Back to basics

If you have any questions regarding Back to Basics courses or would like to arrange a session, please contact Colin on 0410669098 or via email colin@hypermouse.com.au

Master your operating system.
Mac or Windows.

For some strange reason, it is assumed that everyone instinctively knows how to get the best out of their computer. In our experience, this is rarely the case.

Hypermouse can help you better master your filing system, how you access documents and how to better control your document management methods.

Understanding Adobe Illustrator.
Mac or Windows.
Any version.

A lot of designers come to Adobe Illustrator as their second or third Adobe Application, sometimes from InDesign, sometimes from Photoshop. 

Everyone soon discovers that Adobe Illustrator is unlike either of these.  

In this course, learn to love the Pen Tool. Master the art of colour adjustment, dynamically and manually. Understand how to use Symbols, Swatches, Artboards, CC Libraries and where appropriate Adobe Capture.

Understanding Adobe InDesign.
Mac or Windows.
Any version.

Adobe InDesign is the dominant Page Layout tool in Australia, and as such, is considered the key tool in the Creative Cloud (CC) set from Adobe for print-based Designers. While it is primarily designed for printed output, it can also be used to mockup websites and Apps.

In this course, learn how to construct basic pages and documents, how to Place (import) text and images into pages and how to control how they look on the page. Also learn how to create an effective Workspace and get the most out of this amazing but daunting Application. The number of sessions required to achieve your required skill set will depend on the type of work that needs to be built.

Understanding Adobe Photoshop.
Mac or Windows.
Any version.

Adobe Photoshop has a well-earned reputation as a great and powerful photo manipulation tool. The biggest problem withit is that while it is very powerful and easy tool to use, it is not as intuitive to learn. With its different way of working with Layers, Mask and Channels it can be a daunting Application to learn.

In this course you will learn all about the key features and basic abilities of Photoshop along with more recent additions including Content Aware and the use of linked and un-linked Smart Objects.

Understanding Adobe Acrobat.
Mac or Windows.
Any version.

Adobe Acrobat is designed to help you get the most out of the PDFs you produce or need to produce for you and your clients.

In this course, learn how to analyse PDFs, check and make sure they are Accessible compatible. You will also learn how to reduce the file size of a PDF whilst retaining the quality needed for use.