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illustrator

Illustrator for Beginners

Thursday November 27, 10:00am – 4:00pm
*lunch included
Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

 

Instructor: Paul Kelly

 

Workshop Description:
Adobe Illustrator is a remarkably powerful program used by artists and graphic designers to create scalable graphics for print and web. Illustrator is used to to build everything from simple icons, logos and business cards to complete illustrations and packaging industry artwork. Adobe Certified Expert Paul Kelly will teach you how to create basic shapes, select and edit objects, perform transformations, work with type, and draw with the Pencil and Pen tools. You’ll learn how Illustrator works with companion products Photoshop and InDesign, and how to set up a workflow for moving between the programs in Adobe Creative Suite.

 

No previous Illustrator experience or graphic design skills necessary. If you don’t have Illustrator, you can download the 30-day free trial from Adobe’s website right before the class.

 

Included in the Workshop:

  • high quality instruction by an Adobe Certified Expert
  • small class size
  • a take-home Illustrator reference guide and sample files
  • complimentary coffee and tea
  • delicious catered lunch
  • goodie bag full of fun Camp Tech swag
  • official recognition for your participation (that you can share on LinkedIn or your resume)

 

Eventbrite - Illustrator for Beginners - November 27, 2014

GoogleAnalytics

Google Analytics

Thursday November 27, 2014, 6:00-9:00pm
Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

 

Instructor: Adam Green

 

Workshop Description:
Want to know the secret to making your website better than your competition’s? It’s not the code, it’s not your online marketing, it’s not even your design. Successful businesses spend time analyzing their web traffic stats, sources, page performance and so much more using Google Analytics.

 

Go from “noob” to “advanced super amazing power user” (yes, this is a technical term) in this new 3-hour Google Analytics class. Adam Green will explain the whole process as you set up Google Analytics, learn how to set goals, create filters, track events and build advanced reports to make your life EASIER and make your website perform to its potential.

 

Included in the Workshop:

  • high quality instruction by a Google Analytics specialist
  • small class size
  • a take-home Google Analytics reference guide
  • complimentary coffee and tea
  • goodie bag full of fun Camp Tech swag
  • official recognition for your participation (that you can share on LinkedIn or your resume)

 
This class is sold out.
Eventbrite - Google Analytics - November 27, 2014

InDesign

Desktop Publishing With InDesign

Tuesday December 2, 2014, 1:00-4:00pm
Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

 

Instructor: Paul Kelly

 

Workshop Description:
Stop making your posters, postcards and brochures in Microsoft Publisher! Learn to use the software that pro designers use – Adobe InDesign. In this introductory level class, Adobe Certified Expert instructor Paul Kelly will teach you how to make a double-sided postcard using InDesign. You’ll discover how to bring in graphics, format text, and export a PDF file that’s ready to send to the printer. After this fun and interactive class, you’ll be able to produce your own professional-quality print material.

 

This class is for beginners – no previous experience necessary. You must bring your own laptop (Mac or PC are fine) and have Adobe InDesign installed on it. You can get a free trial version on Adobe’s website here.

 
Included in the Workshop:

  • high quality instruction by an Adobe Certified Expert
  • small class size
  • a take-home InDesign reference guide and sample files
  • complimentary coffee and tea
  • goodie bag full of fun Camp Tech swag
  • official recognition for your participation (that you can share on LinkedIn or your resume)

 

Eventbrite - Desktop Publishing with InDesign - December 2, 2014

wordpress

WordPress for Beginners

Wednesday December 10, 2014
10am – 4pm
Centre for Social Innovation
215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto

 

Instructor: Avery Swartz

 

Workshop Description:
Learn how to build a website using WordPress – the popular blog and website publishing software. Whether you’re trying to set up a simple website for your small business, a personal blog, or perhaps you use WordPress at work and would like to learn more, this workshop is for you. From pages to posts, widgets to plugins, you’ll learn all about how to customize and maintain WordPress on your own website.

 

We will cover:

  • the difference between WordPress.com and hosting WordPress on your site
  • selecting and installing a WordPress theme
  • building webpages and your site’s menu bar
  • adding a blog to your website
  • plugins and widgets – how to customize WordPress
  • best practices for backing up and protecting your website

 

Included in the Workshop:

  • high quality instruction by a professional WordPress expert
  • small class size
  • a testing website for you to keep, so you can build your own website during the class (and then we’ll help you launch it)
  • a take-home WordPress reference guide
  • a chance for you to network with other business owners and marketing professionals
  • delicious catered lunch
  • goodie bag full of fun Camp Tech swag
  • official recognition for your participation (that you can share on LinkedIn or your resume)

 

Bring your laptop, your enthusiasm, and appetite (delicious catered lunch is included!), and by the end of the day, you’ll know how to build a website from start to finish.

 
Eventbrite - WordPress for Beginners - December 10, 2014

photoshop

Photoshop for Beginners

Monday December 15, 2014, 1:00-4:00pm
Artscape Youngplace
180 Shaw Street, Toronto

 

Instructor: Paul Kelly

 

Workshop Description:
Do you wish your images looked more professional? Adobe Photoshop can be a bit intimidating for a beginner, but it doesn’t have to be. In this workshop, Adobe Certified Expert Paul Kelly will show how easy it can be to touch up your photos, integrate text, make a photo collage, add cool effects, and optimize your images for online use. You’ll learn tricks and techniques for creating background images from scratch that can be used on your Facebook and Twitter home pages.

 

No previous Photoshop experience or graphic design skills necessary. If you don’t have Photoshop, you can download the 30-day free trial from Adobe’s website right before the class.

 

Included in the Workshop:

  • high quality instruction by an Adobe Certified Expert
  • small class size
  • a take-home Photoshop reference guide and sample files
  • goodie bag full of fun Camp Tech swag
  • official recognition for your participation (that you can share on LinkedIn or your resume)

 
Eventbrite - Photoshop for Beginners - December 15, 2014