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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 $749.00

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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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: 11/06/17

End date: 12/01/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Webinars are a hot new meeting format that save money and reach more people than in-person meetings. Use them for customer education, staff meetings and training, presentations, virtual seminars and much more. The technology is simple, but good webinar presentation techniques are critical. Discover the power of successful webinars for your business organization. Then learn the four key strategies to make your webinars more successful. Acquire techniques and tips that will make your webinars winners with your audiences. Agenda Unit 1 Keys to Successful Webinars -What your participants want in a webinar -Choosing the right format for your program -Choosing the right length for your webinar Unit 2 Effective Slides and Presentation Techniques for Webinars -The 4 Keys to a Successful Webinar Presentation -The 5 best webinar presentation techniques -Making slides powerful and visual -Timing your speaking, what to say when, for how long -Voice techniques to keep your listeners interested Unit 3 Involving Your Webinar Participants -How to schedule and initiate questions -Selecting questions to read -How to respond to questions -Using polls Unit 4 Preparing and evaluating webinar presenters -Choosing your presenters: who to pick, who to NOT pick -Ways to train presenters -How to prepare your presenters -Evaluating your webinar success

Start date: 10/02/17

End date: 10/27/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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This class will introduce the new user to the basics of working with Photoshop for retouching images and drawing. Students will be able to use various techniques for selecting in order to edit and retouch images. Students will be able to prepare images for including in a web site or for including in printed documents. Students will be able to edit images using the painting tools, clone stamp and drawing tools. Students will be able to create new images using the pen tool and the drawing and painting tools. Students will be able to create and edit images using layers. Students will need a copy of Photoshop. A 30-day trial version is available. Book Included. Details

Start Date: upon registration

Tuition $375.00

Location : Online

More information online at:  http://protrainedu.org/Lumens/Introduction-to-Adobe-Photoshop-CC/255



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Acquire the skills to navigate an extensive list of Photoshop features. You will gain both a foundational and advanced understanding of the popular software, and practice the most commonly used methods, such as managing text, working with layers, and image file properties. You will find out the purpose of each photo-editing tool and walk away with the skills to use them. You will even learn what the pros know. Agenda Unit 1 Files -Opening files and creating a new file -File properties: Resolution, mode and canvas vs. size -Saving files: methods and formats -Rulers, guides, and grids -Navigating layers: Create, edit, blend, and mask Unit 2 Basic tools -Brushes, fill, and eraser -Blur, smudge, clone, and heal -Shapes and lines, introduction to vector graphics -Adjustments and adjustment layers Unit 3 Managing text -Creating text: Font properties, alignment and color -Text boxes and paragraph properties -Character properties and spacing -Vertical text and text effects Unit 4 What the pros know -Creating swatches -Some filters are more useful than others -Create your own shapes and brushes -Save time with Photoshop actions

Start date: 10/02/17

End date: 10/27/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Bring your vision to life with Prezi and leave PowerPoint behind! Take a journey into the world of creative presentations! Learn how to use and engage your creative side for amazing presentations. Your audience will be stimulated with what you are presenting as well as how you are presenting. Agenda Unit 1 Create -Create an account -3 Steps to a successful Prezi -Front Page Controls -Templates -Inside Prezi Page Controls Unit 2 Insert -Inserting Media -Zooming & adding frames -3-D background -Diagrams & arrows Unit 3 Edit -Change/Move Media -Edit Path -Presenting -PowerPoint conversion Unit 4 Share -Meetings -Apps -Online vs desktop -Review

Start date: 09/05/17

End date: 09/29/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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eBooks are becoming more popular than ever, especially with the release of the iPad and other tablet computers. In addition to publishing fiction and non-fiction books individuals and companies are using eBook publishing as a way to market products, services, and ideas. Come discover what makes a great eBook and how you go about creating, formatting and publishing your eBook. Learn the steps necessary to create your eBook with text, photos, illustrations, audio, videos and hyperlinks to websites. Understand the different options you have in self-publishing and distributing your eBook. Walk away not only knowing how to make an eBook but how to market it as well. Agenda Unit 1 Platforms, Tools, and Types of eBooks • Understand the different available self publishing platforms (Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble, Google & Independents) • Set up a publisher’s account on the various platforms. • Know what tools are best for creating eBooks for each platform and the basics of how these tools work. • Learn about the right tool for creating an eBook on each platform • Review eBooks in your genre of interest and evaluate them based on set criteria Unit 2 Creating and Formatting Your eBook • How to approach writing and organizing an eBook from idea to final draft • Understanding a book’s audience and goals for writing an ebook • Learn to select and load photos and graphics into an eBook • Discover how to select and embed video to an enhanced eBook • Add interactivity to an eBook with hyperlinks, polls and interactive illustration Unit 3 Publishing Your eBook • Reviewing a checklist of materials you will need for your eBook • Packaging your eBook for sale • Uploading your eBook and filling-out your metadata • Review typical technical problems that authors often have and understand how to correct them. Unit 4 Marketing Your eBook • Learn best practices of Key Art ( Your eBook Cover & Video Trailer) • Understand what a book trailer is and how to make one that will sell your book • Create a publicity campaign to promote your book * Discover the power of eMail and affiliate marketing to get the word out • Explore social media marketing and in-book cross-promotion to increase readership

Start date: 10/02/17

End date: 10/27/17

Tuition $195.00

Location : Online



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Video marketing is the latest hot new marketing trend. Shoppers who viewed product videos were 144% more likely to add the product to their cart. Video with good SEO has a 53% higher chance of showing up on page one of Google searches. When done correctly, video can tell a story, and stories connect people. Video also leads to an emotion ‘trigger’ that plain text cannot do. Two one-month courses.

Start date: 09/05/17

End date: 10/27/17

Tuition $395.00

Location : Online



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Online users say a website’s design is the number one criteria for deciding whether a company is credible or not, according to recent research. Understanding what it takes to produce effective web design is essential in today’s market of highly saturated digital competition. Discover the basics of web design using HTML and CSS. The No prior knowledge of HTML or web design is required. Throughout the course you will get the info you need to plan and design effective web pages. Come away knowing how to implement web pages by writing HTML and CSS code. And discover ways to enhance web pages with the use of page layout techniques, text formatting, graphics, and images. Agenda Unit 1 The Principles of Web Design Plan the Structure of a Website / File Management Target your audience Designing Effective Web Layout and Navigation Unit 2 Structure vs Presentation Introduction to HTML5 Basic Markup Introduction to CSS3 - Linking and Embedding Stylesheets Unit 3 Web Graphics and Content Understanding web graphics Acquiring images / Copyright law and graphics on the web Optimizing images Adding images to your web page Unit 4 Publishing Your Site Domain Name Registration / Hosting Services Finding the appropriate Hosting space Publishing Website Using FTP-Client

Start date: 09/05/17

End date: 09/29/17

Tuition $245.00

Location : Online



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