Graphics & DTP Classes - March 2017 through Dec 2017

 

G1- PowerPoint Level 1, 9am-12pm, $195

Learn the basics of creating professional looking presentations. Many useful tips and tricks, even if you are already using powerpoint. Work with the content and design wizards; create text graphics slides. Use the outliner, time your show and add in special effects. Present or print your output. Everything you need for great looking presentations is in this class.

Mar 05, Apr 02, May 07, Jun 04, Jul 02, Aug 06, Sep 03, Oct 01, Nov 05, Dec 03

G2- PowerPoint Level 2, 9am-12pm, $195

Covers many of the custom features of Powerpoint including color schemes, templates and setting animation effects. Create organization and data charts and explore advanced presentation delivery features. Great class for anyone using Powerpoint to create live, interactive or web based presentations.

Mar 12, Apr 09, May 14, Jun 11, Jul 09, Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 08, Nov 12, Dec 10

G3- Introduction to Visio Professional, 1pm-3pm, $130

The graphic design tool for flowcharts, organizational charts, network charts and architectural layouts.

Mar 12, Apr 09, May 14, Jun 11, Jul 09, Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 08, Nov 12, Dec 10

G4- Introduction to Microsoft Publisher, 3pm-5pm, $130

Create distinctive newsletters, flyers, brochures and web pages without any publishing experience. Use the built in page wizards to do the hard work for you. Learn how to use tools and frames. Have fun with this easy to use program and produce great results.

Mar 12, Apr 09, May 14, Jun 11, Jul 09, Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 08, Nov 12, Dec 10

G5- Introduction to Digital Cameras & Scanning, 1pm-4pm, $195

Learn how to scan photographs and illustrations and then apply digital techniques to enhance them in various ways. Learn how to use a digital camera and how to import images into a computer for use in graphics programs or on a web site

Mar 05, Apr 02, May 07, Jun 04, Jul 02, Aug 06, Sep 03, Oct 01, Nov 05, Dec 03

G6- Illustrator Level 1, 1pm-5pm, $260

Adobe Illustrator is the industry standard illustration program for print, multimedia, and web graphics. Project Based Training: This series of four classes plus one project class teaches you the basics as well as some advanced techniques for using Adobe Illustrator. When you have completed the series of classes, you will have a good working knowledge of this vector program. Class Series length: The four classes are each 4 hours for a total of 16 hours of hands on training, plus one 4 hour project course. Students have their own computer to work on. Level 1 is an introduction to the basic concepts and interface features of Illustrator. The work area, tools, palettes, navigating through documents, basic selections and shapes will be covered. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 02, Apr 06, May 04, Jun 01, Jul 06, Aug 03, Sep 07, Oct 05, Nov 02, Dec 07

G7- Illustrator Level 2, 1pm-5pm, $260

Level 2 covers the pen tool, Illustrator’s most powerful tool; which is used for drawing straight lines, Bezier curves, and complex shapes. We will also work with transform tools that modify objects and shapes. Different methods to move, scale, rotate, reflect, shear, and distort objects will be covered. We will explore the blend tool by blending shapes and colors of objects together into a new object or series of intermediate shapes. We will create, save, and modify gradient blends, used to fill objects. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 09, Apr 14, May 11, Jun 08, Jul 13, Aug 11, Sep 14, Oct 12, Nov 09, Dec 14

G8- Illustrator Level 3, 1pm-5pm, $260

Level 3 covers advanced layer concepts. We will work with creating, rearranging, and moving objects between layers using the Layers palette. Creating multiple layers in your document lets you easily control how artwork is printed, displayed, and edited. We will work creatively with type and explore ways it can be used and modified in Illustrator as a graphic element. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 16, Apr 21, May 18, Jun 15, Jul 20, Aug 18, Sep 21, Oct 19, Nov16, Dec 21

G9- Illustrator Level 4, 1pm-5pm, $260

Level 4 covers working with multiple layers in an Illustrator document which lets you control how artwork is edited, displayed, and printed. We will also learn how to apply appearance attributes and clipping masks to layers. We will use the Symbol palette to create repetitive shapes and to store artwork. You will also explore brushes and the effects they have by painting on paths. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 23, Apr 28, May 25, Jun 22, Jul 27, Aug 25, Sep 28, Oct 26, Nov 23, Dec 28

G10- Illustrator Level 5 (Project), 2pm-5pm, $195

Illustrator Level 5 is an individual project class where you will apply the skills learned in the first 4 levels and render an image using a template. You will use the pen and shape tools, transformations, blends, gradients, filters, and effects to recreate the image. This project will enable you to practice Illustrator skills learned, discuss and come up with the best way to conquer obstacles, and to create a unique piece that can become part of your portfolio.

Call or email For Schedule - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

G11- Photoshop Level 1, 1pm-5pm, $260

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard image-editing program for print, multimedia, and web graphics. Project based training: This series of four classes plus one project class teaches you the basics as well as some advanced techniques for using Adobe Photoshop. When you have completed the series of classes, you will have a good working knowledge of the program. Class Series length: The four classes are each 4 hours for a total of 16 hours of hands on training, plus one four hour project course. Students have their own computer to work on. Level 1 covers the work area, tools, palettes, navigating through documents, and how to accurately select parts of an image using various selection tools. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 03, Apr 07, May 05, Jun 02, Jul 07, Aug 04, Sep 01, Oct 06, Nov 03, Dec 01

G12- Photoshop Level 2, 1pm-5pm, $260

In Level 2 we will use layers as a way to isolate different parts of an image. We will also explore various layer and text effects that can be applied to an image. We will also cover the File Browser in greater depth. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 11, Apr 08, May 13, Jun 10, Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 09

G13- Photoshop Level 3, 1pm-5pm, $260

In Level 3 we will make refined selections using quick mask mode and save the selections as a channel mask. Understanding proper image resolution and size for output will be covered. We will make basic photo corrections to an image using various layer adjustments and techniques. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 18, Apr 15, May 20, Jun 17, Jul 22, Aug 19, Sep 23, Oct 21, Nov 18, Dec 16

G14- Photoshop Level 4, 1pm-5pm, $260

In Level 4 we will go in depth on how to use layers to organize work and create interesting effects. Advanced layer techniques such as clipping groups, layer sets, layer adjustments, type, and styles will be covered. We will retouch and repair images using the clone stamp, healing brush, patch tool, History palette and snapshots. We will also create special effects using filters and adjustment layers. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 25, Apr 22, May 27, Jun 24, Jul 29, Aug 26, Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 23

G15- Photoshop Level 5 (Project), 2pm-5pm, $195

Photoshop Level 5 will review and apply the skills learned from levels 1-4 to create a compilation piece, comprised of 3 images and text. As in a “real world” project, you will first sketch the basic layout of your piece, including text, before beginning the compilation. This project will enable you to practice Photoshop skills learned, discuss and come up with the best way to conquer obstacles, and to create a unique piece that can become part of your portfolio.

Call or email For Schedule - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

G16- PageMaker Level 1, 9am-12pm, $195

Setting Up a Publication: A New Publication, Margins, Column Guides, & DPI Placing Files: Placing Text & Graphics, Using Setting up Indents, Rotating Pictures and Text Boxes, Learning the Tool Window & Control Palette: Selection, Insertion, Rotation, Crop, Graphic Boxes, Text Boxes, Zeroing out the page and using rulers. Working With Text: Importing Text, Rotating Text, Linking Text, Left-Right-Center-Justify-Force Justify, Kerning, Point Size, Leading, Tabs, Hanging Indents Drop Caps. Working With Fonts: The Dos and don’ts Using Faux Fonts, True Type, and Post Script Fonts. Working with Graphics: Cropping, Rotating, Setting Up Text Wraps. Creating and Editing Color: CMYK and RGB, Spot and Process Color.

Mar 03, Apr 07, May 05, Jun 02, Jul 07, Aug 04, Sep 01, Oct 06, Nov 03, Dec 01

G17- PageMaker Level 2, 9am-12pm, $195

Advanced text editing: paragraph rules, paragraph spacing, setting up style sheets. Flowing text from page to page, aligning column baselines. Setting up 4 page spread newsletter: left and right pages, left and right master pages, sorting document, column guides, page numbering. Creating table of contents & index: Preparing a text box with a wrap, adding table of content paragraph attributes to style sheet, creating a index entry on a multiple page document, creating a index. Advanced graphic editing: Masking graphics, adjusting wraps, creating polygons. Page design discussion: What makes a page dynamic when you only have text To work with, adding drop caps, adjusting different column widths on Same page.

Mar 10, Apr 14, May 12, Jun 09, Jul 14, Aug 11, Sep 08, Oct 13, Nov 10, Dec 08

G18- PageMaker Level 3, 9am-12pm, $195

Communication Skills: Basic ideas around business and communications, page layout programs are designed to bring multiple elements together to communicate an Idea. Setting up A business environment: Pagemaker 3 emphasizes basic communication between a boss, client, & employee. The dos and don’ts of getting an Idea from concept to publication, and how you interact with the Idea and the other people involved. Setting up Layers: We learn to set up layers to help organize thoughts. Output and Color: We discuss how knowing what the output of a publication is before design comes into play, greatly effects the efficiency of finishing a piece on deadline. We discuss designing with color and how process, black & white, and spot all come into play when designing a piece for publication.

Mar 17, Apr 21, May 19, Jun 16, Jul 21, Aug 18, Sep 15, Oct 20, Nov 17, Dec 15

G19- QuarkXPress Level 1, 1pm-5pm, $260

QuarkXpress is the industry standard publishing program. Project based training: This series of four classes teaches you the basics as well as some advanced techniques for using QuarkXpress. When you have completed the series of classes, you will have a good working knowledge of the program. Class Series length: The four classes are each 4 hours for a total of 16 hours of hands on training. Students have their own computer to work on. Level 1 will cover the work area, tools, and palettes. We will set up a document using margins, guides, columns, and automatic text boxes and learn how to import text and pictures and how to format and apply character attributes to text. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 05, Apr 02, May 07, Jun 04, Jul 02, Aug 06, Sep 03, Oct 01, Nov 05, Dec 03

G20- QuarkXPress Level 2, 1pm-5pm, $260

In Level 2 we will create and format master pages, which allows pages in a publication to contain common elements. We will insert pages based on master pages, flow in text, and add page-specific graphics. We will also cover automatic page numbering and how to add, delete, or rearrange pages so that the entire document is updated. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 12, Apr 09, May 14, Jun 11, Jul 09, Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 08, Nov 12, Dec 10

G21- QuarkXPress Level 3, 1pm-5pm, $260

Level 3 covers using the color palette to create, apply, and edit colors in a document. The different color models will be covered. We will link text boxes, create and apply style sheets to format imported text documents, and use the spell check and Find/Change palettes. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17

G22- QuarkXPress Level 4, 1pm-5pm, $260

In Level 4 we will fine tune and apply copy fitting skills such as leading, H & J’s, tracking, and kerning to text. We will also cover preparing a Quark document for high-resolution digital output for a service bureau. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

May 27, Jun 24, Jul 29, Aug 26, Sep 30, Oct 28, Nov 25, Dec 30

G23- Adobe Acrobat PDF Level 1, 2pm-5pm, $195

Adobe Acrobat is used to create any document into Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), preserving the exact look and content of the original document. Class Series length: The three classes are each 3 hours for a total of 9 hours of hands on training. Students have their own computer to work on. Level 1 covers the work area, tools, and task buttons. You will convert Microsoft Office files to PDF, create bookmarks, add password protection, and add custom headers and footers to PDF files. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 03, Apr 07, May 05, Jun 02, Jul 07, Aug 04, Sep 01, Oct 06, Nov 03, Dec 01

G24- Adobe Acrobat PDF Level 2, 2pm-5pm, $195

In this level you will modify PDF files, add links, bookmarks, edit text, and reorder pages. You will also explore different ways to customize PDF output quality by compression, sampling, and image quality settings. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 11, Apr 08, May 13, Jun 10, Jul 15, Aug 12, Sep 16, Oct 14, Nov 11, Dec 09

G25- InDesign Level 1, 1pm-5pm, $260

Adobe InDesign is a powerful design and publishing program. Project based training: This series of four classes plus one Adobe integration class teaches you the basics as well as some advanced techniques for using Adobe InDesign. When you have completed the series of classes, you will have a good working knowledge of the program. Class Series length: The four classes are each 4 hours for a total of 16 hours of hands on training, plus one 4 hour Adobe integration course. Students have their own computer to work on. Level 1 will cover the basic concepts and interface features of the InDesign work area, tools, palettes, and navigating through documents. We will set up a new document, then create, edit, and apply master pages. Finally we will cover how to add text and graphics to document pages and add sections to change page numbering. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 05, Apr 02, May 07, Jun 04, Jul 02, Aug 06, Sep 03, Oct 01, Nov 05, Dec 03

G26- InDesign Level 2, 1pm-5pm, $260

Level 2 covers frames, which contain either text or graphics. We will learn how to modify frames and their contents with selection tools, crop and scale a graphic, and wrap text around an object. We will also cover how to import text, thread it through frames, and edit text within the frames. Once the text is imported, we will create and apply styles, find and replace text, formatting, and fonts, and spell-check the document. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 12, Apr 09, May 14, Jun 11, Jul 09, Aug 13, Sep 10, Oct 08, Nov 12, Dec 10

G27- InDesign Level 3, 1pm-5pm, $260

In Level 3 we will prepare and use a baseline grid and change type spacing and appearance to precisely control the type and formatting of a document. We will insert special characters in text and create a table using tab leaders and hanging indents. We will explore the Swatches palette by adding new spot colors and tints, creating and modifying gradient swatches, and then apply them to text and objects. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 19, Apr 16, May 21, Jun 18, Jul 16, Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 19, Dec 17

G28- InDesign Level 4, 1pm-5pm, $260

Level 4 covers how to create an interactive PDF document with hyperlinks and movie using an existing printed document. We will create bookmarks and buttons with actions that will export as a PDF. We will also review InDesign’s Preflight control to confirm all graphics and fonts used in the file are available for printing and also check the colors used in the document. The Package command will be used to gather all linked items needed for printing. Can be customized, call or email for details - 415-507-0384, info@bactrain.com

Mar 26, Apr 23, May 28, Jun 25, Jul 23, Aug 27, Sep 24, Oct 22, Nov 26, Dec 24


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