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  • Photoshop CC 
  • Illustrator CC
  • InDesign CC
  • Acrobat Pro DC
  • Premiere Pro CC
  • After Effects CC
  • Animate CC
  • Dreamweaver CC

Instructor-Led Classes

computer graphics instructor led classes

AUTOCAD

Do you have the most widely-used CAD tool in the industry - AutoCAD - at home or at your office?  Learn the power of this leading CAD software by signing up for this comprehensive lecture series and get all the knowledge you need to take this powerful tool to great heights.

Dates: September 1 - November 17, 2021

Day: Wednesday

Times: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Room: 209

Fee: $225 per session

Prerequisites: None

Introduction to Photoshop

Learn to use the tools and techniques that make your images great. Through hands-on practice, learn how to easily select and manipulate image areas, create and use layers, correct pictures, and more.

Dates: August 31 - September 28, 2021

Days: Tuesday

Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Room: 209

Fee: $90

Prerequisites: None

Micro courses (new for fall 2021!)

Single 2-hour lectures covering one topic. Register for just one or multiple.

To register, please email Justin Miller (justin.miller@simivalleyusd.org) or call 805.579.6200 x 1729.

ADOBE SPARK

This powerful web-based application can be used to create ads, videos, and even webpages. Explore the capabilities of Adobe Spark as we create our very own designs.

WIX FOR PORTFOLIOS

Learn how to use this free website-building software to create you own portfolio website and more!

GRAPHIC DESIGN BASICS

Looking to hone your skills and learn some basic design techniques? This lecture covers design principles such as typography, spacing, color, and more.

BRANDING

We review popular logos and the techniques used to create them. Using simple shapes and guidelines, we build our own logo.

PHOTOS WITH YOUR PHONE

Get tips and tricks for taking great photos with your mobile phone. Learn how to find good lighting, edit images, and share your pictures.

PODCASTING

Interested in sharing your voice and viewpoint with the world? Learn how to start up and create your very own podcast with minimal set-up and free online tools.

WORDPRESS MANAGEMENT

Are you in control of your own WordPress site? This lecture takes you from understanding the Dashboard to managing the content of your website.

ONLINE STORE

There are several online storefronts for selling both digital and physical products. Learn about the different ways that you can list and sell your own products.