Online Class: Adobe Photoshop CS4

This online course covers both the basics of Photoshop CS4 as well as advanced features to help you create stunning images for both the web and print.

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Course Description

Adobe Photoshop is a complex graphics and image editing software and paint program.  Chances are, you've heard of Photoshop frequently in the past even if this will be the very first time that you use the program.  Adobe's Photoshop program has become a mainstay with graphics designers, professional photographers, and even hobbyists to edit graphics as well as create and manipulate images.  It's fun to use, and it can turn the most amateur photographer to a professional with just a few clicks of the mouse.

 If you've ever used any software program to edit graphics or images before, then the Photoshop interface may seem familiar to you and some things may be quite easy to learn.   The reason is because most image editing programs on the market today are based on the Photoshop program.  Everyone wants to copy it because it is simply that convenient and effective.  However, Photoshop is by far the most extensive program available and offers the most features and options. 

Over the duration of this course, you're going to learn how to use Photoshop CS4.   You'll learn the basics so that you can complete the most basic of tasks, but you'll also get the chance to delve into some advanced features.  Whether you're a graphics designer or photographer who wants to improve your Photoshop skills – or a hobbyist who enjoys editing and manipulating images – you'll learn everything about Photoshop that you need to know in the upcoming lessons.
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Course Lessons

Lesson 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS4

Adobe's Photoshop program has become a mainstay with graphics designers, professional photographers, and even hobbyists, to edit graphics, as well as to create and manipulate images. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Practice Worksheets
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: Getting Started Using Photoshop CS4

Now that you have learned your way around the Photoshop interface a little bit, we are going to jump right in and start teaching you how to use the program. 9 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Working With Images

This lesson will be one of the most important lessons in this course, because you are going to start to learn how to work with images. 9 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment:
  • Assessment: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Resizing and Cropping Images

Resolution is the amount of detail in an image. It is measured by pixels per inch, or PPI. Naturally, the more pixels per inch, the better your resolution will be. 9 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Working With Basic Selections

If you have ever selected text in a word processing document, email, or web page to copy and paste, then you already know what selections in Photoshop entail. 10 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Layers

Layers are simply images or effects, laid on top of other images or effects. 11 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Painting in Photoshop

When you combine the selection tools we learned about last lesson with the paint tools, changing and editing colors becomes easier than you could ever imagine. 10 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Photo Retouching

In this lesson, we are going to learn photo retouching techniques that you will be able to use with just a few clicks of the mouse. 10 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Color Correction

A color mode is defined as the colors that we see, and work with, in an image. Different color modes are RGB, CMYK, or HSB. These modes are different methods for describing the colors used. 11 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Using Masks and the Quick Mask Mode

Masks are basically just areas that you can isolate from the rest of an image to protect it from editing. 11 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Working With the Pen Tool

The pen tool is probably the most frustrating tool for the beginner to grasp. 11 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 11 Exam

Lesson 12: Creating Special Effects

The ability to add special effects to your photos is one of the most enjoyable features of Photoshop. With a few clicks of the mouse, you can transform an ordinary family photo into a work of art. 11 Total Points
  • Complete: Lesson 12 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 12 Exam

Lesson 13: Exporting Your Work

In this lesson, we will look at some of the file formats and final output options available to you in Photoshop CS4. 127 Total Points
  • Lesson discussions: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 13 Exam
  • Assessment: Final Exam
Total Course Points

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Identify and describe the major functions of Photoshop CS4.
  • Work and manipulate images,
  • Resize and Crop images.
  • Work with basic selections.
  • Create, edit, delete and manage Layers.
  • Paint.
  • Retouch photos.
  • Correct Colors.
  • Use Masks and the Quick Mask Mode.
  • Use the Pen Tool
  • Create Special Effects.
  • Export Your Work.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Adobe Photoshop CS4
Course Number: 7550296
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: July 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Course Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "My first class and I can say I was impressed with the quality of the lessons and communication. Very professional. Looking forward to taking several more :)." -- David P.
  • "Excellent." -- Evilec P.
  • "Good overview of many Photoshop tools and procedures." -- Scott A.
  • "I enjoyed how comprehensive everything was--the lessons had related videos to watch and the assignments were related to the lessons and videos. Very well organized!" -- Tina P.
  • "What was most helpful was the condensing of technical information so it was easy to understand. The positive tone and simple explanations made it easy to understand why we did certain assignments. The class was good given the level of students who enroll. It was very easy to do the work. The difficulty level was just right." -- Dennis S.
  • "All parts of this course were helpful...Although I don't need some of the features in Photoshop, it is good to know about them. I will certainly use what I have learned." -- Myrna P.
  • "The core content was very well written and easy to follow." -- Melissa P.
  • "A big thank you." -- Dean J.
  • "Overall it was a great course. I learned tons." -- Dean J.
  • "The ability to put the tools discussed to practical use in the assignments and the feedback from the instructor was most helpful." -- Donna M.

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