graphic Design Software Applications (Level 1)

This package equips the student with the essential tools for pursuing a career as a graphic artist for print media.

While many artists survive on Photoshop alone, it actually leaves them disadvantaged and unable to provide proper graphic arts services in corporate world. This program fills the missing pieces by including courses in illustration, page layout, image editing, and color management.

Digital Imaging & Color Management Fundamentals (1 day)

Course Details

This one-day seminar is an excellent introduction to Photoshop or any image-editing software. It lays down the foundation for understanding bitmap editing and digital photography.

What will be covered
  • Definition of Digital Imaging
  • Tools in Digital Imaging
  • Building a Photoshop System
  • Computer Graphics
  • Scanning Techniques
  • Color Basics and Color Management
  • Digital Workflow
Who should attend

Recommended participants include graphic designers, illustrators, photographers, art directors, corporate communicators, and advertising executives who want to understand the digital imaging process. This is a must for those who want to take up Adobe Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate but is also recommended to the self-taught Photoshop users.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Beginner to Intermediate (3 days)

Course Details

Learning by yourself often results in using the same 20% of Photoshop again and again. You also apply correction filters and adjustments without understanding the various options.

This focused, hands-on workshop guides you through the Photoshop fundamentals that will equip you to execute design projects. Included are lessons on layers (putting photos together), selecting and extracting parts of a photo, retouching, changing an object's color while retaining its texture, correcting off-color photos, removing defects, adding and manipulating text, and more.

Projects you can apply the techniques to range from print ads, marketing collaterals, Websites, and other communication materials.

Beyond the essentials, you will learn innovative new design tools: Content-Aware makes corrections in an instant, Puppet-Warp bends things in any direction, Perspective Warp combines different perspectives perfectly, Smart Objects makes for true non-destructive editing, and much more.

What will be covered
  • Overview of Photoshop
    • Intro to Workspace, Tools, Panels & Options Bar and Menus
    • Zoom & pan an image
    • Undo steps in Photoshop
  • Selections & Transformations
    • Make a selection with the marquee, lasso, pen, magic wand, quick select
    • Separate fuzzy-edged objects from the background with Select & Mask (previously Refine Edge)
    • Save a selection
  • Fixing Common Photo Problems
    • Square (straighten) rotated images
    • Automatically correct Tonal and Color problems
    • Manually correct difficult tonal conditions using Levels
    • Neutralize colour cast
    • Sharpen an image
    • Remove blur with Camera Shake Reduction
    • Change the colour of an area
    • Remove defects
    • Use Adjustment panel to make non-destructive enhancements
  • Working with Text
    • Add and manipulate text
    • Bend and warp text
    • Fill text with image/s
    • Preview text accurately with system antialiasing option
    • Layers
  • Organize and manage layers
    • Add layer effects and styles
    • Use blending modes to achieve realistic or artistic effects
    • Put layers in layer groups
    • Use ACR to correct exposure problems non-destructively
  • Channels and Masks
    • Create and work with the various types of masks
    • Use layer mask to create realistic photo compositions
    • Save selections in channels for re-use
    • Use quick mask to edit complex selections
  • Smart Ways to Use Photoshop CC
    • Use vanishing point for perspective transformation
    • Use content-aware scale to resize an image without distorting important visual content
    • Apply non-destructive transformations with Smart Objects
    • Remove unwanted “elements” with the content aware fill and healing
    • Reposition awkward elements with Content Aware Move
    • Create and apply clipping groups
    • Use puppet warp to distort specific image areas
Who will benefit

If you are a photographer, graphic designer, web designer, or painter with little or no background in computer imaging, and now want to expand your business or your craft, this course is for you!

Adobe Illustrator CC: Beginner to Intermediate (3 days)

Course Details

This intensive, hands-on computer course will provide you with thorough explanations of the capabilities and limitations of Illustrator, as well as vector art applications in general. It will help you with your work by understanding how Illustrator files are built; how to rework and manipulate them for in-house printing or for sending to the service bureau.

What you'll learn
  • The palettes and tools
  • Drawing and editing
  • Pen tool techniques
  • Type tool features
  • Transformation tools
  • Layer basics and masks
  • Gradients and graphs
  • Adobe file sharing & compatibility
  • Color seperation for CMYK printing
Who will benefit from this workshop

This workshop is designed for anyone who wants to use object-oriented software to illustrate and design brochures, posters, labels and other printed materials for advertising, marketing or artistic purposes.

Adobe InDesign CC: Beginner to Intermediate (3 days)

Course Details

If you design or lay out brochures, magazines, newspapers, books, posters, and flyers, you need InDesign. You can create drawings and graphics in Illustrator, but the tools for designing pages with complex, interlocking elements are in InDesign: tight typographic controls, long and multiple text blocks, grid alignment, linking elements across pages, text and object styles, creating and updating links and cross-references, intuitive and powerful text wrap, etc.

Photoshop excels at editing and creating photo-quality images, but lines and text can look fuzzy. It’s not particularly adept at juggling images and text on a page. Illustrator is best for creating drawings that can be resized without loss of quality, but opens only one page at a time.

What will be covered
  • Creating master pages for consistency across pages and sections in a document
  • Creating text and object styles for consistency and adaptability
  • Setting up for professional alignment and working with grids
  • Professional-level controls over type
  • Inserting special characters
  • Entering tabs with leaders and hanging indents
  • Croppping and scaling graphics
  • Wrapping text around an object
  • Applying special text formatting such as bullets, numbering, drop caps, tabbed text, text wraps, etc.
  • Handling missing fonts
  • Working with color and color effects
  • Creating gradients and tints
  • Using color consistently within a publication and from issue to issue
  • Working with tables and table styles
  • Automatically updating paragraph, character, object, cell and table styles
  • Importing and working with vector and bitmap graphics
  • Importing clipping paths with graphics and creating clipping paths in InDesign
  • Copying elements across documents
  • Preflighting that all elements are ready for printing
  • Assembling files delivery to a service printer or provider
  • Generating an Adobe PDF file for proofing and printing
  • And many more
Who should attend
  • Graphic artists
  • Communications/PR staff
  • Do-it-yourselfers who prepare visual communications for work, school, and civic organizations
  • Anybody involved, directly or in collaboration, in preparing print materials such as magazines, newspapers, and books brochures, posters, flyers, calling cards
Who should attend

This package is for beginner to intermediate.

Prerequisite

Basic computer operations.

Terms and Conditions

Fifty percent (50%) downpayment is required upon registration. The balance can be paid in installments (cash, check or credit card). Payment schedule will be given upon registration. Downpayment is not refundable but transferable to other people or schedule.

 

DATE(S):
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TIME:

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

INSTRUCTOR(S):
  • Several Instructors
FEE:

PhP 22,200 (USD 550). Package fee is around 20-30% cheaper than taking the courses a la carte.

Includes materials, lunch and snacks.

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Note: Your seat is not confirmed until we receive a 50 percent down payment.

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Payment

Deposit payment at your nearest Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC) branch, in the name of Philippine Center for Creative Imaging, S/A 1-249-91545-5. Fax deposit slip to 892-5281 with your name and class details. Surrender deposit slip on first day of class to get official receipt.

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