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The course familiarizes participants with the concepts of raster graphics and its processing, particularly using the professional, free and open-source GIMP (GNU Image Manipulation) software.

  • Introduction to GIMP
  • Toolbox
    • gradient
    • move tool
    • crop tool
    • selection tools
      • rectangle selection
      • ellipse selection
      • free selection
      • fuzzy selection
      • selection by color
      • scissors
      • foreground select
    • other tools
      • color picker
      • zoom tool
      • measure tool
      • text tool
  • Editing an image
  • Colors and transparency
  • Saving the image
  • Layers
  • Paths
  • Channels
  • Decompose
  • Tones and colors
    • levels tool
    • curves tool
  • Filters
    • blurs
      • Gaussian blur
      • pixelize
    • enhance
      • unsharp mask
  • Scripts
    • fractal explorer
  • Common use cases
    • assembling images
    • body shifting
    • brushed metal effect
    • stone texture
    • speech bubbles
    • blending exposures
    • installing plugins
    • removing coherent noise by Fourier analysis
    • removing unwanted elements from image
    • captioning pictures
    • adding shine to buttons

The course familiarizes participants with the concepts of desktop publishing (DTP) particularly using the Adobe InDesign software. Programme scope includes documents, objects, pages and patterns, layers and release management. Adobe provides a free trial version of the software, which allows participants to complete the e-laboratories.

  • Introduction to Adobe InDesign
    • workspace
      • workspace customization
    • opening files
    • creating new documents
  • Tools panel
  • Object selection
  • Working with control panel
  • Navigation panel
    • navigating through pages
  • Working with layers
  • Setting up document
    • multiple page sizes
  • Document workspace
    • ruler
    • guides
    • grid
    • align panel
  • Text frames
    • text frame adding
    • filling text with an image
    • wrapping text around objects
    • text effects
    • managing text flow between frames
      • flowing text between two frames
      • text autoflow options
  • Character and paragraph styles
    • style creation
      • styles from existing formatting
      • styles from scratch
    • style application
    • style editing
    • creation and application of character styles
  • Graphic frames
    • graphic frame creation
    • inserting image to graphic frame
    • graphic frame shape
      • changing graphic frame shape
      • changing image shape without container frame changing
    • using object styles
  • Graphic and text frames combinations
  • Transform tool
    • overview
    • image size modification
  • Working with document content
    • managing layers
    • master pages usage
      • master page creation
  • Page numbering
    • adding page numbering
    • adding page numbering to master pages
  • Creating publications

The course familiarizes participants with the concepts of vector graphics and its processing, particularly using the Adobe Illustrator software. Programme scope includes user interface and tools of Adobe Illustrator, creating, transforming and combining shapes, colors, texts, layers, and printing. Adobe provides a free trial version of the software, which allows participants to complete the e-laboratories.

  • Introduction to Adobe Illustrator
    • workspace
      • workspace customization
    • opening files
    • creating new documents
  • Tools panel
    • zoom tool
    • hand tool
  • Object selection
  • Working with control panel
  • Navigation panel
  • Drawing in Adobe Illustrator
    • pencil tool
    • pen tool
    • stroke modification
    • paintbrush tool
    • blob brush tool
    • creating vector artwork from bitmap
  • Shapes creation
    • drawing shapes
    • gradient tool
    • shape builder tool
  • Working with perspective
    • perspective grid tool
      • settings
    • text and symbols
    • drawing in perspective
      • drawing new objects
    • object attachment to perspective
    • transforming objects
      • scaling an object
      • moving an object
  • Symbols and patterns
    • symbols
    • patterns
    • importing symbols and patterns
  • Adobe Illustrator examples
    • business card
    • creating text on a path
    • aqua button

The course familiarizes participants with the concepts of raster graphics and its processing, particularly using the Adobe Photoshop graphics processing software. Adobe provides a free trial version of the software, which allows participants to complete the e-laboratories.

  • Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
    • workspace
      • workspace customization
      • workspace switcher
    • opening files
    • creating new documents
  • Tools panel
    • zoom tool
    • hand tool
  • Navigation panel
  • Basic transformations
    • original image back up
    • resizing images
    • rotating images
    • cropping images
  • Selection tools
    • quick selection tool
    • magic wand tool
    • marquee tools
    • lasso tools
    • working with selection
      • selection edges smoothing
  • Layers
    • introduction to layers concept
    • layers panel
    • vector mask layers
  • Photo retouch
    • history panel
    • spot healing brush tool
    • red eye tool
    • patch tool
    • content-aware move tool
  • Advanced effects
    • refine edge
    • filter gallery
    • blend tool
    • feather tool
    • smooth tool
    • filters usage
  • Color corrections
    • automatic adjustments
    • image color modes
    • lens distortion correction
    • perspective adjustment
  • Photo correction
    • painting tools usage
    • drawing tools usage
  • Text objects
    • character panel
    • paragraph panel
    • text box transformation
    • text wrapping
    • text modification by layer styles
    • type styles

EITCA Academy administration

  1. info@eitca.academy
  2. CompLearn Ltd.
    New Bond House, 124 New Bond Street
    London, W1S 1DX, United Kingdom
  3. EITCI Institute
    Avenue des Saisons 100-102
    1050 Brussels, Belgium
  • I liked the training programme very much, it gave me a fresh perspective on computer graphics.
    @Mitch
  • I really liked the asynchronous mode of the training + the European certificate issued in English.
    @Radley
  • Thank you for helping me to develop my skills.
    @John
  • Didactic materials were developed very clearly, legibly and understandably.
    @Chris
  • Good organization of exams was definitedly a positive aspect of the training.
    @Martin
  • The ability to extend a deadline for completion of the course allowed me to work full time much easier.
    @Eve
  • I liked the approach to the participant.
    @Chris
  • Some positive aspects of the course: ability to consult teaching staff, freedom in choosing the order of courses, opportunity to improve my test results
    @Eve
  • What I liked most was that the training had no time limits...And I had 24/7 access to my materials.
    @Barbra
  • Easy access, opportunity to study at home at a convenient time.
    @Margaret
  • Overall, trainings organized very efficiently.
    @Joanne
  • I liked the opportunity to take exams at any time.
    @Tom
  • I am glad that I took part in this training, I'm sure my IT knowledge is now greater.
    @Gretchen
  • A wide scope of many IT aspects, great help with installing programs.
    @Jane
  • Theoretical part presented in a comprehensible way, exercises with answers, hints
    @Margaret
  • The contents of the curriculum and the teaching system are on a very high level.
    @Lester
  • Very thorough explanations and descriptions.
    @Victor
  • A possibility of distance learning without need to commute.
    @Wesley
  • Comprehensible contents, convenient form - enough time to perform tasks covered in the study programme.
    @Les
  • Pros: whole course, training programme and organization of the training.
    @Arthur
  • Flexibility of the course was important to me: I could choose hours and days that suited me - it allowed me to reconcile my work with learning new things.
    @Kate
  • All the aspects of the training were very useful.
    @Roxanne
  • Comprehensible lectures on specific topics, interesting exercises.
    @Joanne
  • Many illustrations showing insight into programs. Detailed step-by-step descriptions.
    @Lucas
  • No problems in general (organization, training programme, certification).
    @Dagmar
  • You can learn anywhere in the world at any time.
    @Darius
  • Lots of descriptions. Additional files (attachments). Education at a high level. Opportunity to consult tutors. Clarity of content
    @Carl
  • Learning new interesting programs and their options.
    @Adam
  • Presentation of knowledge in an accessible and understandable way :).
    @Darius
  • This form of training is a nice alternative for stationary training. Flexibility of the course was very important to me.
    @Mary
  • My competencies after completing the training have significantly increased. Now I know how to work with basic computer programs.
    @Aurelie
  • My qualifications have been greatly raised, basic CG programs seem now simpler to me.
    @Danette
  • Thanks to this course I can retouch pictures perfectly.
    @Jane
  • I have learned many things I didn't know before and I hope they will be useful both at work and in my private life.
    @Justine
  • My skills have been strongly increased. I've learned many new and interesting things related to work at the computer, which I use now in everyday life.
    @Katherine
  • My skills increased. now I have no problem finding appropriate functions in programs covered in the training.
    @Joanne
  • I feel much more confident in IT right now. I've learned new things and right now my self-assessment is as high as my new skills.
    @Yvonne
  • I am pleasantly surprised by the course. I was being skeptical at the beginning, but after a few lectures I was sure it was exactly what I needed. I've improved my skills.
    @Monica
  • My competencies in information technology are on a high level now.
    @Octavia
  • I have gained new knowledge and systematized the one I have already had.
    @Violet
  • After completing the training, my skills have significantly increased. I've learned a lot of things unknown to me before.
    @Violet
  • Strengthening my skills, equipping myself with knowledge about new features of popular programs.
    @Charlotte
  • Thank you very much for the opportunity to confirm my skills and learn new things.
    @Agnes
  • It is vital that the training allows to get an international certificate even though it's remote... I think that such courses should be more popular.
    @Marie