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Graphic Design Software Applications (Level 2)

This package builds on the skills acquired in Graphic Design Software Applications (Level 1), providing the student with the advanced skills and tools for delivering output with better efficiency, speed, and precision.

Adobe Photoshop CC: Advanced Tools & Techniques (3 days)

Course Details

This course covers advanced tools and techniques for photography and for print production.

This intensive, hands-on workshop unleashes the wealth of tools of Photoshop, many of them either hidden to the average user, not maximized, or worse, used incorrectly. Once mastered, these professional-level shortcuts, tricks, and expert techniques can help you be more productive and work faster without sacrificing quality.

The GRAPHIC ARTIST will benefit because 70 to 80 percent of his work involves editing photographs rather than vector graphics purely. His work is often destined for different output devices, which require different editing treatments.

The PHOTOGRAPHER, whether professional or enthusiast, will see how to extract from digital capture the best color, sharpness, contrast, and impact, like cutting a diamond from a rough stone.

Who should attend

The workshop is for graphic artists familiar with the fundamentals of Photoshop, who depend on the application not just to edit a single photo but to hammer out seamless composites, often accomplishing correct and polished photo illustrations on short notice.

It will also benefit professional and serious amateur photographers who want to take their photography to the next level, like a compleat film photographer skilled in darkroom techniques.

What will be covered
  • Tonal and color correction to maximize the RGB tonal range
  • Targetting tonal range for press, Web, digital printers, and photo labs
  • Advanced techniques with Curves and Levels
  • Advanced selection techniques (including Quick Mask)
  • Advanced photo editing and retouching
  • Repairing damaged photographs
  • Layer masks, layer sets, and layer comps
  • Advanced sharpening techniques
  • Duotone and sepia toning
  • The best (of eight) way to convert to black-and-white
  • Automation with Actions and Batch commands
  • Basic pen tool techniques
  • Advanced layer techniques
  • New blur filters
  • Most often-used keyboard shortcuts to speed up workflow
Prerequisite

To benefit from this course, participants should have completed our Adobe Photoshop: Beginner to Intermediate training course, or have equivalent experience. If you're not sure whether you’re experienced enough to skip the basic course, a self-evaluation form can be sent to you upon request.

Adobe InDesign CC: Advanced Tools & Techniques (2 days)

Course Details

This course is for you:

  • If you use InDesign for most of your design work.
  • If you work on long documents such as magazines and books.
  • If you incorporate databases into regularly updated documents such as forms and catalogs.
  • If you want to automate the positioning of photos and captions
  • If you need to repurpose one layout for other media or other sizes and formats.
  • If you need to reference illustrations and photographs in the body text.
  • If you create in InDesign interactive presentations with animation, transitions, crosslinks, and video.
  • If you need to create one or more language versions of a document.
  • If you want to unleash the power of InDesign to speed up your work without sacrificing quality and accuracy.
  • If you still been using the same 20–30% of the software's functions since you learned InDesign.
What will be covered
  • Creating Tables in Adobe InDesign
    • Getting to know the different tools used in making InDesign Tables
    • Importing Tables from Word Processing Applications
    • Linking Tables with original files
    • Creating Tables in InDesign
    • Working with Table Styles and Cell Styles
    • Creating Inline graphics in Tables
    • Updating Tables
  • Working with Long Documents
    • Creating Long documents
    • Creating Index Entries
    • Creating the Index File
    • Creating Captions
    • Working with Dynamic Text
  • One Document Many Destinations
    • PDF for Web and Print
    • SWF
    • HTML
    • EPUB (iPAD)
    • Android reader formats
  • Color Management in InDesign
    • Choosing The Right Color Engine
    • Synchronizing Color Settings
    • Choosing A Rendering Intent
    • Using Adobe Kuler
  • Data Merge
    • Setting up your Document for use with Data Merge
    • Multi or Single records
  • Styles Styles Styles
    • Working with Nested Styles
    • Quick Apply
  • Reusing Content
    • The Content Collector
    • InDesign Libraries
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, books, brochures, posters, flyers, calling cards, yearbook, menu and marketing collaterals
Prerequisite

To benefit from this course, participants should have completed our Adobe InDesign Beginner to Intermediate training course, or have equivalent experience.

Adobe Illustrator CC: Advanced Tools & Techniques (2 days)

Course Details

This intensive two-day workshop will explore the more sophisticated features of Adobe Illustrator. This hands-on course will also guide participants through the use of advanced techniques for creating complex illustrations and dynamic effects. In addition, participants will find out how to prepare their artworks for both print and the Web.

What will be covered
  • Shapes and pathfinder commands
  • Opening layered Photoshop documents
  • Conversion of rasterize documents to vector
  • Compound shapes and paths
  • Creating 3D effects
  • Creating blends
  • Transparency, gradients and patterns
  • Advanced type tools
  • Creating illustrations using angles
  • Enhancing performance and efficiency
  • Color separation
  • Automation using actions and batch processing
  • Masks
  • Publishing for the Web
Who should attend

This workshop is for artists and designers who have mastered the basics of Illustrator and who are now ready to take advantage of the application's more advanced features for design and print production.

Prerequisite

To gain the most from this workshop, participants should have completed PCCI's Adobe Illustrator Beginner to Intermediate or have equivalent experience.

Who should attend

This workshop is for artists and designers who have mastered the basics of Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop and who are now ready to take advantage of the application's more advanced features for design and print production.

Prerequisite

A prerequisite of this package is a working familiarity with the tools for creating illustrations, page layout, and image editing, as covered in the Graphic Design Software Applications (Level 1)

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:

PhP18,800 (USD 470). 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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