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If you are a novice designer, entrepreneur, small business owner, blogger, creative type or just keen to up-skill, then The Edge has something for you! Each month we offer a calendar of free and paid creative short courses, tutorials and workshops. You will find courses in Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe After Effects and WordPress. To find out more about our Brisbane based courses and workshops scroll through our current offering below.

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April 2017

Videos for the web 1: An Introduction

April 27, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Would you like to start creating videos for the web, but don’t know where to start? In this session participants will learn some of the secrets of getting great video content on video sharing sites like Vimeo, youtube, Metacafe and the Open Video Project (OV). We’ll run through: Technical pointers for making and uploading your video. An intro to the facilities and equipment on offer at The Edge to help produce your own video, and; Putting a short video together…

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Videos for the web 2: Tech Skills & Channels

April 30, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Are you ready to start making regular videos for the web? Are you thinking about starting your own video blog or channel? This session is designed to give participants grounding in the technical production skills they need to create quality video content for the web. The course will also cover some of the key considerations when creating a video channel or vblog, such as: Capturing quality footage Sound quality  Editing tips Starting a channel Participants will even have a go…

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May 2017

Intro to Mac: Understanding the Mac operating system

May 2, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Feel at home in the Digital Media Lab, and get the most out of your short course, with our free Intro to Mac class. In this 1.5 hour class we’ll start with the basics of the Mac platform. We will take you through the Mac operating system, teach you some of the common Mac lingo and show you how to complete basic tasks like opening and closing programs, saving, moving and deleting files and using keyboard shortcuts. If you’re a PC…

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InDesign 1: Adobe InDesign for beginners

May 4, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of InDesign, like setting up documents and creating layouts in this free InDesign course for beginners.  In this 1.5 hour 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 By the end of the session, you will walk away with a magazine cover that you…

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InDesign 1: Adobe InDesign for beginners

May 9, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn the basics of InDesign, like setting up documents and creating layouts in this free InDesign course for beginners.  In this 1.5 hour 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 By the end of the session, you will walk away with a magazine cover that you…

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InDesign 2 & 3: Advanced editing with Adobe InDesign

May 14, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Create slick documents for digital and print publications in this advanced InDesign course. Over 4 hours we’ll walk you through advanced features of InDesign: Powerful tools for streamlining the editing process Configuring documents properly from the outset Creating interactive PDF’s, forms and e-publications using tools like: table of contents, buttons, hyperlinks, basic animations and linked content Liquid layouts, layout planning and set-up Advances page options: Creating documents with different page sizes Converting existing documents to a format appropriate for digital…

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June 2017

WordPress 1: Blogging and WordPress for beginners

June 1, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become an online publisher in a matter of hours with this WordPress course for beginners.  In this 1.5 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  Prerequisites: Intro to Mac class or proficiency with the Mac operating system.  Before you book, read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find answers to age restrictions, what to bring, what to…

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WordPress 1: Blogging and WordPress for beginners

June 15, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Become an online publisher in a matter of hours with this WordPress course for beginners.  In this 1.5 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  Prerequisites: Intro to Mac class or proficiency with the Mac operating system.  Before you book, read our Short Courses FAQ. You’ll find answers to age restrictions, what to bring, what to…

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WordPress 2: Building a website in WordPress

June 24, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Take the step from a personal blog to building your own site with this intermediate WordPress course.  In this 3 hour WordPress tutorial we’ll cover: 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  Prerequisites: This is an intermediate course, and requires a basic understanding of WordPress, its common…

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WordPress 3: Customising a WordPress site

June 25, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Learn how to customise your own site in this advanced WordPress course.  In this 4 hour WordPress tutorial we’ll walk you through: Advanced WordPress features How to find and choose appropriate plugins The WordPress File System Advanced WordPress theme customisation with child themes  Prerequisites: This is an intermediate to advanced course, and requires a solid understanding of WordPress, its common tools and terminology. If you are new to WordPress, please attend the other introductory courses. Intro to Mac class or…

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