New Horizons Southern California
Digital Arts Program - Adobe Applications and Workflow Classes
Workflow, not “Work Slow,” is the New Horizons Digital Arts approach to Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Premiere and other image enhancement and editing programs. Our instructors teach real world applications, creative approaches, a workflow system that covers all of the powerful tools and allows learners to think in terms of digital art. Students plan their visual message, learn to think of hue as an emotional modifier, saturation as a way to generate excitement or despair, luminosity as shifting or emphasizing an emotional key. Selective approaches to light, contrast, sharpening and digital art techniques are critical to creating work that is beyond the competition, and far ahead of a clients’ expectations.
Instructors provide teaching exercises to further the Wedding, Portrait, Video and Fine Art curricula that quickly advance students’ understanding of the fundamentals and advanced techniques. Students next explore their own images and apply image-specific techniques to generate what the student felt at the time of capture.
- Adobe Lightroom Complete for Photographic and Visual Arts Creators
Adobe Lightroom is the Photographer’s “go to” digital toolbox because of its powerful organizational library, exquisite image enhancement tools, and ease of output to print, slide show, or quick upload to the web. In this course, students learn non-linear editing workflow, how to create images to inspire, inform, and delight. Instructors encourage students to use the simple one- click adjustments as well as a full range of cutting-edge advanced controls. Students learn through exercise files, hands-on training with their instructors and then focus on those workflows with their own images in order to produce professional images. Additionally, students craft elegant photo books, learn to post directly to social networks and upload to web sites, all with an intuitive training system.
- Adobe Photoshop Complete for Photographic and Visual Arts Creators
Create imaging magic, develop creative options, advance your visual voice and extend you visual range with the tools, layers, and techniques that can improve your captures or composite them into a new visual statement. Photoshop is a creative—and yes, complex—toolbox, but New Horizons instructors teach students to think in Photoshop, which simplifies and accelerates the learning process as they create reality-driven documentary works or images with an extended emotional range. Students learn through exercise files and hands-on training with their instructors, then focus on those workflows with their own images in order to produce professional work. In the course, each student will master the processes and tools to construct single images, panoramas, HDR, composites, and determine how design elements fit image and client purpose.
- Adobe Premiere Pro CS6.1 Video Editing
In the New Horizons video editing class, instructors teach how the fundamentals of motion and motion capture come together in the editing process. Although a complex software, instructors simplify Adobe Premiere so that students can quickly learn workflows that cut to a point of view, create an emotional rhythm, master color tone, audio, effects, titles and much more. Editing is a creative decision-making process, and students learn through exercises and hands-on training with their instructors, then focus on those workflows with their own material.
- Adobe Workflow: 5-Day Adobe Certified Training Course for Professional Photographers
Photographers, be they new to the industry or old hands, face many competitive, economic and creative challenges. One of the biggest is to master the digital software, tools and workflow that will allow the photographer to capture, quickly select, manage and output a creative product in the service of many media formats. Patterned after Adobe’s successful Creative Suite training courses, Digital Workflow is an Adobe Certified Course that teaches task specific principles for exceptional photography performance.
- Digital and Print Album Construction - Certified Training Course for Professional Photographers
The photo book, musical slide show and wedding album are critical profit centers for wedding and event photographers. In the New Horizons Digital and Print Album Construction Course, students learn to design, layout and edit books in Blurb, create album pages for export to album publishers and explore Proshow to create powerful slide shows suitable for Blu-Ray or web video presentation. In this course, instructors teach template concepts, background creation, image organization and page design principles. Students master presets and templates for reusable style packages to increase profits by reducing time. Patterned after Adobe’s successful Creative Suite courses, Digital and Print Album Construction is an Adobe Certified Course that teaches task specific principles for exceptional album and book construction.
The Adobe Certification courses are hands-on lab courses, and the instructors provide individual attention to students to help them explore, define, and create desired outcomes.
New Horizons awards a Certificate in Photoshop Complete for Digital Artists, Lightroom Complete for Digital Artists, and Adobe Premiere for Beginning Video Editors who meet the following criteria:
- Pass written exams with GPA of 3.0.
- Submission of and acceptance by the faculty of a exercise and personal images or video that demonstrates creative applications of the software, competency with the tools and workflow management as per the instructor’s requirements.