Monday, 28 July 2014

Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop courses for SME's at Leeds City College


Leeds City College are running courses on Adobe Dreamweaver and Adobe Photoshop, all the courses are funded through the Response Project and  the usual eligibility rules apply - they can support SME’s based in the Leeds City Region, who have less than 250 employees and an annual turnover of less than £34 million. They can also work with both limited companies, registered charities and self-employed people. The course is delivered at Technology Campus.

If you are interested or need any more details please contact Yasmin Ali at Yasmin.ali@leedscitycollege.ac.uk


Details on the courses are below:

Photoshop: 
This six week course is designed to give a practical introduction to Adobe Photoshop. It is aimed at people who need to edit photographs to a professional level for work or pleasure using the industry standard software.  The course will cover the Adobe Photoshop workspace and how to use it to get the most from your photographs. It will teach you basic to medium level skills in Adobe Photoshop and how to manage workflows efficiently. There is a brief outline of what of will be covered, but the course can be tailored to fit the needs of individual students.
COURSE CONTENT
1.       Photoshop Workspace
2.       Basic Editing
3.       File types, best use, converting, opening, saving
4.       Extended editing
5.     Printing & Portfolio’s
6.     Any other techniques

DATES
Starts on 16th September 2014.  6 – 9 pm.  6 week delivery.

Dreamweaver: 
This 8 week course gives you the necessary skills to develop and maintain a small, basic website using the latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver. This course would be ideal for professionals in the creative industry who need to update or expand their web design skills. It would also benefit students or people on a career break who need to create an online portfolio for themselves. Following the expert tuition you receive from our experienced tutors, you will complete a digital portfolio which demonstrates the techniques you have learned (this includes a completed website). The portfolio is submitted electronically to our web server. You will also complete a questionnaire to gauge your level of understanding of the terms and the workflows used during the course. All work must be submitted to a satisfactory standard to achieve a pass.
COURSE CONTENT
Introducing HTML, the WWW and the Dreamweaver user interface
Defining your site and managing files
Displaying content, formatting text and inserting images
Understanding hyperlinks and other interactive elements
Basic colour theory and simple image manipulation
Professional layout and design techniques
Testing and publishing your website with FTP
DATES
The Adobe Dreamweaver course starts on 16th September 2014 for 8 sessions. Evening class provision for 3 hours per week.


Details on the courses are below:
Photoshop: 
This six week course is designed to give a practical introduction to Adobe Photoshop. It is aimed at people who need to edit photographs to a professional level for work or pleasure using the industry standard software.  The course will cover the Adobe Photoshop workspace and how to use it to get the most from your photographs. It will teach you basic to medium level skills in Adobe Photoshop and how to manage workflows efficiently. There is a brief outline of what of will be covered, but the course can be tailored to fit the needs of individual students.
COURSE CONTENT
1.       Photoshop Workspace
2.       Basic Editing
3.       File types, best use, converting, opening, saving
4.       Extended editing
5.     Printing & Portfolio’s
6.     Any other techniques

DATES
Starts on 16th September 2014.  6 – 9 pm.  6 week delivery.

Dreamweaver: 
This 8 week course gives you the necessary skills to develop and maintain a small, basic website using the latest version of Adobe Dreamweaver. This course would be ideal for professionals in the creative industry who need to update or expand their web design skills. It would also benefit students or people on a career break who need to create an online portfolio for themselves. Following the expert tuition you receive from our experienced tutors, you will complete a digital portfolio which demonstrates the techniques you have learned (this includes a completed website). The portfolio is submitted electronically to our web server. You will also complete a questionnaire to gauge your level of understanding of the terms and the workflows used during the course. All work must be submitted to a satisfactory standard to achieve a pass.
COURSE CONTENT
Introducing HTML, the WWW and the Dreamweaver user interface
Defining your site and managing files
Displaying content, formatting text and inserting images
Understanding hyperlinks and other interactive elements
Basic colour theory and simple image manipulation
Professional layout and design techniques
Testing and publishing your website with FTP
DATES
The Adobe Dreamweaver course starts on 16th September 2014 for 8 sessions. Evening class provision for 3 hours per week.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

SME clinic: innovation and growth 16 July 2014


This event will help established SMEs and high growth innovative start-ups learn about the importance of design and Intellectual Property (IP) Rights, and how they can be used to innovate, grow and add significant value to your business.

Speakers
Kirsty Edwards, IP expert
Intellectual Property Office
Andy Cripps, Design Associate
Design Council

You will learn how design can:
– stimulate innovation in different market sectors
– support the development of business strategy
– attract onward investment
– support development of innovative products and services
– increase market share and sustain growth
Then hear from experts on the four main areas of IP:
– trade marks
– patents
– designs
– copyright
and how using them properly will maximise the value of
your business.


Plus: get practical answers to all your design and IP questions with a one-to-one slot with our experts.

This seminar will benefit established SMEs and high growth innovative start-ups who wish to understand more about the added value of design and IP, and how they can help them take the next steps towards growing their business vision and output.

NB: This seminar is not suitable for pre-start-ups

Register your interest in attending here:
www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sme-clinic-innovationand-growth-tickets-10753019571

For further information call either:
David Hopkins
Business Engagement Manager
Intellectual Property Office
David.Hopkins@ipo.gov.uk
Tel: +44 (0)1633 814041

Ann Crawley
Services Manager
Design Council
Ann.Crawley@designcouncil.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)207 420 5221
Intellectual Property

Friday, 2 May 2014

Leeds Inventors Group next meeting 11th June

A great opportunity to mix with other inventors and get advice from people involved in the business of protecting and exploiting new ideas and products. An invited speaker attends each monthly meeting. Open to all. Free admission.

Next meeting: Wednesday 11th June 6pm-7.45pm

Where: Leeds Central library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room

More information and book here: 




For further information tel 0113 2478266 or email bipcleeds@leeds.gov.uk


See the Leeds Inventors Group Blog http://leedsinventorsgroup.blogspot.com/