This course will introduce you to the core concepts of vector based drawing programs. Adobe Illustrator is the postscript drawing program that sets the standard for all subsequent applications of the sort. The application is used extensively in graphic design and digital prepress, where the images created are incorporated into page layout applications, digital imaging applications, websites or on their own.
Graphic assignments in this course will include the creation and execution of logos, artwork, brochures, etc. You will also learn to: make use of the drawing tools; gain proficiency with the pen tool and control anchor and direction points; create and manipulate font outlines; convert scanned images into custom artwork; use keyboard shortcuts; create and apply masks; use colour and trap; manipulate viewing commands; apply and use filters; use Paint, Layer and Character palettes; and use the transformation tools. Register Now Contact
Adobe Photoshop is the premiere application for photo-realistic desktop image editing and is considered an industry standard in graphic design, multimedia, web development, print production, 3D modelling and animation, architecture, film and video editing. You will learn how to use a wide variety of tools, commands and options tailored specifically for working with high-quality still images. You will learn the structure of a Photoshop document, while becoming skilled on fundamental processes like working with selections, layers, colour correction, digital scanning, painting and retouching, file formats and colourization. Register Now Contact
This course introduces you to the principles of planning, designing and building a website using Adobe Dreamweaver. Issues such as usability, standards adherence, and the user experience in the area of web design will be explored - concepts, which are essential to the successful design and development of creative, effective layouts. Using Dreamweaver's built-in visual editing features, and it's easy to use code editor, you will be introduced to CSS (Cascading Style Sheets), which controls the format and appearance of web content. Some exposure to image optimization will also be covered using Adobe Fireworks. Register Now Contact
Learn how to create standards-based XHTML web pages. Gain an understanding of XHTML, and through practical hands-on training, discover how to construct web pages that adhere to current web design principles and coding standards used in the industry. In today's job market, the ability to produce, edit and update source code without dependency on web page generating programs, is a basic critical expectation of any reliable, professional web designer. While visual page editors have become very popular in web design, knowing what's 'under the hood' is equally important and frees you from relying on specific software to do your work. Register Now Contact
To resolve design irregularities between different web browsers and other web-enabled devices, web layout and structure are moving toward a more standardized system. XHTML, in conjunction with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), provides web designers and developers with a more reliable, convenient method to determine how web pages are presented, regardless of the final display medium. Using the CSS features of Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as code level manipulation of style and XHTML mark up, you will learn the importance of separating presentation from structure. Register Now Contact