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Digital Communications & Imaging
Introductory & Certificate Courses

Communicate creatively...

INTRODUCTION TO VECTOR IMAGE ILLUSTRATION

DIGITAL MARKETING MASTERY

INTRO TO ADOBE INDESIGN   |   INTRO TO EDITING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

ADVANCED ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education offers instructor-led, hands-on training to help you develop the skills necessary to complete creative projects for professional, personal and academic communication.

Each course is a stand-alone series and offered as an introduction to the subject. Knowledge of computer basics required.

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. Faculty will provide information on similar freeware available for personal and professional use.

CERTIFICATE OF COMPLETION

Earn a Certificate of Completion from the HSU College of eLearning & Extended Education upon completion of any of the three courses. Certificate courses will be offered in the Fall and Spring semesters.

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

See the application form for details on how it should be submitted.




OFFERED FALL 2015:

Introduction to Vector Image Illustration

With Annie Reid

For the artist and non-artist alike, Illustrator offers everyone the opportunity to create beautiful graphics. No prior drawing skills are necessary! You will learn the simple techniques and advanced vector illustration tricks to create eye-catching imagery. Learn to utilize the crisp line capacities of vector illustration, focusing mainly on logos, ads, and quick-to-load web images. The instructor will guide you through online Color Resources to select a theme for your logo, branding and marketing identity. Learn to create images from a photo, illustration or clip-art icons.

Through in-class demonstration and hands-on practice, you will learn to draw and edit digital vector images with pen tools; convert text to art for personalized identity branding; auto-trace photographic images into outlined graphics; apply special effects and paint with color, textures and gradients. You will also learn the diversity and ease of working on layers to simplify image management.

date .......... Tues./Thurs., Sept. 29-Oct. 8

time .......... 6:30-8:30 p.m.

fee .......... $145

place .......... HSU Campus: Gist Hall 215 (Mac Lab)

class # .......... 47436: REGISTER ONLINE

Annie Reid is a designer, illustrator, printmaker and painter. Her artwork has been reproduced nationally and internationally. Through teaching, Reid has shared her enthusiasm for digital media with others for over 20 years (anniereid.com).

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OFFERED FALL 2015:

Digital Marketing Mastery

With Christine Ciarcia and Rachel S. Lee

This three-session professional development seminar is a comprehensive course in understanding and applying the techniques and theories of digital marketing. Whether you want to increase your value as an employee or take control of promoting your own business, this course is sure to empower you with the skills necessary to excel in your career.

Topics include personal versus business branding, social media digital marketing platforms, basic web design and SEO practices, fundamental analytics, and advertising. The cutting-edge approaches and techniques taught in this course will prepare you for business success online and offline with the end goal of increasing your profits and expanding your networks.

date .......... Tues., Oct. 20-Nov. 3

time .......... 6-8 p.m.

fee .......... $120

place .......... HSU Campus: Gist Hall 124

class # .......... 47446: REGISTER ONLINE

Christine Ciarcia and Rachel S. Lee are digital marketing professionals who specialize in branding and social media. They work individually as marketing consultants in various industries and combine their expertise in live seminar offerings.

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Intro to Adobe InDesign®

InDesign simplifies publishing features and allows you to successfully publish your books, newsletters, online promotions, as well as print projects from simple one- to multiple-page designs. Learn this streamlined and effective page layout program that offers the advantage of placing linked media, then integrating and editing the links with Photoshop, Illustrator and Acrobat.

This class is a hands-on exploration into the InDesign page layout, type and linked image features. You will learn the use of tools, menus and panels to create single and complex multi-page documents. Basic typographic terminology will be defined and applied, including special text effects.

Through a series of in-class exercises, you will achieve an understanding of layer attributes, master pages, guides and margins, auto-page numbering, color definition, and linked graphic and multi-media formats.

This course will be offered in the lab utilizing Adobe InDesign CS6 software. Though purchase of the software is not necessary, academic software discounts are available.

NEXT COURSE OFFERING: TO BE ANNOUNCED

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Introduction to Editing Digital Photography

An introduction to editing for digital camera enthusiasts, professional photographers and other digital media artists. This course will be offered in the lab utilizing Photoshop and Bridge CS6 software. Though purchase of the software is not necessary, academic software discounts are available. The instructor will provide information on similar low-cost software and freeware available for personal and professional use.

This fast-paced course, aimed at all users from beginners to professionals, offers an introduction to basic digital image management and editing, as well as hands-on experience learning image-editing tools, strategies and techniques. You will learn the ease of working on layers, allowing a non-destructive and easily restored workflow. With on-screen demonstration throughout, you will complete a series of supplied exercises utilizing layer masks and adjustments, painting, repairing, filters and effects.

Techniques learned in Photoshop are easily transferred to Photoshop Elements.

NEXT COURSE OFFERING: TO BE ANNOUNCED

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Advanced Adobe Photoshop

This one-day course is an excellent "beyond-the-basics" opportunity to learn the tricks and techniques that maximize the professional potential of Photoshop CS6.

The instructor will demonstrate complex features and timesaving actions, empowering participants to work in an advanced Photoshop environment. This course will build on basic skills gained in the Introduction to Digital Imaging course.

Explore advanced image and color adjustments, retouch and repair techniques, channel features and advanced compositing. Manipulate your images on layers using complete color control. Gain an understanding of color management, ICC profiles and quality print consistency. Learn to create a slideshow and manage image files, metadata, including copyright information, from within the Adobe Bridge application.

No materials are required. Instruction will be demonstrated on a large overhead screen with the hands-on capability to follow each step using supplied files. You will have the opportunity to discuss each stage of the process by asking questions and receiving immediate feedback.

Prerequisite: Intro to Editing Digital Photography or a basic knowledge of the Photoshop application. This course will be offered in the lab utilizing Photoshop and Bridge CS6 software. Though purchase of the software is not necessary, academic software discounts are available. The instructor will provide information on similar low-cost and freeware software available for personal and professional use.

NEXT COURSE OFFERING: TO BE ANNOUNCED

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