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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 Apr 03 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-896 8356 #5957
Mon Jul 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-896 8444 #1250
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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*)
Wed Apr 24 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-305 8357 #5958
Wed Aug 14 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-305 8445 #1251
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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*)
Mon,Tue,Wed May 20-May 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-402 8360 #5961
Wed,Thu,Fri Aug 14-Aug 16 9AM-4AM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-402 8447 #1253
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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
Mon,Tue,Wed Jun 24-Jun 26 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-401 8359 #5960
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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 Apr 23-May 14 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XE-228 8317 #5922
Tue Jul 09-Jul 30 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab E XE-228 8412 #1218
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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 May 28-Jun 18 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XE-229 8318 #5923
Tue Aug 06-Aug 27 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab E XE-229 8413 #1219
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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 May 06-May 08 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-919 8307 #5912
Mon, Wed Jul 15-Jul 17 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-919 8402 #1208
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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*)
Mon,Wed Jun 24-Jun 26 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-920 8308 #5913
Tue, Thu Aug 06-Aug 08 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-920 8403 #1209
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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 May 07-May 09 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-487 8309 #5914
Mon,Wed Jul 29-Jul 31 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-487 8404 #1210
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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 Apr 30-May 02 9PM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8311 #5916
Mon, Wed Jun 03-Jun 12 6:30AM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8312 #5917
Wed,Fri Jul 10-Jul 12 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-489 8406 #1212
Mon Jul 29-Aug 19 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab A XA-489 8407 #1213
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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*)
Apr 17-May 24   Online XO-511 4774 #5897
May 15-Jun 21   Online XO-511 4775 #5898
Jun 12-Jul 19   Online XO-511 4776 #5899
Jul 17-Aug 23   Online XO-511 4902 #1190
Aug 14-Sep 20   Online XO-511 4903 #1191
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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
Tue, Thu Aug 27-Aug 29 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-629 8408 #1214
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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 Jun 08-Jun 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-403 8361 #5962
Mon Aug 12-Aug 26 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-403 8448 #1254
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