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Photoshop Course Outline

Photoshop Course Outline

This course is designed for those students who are interested in Graphic Design or Photography. This Introductory Adobe Photoshop course familiarize students with the editing capabilities of Adobe Photoshop software. Students learn how to use the Adobe Photoshop interface and access its expansive set of features. Lessons cover the basics of saving and storing image files and defining the various processes used for image editing. When they complete this Adobe Photoshop course, students will know how to use the software for image editing and basic manipulation. The course requires access to Adobe Photoshop version CS4 or later.

1- Introduction

  • Welcome to Photoshop Design!
  • Photoshop Help Menu
  • Introduction to Photoshop Workspace
  • Wrap-Up
  • Worksheet: Introduction

2- Image Size and Resolution

  • Opening Files
  • Photoshop Tutorial
  • Sample Files
  • Digital Cameras and Scanners
  • Worksheet: Image Size and Resolution

3- The Toolbox, Tool Options Bar and History Palette

  • Photoshop Toolbox
  • Tool Options Bar Palette
  • Foreground and Background Colors

4- The History Palette

  • Assignment: Show Me!
  • Worksheet: The Toolbox, Tool Options Bar and History Palette

5- The Elements of Art and Principles of Design

  • The Elements of Art and Principles of Design
  • Looking at Digital Art
  • Assignment: Art Critique
  • Worksheet: The Elements of Art and Principles of Design

6- The Layers Palette, Saving Files, and File Formats

  • The Layers Palette
  • Assignment: Show Me!
  • Saving Files
  • Worksheet: The Layers Palette, Saving Files, and File Formats

7- Using and Understanding Color in Photoshop

  • Color Modes
  • Using Color in Photoshop
  • The Gradient Tool
  • Color Assignment
  • Assignment: Show Me!
  • Worksheet: Using and Understanding Color in Photoshop

8- Color Correction

  • Color Correction
  • Special Effects
  • Assignment: Show Me!
  • Grayscale Images
  • Worksheet: Color Correction

9- The World of Digital Art

  • Looking at Computer Art
  • Assignment: Computer Art
  • Worksheet: The World of Digital Art

10- Making Selections

  • Photoshop’s Selection Tools
  • Using Filters
  • Assignment: Show Me!
  • Worksheet: Making Selections

11- Selections – Part 2

  • Manipulating Selection
  • Selecting by Color
  • Color Range Selection
  • Worksheet: Selections – Part 2

12- Self-Portrait

  • Getting Ready to Create your Self-Portrait
  • Self-Portrait Assignment Considerations
  • Assignment: Self Portrait File
  • Reflection
  • Essay: Reflection
  • Worksheet: Self-Portrait

13- Using Type

  • How Designers Use Type
  • Using the Type Tool
  • Editing and Manipulating Text
  • Assignment: Show Me!
  • Worksheet: Using Type

14- Type as a Selection

  • The Type Mask Tool
  • Type Assignment
  • Assignment: Type Assignment
  • Worksheet: Type as a Selection

15- Adding Layers Styles to Text

  • Layer Styles
  • Assignment: Layer File
  • Worksheet: Adding Layers Styles to Text

16- Adding to Your Self-Portrait

  • Final Project Assignment
  • Assignment: Self Portrait Update
  • Worksheet: Adding to Your Self-Portrait

17- Final Project

  • Final Project
  • Essay: Final Project Reflection
  • Assignment: Final Project
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