Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals November 15, 2016

Whether you are a print or web designer, social media marketer, photographer, or beginner, Photoshop will make your images look great. In this course, you 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, lighting & colour corrections, creating composite layered images, retouching and restoring photos, layers, selections & layer masks, adding text to images, grid-based layout and working with type and colour. Time will be provided to work on personal photos. Basic photography experience would be an asset but is not required. Note that this course is 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 Windows operating system.
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Note: This course qualifies for an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.


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HTML & CSS Web Fundamentals November 15, 2016

Regardless of your profession, HTML and CSS are great skills to have. And even a little knowledge of how websites work, can make a big difference in your marketing or digital design career. The good news is that writing HTML & CSS from scratch is fast and easy. With a solid foundation in modern HTML & CSS coding, you can design a website exactly the way you want, have the skills to edit websites created with other tools like WordPress or Dreamweaver, and have a deeper understanding of the web. 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 have the knowledge to decipher HTML and CSS code from other websites to aid in further learning.

PREREQUISITES: Strong keyboarding and file management skills required.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: HTML and CSS: Visual QuickStart Guide (8th Edition) by Elizabeth Castro & Bruce Hyslop, available at Chapters and Amazon. Please purchase and bring to first class.
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Create Your Own Website or Blog with WordPress September 15, 2016

Learn the basics of creating a website with the easy-to-install WordPress, a leading Content Management System (CMS) for many of today’s websites. 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. Taught in a PC lab but 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 keyboard shortcuts (copy and paste). Photoshop experience an asset but not required.
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Note: This course qualifies for an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.

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