This 6-week course is an introduction to the skills required to adjust and print photos from Adobe Elements. No prior experience with Elements is required but basic computer skills are essential. Students will learn to crop, adjust color, brightness and contrast and remove objects from a photograph. By the end of the course the student will have mastered the use of a Layer, a Layer Mask, and the Adjustment Layer. The coordinated use of these Elements capabilities allows the user to produce truly superior photographs. The class is limited to six students as there are only six computer work stations. If you prefer to work on your own lap top you may bring it to class.
The pre-requisite for this course is access to a computer with Photoshop Elements and familiarity with the program. The course will explore the concept of work flow, the RAW file format, layer mode, proper way to merge photos, restoring old photos, retouching faces, substituting one or more faces in a group photograph, creating a line drawing from a photo, converting a color photo to a black & white photo or sepia tone photo, colorizing a black & white photo and more. Maximum 6 students.
This course will introduce you to InDesign CC while picking up basic principles of good design. No prior InDesign experience is required. A basic computer skill set is essential. This course is for beginners and will cover the basic features and tools. You’ll gain an understanding of working with text and fonts to give your work more polish. You’ll learn how images work in InDesign and how you can easily make adjustments to your page layout. Requirement: You will need a USB Flash drive, minimum 4GB to keep your files. You may bring your own laptop.
Stories ignite our imagination and connect us as humans. In this class, students will create a story line, develop a visual narrative and film sequences with their smart phones, GoPro cameras or DSLR. Using readily available software, the stories will be edited and shared at the end of the class. This class is appropriate for adults and students age 16 and older.
This course will introduce you to vector-based imaging. No prior Illustrator experience is required but a basic computer skill set is essential. The course begins by distinguishing vector graphics from raster (resolution dependent) art. Next, we will cover the interface (tools, menus and palettes) with emphasis on the most commonly used features. Students will learn to work with lines, strokes, fills and paths in creating artwork. Other topics such as color, layers, text, placing images, brushes, effects, masking and more will be covered. We will also also learn how Illustrator works with other programs. No special artistic talent or skills are required; however, patience and practice will be very helpful in getting comfortable with the program.
Whether you're formatting text in a document, setting type in a design, using type as the design or even creating your own font, this all falls under "Typography". Join this fun journey into the world of type, exploring fonts, layouts and formatting, as well as manipulating type to meet our communicative design needs.
This course will get you started with Photoshop from scratch. Beginning with the interface basics (tools, menus, palettes). Students will then learn about resolution, color space and workflow. Additional topics include: layers, masking, filters, color correction, photo-manipulation and much more. By the end of this course you should have a solid understanding of what the program can do, and how to begin using it with confidence.
Ready to create your own web site or learn how it works? No prior knowledge required, you’ll be coding from the first day. We’ll begin with basic definitions and terminology. Students will be introduced to Hypertext Markup language (HTML) and begin creating web pages. Subsequently, they will learn about cascading style sheets (CSS) to start styling their content. The course will cover web design fundamentals (handling images and fonts on the web) and page layout. Finally, there will be an overview on web hosting from setting up an account to uploading files to the web.Students will be given resources to continue to maintain their website.