The Graphics & Publishing Seminar 2017

Date: March 29, 2017 - March 31, 2017
Location: AIM Conference Center, Makati City, PH

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Sharpen your skills. Increase your productivity.
Learn from the Masters. Learn from the Pros.

The seminar aims to improve your skills and productivity in creating designs for print, web, screen and videos. Learn how to create effective designs for your communication projects. Learn the fundamentals and creatively break the rules upon mastery.


March 29, 2017, Wednesday

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017: Video Editing In Photoshop CC
09:30AM – 12:30NN (half-day)
Resource Speaker: Mario J. Ramirez, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI)

Whether you’re a photographer, designer or just want to learn the basics and use the video features available in Photoshop, this seminar is for you. Begin with the basics of video production, then go into editing and color correction of footages, work with audio, add animation and motion effects, and finally, export the final project.

The seminar includes video features and workflow methods, useful techniques and details for creating videos, and enhancing Photoshop projects

Level: Basic to Intermediate – Participants are expected to already understand Photoshop basics and have experience using it.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2017: Advanced Retouching & Editing Made Easy
01:30PM – 04:30PM (half-day)
Resource Speaker: Mario J. Ramirez, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI)

The seminar will focus on Photoshop CC techniques that you can use when retouching images. The main focus will be on professional retouching and manipulation techniques. Learn to use blending modes and brush techniques to specifically target your retouching work to remove blemishes and spot-imperfections and adjust skin tones. Create backdrops with Content-Aware Fill and combine them with photo elements. Puppet Warp allow for flexible retouching. Solve perspective image problems with both Vanishing Point filter and the new Photoshop CC Perspective Warp. The new functions make difficult editing easy with Photoshop CC.

Level: Basic to Intermediate – Participants are expected to already understand Photoshop basics and have experience using it.

March 30, 2017, Thursday

Designing Logos, Labels, and Product Packaging For Branding
09:30AM – 12:30NN (half-day)
Resource Speaker: Tony Bucu, Independent Graphic Designer, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

Know the origin and background of how brands came about, how they evolved through the years, and how their branding and marketing affect consumer purchasing decisions. See how popular brands have stayed popular and how they influence consumers through the power of media, pop-culture, and corporate branding. This session is for graphic artists and designers, layout artists, product designers, brand developers, sales and marketing professionals and those involved in branding and packaging.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Designing For Printed Flyers, Brochures and Marketing Collaterals
01:30PM – 04:30PM (half-day)
Resource Speaker: Tony Bucu, Independent Graphic Designer, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

A quick study on the basics of flyer, brochure and collateral design — from media types/sizes, preparation of materials, text for layout, proper use of grids, white space, and typefaces/fonts. This session is for graphic artists and designers, layout artists, and those involved in print media production.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

March 31, 2017, Friday

Adobe In 3D: Create and Animate 3D Object Without Being A 3D Expert
09:30AM – 12:30NN (half-day)
Resource Speaker: Rollan Bañez, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

Adobe now has 3D capabilities? Yes! Get access to Adobe Fuse which perfectly compliments Photoshop to create 3D storyboards and scenes. This will be the first ever training in Adobe Fuse in the Philippines together with the new and upcoming app Project Felix to create 3D product mock-ups for commercial use. It will enable to extend your creativity with the use these new applications without the steep learning curve to be a 3D Expert.

Level: Beginner

Create Amazing User Experiences Using Adobe Experience Design
1:30 – 4:30PM (half-day)
Resource Speaker: Rollan Bañez, Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

Create, design and share interactive prototypes. Designers can add interactions and animations to static designs, turning them into interactive prototypes that can validate the user experience. These prototypes can be easily shared via the web to gather feedback. This session aims to empower creative professionals to embrace these new discipline to facilitate new skills that will equip them to be future-ready.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Who Should Attend

Graphic artists and designers, digital artists, creative directors, photographers, art directors, web developers and designers, webmasters, programmers, illustrators, AV Producers, publishers, layout artists, print managers, production artists, animators, multimedia specialists, corporate communicators, educators, IT Professionals, and those involved in the creative industry.

Registration Fee

PHP 5,500 per day.
Fees are inclusive of VAT, snacks, lunch, and seminar kits.

Discount Scheme (Choose 1 discount scheme)

Package of 5 + 1 (send 5 delegates and get additional 1 for free)
10% Discount for Early Bird (Register and Pay on or before February 20, 2017)
10% Discount to Past Delegates
20% Discount to Academe/ Students/ Government/NGOs

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Mario J. Ramirez
Mario J. Ramirez

Instructor, Philippine Center for Creative Imaging

Mario Ramirez is an experienced instructor and speaker in the field of graphics software applications. He is an Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) and Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) for Photoshop CC. He teaches Photoshop to designers, photographers, business professionals as well as casual users. He is on the faculty of the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging (PCCI), the only Adobe Authorized Training Center (AATC) in the Philippines. He has taught at the ISO-certified MMLDC training facility and at The Garage: Jescom Creative Technologies at Ateneo de Manila University.

Aside from teaching at PCCI, he regularly presents at prestigious conventions like the Graphic Expo and DLSU-D Graphic Convention.

Antonio ‘Tony’ Bucu
Antonio ‘Tony’ Bucu

Instructor, Philippine Center for Creative Imaging
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)

Studied electrical engineering at Mapua Institute of Technology, and never thought he would end up as a graphic designer. After college, Tony decided to explore his artistic skills and worked as an artist for a garments factory, designing shirt graphics. He has never looked back since then as he became a designer for the last 15 years. Tony has worked as a freelance consultant/designer for Fiera de Manila, Inc., Bozell, Basic FCB, Campaigns and Grey, and Leo Burnett, and as a full-time designer for Pixel Magic and Gimenez Group. He has art directed photo shoots for BPI and Equitable, and is an experimental photographer in his own right. Tony is an Instructor at the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging.

Rollan M. Bañez
Rollan M. Bañez

Technology Evangelist – GetCre8tive Corporation
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE), Adobe User Group Manager
Adobe Community Professional
Founder – Graphikarista Creative Group
Head Trainer – Creative Nation Academy
Head Admin – Graphic Artist Philippines

Rollan has 16 years in the IT industry starting as an IT Staff and later a System Administrator working with various software and hardware technologies for Windows, Mac OS and Linux on both client and server software platforms.

Passionate about arts, creativity, and design, he channelled his insights in mastering Adobe applications and became one of the most widely disciplined Adobe Certified Expert in the Philippines. Currently, he is working to get his COMPTIA Certified Technical Trainer + certification.

He manages a community on which he shares his knowledge through events and seminars that #inspireInnovation, dubbed as Creative Cloud Evangelist for the Philippines, he conducts educational roadshows with the advocacy to help build a #CreativeNation.

He finds balance in life through enjoying great music, films, travels, and inspiring the next generation of creative professionals.