The Graphics and Publishing Seminar 2016

Date: February 17 - 17, 2020



Learn to express your creativity with programs focused on computer graphics and multimedia.
Be proficient in creating and designing images that work on the web and in print.

Who Should Attend

Graphic artists and designers, corporate communicators, 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, educators, IT Professionals, and those involved in the creative industry.

Registration Fee

PHP 5,500.00 per day inclusive of VAT, snacks, lunch, seminar kit.

Payment and Discount Scheme

Package of 5 Delegates + 1 Free
10% Discount to Past Delegates
20% Discount to Academe/ Students/ Government/NGOs


Powerful Web Designs Without Code Using Adobe Muse
April 19, 2016, Tuesday, 09:30AM – 12:30NN (half-day)

Have you ever wanted to do web design but just want to concentrate designing rather than memorizing HTML5 tags and CSS3 properties?

With Adobe Muse you can create beautiful, sophisticated, yet web standards compliant websites with confidence and efficiency just like doing your print layout. Aimed for designers who wants to conquer the world of web development. This session will demonstrate how easy it is to build websites scratch in a matter of minutes, save time creating persistent elements based from master pages, rich media elements such as audio and video, parallax scrolling, slideshows, social widgets and interactive forms. and lastly how you can take it to the next level using familiar web development tools such as Adobe Dreamweaver, If you want to create and design websites fast, then this session is for you.

Level: Beginner to Advanced

HTML5 Animations Without Code Using Adobe Edge Animate
April 19, 2016, Tuesday, 01:30PM – 04:30PM (half-day)

Are you still using Flash for web animations? Edge Animate enables you to create HTML5 animations that works across all devices, this session will get you up and running in creating interactive and dynamic web animations, while making sure that you comply with open web standard ensuring that you will be able to edit your code after export of your animations.

Level: Beginner to Advanced

LMNTS (Elements) of Design
April 20, 2016, Wednesday, 09:30AM – 12:30NN (half-day)

Logos, signage, products and labels, and any identity item are made to be seen. With the Adobe Power Cube (Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign), this topic covers the design aspects of how element, color and typography can add visual impact and appeal to designs. A design’s shape, size, simplicity or complexity and how it interacts with its surroundings is key to its readability and visibility in a sea of other designs.

Level: Beginner to intermediate.

Advanced Illustrator Techniques
April 20, 2016, Wednesday, 01:30PM – 04:30PM (half-day)

Most anything you want to know (or do) with Illustrator. Maximize the use of 3D techniques and other effects in making your illustrations and layouts. This topic also demonstrates the use of Illustrator’s tools in combination with each other and enhancement commands you’ve always wondered about. Discover Adobe Illustrator’s newest and enhanced tools and how they give an already powerful application more punch.

Level: Intermediate to advanced.

Creative and Editorial Design for Magazines and Newsletters
April 21, 2016, Thursday, 09:30AM – 04:30PM (Whole day)

Newsletters and magazines design is really a simple matter. The complexity of producing a newsletter and magazine could be a daunting experience for the editor or the layout artist. An effective newsletter and magazine are produced with proper planning and execution based on a thorough design brief and editorial workflow process. The seminar is designed for art directors, corporate communicators, layout artists and writers coming from small enterprises and big businesses alike.

Learn how to make your publication results-oriented and generating positive responses. A case study of prominent magazine cum catalogue will be presented as framework of learning session.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate

Adobe Photoshop CC 2016: Advanced Retouching & Editing Made Easy
April 22, 2016, Friday, 09:30AM – 12:30NN (half-day)

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.

Adobe Photoshop CC 2016: Video Editing in Photoshop CC
April 22, 2016, Friday, 01:30PM – 04:30PM (half-day)

Whether you’re a photographer, designer or just want to learn the basics of and to use the video features available in Photoshop, then this seminar is for you. Begin with the basics of video production, then go into editing and color correcting the footage, 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.

The Resource Speakers and Experts

Rollan M. Bañez

Rollan M. Bañez

Head Technical Trainer – Creative Nation Academy

Rollan Bañez has 10 years of relevant academic background and 16 years in the IT industry starting as an IT Staff and later as 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 channeled his insights in mastering Adobe applications and became one of the most widely disciplined Adobe Certified Experts in the Philippines. He is a Certified Expert in Adobe Muse, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Adobe Photoshop’, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Adobe Design Master, Adobe Design Specialist, Adobe After Effects, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Flash Professional. Rollan is the Technology Evangelist for GetCre8ive Corporation and Creative Cloud Evangelist for the Philippines. He manages various communities, such as, Adobe Community Professional, Graphikarista Creative Group, and Graphic Artist Philippines, on which he shares his knowledge through events and seminars. He finds balance in life through enjoying great music, films, travels, and inspiring new generation of creative people.

Antonio ‘Tony’ Bucu

Antonio ‘Tony’ Bucu

Instructor, Philippine Center for Creative Imaging

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.

Guillermo “Ige” Ramos

Guillermo “Ige” Ramos

Instructor, Philippine Center for Creative Imaging
Principal Designer, Ige Ramos Design Studio

Meanders the lush and layered forest of the theater, museum and cultural work, graphic design, publishing, food, travel and creative writing. His pioneering efforts in the field of digital art earned him top honors in the International Designers’ Network (IdN Club, Philippines) since 1998 and the very first winner in the Digital Art Category when it was first instituted in the 53rd Art Association of the Philippines Annual. He has designed dozens of books including A Pilgrim’s Diary and The Governor-General’s Kitchen, which won him consecutive National Book Awards for Best Design in 2005 and 2006. In 2008 his design for The Governor-General’s Kitchen also won Best Design in the Philippines and Finalist in the Best Culinary History in the Gourmand World Cookbook Award-Best in the World. He is the principal designer of Ige Ramos Design Studio (IRDS) and the Publisher of ZeusBooks, where he co-published Jessica Zafra’s Twisted 8. Ige is an instructor at the Philippine Center for Creative Imaging.

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 CS6. 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, the Ateneo De Manila University in Katipunan.

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