Computer Graphics

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Basic (Approved Hours: 12, Act 48)

You will use Adobe Illustrator CS5 to create illustrations that include graphics and text. You will explore and customize the Illustrator interface; create a simple illustration; apply basic color; draw paths; work efficiently with text; manipulate layers; import swatches; customize colors with gradient fills and transparency; adjust typography; discover features new to Illustrator CS5, such as the new multiple artboards, transparency in gradients; and much more. The course is intended for designers, publishers, pre-press professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities and who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.
Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, and launching programs. Students should also have basic Windows or MAC application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on. Familiarity with basic design terminology, such as palettes, color modes, shapes, text, and paths is highly recommended. Tuition $400, Course # WCOAP 6011, Text: Axzo Press, Illustrator CS6: Basic, ACE Edition + CertBlaster, Student Manual, ISBN # 978-1-4260-3559-3.

Adobe Illustrator CS6 Advanced (Approved Hours: 12, Act 48)

You will create complex illustrations, manage color across a range of devices, work with graphs and variables, control how illustrations appear on print and the web, and preview them on mobile devices. You will build on skills covered in Level 1 - manipulate paths; enhance fills and strokes; transform shapes; apply effects and graphic styles; convert raster images to vector art; print illustrations; divide large graphics into slices; optimize artwork for the Web; export artwork in Flash format; insert graphs; discover features new to Illustrator CS5, such as the blob brush tool, simplified clipping masks; and much more. This course is intended for designers, publishers, prepress professionals, marketing communications professionals, or people switching to a design job or taking on design responsibilities, who need to use Illustrator to create illustrations, logos, advertisements, or other graphic documents.
Prerequisites: Before taking this course, you should complete the Adobe® Illustrator® CS6: Level 1 course, or have equivalent knowledge. Tuition $400, Course # WCOAP 6012, Text:Axzo Press, Illustrator CS6: Advanced, ACE Edition + CertBlaster, Student Manual, ISBN # 978-1-4260-3562-3.

Digital Camera Workshop (Approved Hours: 12, Act48)

Achieve great picture results! Learn how to use the functions of your digital camera correctly. Class covers f-stops, shutter speeds, ISO, depth of field, composition, white balance, lenses and flash. Your level of comprehension will dramatically increase after using what you've learned about your own camera. All types of cameras are welcome! This class is targeted for those students who want to understand how their digital camera works. In today's technology Digital Cameras have more features than you will ever use. This class will teach you which features you will need, and want to use. Bring camera and instruction manual to class (Mandatory). Tuition $395, Course # RCOAP 6010,

Adobe Lightroom (Approved Hours: 9, Act48)

This course provides you an overview of the features and concepts of Adobe Lightroom 1.0. You will learn Lightroom workflows, how to import photos, and how to utilize different views. You will learn how to flag, rank, and cull photos by using the Survey view; how to use the Collections panel and create a Quick Collection; and how to synchronize settings among a group of photos. Students will learn how to apply presets, adjust white balance, and the Histogram, Tone Curve, and Split Toning panels. You will also learn to use Lightroom to create slideshows, prepare photos for printing, and create Web galleries. Tuition $225, Course # WCOAP 6028, Text: Axzo Press, Lightroom 1.0 + CertBlaster, Student Manual with Data, ISBN #978-1-4260-9983-0.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Basic (Approved Hours: 12, Act 48)

This course will introduce you to screen and print resolutions, calibration, palettes and file formats. Additional topics and skills will include photo restoration and basic image editing techniques. You will understand and use the various elements in the Photoshop CS6 interface so as to efficiently work with the software. You will use the different tools in Photoshop for selecting parts of images and identify the need for having layers in a Photoshop document. You will also organize the different components of the design as layers. With the layered Photoshop document thus created, you will apply layer effects and other special effects in order to enhance the appearance of the design. Once the design is finalized, you will save images in both print and web formats. Adobe® Photoshop® CS6: Level 1 is intended for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, computer-savvy professionals who want to create and enhance graphics for marketing materials, newsletters, blogs, and websites; photographers who want to work with and prepare photos for print or web; students with an interest in graphic design or those with novice design skills; and professionals who want to learn and use Photoshop CS6 as a complement to other CS6 programs, such as Illustrator. The course covers the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS6 objectives, and is intended to help you prepare to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam. Please refer to the CD-ROM that comes with this course for a document that maps the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS6 objectives to the content in the Adobe Photoshop CS6 series.
Prerequisites:Before taking this course, you should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with Windows or MAC. You should also have basic application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text and saving files.  Tuition $400, Course # WCOAP 6020, Text: Axzo Press, Photoshop CS6: Basic, ACA Edition + CertBlaster, Student Manual, ISBN #978-1-4260-3550-0.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Advanced (Approved Hours: 12, Act 48)

You will be introduced to the next generation of image editing. You will enhance your ability to create accurate masks and image effects, retouch images, work with video files, automate repetitive tasks, and integrate with other Adobe applications. Whether you are a seasoned pro or a new user to Photoshop, this class will give you the knowledge, experience, and credentials to compete in the fast paced world of graphic arts. Topics will include general knowledge, using the work area, importing and adjusting images, working with selections, creating and using layers, using masks and channels, managing and correcting color, drawing, editing, painting, and retouching. The course is intended for intermediate and advanced users of Photoshop. The course will cover the Adobe Visual Communication, using Photoshop CS6 and Adobe Photoshop CS6 ACE exam objectives, and is intended to help prepare you to take the Adobe Certified Associate and Adobe Certified Expert exams. Please refer to the CD-ROM that came with this course for the document that maps the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS6 objectives and the Adobe Photoshop CS6 ACE exam objectives to the content in the Adobe Photoshop CS6 series.
Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students should have taken the Adobe® Photoshop® CS6: Basic course or have equivalent knowledge. Tuition $400, Course # WCOAP 6021, Text: Axzo Press, Photoshop CS6: Advanced, ACA Edition + CertBlaster, Student Manual
, Student Manual, ISBN # 978-1-4260-3553-1.

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Production (Approved Hours: 9, Act 48)

Photoshop CS6 Production is part of a three-course series, which is designed to help you prepare for the Adobe Certified Associate exam for Photoshop CS6. This course focuses on the specific information needed to create professional-looking images for high-end business printers and commercial print shops. In this course, you will learn project management basics and how to create layer comps. They will also learn how to optimize color management for print. They will explore various techniques for adjusting the quality of an image and making color adjustments. You will learn how to use CYMK separations for prepress, customize ink options, and adjust CYMK curves. You will also explore various options for using grayscale, spot-color, and duotones. Finally, you will learn how to optimize images for the Web, balancing quality and file size, and how to prepare images for use in video productions. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software.
Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students should have taken the Adobe® Photoshop® CS6 Basic & Advanced courses or have equivalent knowledge. Tuition $225, Course # WCOAP 6027, Text: Axzo Press, Photoshop CS6: Production, ACA Edition + CertBlaster, Student Manual, ISBN # 978-1-4260-3556-2.

Adobe® InDesign® CS6 Basic (Approved Hours: 12, Act 48)

You will utilize Adobe® InDesign® CS6 to create and deliver eye-catching printed documents. This course will give you a foundation in desktop publishing utilizing InDesign CS6. A special focus is given to identifying the various elements of the Adobe InDesign interface; design documents; enhancing documents with formats, color, and styles; working with page elements; preparing documents for print and electronic publishing.
Prerequisites: Before taking this course, you should be familiar with the functions of your computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, retrieving and saving files. Familiarity with other Adobe software applications is helpful, but not required. Tuition $400, Course # WCOAP 6522, Text: Axzo Press, InDesign CS6: Basic, ACE Edition + CertBlaster, Student Manual, ISBN # 978-1-4260-3719-1.

Adobe® InDesign® CS6 Intermediate (Approved Hours: 12, Act 48)

InDesign CS6: Intermediate, ACE Edition, is part of a three-course series that will help you prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for InDesign CS6. This course is designed for students who want to become more proficient with text editing, document setup, and using color. You will learn how to import and edit text, add special characters, setup alternate layouts and templates, use object libraries and snippets, create tints, gradient swatches, and vector paths, and create tables.
Prerequisites: 
Before taking this course you should take the Adobe® InDesign® CS6: Basic, or have equivalent knowledge.Tuition $400, Course # WCOAP 6527, Text:InDesign CS6: Intermediate, ACE Edition, Revised, Student Manual
ISBN # 978-1-4260-3722-1.

Adobe® InDesign® CS6 Advanced (Approved Hours: 12, Act 48)

InDesign CS6: Advanced, ACE Edition, is part of a three-course series that will help you prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam for InDesign CS6. This course is designed for students who want to prepare documents for commercial printing or electronic distribution. You will learn how to manage long documents, use advanced color and print settings, add interactive elements to documents, prepare documents for electronic distribution, and work with XML.
Prerequisites: Before taking this course you should take the Adobe® InDesign® CS6 Basic & Intermediate courses, or have equivalent knowledge.Tuition $400, Course # WCOAP 6528, Text:InDesign CS6: Advanced, ACE Edition, Revised, Student Manual
ISBN # 978-1-4260-3725-2.