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@ Meramec | Online

Discover the amazing capabilities of the Adobe® Creative Cloud® tools. Explore layout and design, motion graphics and photo editing.

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Classes offered in-person may be rescheduled, canceled or transitioned to an online format based on COVID-19 guidelines. Students are required to follow COVID-19 guidelines for classroom participation, which may include, but is not limited to, use of masks and social distancing requirements. For the latest requirements, review STLCC’s COVID-19 Information page.

Unless otherwise specified in the course description, registration for online classes closes three business days prior to the class start date.

Photo Editing

Adobe® Lightroom® Classic: Introduction

Learn the basics of Lightroom Classic, a desktop-focused software with powerful and comprehensive digital photography tools. Mastering Lightroom will enable you to organize and bring out the best in your images. Lightroom is designed as an end-to-end photographic workflow for both amateur and professional photographers.
CVTW-701 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F04 Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce
Aug. 28 | MC-HE 136
F05 Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce
Nov. 6 | MC-HE 136

Adobe® Lightroom® Classic: Book and Print Module

Focus on using the output modules to layout and print images with the Lightroom print module. Learn to create a photo book with the Lightroom book module. This course is ideal for all Lightroom Classic users.
CVTW-701 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F03 Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce
Dec. 4 | MC-HE 136

Adobe® Lightroom® Classic: Advanced Development Techniques

Explore advanced image development techniques. Learn global and selective enhancement tools to optimize images. Emphasis will be placed on preparing images for the Lightroom output modules: print, slideshow, book and web.
CVTW-701 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F01 Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce
Sept. 11 | MC-HE 136

Adobe® Lightroom® Classic: Advanced Organization

Focus on using the Lightroom database to optimize your digital and scanned image searches, enabling you to filter, locate and select images by date, location, keyword and other metadata items. Suited for all Lightroom users, this workshop will help you create collections that meet your unique needs.
CVTW-701 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F02 Sa 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Charles LaGarce
Oct. 23 | MC-HE 136

Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Cloud®: In a Day Workshop

Explore the basics of Photoshop in a single, hands-on class! Learn how to manipulate digital images from a digital camera, previously scanned images, or internet graphics. Discover the use of layers, history, clone stamp, content-aware fill, and spot healing brush tools. Gain a greater understanding of transformations and the difference between destructive and non-destructive editing. Prerequisite: Windows Introduction class or equivalent experience.
CVTW-704 | 1 session | $100.50 AGE 60+ | $135 REG
F10 Sa 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Zak Zych
Nov. 6 | MC-HE 233

Adobe® Photoshop®: The First Step Workshop

Learn practical Photoshop skills for everyday use. Gain hands-on experience in the following techniques, attributes and tools: layers, making selections, masking, basic color, type tool, extraction filter, image resolution, and conversion from RGB to grayscale. Image repairs with the healing patch and clone stamp will be explored. Discover how to create unique fictional images without a camera or scanner. Discussion will be based around guided demonstrations by a Photoshop expert, encouraging class participation in an atmosphere of mutual support.
CVTW-704 | 1 session | $100.50 AGE 60+ | $135 REG
F07 F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Zak Zych
Sept. 17 | MC-HE 233

Adobe® Photoshop®: Introduction

Learn practical Photoshop skills for everyday use. Gain experience in the following techniques, attributes and tools: layers, making selections, masking, basic color, type tool, extraction filter, image resolution, and conversion from RGB to grayscale. Explore image repairs with the healing patch and clone stamp. Learn to create unique fictional images without a camera or scanner. Discussion based around guided demonstrations by a Photoshop expert, encouraging class participation in an atmosphere of mutual support.
CVTW-704 | 4 sessions | $143 AGE 60+ | $199 REG
F03 ◊ M 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych
Aug. 30-Sept. 27 | Online
• NOTE: No class Sept. 6.

Adobe® Photoshop®: Intermediate

Pick up where the introductory class left off and enhance your techniques. Dive in to the histogram, exposure adjustments, smoothing wrinkles, brightening teeth, image and canvas size changes, crop tool use and blending modes. Work hands-on with a variety of images. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Introduction class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials program.
CVTW-704 | 4 sessions | $143 AGE 60+ | $199 REG
F04 ◊ M 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych
Oct. 4-25 | Online

Adobe® Photoshop®: Advanced

Build on your skills learned during the beginning and intermediate level classes. Examine adjustment layers with layer masks, encounter smart objects, and work with blurring, sharpening, shadow and highlight tools. Prerequisite: Adobe Photoshop Intermediate class. This course meets the curriculum requirements of the Digital Photography Essentials program.
CVTW-704 | 4 sessions | $143 AGE 60+ | $199 REG
F05 ◊ M 6-9 p.m. | Zak Zych
Nov. 1-22 | Online

Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Cloud®: Image Size Workshop

When you download an image from your camera or the internet, what is it good for? At what size can you print it? How would it appear if uploaded to your website or Facebook? Learn the ins and outs of image and canvas size, all the cool things the crop tool can do, and how to control the size of a photo via the “save for the web” command.
CVTW-704 | 1 session | $100.50 AGE 60+ | $135 REG
F08 F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Zak Zych
Oct. 1 | MC-HE 233

Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Cloud®: Masking Workshop

This one-day workshop builds upon techniques learned in Adobe Photoshop CC with focus on refining selections, quick masks, layer masks and channels. Learn to non-destructively conceal a portion of an image and blend multiple photos into a single composition.
CVTW-704 | 1 session | $100.50 AGE 60+ | $135 REG
F09 F 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Zak Zych
Oct. 15 | MC-HE 233

Adobe® Photoshop® Creative Cloud®: Blending Modes Workshop

Discover efficient and powerful ways to use layers and blending modes to colorize black and white photos. Learn how to brighten, darken and add contrast. Explore how to transform an otherwise pedestrian image into an engaging visual!
CVTW-704 | 1 session | $100.50 AGE 60+ | $135 REG
F11 F 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Zak Zych
Nov. 12 | MC-HE 233

Motion Graphics

Adobe® After Effects®: Introductory Workshop

Explore more of Creative Cloud and how to set up Photoshop files for use in After Effects. Learn about keyframes and in-betweens, adjusting position, scale, rotation and opacity. Coordinate images with audio and export to .mov and .mp4 formats.
CVTW-704 | 1 session | $72 AGE 60+ | $99 REG
F06 F 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Zak Zych
Sept. 3 | MC-HE 233

Adobe® After Effects®: The First Step

Use After Effects to create motion graphics. Explore the interface in After Effects, put graphics into motion and render finished movie and animation projects. Explore the workflow between Photoshop and After Effects. Be prepared for an intensive, hands-on learning experience.
CVTW-704 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F01 F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Tim Linder
Nov. 5 | Online

Adobe® After Effects®: The Next Step

Sharpen your skills with advanced After Effects techniques. Uncover a deeper understanding the effects panel options. Explore background keying, motion tracking and the 3D workspace. Be prepared for an intensive, hands-on learning experience.
CVTW-704 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F02 F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Tim Linder
Nov. 19 | Online

Layout and Design

Adobe® InDesign® Creative Cloud:® The First Step

Enhance your graphic design skills and productivity with InDesign. Learn how to import illustrations and photos, set type correctly for flyers and brochures, and master other basic applications. Learn the program’s core tools and use them to complete a basic InDesign document. Explore key commands and discover other great tips that make easy work of your layouts.
CVTW-702 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F01 F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Haley
Sept. 10 | Online

Adobe® InDesign® Creative Cloud: The Second Step

Don’t know the best way to set up your brochure or multi-page document? Learn how to optimize your page setup for better productivity. Modern typesetting techniques, including examples from the top magazines, will showcase how to elevate your document. This introduction to style sheets will have your work looking consistent and professional.
CVTW-702 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F02 F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Haley
Sept. 24 | Online

Adobe® Illustrator® Creative Cloud®: The First Step

If you find your illustration skills to be somewhat lacking, it’s never too late to add drawing to your toolkit. This workshop breaks down the fundamentals of drawing—specifically, digital drawing—by taking you through how to work with Adobe Illustrator. Learn how to work with different drawing tools in Illustrator and explore drawing fundamentals. Explore an introduction to digital drawing, from concept to completed artwork.
CVTW-702 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F03 F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Haley
Oct. 8 | Online

Adobe® Illustrator® Creative Cloud®: The Second Step

As a follow-up to the fundamentals workshop, discover with more advanced tools and features of Adobe Illustrator. Learn steps to break down complex digital illustrations, working with templates and without templates. Discover tools to give you hyper realistic images. Complete a design using what has been covered in both the fundamentals and next step workshops.
CVTW-702 | 1 session | $99.50 AGE 60+ | $139 REG
F04 F 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | David Haley
Oct. 22 | Online


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