Compose, record, edit, and mix great-sounding tracks. Get comfortable with the setup and workflow, and then learn how to record audio, MIDI, and virtual instruments. Use samples and Apple Loops, and adjust their time and pitch to suit the song. Learn about editing techniques for both audio and MIDI data.
In this course, you’ll learn the basics of creating, editing, and formatting documents in Word 2013. Discover how to leverage templates to build better documents, collaborate with other team members, create numbered and bulleted lists, and work with tables.
This Project Management course will provide you with the knowledge and skills to successfully manage projects of any size, in any industry. Step by step, you will learn the essentials of project management, from establishing project goals and objectives, and building a project plan, to managing resources and monitoring the work. You will learn effective communication strategies and how to analyze risk—everything you need to know to deliver the results you expect, on time, and on budget.
This workshop will teach you how to plan and create superior presentations, with tips on effective design, information flow, and timing. In this course you will learn that, having prepared well, you can actually have fun delivering your presentations.
This course gives you the skills to turn raw data into striking visual stories. We’ll show you how to find the story in the data, and how to convert the data into graphics. You will explore different infographic formats and practice developing the content from start to finish. You’ll also explore typography, and choose typefaces that look great while helping you organize the presentation of your data.
This two-day course is perfect for those who want to study the techniques that designers use to create newsletters, brochures, posters, and logos. You will learn how to transform strategic ideas into great visuals, to choose an appropriate typeface and colour palette, and to put all the elements together in a balanced, effective layout. The course includes hands-on exercises.
The ability to write well has always been a necessary skill for professionals. But now with everyone facing compressed timelines and information overload it is more important than ever. In this workshop, students learn how to make all their professional communications more concise, polished and precise.
This comprehensive hands-on course teaches you how to use Microsoft Visio to create professional diagrams to visualise complex systems, sharpen communication and fine tune business processes. You will practice building both simple and complex diagrams, using templates, shapes and Smartshapes.
In this hands-on course, we’ll show you how to use Microsoft Project to schedule and manage projects both large and small. Set up projects, add and link tasks, assign resources, fix scheduling issues, deal with resource conflicts, and track project progress.
This course teaches the basics of creating, editing, and sharing presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint. You will learn how to build a slideshow from scratch, or leverage PowerPoint templates and themes for quick construction. We’ll show you how to add and edit text, images, graphs, video, and animation; format slides for consistency; and add speaker notes to ensure a smooth delivery.
In this class, you will learn to send and receive e-mail, to work with contacts, calendars, task lists, notes, and the journal. You will connect to your social media, cloud, and other mail accounts and we’ll give you tips on how to quickly and efficiently read, organize and send your mail.
This one-day course teaches you the basics of workbooks and worksheets. You will learn how to enter and format data, text, and formulas; how to use pre-defined functions for basic calculations; and how to avoid errors. You will also learn how to organize and manage lists and tables (including sorting, filtering, and analyzing).
With this intermediate Excel course you’ll really ramp up your productivity. Using robust formulas and surprisingly simple techniques, you will be slicing and dicing to discover the power of data analysis. You’ll create Pivot Tables, build fully functional financial dashboards, and complete relevant exercises. At this level, Excel is an eye-opener.
Are you an advanced Excel user? Do you need to consolidate data from several worksheets, work with external data, or perform What-IFs? Would you like to learn how to use macros or create rolling charts? This two-day course will teach you all that and a whole lot more with sought-after techniques and formulas. Where the entire class is using Excel 365 or later, you will be introduced to the exciting new Dynamic Array formulas.
Pivot Tables – one of the most powerful features of Excel – allow large amounts of data to be summarized and analyzed with just a few mouse clicks, and without any formulas. You'll be able to drag and drop fields directly into a Pivot Table to change your report layout to whatever you want, whenever you want. This one-day workshop culminates in building a sophisticated, yet uncomplicated dashboard that communicates financial information with power and ease you never thought possible.
Dynamic Arrays are the most significant enhancement to Excel in years. Traditional array formulas (one formula, multiple results) have always been possible but they’re complicated and cumbersome to use, and usually require careful replication. New functions you will learn include: XLOOKUP, UNIQUE, FILTER, and SORT. Now, with Dynamic Arrays, formulas are simpler and easier to manage, and they usually require no replication at all. Dynamic Arrays are available to users of Excel 365 or later.
This three-day workshop gives students a solid introduction to Motion, Apple’s motion graphics application. The course covers interface fundamentals, particles, blend modes, layer organization, fundamental multi-layer editing techniques and advanced text effects.
Picture a dazzling presentation. Then make it happen with Keynote. Easy‑to‑use visual tools and the intuitive interface put everything you need front and centre. This class is completely hands on. You’ll work along with the instructor and then create a presentation on your own..
iMovie may be simple, but it offers most of the same features you will find in professional video editing apps, like timeline-based editing, transitions, image stabilization, and even green screen effects. In this hands-on class you’ll learn how to create a polished, professional movie.
In this hands-on course you will practice essential editing functions and professional workflow techniques while becoming increasingly comfortable with the user interface. We start with basic video editing techniques and work all the way through FCPs powerful advanced features. This is the ideal course for those looking to get started in Final Cut Pro X.
In this workshop, you will learn everything you need to know about cutting with Premiere Pro, interacting dynamically with other Adobe applications, and outputting to multiple formats. We’ll practice core editing skills, workflows, and technologies professional editors use every day to produce media for broadcast television, DVD, and the web.
This one-day course was a client’s idea, and it’s a great one! It’s for people who need a quick introduction to the basics in Photoshop (making selections, retouching, adjustments, and working with layers). They’re actually easy to learn -- Photoshop makes it so simple. You will be amazed at what you can do with your new skills. Excellent practice exercises ensure you remember the lessons learned.
For many, learning how to use Photoshop effectively is an essential part of their job. This comprehensive course covers all the basics plus features like masking, colour correction, sharpening (the correct way), and compositing -- things a marketing pro needs day to day. The most amazing things are the new time-saving features (where you click once and save 20 minutes on some common tasks). We’ll give you lots of practice to be sure you remember the lessons learned.
The good, the bad, and the ugly — nearly every photograph can benefit from retouching. In this course, we'll teach you how to turn good photographs into showstoppers! You will learn to make seamless changes, realistically enhancing your images for breath-taking results. The course features both portrait retouching and compositing (adding, altering and removing elements from images).
Need to get up to speed on InDesign fast? If all you need to do is edit a bit of text or replace an image, this course is for you. InDesign Quickstart is a great way to get started with InDesign (and, seriously, this is software you could use for the rest of your life). InDesign is so easy to use, and does so much! Check it out!
This is our most popular InDesign class. It teaches you everything you need to create ads, brochures, newsletters, product sheets, and more -- right from scratch. You’ll be amazed at your new skills, and with all the practice in class you’ll feel completely comfortable working in InDesign back at the office. If you face any special projects please bring a sample to class with you. You can use it during practice sessions.
For those who can afford the time away from the office, this course takes students from beginner to advanced user in just three days. It covers all the essentials plus more advanced topics that increase productivity and save time. If you use InDesign a lot you probably need this course. This amazing app is surprising in so many ways for advanced users. The third day also provides additional practice time.
The movement towards interactive documents and effective presentations is exploding. It is not hard to see why; interactive documents engage readers by being way more user-friendly and content rich. Designers love InDesign because its interactive features allow them to create stunning presentations so easily. Interactive documents can take many forms: multi-layer annual reports, sensational slide presentations, animated style guides, interactive mood boards, and more. You’ll learn how to add movies, sound clips, interactive buttons, hyperlinks and bookmarks to InDesign documents.
eBooks now routinely outsell their hard cover cousins. What's more, eBooks are exciting! You can include movies and revolving 3D objects, for example. eBooks are also cheaper to produce and easier to update. This one-day class takes you through every step in the process of creating and refining your eBook.
This course is for existing InDesign users who want to increase their speed and proficiency by learning the most advanced features. The course material is customized to suit the people attending.
In this one-day course you will learn how to create accessible PDF files using Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat. The course is hands-on throughout, offering useful tips, current standards for compliance, and lots of practice.
Illustrator has a lot of unique drawing features. We’ll focus on the basic ones here -- the ones you will use often. After this workshop you can start using Illustrator, with complete confidence, to create logos, illustrations, floorplans, posters, and banners. Students are encouraged to tell us of special requests. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills.
This course teaches you techniques that help you work faster and smarter. You’ll also work with advanced features that make it easier to create schematics, infographics, graphs, 3D comps, floor plans, or architectural elevations. Prerequisite: Illustrator 101 or equivalent experience.
This course is completely hands-on. The instructor will guide you through the features and tools and provide design tips for creating effective eLearning projects. You will have enough practice in class to feel completely comfortable when you start working with Captivate back at the office
This course is designed for advanced users who wish to use Illustrator for prepress and/or packaging production. The course material is customized to suit the needs of each person taking the class.
This course is hands-on -- you will learn to create, edit, and combine PDF documents for distribution, collaboration, and data collection. It sounds daunting, but this app has a LOT of features that will make your day easier. In class, we’ll make sure you have enough practice to feel completely comfortable when you start working with Acrobat back at the office. Includes eForms.
This three-day course is for anyone who wants to create compelling motion graphics and awesome visual effects. Industry experts demonstrate professional workflows and provide hands on instruction with practical exercises designed to educate and inspire you.
This hands on course teaches you how to create fillable user-friendly e-forms, from basic survey forms to order forms that calculate tax and shipping. You’ll practice creating buttons to submit, reset, and print e-forms. The course includes practice exercises so you remember the lessons learned.
This class takes you through the process of creating accessible PDF files using Microsoft Word or Adobe InDesign plus Adobe Acrobat Professional. Multiple document types are covered - graphics, tables, text-based documents and forms. The course covers guidleines, useful tips, and current standards for compliance.