♦ Course Description

The goal of this course is to explore fundamental techniques in Photoshop. Ideal for students eager to explore Photoshop, work with layer techniques, gain an understanding of how to do basic photo repairs and color enhancements. Group critiques are also included.
Student will learn special ability to retouch and edit at an artistic way.

♦ Course Objectives/Learning Objectives:

Students will gain a working knowledge of Photoshop and develop their skills in editing and altering photographs for through a basic understanding of the tool bar, layers, and the adjustments panel. This course will take a look at the basic yet powerful features of Photoshop. You will discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools, and develop an understanding of sophisticated layering techniques.

Throughout this course you will learn the tools you need to be more efficient in you photo-editing skills and to increase the flexibility and quality of your artwork. At the beginning of each class we will do a quick review and answer any questions students may have. New information will be introduced, accompanied by exercise files that the students are encouraged to use and work along with during the instruction.

Generally the class will have 1-2 demo sessions with work periods in between to allow time for students to work on their own, practice their skills, and ask specific questions one-on one.

♦ Topics Include

• Mastering the effects of the clone and healing brush tools

• Understanding and working with Layers and the Adjustments Panel

• Understanding the basics of Masking

• Transforming and maximizing Smart Objects

• Employing Smart Filters to create interesting effects

• Color correction

• Working with text and vector shapes in PSD

• File formats, resizing, and saving

• Actions and Batch Processing