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Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada


Adobe Photoshop is the premiere image manipulation tool for print design, Web design, and photography. In this course, students learn the basics of the Photoshop interface and get working on hands-on projects based on real-world design scenarios. Students learn to choose and use the best tools for common Photoshop jobs including silhouetting, exposure correction, retouching, layering, setting typography, and creating image composites. In this course, students learn how to make high-quality selections and edits, and develop an efficient imaging workflow.


Web Graphics using Fireworks provides students with the essentials for making superior Web graphics using Adobe Fireworks. Students explore technical fundamentals, including the Fireworks toolset and features. Tips and techniques for the wide range of graphics encountered in a typical Web design project: photographs, illustrations, animations, rollover buttons, interactive menus, and advertisements, and more, are also discussed.

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Illustrator is a powerful and versatile tool for creating illustrations, logos, and graphics for print and the Web. In this course, students will learn important menus, tools, and panels, then explore selection tools, drawing tools, layers, the Pen tool (a lesson unto itself) as well as transformations/distortions, Type tools, and modifying paths and shapes. Hands-on class projects include a robot, a CD cover, photo tracing, a postcard, a bus ad, and a visual identity design.


Lesson 1:
Introduction to Dreamweaver, How to define a site, The Dreamweaver interface, Document views, Adding content, Tips for file management, Tips on file naming, Tips on path structure
Lesson 2:
Cascading Style Sheets (CSS), The CSS Styles panel, CSS storage and hierarchy, CSS selectors, Style settings: Overview, Style settings: Design attributes, List-based navigation, Horizontal lists
Lesson 3:
CSS starter pages, How CSS positioning works, Designing with CSS positioning
Lesson 4:
Data tables, Tables defined, Creating tables, HTML table pro... [Read More]


Lesson 1:
Intro to PHP: Differences between static and dynamic sites and the benefits of using PHP and MySQL, Writing a basic PHP script, Configure your Web site and development site for PHP
Lesson 2:
Building and Using MySQL Databases: Accessing a MySQL database using a cPanel and phpMyAdmin, Exploring the basics of database design, Building and backing up a database
Lesson 3:
Collecting Information in a Form: Separating logic and display codes in PHP scripts, Naming, creating, assigning PHP variables, Organizing scripts, Interpreting and acting upon commo... [Read More]

Adobe Flash

Students will develop a deep understanding for basic drawing and animating tools in Flash, mastering such critical elements as layers, symbols, and tweens. In addition, students will build interactivity into their own designs, using advanced animation techniques: 3D rotation, navigation buttons, video, and basic ActionScript.

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