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Photo Editing, Graphic Design & Adobe Applications

Acrobat Forms
Learn to create and edit PDFs as well as taking advantage of one of the most powerful features available in Adobe Acrobat forms.
Tuition: $99** (fee based, no waivers)
Thu Apr 02 9AM-12PM Gateway Campus Lab C XE-707 8364 #8014
Thu Aug 20 1PM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XE-707 8437 #1871
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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*)
Thu Mar 19 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab C XA-896 8246 #6967
Fri May 01 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-896 8346 #7200
Tue Jul 21 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab A XA-896 8438 #1872
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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, Wed, Fri May 11-May 15 9AM-4AM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-402 8353 #7208
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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 21-May 12 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab E XE-228 8314 #7180
Tue Jul 14-Aug 04 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab A XE-228 8410 #1835
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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 Jun 02-Jun 23 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab A XE-229 8315 #1682
Tue Aug 18-Sep 08 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab A XE-229 8411 #1837
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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 Apr 28-Apr 30 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-919 8306 #7172
Wed, Fri Aug 05-Aug 07 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-919 8404 #1828
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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 Mar 17-Mar 19 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-920 8207 #6906
Tue, Thu May 12-May 14 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-920 8307 #7173
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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*)
Tue, Thu May 19-May 21 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-487 8308 #7174
Wed, Fri Jul 22-Jul 24 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-487 8406 #1830
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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 May 18-May 20 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-489 8311 #7177
Tue, Thu Jul 14-Jul 16 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-489 8407 #1831
Thu Jul 30-Aug 20 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-489 8408 #1833
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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/howardcc. This is where you will access the course. For more information, please call 443-518-4680.
Tuition: $140 (includes $95 in fees*)
Mar 18-Apr 24   Online XO-511 4292 #7146
Apr 15-May 22   Online XO-511 4293 #7148
May 13-Jun 19   Online XO-511 4294 #7149
Jun 17-Jul 24   Online XO-511 4425 #1809
Jul 15-Aug 21   Online XO-511 4426 #1810
Aug 12-Sep 18   Online XO-511 4427 #1811
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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, Tue Mar 30-Mar 31 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-629 8212 #6914
Tue, Thu Jun 09-Jun 11 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-629 8312 #7560
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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, Wed, Fri Jun 01-Jun 05 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab E XA-403 8354 #7209
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