Overview

Are you ready to take your design skills to the next level? Our Adobe Photoshop Course is the perfect choice for anyone looking to create stunning graphics and images. Designed for both beginners and experts, this comprehensive course will teach you the essential skills and techniques needed to create professional-grade designs. With hands-on learning and expert instruction, you'll be able to manipulate digital images and assets, create new documents, and learn best practices for creating beautiful and functional designs. Plus, with our focus on preparing you for the Adobe Certified Professional Exam, you'll have the opportunity to take a practice exam and be thoroughly prepared to become a certified professional in Adobe Photoshop. Enroll in our Adobe Photoshop Course today and take the first step towards creating stunning designs that will impress anyone who sees them.

This course introduces students to the field of digital imaging and photographic editing using Adobe Photoshop. Instruction will focus on developing strong software and digital imaging skills plus reinforcement of design and creative skills. Students will be led through a series of progressively challenging assignments. The class will progressively increase the student's skills from basic application knowledge to advanced digital image techniques. The assignments will cover digital imagery applicable for both print and screen usage.

Participant Benefits:

Working with Adobe Photoshop will teach students how to create and edit digital imagery. Projects will give students practice and experience in basic to advanced digital imaging and design theory.

Develop the skill set to:

  • Edit, correct, and manipulate color
  • Creating selections and paths
  • Create composites, eects, and adjustments

Understand:

  • Digital imaging and photographic techniques
  • Imaging workow when working with pixels, layers, and resolution

Sessions

Each session is three hours long and offered once per week.

Intro to Course and Photoshop software, Using and Managing Layers

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Course syllabus and schedule
  • Photoshop settings, workspace and workflow
  • Selection refinement
  • Using the layers panel
  • Introduction to selecting and modifying pixels
  • Layer mask, adjustments, and grouping

Creating Composites

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Combine elements of several images into one
  • Non-destructively adjusting individual layers in a composite image
  • Modifying opacity and blending modes of layers

Understanding File Types and Color Modes

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Different file types and their qualities and purposes
  • Different color modes and their qualities and purposes

Creating and Optimizing Images for the web, Creating Animations

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Using correct settings when images are intended to be viewed on a digital screen
  • Using and modifying pixel dimensions
  • How to create both timeline and frame animations, and exporting those animations into the correct file formats
  • Optimizing files to be the smallest file size and quickest load time on the web, while maintaining optimal quality

Creating Images for Print

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Using correct settings when images are intended to be printed
  • Using correct image resolution for print quality

Working with Vector Components

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Add and manipulate text using typographic settings
  • Working with and editing shapes
  • Creating paths using the Pen tool

Healing, Restoration, and Colorizing of Old Images, More Restoration Tools

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • How to use the healing tools, both destructively and non-destructively
  • Tonal adjustments and removing color casts
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool in restoration
  • Content-aware healing
  • Adjusting color levels, and white and black balances
  • Removing dust and scratches

Working in the Design Industry

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Identify purpose and audience for preparing images
  • Using and creating automated tasks
  • Determine type of copyright permissions and licensing required for using content

Design Techniques

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Creating and using vanishing points
  • Warping techniques and options
  • Design and communicate using proper elements and principles of design

Digital Painting

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Paint brush selection, settings, and creation
  • Additional Paint brush tools: Color Replacement, Mixer Brush, History Brush, and Art History Brush

Review for Final Exam

In this lesson, you will learn the following:

  • Terminology, definitions, and file formats related to digital images
  • Design process, proper workflow
  • Copyright rules and protections

Final Review


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Course Details
Duration:12 Weeks
When:Weekly Classes – Oct. 3 - Dec. 9
Day & Time:Tuesdays – 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location:Live Online (Zoom) with an Instructor
Class Size:15 New, Current or Aspiring Designers
Cost:$1,495 Per Person
 LTU Alumni, Faculty, Student or Staff pay $1,000
*Students must have Adobe Photoshop, October 2022 release (version 24.0) and later and a computer that can run this software.