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Digital Communications & Imaging
Certificate Program Courses

These courses offer hands-on training so you can complete creative projects for professional, personal and academic communication.

With purchase of an HSU ID card ($5), registered students are entitled to educationally-priced software from the HSU Bookstore, and use of campus computer labs during open hours.

Earn a Certificate of Completion in Digital Communications & Imaging

Complete any three courses to earn a certificate of completion.

To apply for your certificate, download and complete the Application for Certificate of Completion: Digital Communications & Imaging (PDF form*). (Adobe Reader required for viewing, completing and saving PDF forms.)

Adobe Lightroom®

With Hal Work

Get a handle on organizing your photo library, edit your photos with professional flare, and learn to create photo books, web galleries, and slideshows with Adobe Lightroom.

Sat., Feb. 24 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
HSU Campus: Gist Hall 215
$125 • Class # 27025: REGISTER ONLINE

Hal Work is an award-winning digital artist and photographer. He is the manager and instructor of the Eureka Photoshop User Group. He worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years for the computer industry.

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Intro to Adobe Photoshop® & Image Editing

With Darcy Brown

This fast-paced course for beginners offers an introduction to basic digital image management and editing through hands-on exercises in a computer lab setting.

Next offering: FALL 2018

Darcy Brown graduated from HSU with a BA in art education and spent the last year teaching digital photography and graphic design at Inderkum High School in Sacramento.

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Introduction to Adobe Illustrator®

With Darcy Brown

For the artist and non-artist alike, Illustrator offers everyone the opportunity to create beautiful graphics. Learn the simple techniques and advanced vector illustration tricks to create eye-catching imagery.

Next offering: FALL 2018

Darcy Brown graduated from HSU with a BA in art education and spent the last year teaching digital photography and graphic design at Inderkum High School in Sacramento.

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Advanced Adobe Photoshop®

With Hal Work

Go beyond the basics as you learn techniques to maximize your professional potential, including advanced image and color adjustments, retouching and repair, channel features, and advanced compositing. Manipulate your images on layers using tonality and color control and gain an understanding of color management, ICC profiles and print consistency. Learn to process RAW files effectively to greatly enhance an image.

Sat., April 28 • 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
HSU Campus: Gist Hall 215
$125 • Class # 27178: REGISTER ONLINE

Hal Work is an award-winning digital artist and photographer. He is the manager and instructor of the Eureka Photoshop User Group. He worked in Silicon Valley for over 30 years for the computer industry.

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Advanced Adobe Illustrator®

With Darcy Brown

Expand your creative skills with advanced effects and techniques that will take your illustrations and logos from novice to professional. This is a great followup to the introductory course, and will provide participants with an opportunity to both follow step-by-step tutorials and work on their own pieces.

Next offering: FALL 2018

Darcy Brown graduated from HSU with a BA in art education and spent the last year teaching digital photography and graphic design at Inderkum High School in Sacramento.

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The Essentials of Digital Photography

With León Villagómez

Learn the basics of photography. Get tips to help you understand your camera's functions and how to compose creative and quality images. It doesn't matter if you have already started playing with photography or if it's the first time you have ever used a DSLR camera -– this workshop will give you a solid foundation for improving your photography.

Tues. & Thurs., March 20 & 22 • 3-6 p.m.
HSU Campus: Library 208
$150 • Class # 27200: REGISTER ONLINE

León Villagómez is a wedding and commercial photographer. His work is minimalistic and incorporates natural geometric shapes while capturing the emotions of his subjects (leonvillagomez.com).

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Intro to Adobe InDesign®

With Darcy Brown

Used worldwide by seasoned professionals and creatives alike, InDesign is an approachable and powerful tool for building print projects such as books, magazines, newsletters, posters, t-shirts, and more. This introductory class explores the basics of InDesign's page layout capabilities.

Next offering: FALL 2018 or SPRING 2019

Darcy Brown graduated from HSU with a BA in art education and spent the last year teaching digital photography and graphic design at Inderkum High School in Sacramento.

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