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July 2015

Hack the Evening

July 30, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Every week until July 30, 2015
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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Attention all artists, makers, tinkerers, programmers, developers and hackers. Each Thursday we host a meetup for those that want to get in and apply their skills to new and crazy projects which require a little bit of technical skill and pizzazz. We give you access to our power tools, soldering irons and Arduinos and just about any other gear and materials you can find hoarded in the basement. In return you get to make new things and meet new people. No…

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August 2015

Facility Induction: Laser Cutter

August 2, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK NOW   The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen resource, then it’s yours to book and use it free of charge. YOUR…

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Facility Induction: 3D Printer

August 2, 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK NOW   The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen resource, then it’s yours to book and use it free of charge. YOUR…

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Photoshop 1: Adobe Photoshop for beginners

August 4, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK NOW   OVERVIEW. Get started with the basics of photo editing in this free Photoshop course for beginners.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 2 hour Adobe Photoshop course we’ll step you through: The basic tools and functionality of Photoshop An overview of Photoshop’s capabilities Practical skills to help you experiment further, and By the end of the session you’ll have created a digital postcard to send to your friends and family, showcasing your new-found Photoshop super powers  …

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Facility Induction: Recording Studio

August 9, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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The Edge’s Recording Studio provides access to near-professional equipment and specialist software for recording, mixing, editing and mastering. Recording studio hire is free; however you first must complete a Recording Studio induction, which runs approximately once every three weeks. YOUR INDUCTION. The costs for the induction session are: $160 for those with no Pro Tools experience: this three hour session will include an introduction to the Recording Studio environment and an introduction to Pro Tools $54 for those with Pro…

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Facility Induction: Sewing Machine

August 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen resource, then it’s yours to book and use it free of charge.   YOUR INDUCTION. In…

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InDesign 1: Adobe InDesign for beginners

August 11, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK NOW   OVERVIEW. Learn the basics of setting up documents and creating layouts in this free InDesign course for beginners.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 2 hour Adobe InDesign course we’ll step you through: How to set up an artboard for different paper sizes, complete with margins, gutters and bleed Placing images in your document and how to ensure they are correctly linked Working with text and setting up guides Once you have completed this course you will…

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Photoshop 1: Adobe Photoshop for beginners

August 13, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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OVERVIEW. Get started with the basics of photo editing in this free Photoshop course for beginners.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 2 hour Adobe Photoshop course we’ll step you through: The basic tools and functionality of Photoshop An overview of Photoshop’s capabilities Practical skills to help you experiment further, and By the end of the session you’ll have created a digital postcard to send to your friends and family, showcasing your new-found Photoshop super powers   THINGS YOU NEED…

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Facility Induction: Hand Tools and Soldering Iron

August 16, 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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The Edge’s open access Makerspace and Fabrication Lab provides the equipment and tools for your curiosity and imagination to come alive. In the basement you’ll have access to a range of resources and equipment including: Sewing Machines and Overlockers, 3D Printers, Hand Tool and Soldering Irons, Vinyl Cutters and more! To gain access to this equipment, successfully complete a safety induction on your chosen resource, then it’s yours to book and use it free of charge.   YOUR INDUCTION. In…

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Intro to Mac

August 18, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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To feel at home in Digital Media Lab and get the most out of our short courses you really need to understand how to use a Mac. In this two hour class we will start with the basics. We will take you through the Mac operating system, teach you some of the common Mac lingo and show you the processes for completing basic tasks like opening and closing programs, saving, moving and deleting files and using keyboard shortcuts. At the…

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InDesign 1: Adobe InDesign for beginners

August 20, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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OVERVIEW. Learn the basics of setting up documents and creating layouts in this free InDesign course for beginners.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 2 hour Adobe InDesign course we’ll step you through: How to set up an artboard for different paper sizes, complete with margins, gutters and bleed Placing images in your document and how to ensure they are correctly linked Working with text and setting up guides Once you have completed this course you will be prepared to…

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Photoshop 2: Editing photos in Adobe Photoshop

August 22, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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OVERVIEW. An intermediate photo editing course using Adobe Photoshop.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 4 hour Adobe Photoshop course we’ll cover: Photo editing techniques Colour correction Lighting adjustment Photograph combinations and layering   THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. This is an intermediate course, and we recommend having some understanding of Photoshop, its common tools and terminology. We suggest completing the free course, Photoshop1: Adobe Photoshop for beginners before attending this course, or learning the basics via Lynda.com (see more…

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InDesign 2: Designing layouts in Adobe InDesign

August 29, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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OVERVIEW. Nail perfect layouts for business cards, posters and brochures in this intermediate InDesign course.   WHAT TO EXPECT. Over 4 hours we’ll cover: Selecting the right tools for the job Understanding and navigating the interface Setting up document pages and (the very handy!) master pages Transforming, arranging and aligning objects Pre-flight checks, exporting and packaging documents for print and sharing General design skills: design elements, hierarchy, colour, contrast, grids and placements At the end of the session you will…

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September 2015

WordPress 1: Blogging and WordPress for beginners

September 3, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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BOOK NOW   OVERVIEW. Become an online publisher in a matter of hours with this WordPress course for beginners.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 2 hour WordPress course we’ll cover the basics: Starting your own blog using WordPress Personalising the layout and content Adding and changing themes Creating new posts and pages Uploading images and videos Creating and managing categories and tags   THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. This is a beginner’s course, and no prior knowledge is required!…

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Photoshop 3: Advanced Adobe Photoshop Techniques

September 6, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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OVERVIEW. Learn professional photo editing techniques in this Advanced Adobe Photoshop course.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 5 hour Adobe Photoshop course we’ll cover: Powerful tools for streamlining the editing process Automating processes like actions and droplets Advanced uses of tools and filters to achieve a professional result   THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. This is an intermediate to advanced course, and we recommend having some understanding of Photoshop, its common tools and terminology. We suggest completing Photoshop1: Adobe…

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WordPress 1: Blogging and WordPress for beginners

September 8, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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OVERVIEW. Become an online publisher in a matter of hours with this WordPress course for beginners.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 2 hour WordPress course we’ll cover the basics: Starting your own blog using WordPress Personalising the layout and content Adding and changing themes Creating new posts and pages Uploading images and videos Creating and managing categories and tags   THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. This is a beginner’s course, and no prior knowledge is required! If you have…

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Illustrator 1: Adobe Illustrator for beginners

September 10, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK NOW   OVERVIEW. Create and edit vector graphics (like illustrations and logos) in this Illustrator course for beginners.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 2 hour Adobe Illustrator course we’ll start with the fundamentals: A demonstration of the basic tools and functionality of Illustrator Navigating around the interface Setting up your own custom workspace Key features and tools: layers, paths and (your new best friend) the pen tool!   THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. This is a beginner’s course,…

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WordPress 2: Building a website in WordPress

September 12, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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OVERVIEW. Take the step from a personal blog to building your own site with this intermediate WordPress course.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 4 hour WordPress tutorial we’ll cover: Creating a new WordPress installation Adding content and customising the appearance Installing and setting up WordPress on your own server Installing and managing plugins and themes Importing data from another WordPress blog or platform Tips for managing spam and optimising your site for search engines   THINGS YOU NEED TO…

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InDesign 3: Designing e-publications in Adobe InDesign

September 13, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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OVERVIEW. Create slick documents for digital publications in this advanced InDesign course.   WHAT TO EXPECT. Over 5 hours we’ll walk you through all the elements of creating an e-publication: Powerful tools for streamlining the editing process Designing for digital devices: from Kindle to iPad and online magazines like Issuu Configuring documents properly from the outset Converting existing documents to a format appropriate for digital publication Navigation techniques InDesign’s built in features that will enhance your publication   THINGS YOU…

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Illustrator 1: Adobe Illustrator for beginners

September 15, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 Australia
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BOOK NOW   OVERVIEW. Create and edit vector graphics (like illustrations and logos) in this Illustrator course for beginners.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 2 hour Adobe Illustrator course we’ll start with the fundamentals: A demonstration of the basic tools and functionality of Illustrator Navigating around the interface Setting up your own custom workspace Key features and tools: layers, paths and (your new best friend) the pen tool!   THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. This is a beginner’s course,…

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Intro to Mac

September 17, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK NOW   To feel at home in Digital Media Lab and get the most out of our short courses you really need to understand how to use a Mac. In this two hour class we will start with the basics. We will take you through the Mac operating system, teach you some of the common Mac lingo and show you the processes for completing basic tasks like opening and closing programs, saving, moving and deleting files and using keyboard…

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Illustrator 2: Create illustrations and design elements in Adobe Illustrator

September 26, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK NOW   OVERVIEW. Create custom designs from scratch in this intermediate Adobe Illustrator course.   WHAT TO EXPECT. Over 4 hours we’ll take you through the essentials of illustrations and vector graphics: Understanding vector graphics and what they are used for Designing logos, motifs, characters and illustrations Manipulating type and font Developing custom brushes and patterns Logo design elements: scalable, memorable and describable And, at the end of this session you will walk away with a customised design that…

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WordPress 3: Customising a WordPress site

September 27, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK NOW   OVERVIEW. This advanced WordPress course will take you through high level features, teaching you how to customise your own site.   WHAT TO EXPECT. In this 5 hour WordPress tutorial we’ll walk you through: Advanced WordPress features How to find and choose appropriate plugins The WordPress File System Creating your own WordPress child theme   THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. To get the most out of this course you should have a good understanding of WordPress admin…

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October 2015

Illustrator 3: Advanced Adobe Illustrator Techniques

October 4, 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Edge,
State Library of Queensland
South Brisbane, QLD 4101 AU
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BOOK NOW   OVERVIEW. Take your graphic skills to the next level in this advanced Adobe Illustrator course.   WHAT TO EXPECT. Over 5 hours we’ll dissect advanced tools and techniques covering: More about the Illustrator interface Graphic styles and libraries Creating 3D objects Creating and formatting graphs Perspective drawings Saving files and getting them ready for print   THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW. To get the most out of this course you should have some understanding of Illustrator, its…

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