Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals December 12, 2017

Learn basic Photoshop skills, from image editing, resizing and retouching, to making adjustments and combining images with layers and optimizing for web and print. Topics covered include essential tools and palettes, resizing, cropping and resolution, optimizing file size and graphic quality for print and web; retouching photos; layers, selections & layer masks; working with type and colour; adding text to images and more. Time will be provided to work on personal photos. Basic photography experience is an asset but not required. Note that this course is taught in a PC lab, but is compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Strong computer skills including file and folder management, and working with file formats and shared network drives and/or Dropbox. Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, simple keyboard shortcuts and the Windows operating system.

Intro to Web Development: HTML & CSS Fundamentals December 11, 2017

Calling all aspiring web developers, small-business owners, communications professionals and website administrators! In today’s world there’s no question that even a little knowledge of how websites work can make a big difference in your career. Discover how to create a basic website using HTML and CSS (“the language of the web”), gain a foundational understanding of how websites work and of how you can make tweaks to your own website and edit websites created with tools like WordPress or Dreamweaver. After this course, you will be able to hand-code a basic website, including changing colours, fonts, creating/updating hyperlinks, adding forms and integrating social media, and communicate effectively with professional web developers. Please bring your own laptop (Mac or PC) to class.

PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills.

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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress December 18, 2017

Learn the basics of creating a website with WordPress. Discover how to install WordPress to create and edit your website pages, including adding images and text. Explore both free and premium WordPress themes to change the appearance of your website. Learn how to extend WordPress to suit your needs with a variety of helpful plug-ins. Basic concepts of e-commerce and Google (SEO) will also be discussed. The course is perfect for any small business or individual looking to get a quick start with their website or blog. Taught in a PC lab but is compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Strong computer and file management skills.

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This course can be applied toward an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.