Ready to create your own web site or learn how it works? 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. Basic computer skills required.
Photoshop is an amazing program for working with digital images. In this beginner course, you’ll discover how it works and what you need to know to get started using it. You will see an overview of its uses with demonstrations of features like image cropping, color adjustment and brushes. Basic computer skills are required for this course.
Learn to scan your artwork into the computer and clean up pictures of your artwork or products for print or the web. Use Photoshop to “repair” your old photos, make collages with your images and more. Basic computer skills are required for this course.
Prepare images for your web site or social media pages. Learn the differences between image types (GIF, JPEG, PNG, etc.) and when to use them. You’ll also learn how to make your images load faster (optimization) and look brighter and sharper. We will also cover the differences between web and print and how to set up your images appropriately. Resize images for banners, thumbnails and cover photos. Basic computer skills are required for this course.
Get more creative with Photoshop. Learn how to modify and distort parts of images. Use filters to create interesting effects well suited for book covers or slick posters and ads. We’ll also cover how you can import and edit your artwork from Adobe Illustrator. Basic computer skills are required for this course.
Your choice of fonts can be saying more (or less) than you think! In this introduction to Typography we will start with a brief historical overview. This will help us to understand type and how to use it more effectively. We will cover the different font families and the characteristics that make them suitable for different purposes. Learn basic text formatting, and ways to “manipulate” letters to meet your design needs and more. Basic computer skills are required for this course.
How many times have we settled for documents as they are because trying to fix them or edit them is just too time-consuming and frustrating? In this workshop, we will learn how to set text using the appropriate tools so the content on our pages behaves more predictably. We will cover ways to make text “flow” better (formatting). Building on this knowledge, we will then create our own custom documents with confidence. Basic computer skills are required for this course.
Creating your own font can be very exciting, but it will require some patience. We will identify key characteristics in letters which will help you establish consistency in creating your own font. Next, we will cover the features that would determine its appearance and subsequently, its usage. We will then go through the necessary steps to generate your font. Finally we will discuss how you will be able to use your font. Basic computer skills are required for this course.
Prepare images for print in cards, brochures, flyers. posters, business cards etc. Learn the best print image types (GIF, JPEG, PNG, TIFF etc.) and when to use each. You will also learn how to make sure your images are set at the right resolution to print clearly (optimization) and look polished and professional. We will also briefly cover the differences between web and print images so you can set up all your images appropriately. Basic computer skills are required for this course.