Computer and digital training

  • What’s on
  • Tech Savvy Seniors @ Customs House
    Wednesday 19 June 2019
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    This free series funded by the Telstra Foundation and FACS is designed to help older people gain confidence in basic computer and digital skills.

    Book in for the small group sessions below:

    Introduction to computers
    This workshop covers what a computer is, it’s components and how it’s operated. You’ll learn to use a mouse and keyboard and then road test your skills to create your first document.

    Introduction to internet part 1
    Become familiar with how to access and surf the web so you can go home, sign up for an internet service and hang out on the www’s yourself.

    Introduction to internet part 2
    We’ll look at ways to make web navigation a breeze and seek out video and music add-ons. You’ll leave knowing how to keep yourself safe online and tips for the best sites.

    Introduction to email
    Keep connected to family and friends with email. We’ll walk you through setting up a free Gmail email account and how to send, read and reply to your emails.

    Online shopping and banking part 1
    From booking a holiday to buying groceries, we’ll take you through the process of buying something and how to stay safe banking and shopping online.

    Introduction to online shopping and banking part 2
    Following on from part 1, find out how you can save time paying bills online and learn how to browse, buy and sell using websites like eBay and about payment options like PayPal.

    Introduction to social media
    Get sharp with social media’s famous three: Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. We’ll take you through a run-down of which social media to use and when.

    Introduction to iPads
    We’ll walk you through the techy world of the tablet and get you up and running on this handy device.

    Customs House Library
    Wednesdays, 11am to 1pm

    Wednesday 5 June to Wednesday 24 July 2019

  • Adobe Creative Classes: Photoshop
    Tuesday 2 July 2019
  • Event details

    Adobe Photoshop is the most well-known design software package in the world. Everyone from wedding photographers and graphic designers to painters and social media managers use this program to bring their digital artwork to life. Whether you need to upskill for work or want to touch up your family photos, this series of classes is the perfect starting point.

    Each class is led by an expert facilitator. More information for the different class level is available on the booking link.

    Photoshop level 1
    This 2-hour beginner’s class is for people with little or no experience.

    By the end of the class you will be able to

    • Make selections, cut out, resize and move objects around in an image
    • Create complex photo manipulations
    • Create custom typography and apply effects.
    • Use a handful of helpful keyboard shortcuts to improve workflow.

    6pm, Tuesday July 2, Surry Hills Library
    10am, Saturday July 27, Kings Cross Library
    6pm, Tuesday August 13, Surry Hills Library
    6pm, Tuesday September 10, Surry Hills Library
    6pm, Tuesday October 8, Surry Hills Library

    Photoshop level 2
    If you’ve already completed Level 1 or have some experience with Photoshop this 2-hour intermediate class is for you.

    By the end of the class you will be able to

    • Replace backgrounds and retouch photos to erase blemishes and improve skin.
    • Make adjustments and colour balance photos to improve vibrancy
    • Use brushes, tools and layer blending modes to create advanced image effects

    12.30pm, Saturday July 27, Kings Cross Library
    6pm, Tuesday October 22, Surry Hills Library

    Photoshop Advanced
    This 4-hour advanced class is for people with extensive experience with Photoshop or who have completed Level 2.

    The advanced course only runs twice a year, so please book early.
    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    10am, Saturday September 21, Kings Cross Library

    City of Sydney Library
    Tuesday 2 July 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 13 August 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 10 September 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 27 July 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Tuesday 8 October 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 22 October 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 21 September 2019 from 10am to 2pm
  • Adobe Creative Classes: InDesign
    Tuesday 16 July 2019
  • Event details

    Adobe InDesign is the industry standard desktop publishing application. You can use it to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations and even books and ebooks. So, whether you want to upskill for work or design a flyer for your local sports club, this series of classes is for you.

    Each class is led by an expert facilitator. More information for the different class level is available on the booking link.

    InDesign level 1
    This 2-hour beginner’s class is suitable for people with little or no experience with Adobe InDesign.

    By the end of the class you will be able to
    • Find your way around the InDesign graphical user interface
    • Setup a new document
    • Use frames to layout a document
    • Format typography to make text more visually appealing
    • Apply fill and stroke colours to text and objects
    • Export files for web or print

    6pm, Tuesday July 16, Surry Hills Library
    10am, Saturday August 10, Kings Cross Library
    6pm, Tuesday August 27, Surry Hills Library

    InDesign level 2
    This 2-hour intermediate class is ideal for people who have completed level 1 or already have some experience with InDesign.

    By the end of the class you will be able to
    • Find your way around the InDesign graphical user interface
    • Place text on a path to create complex designs
    • Format typography to make text more visually appealing
    • Apply fill and stroke colours to text and objects
    • Export files for web or print

    12.30pm, Saturday August 10, Kings Cross Library

    InDesign Advanced
    This 4-hour advanced class is for people who have extensive experience with InDesign or who have completed our level 2 class.

    The advanced course only runs twice a year, so please book early.

    10am, Saturday September 7, Kings Cross Library

    Courses suitable for anyone 16 years and over.

    City of Sydney Library
    Tuesday 16 July 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Tuesday 27 August 2019 from 6pm to 8pm
    Saturday 10 August 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm
    Saturday 7 September 2019 from 10am to 2.30pm

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Last updated: Tuesday, 31 July 2018