ADOBE SHORT COURSES

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ADOBE FLASH ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 1

ADOBE FLASH – LEVEL 2

ADOBE INDESIGN ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 1

ADOBE INDESIGN – LEVEL 2

ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIAL – LEVEL 1

ADOBE DREAMWEAVER ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 1

ADOBE DREAMWEAVER – LEVEL 2

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 1

ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR – LEVEL 2

 

ADOBE FLASH ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 1

Duration:       2 days (09:00-16:00)

Overview:

With Adobe Flash, you can unleash your creativity and contribute to the “Flash”-iest showcase of dynamic content: the Web! You’ll become acquainted with Flash CS6 and learn when to use this popular Web development tool. Plus, you’ll discover what you can create, from animation to games to presentations. You’ll be able to create dynamic content, adapt the program’s features to suit your development needs, publish you Flash files to the Web, and showcase your Creativity and newly acquired skills. You’ll discover how to create graphics, texts, and layers, make animations, add sound and video, and optimize your files for download.

Audience:

  • Any individual that has minimal or no experience with Adobe Flash that would like to learn how to create vector graphics, animation, browser games, rich Internet applications, desktop applications, mobile applications
  • This course is also designed to help you pass the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam for Flash. For complete certificate training, you could complete this course and Adobe Flash for Advanced Users.

Pre-requisite to attend:

  • Good working knowledge of the Windows Operating System and proper IT skills

Course Outline:

No. Module High Level Topics
1 Getting Started ·         Topic A: Flash overview

·         Topic B: Creating new documents

·         Topic C: Publishing

2 Drawing in Flash ·         Topic A: Bitmap and vector graphics

·         Topic B: Flash drawing tools

·         Topic C: Vector paths

3 Symbols and imported assets ·         Topic A: Symbols overview

·         Topic B: Importing graphics

4 Layers and Frames ·         Topic A: Layers

·         Topic B: Timeline basics

5 Animation ·         Topic A: Tweens

·         Topic B: Optimizing graphics for animation

·         Topic C: Movie clip animation

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ADOBE FLASH – LEVEL 2

Duration:       2 days (09:00-16:00)

Overview:

With CAD4ALL training for Adobe Flash Professional: Level 2, you’ll take your skills to the next level by learning advanced design and coding techniques to create stunning Flash movies! Before you’re done watching this training series, you’ll know how to build more efficient movies from a design perspective, and to handle large-scale, more complex projects. Plus, you’ll lift the dynamic content, work with data, and change “on the fly”.

Audience:

  • For any individual who wishes to take a step further with Adobe Flash.

Pre-requisite to attend:

  • Adobe Flash Beginners course or equivalent knowledge

Course Outline:

No. Module High Level Topics
1 Planning and managing Flash Projects ·         Topic A: Flash platforms

·         Topic B: Flash projects

·         Topic C: Working with the Flash library

2 Introduction to ActionScript ·         Topic A: ActionScript language fundamentals

·         Topic B: Object orientated programming

3 Content and Libraries ·         Topic A: Working with text

·         Topic B: Loading external content

·         Topic C: ActionScript libraries

4 Adding video and audio ·         Topic A: Adding video and interactivity

·         Topic B: Adding and synchronizing audio

5 Testing and publishing ·         Topic A: Debugging Flash applications

·         Topic B: Testing mobile applications

·         Topic C: Assessing and simulating performance

·         Topic D: Publishing to Adobe AIR

·         Topic E:Publishing to HTML5

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ADOBE INDESIGN ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 1

Duration:       2 days (09:00-16:00)

Overview:

This course is designed for students who want to create professional documents and print layouts. Students will learn how to create documents, place text and graphics, use objects, work with master pages, create custom colours, print documents and export documents to PDF.

Audience:

  • Any individual that would like to learn to create publish works such as posters, flyers, broachers, magazines, newspapers and books and it also teaches you how to publish content suitable for tablet devices.
  • This course is also designed to help you pass the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam for InDesign.

Pre-requisite to attend:

  • Good working knowledge of the Windows Operating System and proper IT skills

Course Outline:

No. Module High Level Topics
1 Getting Started ·         Topic A: The Adobe InDesign environment

·         Topic B: Preferences and defaults

·         Topic C: Navigation

2 Basic Documents ·         Topic A: New documents

·         Topic B: Text frames

·         Topic C: Place and alter graphics and files

3 Using Objects ·         Topic A: Object positioning

·         Topic B: Modifying and transforms objects

·         Topic C: Place and alter graphics and files

4 Multi-page documents ·         Topic A: Master pages

·         Topic B: Insert, delete, and move pages

·         Topic C: Layers

5 Working with text ·         Topic A: Text formatting

·         Topic B: Text styles

·         Topic C: Text flow

6 Working with graphics and colours ·         Topic A: Adjust graphic formatting

·         Topic B: Custom colours

7 Preflighting and preparing documents for final output ·         Topic A: Preflight documents

·         Topic B: Prepare documents for final output

·         Topic C: Export to PDF

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ADOBE INDESIGN – LEVEL 2

Duration:       2 days (09:00-16:00)

Overview:

This course is designed for students who want to become more proficient with text editing, document setup, and using colour. Students will learn how to import and edit text, add special characters, setup alternate layout and templates, use object libraries and snippets, create tints, gradient swatches, and vector paths, and create tables. It is also designed for students who want to prepare documents for commercial printing or electronic distribution. Students will learn how to manage long documents, use advanced colour and print settings, add interactive elements to documents, prepare documents for electronic distribution, and work with XML.

Audience:

  • Any individual that wishes to take the InDesign skills one step further

Pre-requisite to attend:

  • Adobe InDesign for Beginners course or equivalent knowledge

Course Outline:

No. Module High Level Topics
1 Text Editing ·         Topic A: Import and edit text

·         Topic B: Special characters

·         Topic C: Column, frame, and page breaks

2 Linked files ·         Topic A: Linked files

·         Topic B: Replicate and link content

3 Flexible document setup ·         Topic A: Alternate pages sizes and layouts

·         Topic B: Placeholders, templates, and conditional text

·         Topic C: Object libraries and snippets

·         Topic D: Data merge

4 Working with colour and transparency ·         Topic A: Create colours, tints, and mixed ink swatches

·         Topic B: Gradients

·         Topic C: Colourize a greyscale image

·         Topic D: Transparency

5 Vector paths ·         Topic A: Creating vector paths

·         Topic B: Vector paths and pictures

·         Topic C: Vector paths and type

6 Tables ·         Topic A: Creating tables

·         Topic B: Changing table structure

·         Topic C: Formatting tables

7 Long documents ·         Topic A: Sections

·         Topic B: Table of contents

·         Topic C: Indexes and cross-references

·         Topic D: Footnotes

·         Topic E: Books

8 Working with colour ·         Topic A: Colour management

·         Topic B: Individual image profiles

·         Topic C: Colour printing basics

·         Topic D: Process and spot colour

9 Print preparation ·         Topic A: Ink management

·         Topic B: Transparency flattening

·         Topic C: Print challenges

10 Electronic distributions ·         Topic A: Interactive objects

·         Topic B: Interactive behaviours

·         Topic C: PDF forms

11 Exporting interactive documents ·         Topic A: Export to PDF, HTML, and SWF

·         Topic B: Export to EPUB

12 XML ·         Topic A: Exporting documents as XML files

·         Topic B: Import XML files

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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIAL – LEVEL 1

Duration:       2 days (09:00-16:00)

Overview:

From day one, the goal is to put into your hands a book that makes Photoshop understandable and useable. You won’t file a technical explanation of every option for every tool in every situation, but rather a concise explanation of those parts of Photoshop you’re most likely to need.

Audience:

  • Any individual that would like to learn how to edit raster graphic images in Adobe Photoshop. This course is also designed to help you pass the Adobe Certificate Expert (ACE) exam for Photoshop. For compete certification training, you should complete this course and Adobe Photoshop for Advanced Users.

Pre-requisite to attend:

  • Good working knowledge of the Windows Operating System and proper IT skills

Course Outline:

No. Module High Level Topics
1 Getting Started ·         Topic A: File types

·         Topic B: The Photoshop environment

·         Topic C: Tool options and pre-sets

2 Image Selections ·         Topic A: Selection techniques

·         Topic B: Modifying selections

3 Layers ·         Topic A: Creating layers

·         Topic B: Transform controls

·         Topic C: Using type layers

·         Topic D: Using layer effects

4 Basic image adjustments ·         Topic A: Levels adjustments

·         Topic B: Curves adjustments

5 Repairing and retouching images ·         Topic A: Repairing image defects

·         Topic B: Removing image areas

·         Topic C: Painting

·         Topic D: Using filters

6 Resizing images ·         Topic A: Image resolution

·         Topic B: Image canvas size

7 Managing files with Adobe Bridge ·         Topic A: Browsing files in Adobe Bridge

·         Topic B: Working with metadata

·         Topic C: Organising collections

·         Topic D: Outputting projects

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ADOBE DREAMWEAVER ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 1

Duration: 2 days (09:00-16:00)

Overview:

This course will benefit students who want to learn how to use Dreamweaver to create and modify Web Sites. You will learn how to plan, define, and create a Website, add pages and content, format text, create and apply CSS style rules, create links and tables, manage images and other files and publish a site.

Audience:

  • Any individual that has minimal or no experience with Adobe Dreamweaver that would like to learn how to web design and develop visual images to present a design view of the image.
  • This course is also designed to help you pass the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam for Dreamweaver. For complete certificate training, you should complete this course and Adobe Dreamweaver for Advanced Users

Pre-requisite to attend:

  • Good working knowledge of the Windows Operating System and proper IT skills

Course Outline:

No. Module High Level Topics
1 Getting Started ·         Topic A: The Internet and website planning

·         Topic B: Setting up your workspace

·         Topic C: The Document window

·         Topic D: The Property inspector

·         Topic E: Previewing a web page

2 Websites and Pages ·         Topic A: Planning a website

·         Topic B: Setting up a side

·         Topic C: Creating web pages

·         Topic D: Exploring website files

·         Topic E: Managing site files

3 Basic Editing ·         Topic A: Inserting and importing text

·         Topic B: Using special characters

·         Topic C: Adding structure

·         Topic D: Inserting Line breaks

·         Topic E: Creating lists

4 CSS basics ·         Topic A: Overview of style sheets

·         Topic B: External style sheets

·         Topic C: Creating styles

·         Topic D: Cascade effect

5 Images, multimedia, and links ·         Topic A: Working with images

·         Topic B: Editing images

·         Topic C: Adding Flash

·         Topic D: Examining links

·         Topic E: Adding links

6 Working with Code ·         Topic A: Code basics

·         Topic B: Exploring head elements

·         Topic C: Selecting code

·         Topic D: Inserting code

·         Topic E: Editing code

·         Topic F: Using Find and Replace

7 Publishing ·         Topic A: Performing pre-publishing checks

·         Topic B: Specifying site connections

·         Topic C: Transferring files

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ADOBE DREAMWEAVER – LEVEL 2

Duration:             2 days (09:00-16:00)

Overview:

With professional techniques that will help you to design and develop an impressive web site using Dreamweaver. This training walks through advanced concepts in Dreamweaver including creating pure CSS layouts, working with reusable assets such as Snippets, Library Items and Templates. In addition, you will get the chance to work with Adobe’s Spry Framework to create AJAX-enabled web pages. This series is just what you need to take your Dreamweaver skills one step further and give your site a professional polish.

Audience:

  • Any individual that wishes to take a step further in web design with Adobe Dreamweaver

Pre-requisite to attend:

  • Adobe Illustrator for Beginners course or equivalent knowledge

Course Outline:

No. Module High Level Topics
1 Designing with CSS ·         Topic A: CSS styles and starter layouts

·         Topic B: Working with page layouts and styles

2 AP Divs and Responsive layouts ·         Topic A: Creating AP Divs

·         Topic B: Working with AP Divs

·         Topic C: Creating a responsive layouts

3 Site assets and templates ·         Topic A: Using Library assets and snippets

·         Topic B: Templates

4 Behaviours, navigation and tables ·         Topic A: Behaviours

·         Topic B: Content navigation

·         Topic C: Tables

5 Forms ·         Topic A: Building a form

·         Topic B: Validation input fields

6 Working with XML ·         Topic A: Using XML and XSLT

·         Topic B: Working with XML data

7 jQuery Mobile and PhoneGap ·         Topic A: jQuery Mobile

·         Topic B: PhoneGap

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ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR ESSENTIALS – LEVEL 1 

Duration:       2 days (09:00-16:00)

Overview:

This course covers the fundamentals of using Illustrator to create and manipulate vector graphics used for print, web and devices. Students will learn how to navigate the environment, create and transform basic shapes, edit paths, apply colour and gradients, work with text, and use layers.

Audience:

  • Any individual that wants to make use of a program used by both artists and graphic designers to create vector images
  • This course is also designed to help you pass the Adobe Certificate Expert (ACE) exam for Illustrator. For complete certificate training, you should complete this course and Adobe Illustrator for Advanced Users.

Pre-requisite to attend:

  • Good working knowledge of the Windows Operating System and proper IT skills

Course Outline:

No. Module High Level Topics
1 Getting Started ·         Topic A: Exploring the workplace

·         Topic B: Viewing artwork

·         Topic C: Rulers, grids, guides, and crop marks

2 Drawing basics ·         Topic A: Creating a document

·         Topic B: Drawing shapes

·         Topic C: Drawing lines

3 Transforming and combining objects ·         Topic A: Selecting objects

·         Topic B: Transforming objects

·         Topic C: Combining objects

·         Topic D: Creating layers

4 Working with Colour ·         Topic A: Selecting colour

·         Topic B: Using swatches

·         Topic C: Managing swatches

5 Creating and formatting text ·         Topic A: Understanding points and paths

·         Topic B: Drawing with the Pen tool

·         Topic C: Drawing with the Pencil tool

·         Topic D: Editing paths

6 Painting with fills and strokes ·         Topic A: Selecting text

·         Topic B: Character formatting

·         Topic C: Paragraph formatting

·         Topic D: Character and paragraphs styles

7 Publishing ·         Topic A: Painting methods

·         Topic B: Creating and using gradients

·         Topic C: Working with Live paint groups

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ADOBE ILLUSTRATOR – LEVEL 2

Duration:       2 days (09:00-16:00)

Overview:

In this course, students will learn advanced techniques for streamlining workflow when creating vector graphics. Students will learn how to create reusable art and pixel-perfect web graphics, slicing, and HTML effects, as well as how to save to scalable formats. They’ll use transparency, masks and blends to apply opacity values, trace a raster image into a vector graphic, wrap text to a path, and apply effects to manipulate shapes. Finally, they’ll learn how to manage colour settings, colour separations, and print specifications.

Audience:

  • Any individual that needs take your Illustrator skills one step further and help you to stay competitive in today’s job market!

Pre-requisite to attend:

  • Adobe Illustrator for Beginners course or equivalent knowledge

Course Outline:

No. Module High Level Topics
1 Customising the Workspace ·         Topic A: Using workspace

·         Topic B: Using multiple artboards

2 Using symbols ·         Topic A: Understanding pixel-aligned paths

·         Topic B: Working with Symbols

·         Topic C: Symbolism tools and sets

3 Creating Web graphics ·         Topic A: Pixel perfect

·         Topic B: Utilizing slices and image maps

·         Topic C: Utilizing SVG

·         Topic D: Creating animations

4 Using Colour tools ·         Topic A: Colour Groups

·         Topic B: The Ruler panel

·         Topic C: Pantone Plus libraries

·         Topic D: Colour adjustments

5 Painting tools ·         Topic A: Creating and using brushes

·         Topic B: Creating and using patterns

·         Topic C: Transparency and blending modes

·         Topic D: Creating and using meshes

6 Working with Images ·         Topic A: Using Image Trace

·         Topic B: Perspective drawing

7 Type styles & effects ·         Topic A: Creating type on a path

·         Topic B: Scaling and rotating type

·         Topic C: Working with fonts

8 Creating special effects ·         Topic A: Working with effects

·         Topic B: Exploring Styling effects

·         Topic C: Creating and applying graphic styles

9 Painting ·         Topic A: Setting up documents for printing

·         Topic B: Preparing artwork for printing

·         Topic C: Printing transparent artwork

·         Topic D: Overprinting, trapping, and presets

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