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Adobe After Effects CS6: Introduction & New Features

£89.00

Get an overview of the power of After Effects CS6, the industry-standard video-compositing, motion-graphics-design and animation tool from After Effects giant Brian Maffitt. Review the After Effects workflow and see how it integrates with the Creative Suite, how it can be used in television and film to create special effects, how to composite scenes with blue/green screen keying, and complete creative tasks like drawing, 3D, and titles.

Highlights:

  • Get an introduction to Ray-traced 3D with an in-depth look at extruded vector layers
  • Discover the new Mask Feather tool and why it’s so important
  • Examine 3D bendable layers and their properties
  • Transform a 2D layer into an Environment Layer and discover what an Environment Map is.

This course will take a closer look the latest and greatest new features of After Effects CS6, including the Global Performance Cache, 3D Camera Tracker, Ray-traced 3D, Variable Mask Feathering, 3D Environment Maps, 3D Material options, Rolling Shutter Repair and more.

Syllabus:

What is After Effects?

  • Basic workflow and terminology
  • Project and Flowchart Panels
  • Composition and Layer Panel
  • The Timeline
  • The Preview Panel
  • Enhanced performance
  • New and updated effects
  • Working in 3D
  • Optimizing for high performance
  • Global Performance Cache
  • 3D Camera Tracker
  • Introduction to Ray-traced 3D
  • Ray-traced 3D, extruded text, and shapes
  • Variable Mask Feathering, Part 1
  • Variable Mask Feathering, Part 2
  • 3D Bendable Footage and Composition Layers
  • 3D Environment Map
  • 3D New Material options
  • Fast draft preview renderer
  • Fast previews
  • Layer Bounding Boxes and Selection Indicators
  • Vector Footage Art-to-Shape conversion with ILCS6
  • Rolling Shutter Repair

Course Delivery:    Online
Course Duration:     97 mins

Get an overview of the power of After Effects CS6, the industry-standard video-compositing, motion-graphics-design and animation tool from After Effects giant Brian Maffitt. Review the After Effects workflow and see how it integrates with the Creative Suite, how it can be used in television and film to create special effects, how to composite scenes with […]

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Adobe Audition CS6: Essentials

£89.00

Our Adobe Audition CS6 teaches you how to use this full-featured audio post-production and editing software to create professional audio files and multi-track sessions for video, radio, music, games, and more.

Certified Instructor Sean Casella starts by getting you familiar with the workspace and sessions, introducing you to the waveform and multi-track editors, and showing you how to import, extract and record audio. Once you are comfortable with the basics, he moves on to lessons for audio editing, working with impressive real-time effects, audio restoration and noise reduction.

Highlights:

  • How to clean up unwanted sounds (Noise Reduction)
  • How to work with Video projects in Audition
  • Fine Tune Automation
  • Working with loops
  • Multi-track recording

You’ll move on to more intermediate topics, including working with loops and markers, automation, routing and multi-track audio mixing. The final lessons cover working with audio and video, integration with Premiere Pro, and output formats, including exporting to OMF & FCP XML, mastering your audio and burning it to CD.

By the time you complete this course, you’ll be able to work confidently in Audition CS6, using the intuitive tools and interface for audio editing, mixing, restoration, and effects. You will be up to speed on the key new features of this version including working with control surfaces, real-time clip stretching and automatic speech alignment, and your new skills will allow you to quickly and easily output professionally polished audio for your next film, broadcast or game project.

Syllabus:

Chapter 1: GETTING STARTED IN AUDITION (19 min)

  • Introducing the Workspace
  • Setting Up Input & Output Devices
  • Working with Control Surfaces
  • Customizing Appearance Preferences
  • Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts

Chapter 2: WORKSPACE & SESSIONS (31 min)

  • Navigating Time & Playing Audio
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Opening, Saving & Closing Files
  • Working with the Media Browser
  • Creating Session Templates
  • Working with Metadata & XMP

Chapter 3: WAVEFORM & MULTITRACK EDITORS (20 min)

  • Working between Waveform & Multi-track View
  • Zooming & Navigating
  • Views & Toolbars
  • Mixer Panel Overview
  • Snapping

Chapter 4: IMPORTING & RECORDING AUDIO (17 min)

  • Importing Files into the File Panel
  • Inserting Audio Files into a Multi-track Session
  • Adding, Arranging & Naming Tracks
  • Extracting Audio from a CD
  • Recording Audio in the Waveform Editor
  • Recording Audio in the Multi-track Editor

Chapter 5: AUDIO EDITING (25 min)

  • Selecting Audio Waveform Ranges
  • Previewing Edits with Skip Selection & Using the Crop Command
  • Using Multiple Clipboards
  • Utilizing Zero Crossing Points & Snapping
  • Realtime Clip Stretching
  • Visually Fading & Changing Amplitude

Chapter 6: WORKING WITH EFFECTS (34 min)

  • Introducing the Effects Rack
  • Applying Reverb Effects
  • Applying EQ Effects
  • Applying DeEsser Effects
  • Dynamics Processing
  • Correcting Pitch
  • Generating Tones
  • Adding Third Party Effects

Chapter 7: AUDIO RESTORATION & NOISE REDUCTION (22 min)

  • Capturing a Noise Print & Noise Reduction Options
  • Adaptive Noise Reduction
  • Removing Clicks
  • Reducing Noise in the Spectral Display
  • Reducing Hiss

Chapter 8: WORKING WITH LOOPS AND MARKERS (19 min)

  • Looping Clips in a Multi-track Session
  • Making Loops in the Waveform Editor
  • Working with Markers
  • Creating Playlists
  • Modifying Metronome & Tempo Settings

Chapter 9: AUTOMATION & ROUTING AUDIO (29 min)

  • Creating & Managing Favourites
  • Matching Volume Across Audio Files
  • Creating Volume & Pan Track Envelopes
  • Automating Effects & Mixes
  • Routing Audio to Bus Tracks

Chapter 10: MULTITRACK AUDIO MIXING (22 min)

  • Clip Grouping
  • Balancing Tracks Using the Mixer Panel
  • Using Clip Effects vs. Track Effects
  • Surround Sound Track Panning

Chapter 11: WORKING WITH AUDIO & VIDEO (17 min)

  • Importing Video
  • Integrating with Premiere Pro
  • Using Automatic Speech Alignment

Chapter 12: OUTPUT FORMATS (21 min)

  • Saving Audio to Different File Formats
  • Exporting to OMF & FCP XML
  • Batch Processing File Conversions
  • Mastering Audio for Output
  • Burning Audio to CD
  • Credits

Course Delivery:    Online
Course Duration:     4.7 hrs

Our Adobe Audition CS6 teaches you how to use this full-featured audio post-production and editing software to create professional audio files and multi-track sessions for video, radio, music, games, and more. Certified Instructor Sean Casella starts by getting you familiar with the workspace and sessions, introducing you to the waveform and multi-track editors, and showing […]

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Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Essentials

£89.00

Our Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Essentials will give you the tools needed to plan, design, create and maintain compelling websites. Instructor and Adobe education leader Debbie Keller begins by helping you set project requirements and create a wireframe for your site. She also discusses Accessibility Standards and rules for designing with consistency.

Highlights:

  • The new Site Manager Dialog box.
  • The Multi-Screen Panel.
  • Changing the Document workspace preview to mobile devices.
  • Insert Widgets (introduced in CS5.5)
  • CSS Rules Definition dialog box

Once you are familiar with the basics, and have a good understanding of the interface, you’ll learn how to plan your site and layout your pages, adding text, images, rich media, links and tabbed data. You will also discover how to edit an existing site, how to organize your content with Div Tags, and the importance of optimizing your pages for search engine visibility. Debbie will show you how to test your site, manage your links and assets, and discuss how to design adaptive websites for different devices.

Syllabus:

Chapter 1: SETTING PROJECT REQUIREMENTS (52 min)

Identify the Purpose, Audience & Audience Needs
Standard Copyright Rules
Website Accessibility Standards
The Workspace & Setting Accessibility Options
Creating a Wireframe for Your Website

Chapter 2: PLANNING SITE DESIGN & PAGE LAYOUT (58 min)

  • Setting up a Site in Dreamweaver
  • Using the Adobe Exchange
  • Rules for Designing with Consistency
  • Using Templates
  • Previewing your Page in a Browser
  • Previewing your Page in Adobe BrowserLab
  • Maintaining Page Structure with CSS Styles & Page Properties
  • Using a Horizontal Rule
  • Editing for CSS code
  • Final Planning with a Flowchart

Chapter 3: UNDERSTANDING THE INTERFACE (24 min)

  • Exploring the Preferences Options
  • Understanding the Dreamweaver Workspace
  • Adjusting Asset Properties with the Properties Panel
  • Managing Site Assets with the Assets Panel
  • Working with the Files Panel

Chapter 4: ADDING CONTENT TO YOUR WEB PAGE (76 min)

  • Editing an Existing Site & Exploring the Files Panel
  • Creating, Titling, Naming & Saving a Web Page
  • Replace Text, Copy Pages & Insert Form Elements
  • Editing a Library Object & Working with Images
  • Linking Web Content & Using Hyperlinks
  • Inserting Rich Media into a Web Page
  • Importing Tabular Data into a Web Page

Chapter 5: ORGANIZING CONTENT (50 min)

  • Setting & Modifying Page Properties
  • Organizing Page Layout with AP Div Tags
  • Modifying Text & Text Properties
  • Modifying Images & Image Properties
  • Adding Head Content for Search Engine Visibility
  • Working with Widgets

Chapter 6: EVALUATING & MAINTAINING A SITE (27 min)

  • Conducting Technical Tests
  • Identifying Techniques for Basic Usability Tests
  • Managing Assets, Links, & Files for a Site
  • Designing Adaptive Websites for Different Devices
  • Credits

Course Delivery:    Online
Course Duration:     4.8 hrs

Our Adobe Dreamweaver CS6: Essentials will give you the tools needed to plan, design, create and maintain compelling websites. Instructor and Adobe education leader Debbie Keller begins by helping you set project requirements and create a wireframe for your site. She also discusses Accessibility Standards and rules for designing with consistency. Highlights: The new Site […]

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Adobe Fireworks CS6

£89.00

Our course in Adobe Fireworks CS6 will give you a solid grip of the primary tools used to create compelling, interactive screen designs. Ideal for webpages, mobile applications and anything that uses a touch screen, Fireworks CS6 has amazing new tools and features that make whatever you need to design a snap to create.

Highlights:

  • CSS3 and CSS Sprite export
  • Improved Access to Colour
  • Separate Alpha support for fill and stroke
  • Expanded Common Library of Symbols
  • jQuery Mobile Theme Skinning

With new support for CSS3 and the jQuery Mobile Framework, Fireworks makes it easy to repurpose your design for multiple platforms. Combining these new features with Fireworks robust toolset will make your skills that much more valuable in today’s competitive market.

Syllabus:

Chapter 1 WHAT IS FIREWORKS? 02:45 min)

  • What is Fireworks?

Chapter 2 GETTING STARTED 20:01 min)

  • The Application Frame & Creating a New Document
  • Exploring the Tools, Commands & Guides
  • Canvas Properties, Smart Guides, Tooltips & Preferences

Chapter 3 WORKING WITH VECTOR SHAPES 44:54 min)

  • Using the Vector Tools
  • Introducing the Colour Tools & Live Filters
  • Taking Advantage of Improved Colour Access
  • Utilizing the New Alpha Support for Fill & Stroke
  • Creating a Banner Ad

Chapter 4 WORKING WITH BITMAPS 17:27 min)

  • Using the Bitmap Selection Tools
  • Performing Image Correction
  • Vector Masking

Chapter 5 CREATING TEXT 33:24 min)

  • Creating & Formatting Text
  • Optimizing, Distorting & Adding Effects to Text
  • Formatting Paragraphs, Checking Spelling & Adjusting Kearning
  • Advanced Text Features

Chapter 6 USING SYMBOLS & THE COMMON LIBRARY 06:42 min)

  • Creating a Symbol
  • Using the Common Library

Chapter 7 WORKING WITH LAYERS & PAGES 09:59 min)

  • Working with Layers
  • Working with Pages

Chapter 8 ANIMATING IN FIREWORKS 12:26 min)

  • Creating an Animated GIF
  • Tweening & Adjusting States Using Onion Skinning

Chapter 9 PUTTING IT ALL TOGETHER 1:07:26 min)

  • Wireframing
  • Designing a Mockup
  • Adding Paragraphs, Lists & Text Fields to the Mockup
  • Designing a Mobile Version of the Mockup
  • Slicing & Optimizing
  • Exporting, Saving & Extracting CSS Properties
  • The New CSS Sprites & jQuery Mobile Skinning Options

Chapter 10 INTEGRATING WITH OTHER CS6 APPLICATIONS 06:30 min)

  • Integrating with Photoshop®
  • Integrating with Illustrator®
  • Credits

Course Delivery:    Online
Course Duration:     3.68 hrs

Our course in Adobe Fireworks CS6 will give you a solid grip of the primary tools used to create compelling, interactive screen designs. Ideal for webpages, mobile applications and anything that uses a touch screen, Fireworks CS6 has amazing new tools and features that make whatever you need to design a snap to create. Highlights: […]

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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Advanced

£89.00

This course shows you how to create professional graphics and effects by controlling some of the intricate, little-known and hidden features of the software.

Presenter Bob Flisser takes you beyond creating simple shapes and into masking, tracing, 3D art and seamless patterns, as well as, managing colour and using Illustrator with Photoshop. Illustrator has a lot of powerful features, and we explain them to you in plain English.

Highlights:

  • How to create masks and apply effects to them
  • How to paint with vector tools as though they are natural media
  • How to composite drawings using transparency and layer modes
  • How to turn a full-colour photo into a scalable drawing
  • How to draw 3D objects

This course also covers the different types of masks, the new Image Trace feature, the new pattern creation panel, how to draw in perspective using the Perspective Grid, selecting colour with the Colour Guide panel, creating bristle brushes and calligraphic brushes, multiple methods of using Illustrator with Photoshop, synchronizing colour management with other Creative Suite applications, and proofing and pre-press functions for colour separations.

After completing this course, you will know how to create artwork in perspective and 3D, as well as masking, recolouring, layer blending, creating pictographs and more. In addition, you will learn professional techniques, workflow, colour management and time-saving shortcuts.

Syllabus:

CLIPPING & OPACITY MASKS (49 min)

  • Quick Image Cropping
  • More Complex Clipping Path
  • Clipping an Image to Text
  • Creating an Opacity Mask
  • Editing an Opacity Mask
  • Creating Opacity Masks from Text

ADVANCED DRAWING TOOLS (41 min)

  • Drawing with the Blob Brush Tool
  • Using the Variable Width Tool
  • Using Built-in Stroke Profiles & Creating Your Own
  • Drawing & Pasting Inside

CONTROLLING TRANSPARENCY & LAYER MODES (29 min)

  • Using a Gradient to Control Opacity
  • Using a Gradient inside the Transparency Panel
  • Using Blend Modes to Create Transparency & Darker Colours
  • Using Blend Modes to Create Lighter Colours
  • USING THE MESH TOOL (17 min)
  • Creating Real-World Shading Effects
  • Gradient Mesh Editing Techniques
  • Applying a Gradient Mesh to Existing Artwork

USING IMAGE TRACE (27 min)

  • Tracing a Drawing Automatically
  • Tracing Photos Automatically
  • Tracing a Drawing Manually

PAINTING & RECOLOURING (63 min)

  • Using Live Paint to Colour a Drawing
  • Working in the Recolour Artwork Dialog Box
  • Recolouring a Traced Image
  • Recolouring Using Global Colours
  • Using the Colour Guide Panel
  • Choosing Colours with Kuler

DRAWING WITH PERSPECTIVE (20 min)

  • Understanding the Perspective Grid
  • Adjusting the Perspective Grid
  • Using the Perspective Selection Tool

ADVANCED TYPE EFFECTS (24 min)

  • Glyphs, Fractions & Ligatures
  • Applying Styles to Text
  • Warping Text Using Envelopes

PRESENTING DATA WITH THE GRAPH TOOL (47 min)

  • Inserting a Graph & Displaying Data
  • Modifying a Graph
  • Creating a Pictograph
  • Creating a Pictograph as a Bar Graph

DRAWING IN 3D (25 min)

  • Extruding a Stick Figure into a 3D Object
  • Mapping a Pattern onto a 3D Object
  • Revolving Objects in 3D
  • Rotating Objects in 3D

CREATING PATTERNS (38 min)

  • Creating Square Patterns with the Pattern Editor
  • Creating Non-Square Patterns with the Pattern Editor
  • Creating Patterns Manually
  • Using Your Patterns in Other Documents
  • Deconstructing a Shape that has a Pattern

CREATING A PATTERN BRUSH (33 min)

  • Creating a Brush Pattern
  • Colourizing Strokes of the Pattern Brush
  • Creating a Bristle Brush
  • Creating an Art Brush
  • Creating a Scatter Brush
  • Using a Calligraphic Brush

DISTORTING YOUR ILLUSTRATIONS (15 min)

  • Distorting with the Warp & Twirl Tools
  • Distorting with Pucker, Bloat & Scallop
  • Distorting with Crystallize & Wrinkle

CREATING, USING & EDITING SYMBOLS (27 min)

  • Creating Your Own Symbols
  • Using the Symbol Sprayer Tool
  • Editing Symbols
  • Applying 9-Slice Scaling to Symbols

UNDERSTANDING COLOUR MANAGEMENT (26 min)

  • Colour Models & Colour Settings Profiles
  • Black Isn’t Always Black
  • Assigning a Colour Profile to a Document

USING ILLUSTRATOR WITH PHOTOSHOP® (40min)

  • Synchronizing Settings
  • Bringing Images in from Photoshop
  • Re-Linking a Missing File
  • Embedding a PSD in Illustrator
  • Sending Illustrator Artwork out to Photoshop

EXPORTING, PROOFING & PRE-PRESS (48 min)

  • Creating a Composite Proof
  • Using the Flattener Preview
  • Using the Separations Preview & Overprint Fill
  • Trapping Colours
  • Creating a Proof within Illustrator
  • Printing Colour Separations
  • Credits

Course Delivery:    Online
Course Duration:     8.5 hrs

 

This course shows you how to create professional graphics and effects by controlling some of the intricate, little-known and hidden features of the software. Presenter Bob Flisser takes you beyond creating simple shapes and into masking, tracing, 3D art and seamless patterns, as well as, managing colour and using Illustrator with Photoshop. Illustrator has a […]

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Adobe Illustrator CS6: Essentials

£89.00

In our Adobe Illustrator CS6 Essentials course, host Brian Maffitt delivers a definitive introduction to Adobe’s venerable graphics workhorse. Discover the essential tools and powerful features that make Illustrator a favourite among design professionals.

You’ll learn essential keyboard shortcuts, techniques for streamlining your workflow, and tips that Brian has learned after decades of working with the program.

Highlights:

  • Text Refinements
  • Gradient Paths
  • Interface Improvements
  • Pattern creation

By the time you are done watching this series you will have a deep understanding of the fundamental functionality of Illustrator, especially with features (such as the pen tool and Adobe’s Type Engine) that are universal to other Adobe applications. In addition, you will understand WHY you would use Illustrator, instead of Photoshop or InDesign, to solve specific design problems.

Syllabus:

ILLUSTRATOR INTERFACE & SETUP (38 min)

  • Opening Documents
  • Working with Multiple Documents
  • Zooming & Panning
  • Exploring the Menus & the Toolbar
  • Exploring the Panels
  • Vector vs. Raster & Working with Different File Types
  • Setting UI Brightness

DOCUMENT SETUP & ARTBOARDS (30 min)

  • Creating a New Document & Setting Preferences
  • Introducing the Artboard Tool
  • Working in a Video Preset
  • Setting Up Multiple Artboards
  • Using Multiple Artboards
  • Overlapping Artboards

CREATING OBJECTS (34 min)

  • Locking a Selection, Enabling Smart Guides & Setting Up the Ruler
  • Drawing a Rectangle & Using Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Drawing a Rounded Rectangle & an Ellipse
  • Drawing a Polygon, a Star & a Flare
  • Drawing Lines, Arcs, Spirals & Grids
  • Editing Shapes with the Direct Selection Tool

THE ADOBE PEN TOOL (36 min)

  • The Pen Tool Explained
  • Pen Tool Basics
  • Drawing Shapes with Bezier Points
  • Adding, Deleting & Converting Anchor Points
  • Using Bezier Controls to Draw a Heart Shape
  • Tracing an Image with the Pen Tool

GROUPS, LAYERS & TRANSFORMATIONS (43 min)

  • Understanding Object Hierarchy
  • Changing Object Stacking Order
  • Grouping Objects
  • Performing Basic Transformations
  • Transform Strokes, the Transform Panel & Transform Multiple Objects
  • Using the Transform Each Command & Isolation Mode
  • Using the Transform Tools & Resizing the Artboard & Its Content
  • COLOURS & COLOUR SPACES (29 min)
  • Basic Fills & Strokes
  • The Colour Panel & the Eyedropper Tool
  • RGB vs. CMYK
  • Colour Spaces & Adjusting the Appearance of Black

SWATCHES, GRADIENTS & PATTERNS (38 min)

  • The Swatches Panel
  • Loading a Swatch Library
  • The Basics of Gradients
  • Saving & Editing Gradients
  • Gradient Recommendations
  • Creating & Working with Patterns

STROKES, EFFECTS & APPEARANCE (39 min)

  • Stroking a Path via the Control Panel
  • Using the Stroke Panel
  • Modifying Corner Type, Stroke Alignment & Corner Limit
  • Using the Appearance Panel & the Offset Path Command
  • Using the Appearance Panel to Recreate Artwork
  • Applying a Gradient Stroke, Editing Effects, Saving & Applying Graphic Styles

AUTOMATING SHAPES & COLOURS (37 min)

  • Using the Shape Builder Tool
  • Recolouring Artwork Automatically
  • Aligning, Distributing & Averaging Shapes
  • Using the Blend Tool
  • Using the Transform Again Command
  • The Pathfinder Panel
  • Creating a Gear

THE ADOBE TYPE ENGINE (55:49 min)

  • Working with Point Text
  • Area Text vs. Point Text
  • Using the Character Panel
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts in the Character Panel
  • Styling Document Text
  • Adjusting Leading with Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Fine Text Adjustments & Placing Area Text
  • Flowing & Formatting Area Text
  • Type on a Path & the Glyphs Panel

SAVING & SHARING YOUR WORK (22:57 min)

  • Saving Your Files
  • Exporting & Creating PDFs for Print
  • Setting Basic Printing Options
  • Using the Save for Web Command & Making Art Pixel-Perfect

Course Delivery:    Online
Course Duration:     6.75 hrs

In our Adobe Illustrator CS6 Essentials course, host Brian Maffitt delivers a definitive introduction to Adobe’s venerable graphics workhorse. Discover the essential tools and powerful features that make Illustrator a favourite among design professionals. You’ll learn essential keyboard shortcuts, techniques for streamlining your workflow, and tips that Brian has learned after decades of working with […]

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Adobe InDesign CS6: Essentials

£89.00

Our Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials course offers a comprehensive foundation for working with this versatile desktop publishing application. This course will teach you how to efficiently design page layouts for print or screen, starting with the basics of the program and interface, then moving into more advanced topics.

Highlights:

  • Using Guides to Help Align Page Design Elements Perfectly, and Use Align/Distribute Functions to Cheat those Alignments by Design
  • Quality-Checking, Fixing and Packaging InDesign Documents
  • Using Paragraph and Character Styles, Templates and Importing Functions to Speed Production and Apply Consistent Designs to Recurring Documents
  • How to Quickly and Efficiently Apply the Rules of Standard Document Design, as well as How to Creatively Break them Occasionally for Design Effect
  • The Basics of Creating Interactive Digital Forms with Adobe InDesign CS6

Adobe Certified Expert, Randy Hagen, shows you how to set up custom InDesign workspaces, the basics of layouts, how to build, quality check and package your InDesign projects, and how to use InDesign’s formatting tools to quickly and efficiently produce quality, consistent documents.

You’ll also learn to work with InDesign’s long document production functions, how to create and work with templates, and how to design interactive digital forms and PDFs.

Syllabus:

WORKING WITH THE INDESIGN INTERFACE (86 min)

  • Getting Started with InDesign CS6
  • Creating a New Document
  • Selecting & Placing Content
  • Working with the Type & Shape Tools
  • Using the Control Panel
  • Formatting Text
  • Viewing & Arranging Panels
  • Creating & Saving a Custom Workspace & Performing a Text Wrap

LAYOUT BASICS (71 min)

  • Creating InDesign CS6 Document Presets
  • Working with Master Pages
  • Margins, Column & Ruler Guides & Zooming
  • Placing, Scaling & Arranging Graphic Elements
  • Placing & Formatting Text, Part 1
  • Placing & Formatting Text, Part 2
  • Copying Elements between Documents
  • Printing Documents

PACKAGING & PREPARING DOCUMENTS (40 min)

  • The Capabilities & Limitations of Spellchecking
  • Live Preflighting & Creating Custom Preflight Profiles
  • Correcting Preflighting Problems
  • Packaging InDesign Documents for Remote Printing

CUSTOMIZING APPLICATION PREFERENCES (74 min)

  • Setting General & Interface Preferences
  • Setting Type & Composition Preferences
  • Customizing Measurement, Grid & Guide Preferences
  • Setting Dictionary, Spelling & Auto-Correction Preferences
  • Setting Notes, Track Changes & Story Editor Display Preferences
  • Adjusting Display Performance & Appearance of Black
  • File & Clipboard Handling Preferences

CREATING A TEMPLATE (77 min)

  • Setting Up a Trifold Brochure Layout
  • Manipulating Page Size & Orientation with the Page Tool
  • Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 1
  • Creating Paragraph Styles, Part 2
  • Creating Character Styles
  • Adding Custom Colour Swatches
  • Understanding Differences between Templates & Documents

CREATING A DOCUMENT FROM A TEMPLATE (89 min)

  • Placing a Picture & Adjusting Display Performance Settings
  • Placing, Formatting & Modifying Text with Paragraph Styles
  • Creating Bulleted Lists & Formatting Graphics
  • Replicating & Placing Repeated Elements
  • Placing & Scaling Graphic Elements
  • Formatting Type & Splitting Type within Text Frames
  • Quality Checking, Packaging & Saving in InDesign CS6

CREATING LONG DOCUMENTS (108 min)

  • Creating Long Document Templates, Part 1
  • Creating Long Document Templates, Part 2
  • Auto-Flowing & Formatting Type for Long Documents
  • Refine Long Document Layouts by Extending Type Style Attributes
  • Building a Table of Contents
  • Making Index Entries
  • Combining Multiple InDesign CS6 Documents into a Book
  • Generating Master Indexes for InDesign CS6 Books
  • Printing Review Proofs

CREATING PRINT FORMS (72 min)

  • Using the Tab Ruler
  • Aligning with the Tab Ruler
  • Using Spot Colour, Inline Graphics & Fixed Space Alignment
  • Studying Table Creation & Formatting
  • Working with Table Styles

CREATING INTERACTIVE PDF FILES (71 min)

  • Building Text Fields in PDF Documents
  • Creating Check Boxes for Interactive Forms
  • Setting up Radio Button Groups
  • List Boxes & Combo Boxes for Interactive Forms
  • Placing & Formatting Buttons
  • Preparing for Digital Signatures & Saving Interactive PDFs
  • Resetting Tab Order for Interactive Forms
  • Credits

Course Delivery:    Online
Course Duration:     11.5 hrs

Our Adobe InDesign CS6 Essentials course offers a comprehensive foundation for working with this versatile desktop publishing application. This course will teach you how to efficiently design page layouts for print or screen, starting with the basics of the program and interface, then moving into more advanced topics. Highlights: Using Guides to Help Align Page […]

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Adobe Muse

£89.00

In this course, Adobe specialist Jeremy Goldberg will teach you how to build beautiful websites without writing any code. Instead of thinking about technology, simply focus on design by combining graphics, stunning typography, and rich interactivity.

 

Add unique tablet and phone layouts to your website with complete control and then publish your website to the provider of your choice. Adobe Muse makes building websites easy and fast.

 

By the time you have completed this course, you’ll know how to build a great website without writing any code and have all the skills you need to add graphics, beautiful typography and rich interactivity to your projects. You will also be able to create custom mobile designs and publish your website with just a few clicks.

 

Syllabus:

 

Chapter 1: MUSE FUNDAMENTALS (39 min)

  • Reviewing a Site Created in Muse
  • Setting Up a New Site & Interface Overview
  • Placing Graphics
  • Adding Text
  • Using Widgets
  • Styling Content
  • Creating Button States

 

Chapter 2: CREATING A NEW SITE (18 min)

  • Exploring Site Options
  • Creating a Site Map & Master Pages
  • Page Properties & Metadata

 

Chapter 3: SETTING UP THE MASTER PAGE (29 min)

  • Understanding Page Rulers & Guides
  • Choosing a Browser Fill
  • Adding Header & Footer Content
  • Setting Up a Navigation Widget
  • Working with 100 Percent Browser Width Items

 

Chapter 4: BUILDING THE WEBSITE (20 min)

  • Organising, Relinking & Updating Assets
  • Working with Hyperlinks
  • Pinning & Anchoring
  • Adding Tooltips & Alternative Text to Images

 

Chapter 5: WORKING WITH TEXT (18 min)

  • Choosing Fonts
  • Formatting Text
  • Applying Character & Paragraph Styles

 

Chapter 6: USING WIDGETS (38 min)

  • Customising a Slideshow Layout
  • Creating a Lightbox
  • Adding Accordion Panels
  • Using Tabbed Panels
  • Adding Tooltips
  • Styling a Contact Form
  • Embedding HTML

 

Chapter 7: MOBILE WEB DESIGN (13 min)

  • Overview & Setup
  • Transferring Your Desktop Content
  • Rethinking Your Content

 

Chapter 8: PUBLISHING YOUR SITE (11 min)

  • Exporting as HTML
  • Upload via FTP or Adobe Business Catalyst(R)
  • Updating Your Site

 

Chapter 9: ADDITIONAL TIPS & TRICKS (12 min)

  • Adding Site Analytics
  • Integrating with Adobe Edge Animate
  • Optimising Graphics for Retina Displays
  • Closing Credits

 

Chapter 10: New Features (February 2013)S (12 min)

  • Hierarchical Master Pages
  • Moving Items to Background/Foreground
  • Checking Spelling
  • Additional Improvements & Enhancements

 

Duration: 3.5 hours

Course Delivery: Online

In this course, Adobe specialist Jeremy Goldberg will teach you how to build beautiful websites without writing any code. Instead of thinking about technology, simply focus on design by combining graphics, stunning typography, and rich interactivity.   Add unique tablet and phone layouts to your website with complete control and then publish your website to […]

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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended: Essentials

£89.00

This course will help you get started using world’s leading image editing software. Adobe Education Leader Debbie Keller will provide you with an overview of the interface, the tools, panels and options you’ll need as a foundation for using Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Debbie will review the key new features in this version and teach you about the tools, palettes, and menu bars, as well as, the major features such as layers, selections, image editing, compositing, using Adobe Bridge, type design, drawing and painting, and creating a web photo gallery.

Highlights:

  • New UI
  • Content-Aware Move
  • Content-Aware Patch tool
  • Paragraph Style and Character Style Panels

With our Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials course you will learn Photoshop skills that will allow you to create professional looking images that you can be proud of. By the time you have completed this course you will be prepared to take your ACA Visual Communication exam and you will have excellent beginner to intermediate skills using Photoshop CS6.

Syllabus:

Chapter 1: GETTING STARTED (41 min)

  • Exploring the Interface & Panels
  • Switching & Customizing Workspaces
  • Using the Tools Panel & Options Bar
  • Creating & Opening New Documents
  • Zooming & Changing Document Views
  • Saving Documents

Chapter 2: MAKING SELECTIONS (49 min)

  • Working with Basic Selection Tools
  • Working with the Lasso Tools
  • Using the Magic Wand Tool
  • Using the Quick Selection Tool
  • Using the Refine Edge Command

Chapter 3: NON-DESTRUCTIVE EDITING & WORKING WITH LAYERS (35 min)

  • Making Panoramic Pictures with Photomerge
  • Creating a Layer Mask with Quick Mask Mode
  • Moving Images to Other Documents & Using Free Transform
  • Working with Layer Masks & Applying an Adjustment Layer
  • Creating a Grayscale Image with Actions

Chapter 4: CREATING COMPOSITE IMAGES (66 min)

  • Arranging Multiple Open Documents On-screen
  • Loading a Selection & Pasting into a Selection
  • Creating an Adjustment Layer with a Layer Mask
  • Working with a Hue Saturation Adjustment Layer
  • Merging Photos with the Merge to HDR Pro Command
  • Using Content Aware Fill
  • Working with the Patch Tool
  • Using the Gradient Tool to Combine Picture Elements into a New Picture
  • Working with Layer Styles, Fill Opacity & Opacity
  • Exploring the Filter Gallery
  • Adjusting Composited Images using Layer Effects

Chapter 5: DESIGNING WITH TYPE (75 min)

  • Defining the Project
  • Brainstorming the Project
  • Creating Guides
  • Placing Images
  • Working with Text
  • Adding Layer Styles to Text
  • Designing for a Different Audience
  • Improving the Design Layout with Filters
  • Using the New Content-Aware Move Command
  • Converting Text to a Shape

Chapter 6: RESTORING & CORRECTING PHOTOS & EXPLORING BLENDING MODES (54 min)

  • Scanning an Image
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • Using the Healing Brush Tool
  • Using the Patch Tool & Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using Content Aware with the Patch Tool
  • Applying an Action from the Actions Panel
  • Understanding Blending Modes
  • Using Blending Modes to Colourize an Image

Chapter 7: DRAWING & PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP (51 min)

  • Reviewing the Drawing Modes
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Drawing & Altering Shapes
  • Painting with Brushes
  • Applying the Oil Paint Filter

Chapter 8: USING ADOBE BRIDGE (12 min)

  • An Overview of Adobe Bridge
  • Using Automated Tasks

Chapter 9: CREATING A WEB PHOTO GALLERY (26 min)

  • Using the Histogram Panel
  • Using Auto Adjustments
  • Improving Image Composition with Cropping
  • Creating a Web Photo Gallery
  • Credits

Course Delivery:    Online
Course Duration:     6.8 hrs

This course will help you get started using world’s leading image editing software. Adobe Education Leader Debbie Keller will provide you with an overview of the interface, the tools, panels and options you’ll need as a foundation for using Adobe Photoshop CS6. Debbie will review the key new features in this version and teach you […]

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Adobe Premiere Pro CS6: Essentials

£89.00

Our Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 course: Essentials, hosted by Adobe Expert Debbie Keller, teaches you how to use this powerful editing software from the ground up. You’ll learn to use the new customizable interface and all the new features of this updated version of Premiere Pro.

Highlights:

  • Applying an Adjustment layer in Premiere Pro.
  • Applying a Track Matte Key to a Title to add motion effects with titles
  • Stabilizing shaky footage.
  • Customizing the buttons in the Monitor panels

Through this course, you’ll learn how to work within the Premiere Pro interface, capturing, editing and exporting your videos confidently and professionally. You’ll also learn how to add video transitions and video effects, how to edit your audio and export your project for the best outcome.

Syllabus:

Chapter 1: CREATING A NEW PROJECT & THE WORKSPACE (36 min)

  • Starting a New Project
  • Setting up a Sequence
  • Exploring Preference Settings
  • Arranging Your Workspace
  • Studying the Project Panel
  • Exploring the Program & Source Panels
  • Reviewing the Media Browser, Info, Effects & History Panels

Chapter 2: IMPORTING ASSETS (29 min)

  • Capturing Video & Logging Clips
  • Importing Media into the Project Panel
  • Organizing the Project Panel
  • Importing Photoshop® Files

Chapter 3: THE TIMELINE PANEL & SEQUENCE (32 min)

  • Placing Clips from the Project Panel
  • Placing Clips from the Source Panel
  • Embedding Sequences

Chapter 4: DESIGNING & INSERTING TITLES (37 min)

  • Using & Creating Styles with the Titler
  • Templates & Lower Thirds
  • Creating Text on a Path & Working with Masks
  • Creating Rolling & Crawling Titles

Chapter 5: ADDING AUDIO & EXPORTING FILES (12 min)

  • Adding Audio to a Project
  • Exporting a Project as a Apple® QuickTime™ Movie

Chapter 6: EDITING VIDEO (65 min)

  • Editing Video in the Timeline Panel
  • The Ripple & Rolling Edit Tools
  • The Slip & Slide Tools
  • Trimming Clips in the Source Panel
  • The Rate Stretch Tool
  • Time Remapping

Chapter 7: APPLYING VIDEO TRANSITIONS (19 min)

  • Setting & Applying Default Transitions
  • Working with Transitions
  • Adjusting Transition Settings in the Effect Controls Panel

Chapter 8: ADVANCED EDITING & VIDEO EFFECTS (42 min)

  • Converting Video Formats with Adobe Media Encoder
  • Stabilizing Shaky Footage
  • Adjusting Motion & Opacity
  • Applying Colour Correction
  • Using Adjustment Layers

Chapter 9: WORKING WITH AUDIO (22 min)

  • Studying the Basics of Editing with Audio
  • Recording a Narration with the Audio Mixer
  • Transcribing Speech

Chapter 10: EXPORTING THE FINAL PROJECT (12 min)

  • Using the Project Manager
  • Exporting Media
  • Exporting to DVD Using Encore
  • Credits

Course Delivery:    Online
Course Duration:     6 hrs

Our Adobe Premiere Pro CS6 course: Essentials, hosted by Adobe Expert Debbie Keller, teaches you how to use this powerful editing software from the ground up. You’ll learn to use the new customizable interface and all the new features of this updated version of Premiere Pro. Highlights: Applying an Adjustment layer in Premiere Pro. Applying […]

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