Online Class: Adobe Photoshop CS4

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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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  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
  • Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider

    Course Lessons

    Average Lesson Rating:
    4.6 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
    "Extraordinarily Helpful"
    (941 votes)

    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
    • Review Article: Trial Downloads of Adobe Software
    • Take Survey: Reasons for Taking this Course
    • Complete: Lesson 1 Assignment
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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:
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Complete: 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
    • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
    • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
    • Complete: Lesson 13 Assignment
    • Complete: Lesson 13 Exam
    • Complete: 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, and
    • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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    Course Title: Adobe Photoshop CS4
    Course Number: 7550296
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    Lessons Rating: 4.6 / 5 Stars (941 votes)
    Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
    Course Type: Computer Skill (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
    Instructor: UniversalClass Staff Instructors
    Syllabus: View Syllabus
    Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
    Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with Online CEU Certification: $75.00

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    Student Testimonials

    • "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.
    • "Overall it was a great course. I learned tons....A big thank you." -- Dean J.
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