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No matter what stage you’re at when it comes to developing your technical skills, you’ve probably realized that Microsoft Paint just isn’t going to cut it forever. Whether you need to crop or resize a photo, want to create a logo for your blog, or have a more significant design project in mind, at some point, you’re going to need an introduction to Photoshop.
At this full-day workshop, you’ll learn to use Photoshop and a bit of InDesign (plus as much design theory as we can reasonably fit in) from the ultra talented Chelsea Klukas.
About Your Project
As you may know by now, all Ladies Learning Code workshops revolve around a project, and this workshop is no different. At the end of the day, you will have created your very own personal brand package & mood board. Your end product will include: edited profile photos for Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn, a Twitter or website background, and a unique Facebook cover photo. Plus, based on images that you’ll select and bring with you to the workshop (that you’ll source from sites like Piccsy & Pinterest, or Google Images), you’ll choose colours and fonts that represent your personal brand, with help from designers who really understand what makes for good choices, and can explain the “why” behind them. For those who are interested, you'll also have free time with which you can work on any of the projects you start during the day, or you'll be able to work on a project you come up with on your own.
(Note that computers are not provided - you'll need to bring your own (and power cord) plus you'll be required to have or download the free trial version of Adobe Photoshop and InDesign (details on how to do this will be provided after you register.)
Is this workshop for you?
This workshop has been designed for absolute beginners. If you know absolutely nothing about Photoshop, you’ve come to the right place! Note that we will be using Mac computers, so it may be worth finding a friend and getting a crash course prior to attending the workshop. If you don't have a chance, though, don't worry. We'll take good care of you.
*Men are welcome to attend workshops (and they do!), but we request that you bring with you an additional female learner where possible.
*Are you quaified to help teach this workshop? Great - our workshops absolutely wouldn't be possible without the incredible developers (and now, designers!) who help us out! Please join our 'tech help' email list here.
Please note that by purchasing a ticket, you agree to the following refund policy.
What is Ladies Learning Code?
We're a not-for-profit startup in Toronto who provide women (and men*) the opportunity to learn basic, beginner-friendly computer programming and other technical skills through hands-on workshops. We're all about showing people that learning to hack (or in this case, working with Photoshop) can be fun!
What is Chic Geek?
The Chic Geek is a Calgary-based grassroots organization increasing diversity in the startup community by building a more women-friendly environment. Chic Geek has partnered with Ladies Learning Code to bring basic coding workshops to Calgary. For more information about the Chic Geek and other events it runs, visit www.thechicgeek.ca
We're a Canada-wide community driven not-for-profit working to empower women and youth to feel comfortable learning beginner-friendly technical skills in a social and collaborative way.
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