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Photo Editing, Graphic Design & Adobe Applications

Adobe Acrobat

Learn how to use Adobe Acrobat to create and convert document types to PDF files, edit, arrange, and extract pages, create and modify bookmarks, apply document security, initiate and manage a review, and apply digital signatures. Prerequisites: Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word
experience. Six hours. .6 CEUs.

Tuition: $155 (includes $120 in fees*)
Mon Jul 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-896 8444 #1250
Thu Sep 19 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-896 8153 #5155
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Adobe Lightroom Basics
This introductory course is designed for photographers who want to learn how to use Adobe Lightroom photo cataloging and image processing software. You will learn the proper organizational methods for storing images on a computer, how to add metadata to photographs for fast search and retrieval, how to use the powerful post-production image editing tools, and how to properly print directly from Lightroom. 12 hours. 1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $235 (includes $150 in fees*)
Sat Jul 27-Aug 03 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-485 8456 #1264
Sat Oct 05-Oct 12 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab A XA-485 8165 #5166
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After Effects
Learn to create impressive, dynamic designs for commercial video and motion picture production, for the web, or for use in presentations and eLearning material. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience and some video or Photoshop experience. 1.8 CEUs.
Tuition: $295 (includes $195 in fees*)
Wed,Thu,Fri Aug 14-Aug 16 9AM-4AM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-402 8447 #1253
Tue,Wed, Thu Oct 22-Oct 24 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab A XA-402 8156 #5158
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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)
Tue Sep 17-Oct 08 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab E XE-228 8117 #5119
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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 Aug 06-Aug 27 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab E XE-229 8413 #1219
Tue Oct 22-Nov 12 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab E XE-229 8118 #5120
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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 Jun 04-Jun 06 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-488 8310 #5915
Tue,Thu Aug 20-Aug 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-488 8405 #1211
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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*)
Mon, Wed Sep 23-Sep 25 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-919 8107 #5111
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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*)
Tue, Thu Aug 06-Aug 08 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-920 8403 #1209
Mon, Tue Oct 28-Oct 29 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-920 8108 #5112
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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. 12 hours.1.2 CEUs.
Tuition: $235 (includes $150 in fees*)
Mon,Wed Jul 29-Jul 31 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-487 8404 #1210
Sat Sep 21-Sep 28 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-487 8109 #5113
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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 Jul 29-Aug 19 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab A XA-489 8407 #1213
Thu Sep 19-Oct 10 9PM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-489 8111 #5114
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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 ed2go.com/howardccThis is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.
Tuition: $140 (includes $95 in fees*)
Aug 14-Sep 20   Online XO-511 4903 #1191
Sep 11-Oct 18   Online XO-511 4072 #5073
Oct 16-Nov 22   Online XO-511 4073 #5074
Nov 13-Dec 20   Online XO-511 4074 #5075
Dec 11-Jan 17   Online XO-511 4075 #5076
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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*)
Tue, Thu Aug 27-Aug 29 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-629 8408 #1214
Thu Oct 24-Nov 14 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-629 8113 #5115
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Premiere Pro
This course helps students understand and work with basic to advanced concepts and features of Adobe Premiere. You will run through a typical series of steps for creating, editing and fine-tuning a series of video pieces. Prerequisite: Basic computer experience and some video or Photoshop experience. 1.8 CEUs.
Tuition: $295 (includes $195 in fees*)
Mon Aug 12-Aug 26 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-403 8448 #1254
Sat Oct 19-Nov 02 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-403 8157 #5159
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