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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. 

Prerequisite: Microsoft Windows and Microsoft Word experience. 

.6 CEUs.

Tuition: $155 (includes $120 in fees*)
Wed Feb 13 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-896 8236 #5795
Wed Apr 03 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-896 8356 #5957
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Adobe Acrobat Level 2
This course prepares users to convert documents to PDF files, enhance and customize PDF documents for interactive use online, and prepare them for printing.
 
Prerequisite: Adobe Acrobat
 
.6 CEUs.
Tuition: $155 (includes $120 in fees*)
Mon Mar 18 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-305 8237 #5796
Wed Apr 24 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-305 8357 #5958
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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 Feb 20-Feb 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-402 8260 #5820
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Cinema 4-D
Cinema 4-D (C4D) is a vital tool for motion graphics artists, visual effects (VFX) artists, and animators alike. In this course, we cover key C4D concepts including: object hierarchies and relationships, the essential skills for modeling, how to give your 3-D models realistic-looking surfaces, keyframe animation, and camera movement. Prerequisite: basic computer experience and some video or Photoshop experience. 1.8 CEUs.
Tuition: $295 (includes $195 in fees*)
Tue,Wed,Thu Mar 19-Mar 21 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-401 8259 #5819
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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 Jan 29-Feb 19 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XE-228 8252 #5812
Tue Apr 23-May 14 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XE-228 8317 #5922
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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 05-Mar 26 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XE-229 8253 #5813
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Illustrator Level 2

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 Mar 04-Mar 06 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-488 8245 #5805
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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*)
Tue, Thu Feb 05-Feb 07 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-919 8242 #5801
Mon, Wed May 06-May 08 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-919 8307 #5912
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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 Feb 26-Feb 28 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-920 8243 #5802
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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*)
Tue, Thu Feb 12-Feb 14 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-487 8244 #5804
Tue, Thu May 07-May 09 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-487 8309 #5914
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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*)
Tue, Thu Jan 29-Jan 31 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8246 #5806
Mon, Wed Feb 18-Feb 27 6:30AM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8247 #5807
Tue, Thu Apr 30-May 02 9PM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8311 #5916
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Introduction to Adobe® Lightroom *NEW*
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. Instructor Walter Calahan is a professional photographer and an instructor at Howard Community College and Stevenson University.
Tuition: $129** (includes $40 in fees*)
Sat Jan 12-Feb 02 9:30AM-12:30PM Gateway Campus XE-349 6355 #4925
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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: $130 (includes $90 in fees*)
Nov 14-Dec 21   Online XO-511 4490 #3933
Jan 16-Feb 22   Online XO-511 4655 #5741
Feb 13-Mar 22   Online XO-511 4656 #5742
Mar 13-Apr 19   Online XO-511 4657 #5743
Apr 17-May 24   Online XO-511 4774 #5897
May 15-Jun 21   Online XO-511 4775 #5898
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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 Mar 26-Mar 28 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-629 8248 #5808
Tue, Thu May 14-May 16 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-629 8313 #5918
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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*)
Sat Mar 16-Mar 30 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-403 8261 #5821
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