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Photo Editing, Graphic Design & Adobe Applications

Digital Photography Basics

This introductory class is for those new to digital photography. Learn about all the buttons and controls on your camera, and how to take good shots in modes other than auto. If you are using a point-and-shoot camera, you’ll learn tricks to do cool things. Learn about taking portraits, landscapes, night portraits, macros and sports/action shots as well as using aperture priority, shutter priority, and program exposure modes. In addition, find out more about white balance, exposure and flash compensation, basic metering, and basic composition. You’ll have homework each week and the instructor will critique photos in each class. Bring your camera, a flash drive or memory card reader, the cable to attach camera to computer, and the user manual if you have these. This course is a prerequisite for Level 2.

Tuition: $200** (fee based, no waivers)
Mon Apr 23-May 14 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab B XE-228 8359 #9130
Tue Jul 24-Aug 14 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab B XE-228 8415 #0092
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Digital Photography Level 2

Learn how to take great photos using advanced manual exposure, lighting techniques (flash, reflective, natural), exposure bracketing, metering, custom white balance, compositional techniques and the use of props, taking better close-ups, group portraits, and great landscape and nature shots. Get the most out of your zoom lenses and learn some basic photo editing techniques. This class is perfect for those with a digital SLR (dSLR) or more advanced point-and-shoot digital cameras with aperture priority (Av-A) and or shutter priority (Tv-S) and Manual exposure (M) modes. You’ll have homework each week. There will be several shooting and lighting exercises. Bring camera, flash drive or memory card reader, cable to attach camera to computer, user manual, lenses, external flash, tripod, filters, etc., if you have them. Prerequisite: Digital Photography I Basics. You must know aperture and shutter priority. 

Tuition: $200** (fee based, no waivers)
Tue Mar 06-Mar 27 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XE-229 8263 #4567
Mon Jun 04-Jun 25 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab B XE-229 8360 #9131
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Illustrator Level 2

Create more complex illustrations, apply special effects, and use advanced features. Prerequisite: Introduction to Adobe Illustrator.  12 hours. 1.2 CEUs. 

Tuition: $235 (includes $150 in fees*)
Tue,Thu May 08-May 10 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-488 8352 #9109
Mon, Wed Jul 30-Aug 01 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-488 8414 #0091
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InDesign Level 1

Learn how to use Adobe InDesign to design professional-looking documents and print layouts. With this basic overview of the application, you can start creating documents right away. Learn how to create a new document, add text and graphics, use master pages, add columns, thread frames, create and apply styles, use layers, and prepare a file for print. Prerequisites: Working With Windows and Microsoft Word or equivalent. 1.2 CEUs.

Tuition: $235 (includes $150 in fees*)
Thu, Fri Apr 26-Apr 27 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-919 8349 #9105
Tue, Thu Jul 24-Jul 26 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-919 8411 #0088
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InDesign Level 2

This course builds on the concepts and skills taught in InDesign Level 1. Create professional-looking layouts more efficiently. Learn how to set up multi-page spreads, work with vector paths, format type using advanced features, create lighting effects, adjust transparency, define object styles, explore the use of tables in a document, use the Story Editor, and manage long documents. Prerequisites: InDesign Level 1. 1.2 CEUs.

Tuition: $235 (includes $150 in fees*)
Wed, Fri May 30-Jun 01 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-920 8350 #9106
Tue, Thu Aug 14-Aug 16 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-920 8412 #0089
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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
Create eye-catching artwork for print, presentations, and the web using this graphic design tool. The course covers drawing and editing straight and curved lines, editing path segments and anchor points, creating artwork using painting and drawing tools, autotrace, and adding type and color to artwork. Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows experience. 1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $235 (includes $150 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Jul 16-Jul 18 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-487 8413 #0090
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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
In this course, you will explore the Photoshop interface and use several tools for duplicating, cropping, and resizing images. You can enhance your photos using layer effects and filters to create special effects. Learn to use tools for blending and shading effects as well as adjusting contrast and color. Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows experience. 12 hours. 1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $235 (includes $150 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Apr 30-May 02 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8353 #9110
Tue, Thu Jun 05-Jun 14 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8354 #9111
Tue, Thu Aug 07-Aug 09 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8416 #0094
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Introduction to Lightroom
Use Adobe® Photoshop Lightroom to prepare and edit your photos. Learn to organize your images and create custom slideshows. After you register, please create an online account at is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.
Tuition: $130 (includes $90 in fees*)
Apr 20-May 18   Online XO-511 4204 #9014
May 16-Jun 22   Online XO-511 4205 #9015
Jun 13-Jul 20   Online XO-511 4206 #9092
Jul 18-Aug 24   Online XO-511 4332 #0061
Aug 15-Sep 21   Online XO-511 4333 #0062
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Movie Maker Introduction

Students will learn how to manipulate their videos with editing tools and adding components such as credits and titles. You will also learn how to apply animation, insert sound clips, and saving features. This course is designed for all levels of users who wish to learn about video editing. Basic windows skills are required. .6 CEUs.

Tuition: $150 (includes $90 in fees*)
Fri Jun 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-202 8344 #9129
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Photoshop Level 2
Learn advanced Photoshop features for print production. Prerequisite: Introduction to Photoshop.  12 hours. 1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $235 (includes $150 in fees*)
Mon, Wed Jun 18-Jun 20 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-629 8355 #9112
Mon, Wed Aug 20-Aug 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-629 8417 #0095
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