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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*)
Mon Oct 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-896 8141 #3415
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After Effects *NEW*
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 Nov 07-Nov 09 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-402 8166 #3439
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Cinema 4-D *NEW*
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*)
Mon, Wed Sep 24-Oct 10 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-401 8165 #3438
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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 Jul 24-Aug 14 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab B XE-228 8415 #0092
Tue Sep 18-Oct 09 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XE-228 8158 #3431
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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 Oct 23-Nov 13 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XE-229 8159 #3432
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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 Jul 30-Aug 01 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-488 8414 #0091
Wed, Fri Oct 10-Oct 12 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-487 8150 #3423
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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 Jul 24-Jul 26 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-919 8411 #0088
Mon, Wed Oct 15-Oct 17 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-919 8148 #3421
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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*)
Wed, Fri Oct 10-Oct 12 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-487 8150 #3423
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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 Aug 07-Aug 09 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8416 #0094
Mon, Wed Sep 24-Sep 26 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8152 #3425
Mon, Wed Oct 15-Oct 24 6:30PM-9:30PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-489 8153 #3426
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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*)
Aug 15-Sep 21   Online XO-511 4333 #0062
Sep 12-Oct 19   Online XO-511 4488 #3567
Oct 17-Nov 23   Online XO-511 4489 #3568
Nov 14-Dec 21   Online XO-511 4490 #3933
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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 Aug 20-Aug 22 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-629 8417 #0095
Thu, Fri Nov 01-Nov 02 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-629 8154 #3427
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Premiere Pro *NEW*
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 Oct 13-Oct 27 9AM-4PM Gateway Campus Lab D XA-403 8167 #3440
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