Photoshop CC: Level 1

Explore Adobe Photoshop’s array of tools and features for editing digital and scanned photographs.

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Photoshop CC: Level 1

Explore Adobe Photoshop’s array of tools and features for editing digital and scanned photographs.

What you’ll be able to do — competencies

  • Locate and use tools and features in the Photoshop interface including the menu, tools and options bars; panels; document window; guides; rulers; and grids 
  • Utilize keyboard shortcuts to access tools and features 
  • Perform basic photo corrections in Adobe Camera Raw or Adobe Photoshop, as appropriate, including straightening, cropping, color-correcting, retouching, repairing and sharpening images 
  • Use various methods to select and isolate areas of an image, reposition the selection, move and duplicate contents of a selection, and deselect 
  • Insert, format and position type 
  • Create, organize and rearrange artwork and type on layers, and modify layers using blending modes, opacity and layer effects 
  • Create and modify a variety of mask types including layer, quick, clipping and channel masks 

Course description

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Photoshop offers an impressive array of tools for editing digital and scanned photographs, as well as for creating photorealistic images. This is an intensive, hands-on workshop. You’ll be introduced to Photoshop’s powerful capabilities, including optimizing selection techniques; retouching and restoring images; and using layers and masks to your advantage.

Prerequisites

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  • Students should have a strong working knowledge of either the Windows or Mac operating system and should be comfortable creating and renaming files and folders, using keyboard shortcuts and navigating multiple drives and directories 

Syllabus

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Session 1  

Textbook Lesson 1 Getting to Know the Work Area in Photoshop 

  • Open files from Photoshop 
  • Navigate the user interfaces 
  • Use the tools panel and options bar 
  • Use keyboard combinations and shortcuts 
  • Undo single and multiple actions 
  • Open and work with panels 
  • Customize the workspace 

Assignments for Textbook Lesson 1 

  • Hands-on practice with Lesson 1 in textbook (or equivalent) 

Textbook Lesson 12 Working with Camera Raw (Basic Photo Correction) 

  • Open a proprietary camera raw image in Adobe Camera Raw (ACR) 
  • Use ACR to process a proprietary camera raw image from start to finish 
  • Use ACR to correct, synchronize settings and save changes to multiple files 
  • Correct common image problems such as red eye, noise and image distortion**Open a Camera Raw image as a Smart Object in Photoshop 
  • Apply Camera Raw as a filter in Photoshop** 

Assignments for Textbook Lesson 12 

  • Hands-on practice with Lesson 12 in textbook (or equivalent) 

Textbook Lesson 5 Quick Fixes

  • Correct common image problems such as red eye and image distortion 
  • Move objects using the Content-Aware Move tool 

Assignments for Textbook Lesson 5 

  • Hands-on practice with Lesson 5 in textbook (or equivalent) 

Session 2  

Textbook Lesson 2 Basic Photo Corrections 

  • Apply photo correction workflow concepts to correct and repair images 
  • Adjust color casts 
  • Straighten and crop 
  • Repair and retouch using various tools: Clone Stamp, Spot Healing Brush, Content-Aware Patch and Dust/Scratches noise filter 
  • Perform simple sharpening with the Smart Sharpen or Unsharp Mask filters 

Assignments for Textbook Lesson 2 

  • Lesson 2 in textbook (or equivalent) 

Textbook Lesson 3 Working with Selections 

  • Choose and move selected items with the Move tool 
  • Use selection tools to make geometric, freehand, edge-based and color-based selections, including: 
  • Quick Selection tool 
  • Magic Wand tool 
  • Lasso tools 
  • Marquee tools 
  • Add to or subtract from a selection 
  • Refine selection edges 
  • Isolate and save selections   

Assignments for Textbook Lesson 3 

  • Lesson 3 in textbook (or equivalent) 

Session 3  

Textbook Lesson 4 Layer Basics 

  • Understand layer concepts and uses 
  • Work with the Layers panel to create, rename, copy and rearrange layers 
  • Create text and image layers 
  • Alter the appearance of a layer using the opacity and blending controls 
  • Resize and rotate layers 
  • Apply filters and effects 
  • Add new layers via dragging, panel buttons, keyboard shortcuts or the panel menu 
  • Apply layer styles 
  • Create, format and position type 

Assignments for Textbook Lesson 4 

  • Lesson 4 in textbook (or equivalent) 

Session 4  

Textbook Lesson 6 Masks and Channels 

  • Create and refine masks 
  • Create a quick mask 
  • Manipulate an image with Puppet Warp 
  • Work with channels 

Assignments for Textbook Lesson 6 

  • Lesson 6 in textbook (or equivalent) 

Textbook Lesson 7 Typographic Design

  • Create a clipping mask from type 
  • Add point type (one line or less of type) 
  • Create type on a path 
  • Warp point type 
  • Create and format paragraphs of type 

Assignments for Textbook Lesson 7 

  • Lesson 7 in textbook (or equivalent) 

Next available start dates

Online — Evenings

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Photoshop CC: Level 1
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Total classroom hours

18 hours

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Schedule

Online

Evenings, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM, 6 T Th - 10/29/2020 - 11/24/2020

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Total cost

$609

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Instructor: Morgan Olson

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Notes

Online courses require an internet connection and the ability to interact both through audio and video using either a web cam/microphone, speakers/headset using a computer or via a mobile phone connection. Any costs associated with connectivity or equipment are the responsibility of the student.

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