Add new skills and sharpen existing ones with new classes being offered in October by Digital Art Solutions as part of its free weekly Graphics Academy series. If you miss a live webcast, you can view archived versions at https://www.gotostage.com/channel/publicwebcastarchive.
Upcoming classes include:
Generate Revenue with Custom Sublimated Masks
Friday, Oct. 2
This info-packed class, sponsored by Conde Systems, will discuss how to generate revenue using e-commerce and specialized graphics from the Digital Art Solutions’ Mask Builder graphics collection. It will include how to leverage school spirit, launch an e-commerce store, and maximize your exposure in social media.
Boost your Profits with Graphics Builder 5 and 6
Monday, October 5
This session gives you a complete overview of Graphics Builder and how to employ its tools and features to bring in new business, develop high-quality, one-of-a-kind graphics, increase your productivity, and spend less time researching and creating custom graphics.
Unleash the Power of Virtual Samples to Drive Sales
Friday, Oct. 9
This class will explore the Smart Designer toolset for creating virtual samples using Graphics Builder 05 and 06 tool kits. Learn how to add custom graphics to realistic product templates, create high- impact sales proposals, set up customized web pages, and add high-resolution photography from popular supplier websites.
Graphics Focus: Screen Printing and Color Separations
Monday, Oct. 12
Learn best practices for preparing artwork and the nuance of getting quality color separations. This class will explain how to properly prepare vector graphics, output quality color separations to film or vellum, produce halftones and output to popular RIP programs, and troubleshoot common production issues with color separations.
Generate Revenue with Custom DTG Printed Masks
Friday, Oct. 16
Learn how to generate more revenue from your digital direct-to-garment printer in this session sponsored by Equipment Zone. It will cover how to print cotton or cotton/blend masks with specialized platens, source the ideal masks for DTG printing, and create dynamic mask graphics with the Mask Builder graphics collection.
Graphics Focus: DTG Printing, Sublimation, and White Toner Laser Transfers
Monday, Oct. 19
This class will outline practical strategies for getting the best results from your digital prints.
Topics will include color correcting images to meet customer expectations, adding dynamic digital effects, incorporating photos into your vector graphics using PowerClipping and masking, and creating realistic virtual samples.
Successfully Navigating through the New Business Climate
Friday, Oct. 23
Learn about current shopping trends and provide guidance on how to adjust your business practices and technology to compete in the new marketplace. This presentation will identify the new business climate and changes in consumer habits, use online collaboration tools to assist your clients in selecting graphics, leverage e-commerce to exploit consumer purchasing preferences, and adapt your product line to products selling in the marketplace.
Graphics Focus: Embroidery and Appliqué
Monday, Oct. 26
Learn fundamental principles of converting vector artwork into production-ready sew files for embroidery and appliqué using DRAWStitch. After attending, you will be able to produce embroidery designs from vector artwork without digitizing, increase your margins with appliqué, create custom proposals with realistic-looking embroidery samples and create a new profit center.
Business Opportunities for Decorated Apparel in the Current Marketplace
Friday, Oct. 30
Target market opportunities that will produce immediate revenue in this hour-long session. You will learn how to use technology to reach buyers and decision-makers, identify products that are in demand, leverage graphics to grow your business, and use the power of e-commerce and personalized stores to produce a revenue stream.
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