Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress August 3, 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 getting into 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: Good 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.

Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals August 3, 2017

Whether you’re a print or web designer, social media marketer, photographer, or beginner, Photoshop can make your images look great. Learn basic Photoshop skills, from image editing, resizing and retouching, to making adjustments, 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. Taught in a PC lab, but is compatible for Mac users.

PREREQUISITES: Good 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.

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