Online Class: Adobe Photoshop 101

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Course Description


This course was designed to teach you everything you need to know to make full use of Adobe Photoshop CS6.   Adobe Photoshop CS6 is a complex graphics and image editing software and paint program. It has become a mainstay with graphics designers, professional photographers, and even hobbyists to edit graphics as well as create and manipulate images.

If you've used Photoshop before, then this course may amaze you with all the improvements that have been made to the program. If you're new to Photoshop, don't be nervous or worry that it will be overwhelming. We'll start at the beginning and teach you everything you need to know in simple, everyday language so you understand and learn.  

You'll discover how to:

·    Easily navigate Photoshop's interface to find what you need

·    Crop and resize images

·    Work with color to edit and manipulate images

·    Combine aspects of several images into one professional images

·    Work with layers

·    Paint using Photoshop's many tools

·    Add text to images

·    Create and use gradients

·    Use the new Content-Aware feature to remove objects from images without leaving an empty space – or making it look like the image was edited

·    How to select objects easier and better than ever before

·    How to use filters to manipulate the look and feel of images

·    And much, much more!

By the end of the course, no matter who you are or how much experience you've had with the program in the past, you will be an advanced user capable of using Adobe Photoshop CS6 like a professional to create, edit, and manipulate images.   Photoshop CS6 is much more than a photo editor. You'll be surprised at what you learn to do.

Course Requirements

This course will not require you to have previous experience in any particular area but you should have the following:

- Adobe Photoshop CS4 - CS6 (recommended) *
- a high school reading level.

No books will be required.
*students interested can download the free trial version of Adobe Photoshop CS6 for this course.

Course Topics


Lesson 1: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS6

Lesson 2: Getting Started using Photoshop CS6

Lesson 3: Working with Images

Lesson 4: Resizing and Cropping Images

Lesson 5: Working with Basic Selections

Lesson 6: Layers

Lesson 7: Painting in Photoshop

Lesson 8: Photo Retouching

Lesson 9: Color Correction

Lesson 10: Using Masks And The Quick Mask Mode

Lesson 11: Working With The Pen Tool

Lesson 12: Creating Special Effects

Lesson 13: Printing And Exporting Your Work

Course Materials

All course material will be provided in the lessons and netlinks. There are no required materials to purchase before taking the class. In order to fully benefit from this course, though, you do need access to Adobe Photoshop.

Grading Policy

Each lesson will include a lesson review exam along with an assignment. Students will successfully complete this course by mastering all learning outcomes with 70% or higher overall grade.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe what Adobe Photoshop is and how it can be useful to you.
  • Demonstrate working with images.
  • Demonstrate working with selections, layers, and painting tools
  • Demonstrate methods for photo retouching.
  • Demonstrate methods for making color corrections.
  • Demonstrate using masks and the quick mask mode.
  • Demonstrate working with the pen tool.
  • Demonstrate creating special effects.
  • Demonstrate printing and exporting your work, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Assignment1
Lesson 1 Exam9
Lesson 2 Assignment1
Lesson 2: Getting Started using Photoshop8
Lesson 3 Assignment1
Lesson 3: Working with Images8
Lesson 4 Assignment1
Lesson 4: Resizing and Cropping Images10
Lesson 5 Assignment1
Lesson 5: Working with Basic Selections8
Lesson 6 Assignment1
Lesson 6: Layers8
Lesson 7 Assignment1
Lesson 7: Painting in Photoshop8
Lesson 8 Assignment1
Lesson 8: Photo Retouching8
Lesson 9 Assignment1
Lesson 9: Color Correction9
Lesson 10 Assignment1
Lesson 10: Using Masks And The Quick Mask Mode8
Lesson 11 Assignment1
Lesson 11: Working With The Pen Tool8
Lesson 12 Assignment1
Lesson 12: Creating Special Effects8
Lesson 13 Assignment1
The Final Assignment1
Lesson 13: Printing And Exporting Your Work9
The Final Exam64
Total Points:187

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