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Adobe InDesign Class
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Adobe InDesign Class


with Anne Mulligan

Calendar Oct 23, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

In this project-based course, students will learn the menu structure, the tools, and the work space to work on projects designed to teach them to work with type, photos and graphics creating multi-page projects. This is a vocational course for adults who want to learn the basics of the accepted standard tool for professional digital publishing in the advertising and publishing industries. It is ideal for people currently between jobs seeking to learn new skills which potentially make them more attractive to hiring managers in a job search This course is a cooperative offering of the Coastal Arts Guild of CT and Stratford Continuing Education. Prerequisite: Proficiency in basic computers. Limited to 12 students.

Adobe Photoshop Intermediate Class


with Mark Hannon

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 7 pm, runs for 4 weeks

This class continues the skills learned in Beginner Photoshop. Students will explore some of the more advanced features of the program. This will include: Keeping your file organized, Layer Effects, Layer Masks and masking techniques, Clipping and Vector Masks, Adjustment Layers, The Pen Tool, blending modes, Smart Objects, Recording and playing Actions, and `Transformation Tools. This course is a cooperative offering of the Coastal Arts Guild of CT and Stratford Continuing Education. Prerequisites: students should have a basic proficiency on a computer. Lesson outlines will be emailed to students. The students should be able to download the lesson outline, locate it on their hard drive and copy it to a thumb drive to bring to class. Students should also have access to a printer to print out the outline to bring to class. Materials: thumb drive.

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Digital Photography


with John Hewitt

Calendar Oct 25, 2017 at 6:15 pm, runs for 3 weeks

Students in this three-session course will learn to take better photographs, then edit, improve, modify, share, and most important: preserve them for future generations, using the software already on most computers. We'll cover steps to prevent loss of your photos, organizing files, removing red-eye, cropping, improving color and brightness, rotating, flipping, and basic principles common to digital and conventional photography. There will be ample time for individual instruction and improving photos taken by students. If you have a digital camera, bring it to class, but it is not required. The instructor has experience in both photography and computers.  PREREQUISITES: Some familiarity with computers, Introduction to Computers, or Introduction to Windows.

Introduction to the Internet


with John Hewitt

Calendar Nov 29, 2017 at 6:15 pm, runs for 2 weeks

This two-session course is intended for the beginning internet user who has familiarity with computer basics or has completed Introduction to Computers. Students will learn about Web browsers, search engines such as Google, common terminology, Web cams, maps, types of information available, and the benefits and risks associated with use of the Internet. A hands-on approach is provided with ample personal attention in a modern, well-equipped computer lab. PREREQUISITES: Introduction to Computers of equivalent basic familiarity.

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