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Hawkeye Business and Community Education provides professional skill development for individuals and businesses. Cutting-edge, rigorous and relevant career and technical education (CTE) prepares youth and adults for a wide range of high-wage, high-skill, high-demand careers . Browse a complete list of our courses or course series and if you do not see the type of course you are looking for suggest a course or contact us to learn more about designing customized training for your workforce.

 
Learn foundational knowledge that every graphic designer needs, including Principles of Graphic Design, Adobe Photoshop CC Level 1, Adobe Illustrator CC Level 1 and Adobe InDesign CC Level 1. Prepare digital images, illustrations and layouts. Discover the elements of color, typography, composition and visual identity. Hands-on projects will focus on essential skills and provide experience in creating graphic design projects that you can use to start your portfolio. Register for the Series and save $100.  

Start date: 09/18/2018

Tuition: $695.00

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Learn to use Illustrator to create high quality illustrations, logos, and other custom artwork. Discover the powerful Pen tool, how to transform existing shapes, and how to add color to drawn objects. Use layers to organize your artwork and explore options for exporting Illustrator files. Textbook included.  

Start date: 10/16/18

End date: 11/01/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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Learn to use InDesign to create master pages, work with text and type, create styles, and use graphics. Discover how to convert your documents to PDF format or publish them on a website. This class will walk you through setting up the InDesign workspace, adding text and graphics to your document, creating layouts with frames and applying formatting with styles. Textbook included.

Start date: 11/06/18

End date: 11/15/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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Adobe Photoshop is a professional image-editing software used by graphic designers, photographers, and artists. Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop while accessing it from the Creative Cloud (CC). Discover tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts and essential foundational skills of professional imaging.  Learn how to apply advanced layer techniques, create special effects, edit videos, apply vector paths and much more. Textbook included.  

Start date: 06/05/18

End date: 06/14/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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Adobe Photoshop is a professional image-editing software used by graphic designers, photographers, and artists. Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop while accessing it from the Creative Cloud (CC). Discover tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts and essential foundational skills of professional imaging.  Learn how to apply advanced layer techniques, create special effects, edit videos, apply vector paths and much more. Textbook included.  

Start date: 10/02/18

End date: 10/11/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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Build upon your Adobe Photoshop image creation skills and editing techniques through hands on interactive lessons. Expand your knowledge of layers, advanced masking, photo touch-up techniques, special effects, video editing in the Photoshop timeline, and much more. Prerequisite: Level 1 or a working knowledge of Photoshop and its basic layout. Textbook included.  

Start date: 06/19/18

End date: 06/28/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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Graphic design is the art of visual communication that combines words, images, and ideas to create and convey information to an audience. Good graphic designers make this communication successful through the use of lines, shapes, color, images, animation and more. In this class, you will explore graphic design principles, including contrast, repetition, alignment, proximity, color theory, and typography. Through discussion and visual, learn how these elements work together to create great visual communication and how you can start applying them in your everyday creative process. Textbook included.  

Start date: 09/18/18

End date: 09/27/18

Tuition $199.00

Location : Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall Location : 
  Main Campus - Black Hawk Hall.

Room :  221 - Mac Lab



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Adobe InDesign allows you to design and produce stunning documents on your desktop printer or using a professional printer. Or convert your documents to PDF format or publish them on a website. This class will walk you through setting up the InDesign workspace, adding text and graphics to your document, creating layouts with frames and applying formatting with styles. Students will need a copy of InDesign. A trial version is available. A 30-day trial is available for download Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $375.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Adobe-InDesign-CC/258



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Looking for a solid foundation in the industry standard graphics and image editor, Photoshop? Learn the basics and much more in this online program. If you are a graphic/web designer, digital artist or a photographer, with little or no working knowledge of Photoshop, or even if you are already familiar with Photoshop, this is the course for you! Take the plunge and sign up today to learn how to master the world's number one image editing software! A 30-day trial is available for download. Students will need to have a copy of Photoshop. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $750.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Adobe-Photoshop-CC/266



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Adobe Premiere gives you powerful video and audio editing tools. Students will add transitions, special effects, graphics, titles, and music to their Premiere projects.?Students will adjust the image quality of the video and edit and mix the sound track. Students will build picture-in-picture effects, create animated titles, record voice-overs, add motion effects, and publish the results to a variety of formats. Students will create streaming video for playback on a web site. Students must have a copy of Adobe Premiere. A 30-day trial is available. Book included. A 30-day trial is available for download. Book Included. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $375.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Adobe-Premiere-CC/257



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Presentation media are key to communication, sales, speeches and any other effective presentation today. Whether your presentation is online or in-person, presentation media not only enhance your message but often make your message successful. Find out how to use Prezi, the new slide software that goes beyond one-dimensional presentations, and the finer points of Photoshop for presentations. Then discover the design elements to creating visual presentations for success using any media. Take away critical skills for both training yourself and others in your organization. You will come away with the latest, most advanced practical design knowledge in presentation media. Three one-month courses.

Start date: 06/04/18

End date: 08/31/18

Tuition $495.00

Location : Online



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Make your visual presentations look professional and communicate effectively. Get the latest most advanced techniques on graphic design principles, including page layout, typography and basic design considerations. Take away more skills to create an effective and beautiful visual presentation on any presentation software program that you choose. Agenda Unit 1 Design Principles Contrast Alignment Proximity Repetition Compare effective visual presentations vs. poorly executed visual presentations Unit 2 Design Principles Part 2 Color Balance / Unity Page Layout Analyzing the work of a professional designer to draw inspiration Unit 3 Branding Your company’s brand, visually, core messaging (Analyze how to incorporate that into the presentation) Inspiration Board Concept / Theme of Presentation Stock Images and Illustrations that communicate to target markets Unit 4 Execute Your Visual Presentation Getting Critiques for Improvement Getting Feedback from Professional in your Industry / Target Expanding presentation to different formats – web, info graphics, in-person

Start date: 06/04/18

End date: 06/29/18

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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