I have learned a great deal from your beginner course and I am really looking forward to the intermediate one! Thanks for turning on some of the lights for me with this complex software interface. Thank you also for being MAC friendly in this instructional process.
ed2go asked me to rate my experience. I rated ed2go, as well as my instructor, Ms, London with A++ rating. The process, lesson plans, meaningful materials, challenging exams, and resources...was outstanding. Thank you! I think that you did a good job in designing a lesson plan the worked for someone like me who had never used Photoshop. I started your course with ZERO experience.
The instruction have truly made this a different and less daunting experience. The drawings are easier and the anxiety about tackling this extremely diverse program has been allayed. I am looking forward to the lessons and taking a ton of notes.
Thank you for your help. It's a testimony to your teaching skills that I had already tried your suggestions. I really enjoyed this class and learned a lot! For Christmas, I got a Wacom Intuos 5 Touch Tablet. I'm really excited to apply what I've learned using that! I haven't even used it yet, since I've spent the past couple of days just watching tutorial videos on the Intuos and how it enhances the tools in Photoshop. You've done a wonderful job and I can't wait for the intermediate class! I'm looking forward to what you will share with us there!
This has been a wonderful class and I have learned so much. I do intend to take the intermediate course but I'm going to take a break for a bit and practice what I learned in this course first. Thanks for providing clear instructions and great inspiration for playing with this wonderful program.
I am really enjoying this class. I have learned more in two lessons than I figured out on my own for weeks.
I want to say this is a really dynamite class. I've tried taking a few PS classes and not a one of them compare to this. It is exactly the kind of in depth class I've been wanting.
Enjoyed the class! I have been "playing" in Photoshop for years, however, I have not really gotten into all the great things it can do. This class has answered a lot of those "wonder what that will do" questions! I really enjoyed the lesson on Type. I would go to Illustrator or InDesign for type needs, but now I am more confident in using Photoshop and will explore the "type" possibilities there! I am going to continue to build my knowledge of Photoshop and take the next class, if not this Spring, then in the Fall--warm weather is calling--got to get outside!!!! Thank you all for this excellent class!
Course Code: ic6
Begin your journey by learning to open, edit, and save files. You'll also find out how to download images, and simple commands that make an image "pop." Then, discover how fun it can be to paint in Photoshop and use the brushes to make a simple landscape. You'll even learn to blend colors on your image as if they were made of oil paints or watercolors.
Learn how to erase, blur, smudge, and finger paint with techniques that are fun, easy ways to make dramatic changes in your images, whether you're altering photos or creating a work of art from scratch. Then, transform images from color into black and white or even old-fashioned sepia as well as tricks with the History Brush tool and history snapshots, so you can experiment and quickly undo whatever steps you don't like.
You'll learn the critical skill of making selections and see how easy it is to isolate portions of your image so that you can add a filter or change the colors. Then, you'll learn to use the Lasso, Magic Wand, and Quick Selection tools to make the exact selections you want as you practice putting two images together.
Learn to create your own work of art just by using brushstrokes in Photoshop. Then, learn to colorize areas of a photo with a gradient. You can spend hundreds of dollars buying gradient-colored stock photos—or just use what you learn in this lesson to create them yourself!
Whether you want to add type to a scrapbooking layout, make large type for display, or learn a little bit about Photoshop's Layer Styles, you'll enjoy this lesson. Then, learn how to size your images for printing or for the Web and find out how to scan an image so it's large enough for your needs, but not too large, and how to crop images that have more than you really want to see.
Focus on the three R's of photo manipulation: restoring, retouching, and rearranging and learn about the content-aware tools that help Photoshop make more intelligent guesses as to the fixes you want. Finally, you’ll learn how to correct exposures and colors to make them more attractive and truer to life.
Sherry London is a noted Photoshop and Illustrator expert, an artist, a writer, and a teacher. Her fiber art has been featured in magazines and exhibitions. Her published works include Photoshop CS2 Gone Wild, Photoshop Magic, Photoshop Effects Magic, Photoshop In Depth, Photoshop Textures Magic, and Illustrator f/x and Design. She wrote the Tips and Tricks column for Photoshop User magazine for many years and is a two-time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame. She has taught for the prestigious Thunder Lizard Photoshop Conference and the Professional Photographers of America seminars, as well as for Drexel University, Moore College of Art, and Gloucester County College. Sherry holds a Master's Degree in Information Systems and has taken doctoral-level courses in curriculum design.
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Adobe Photoshop CS6, Adobe Photoshop CS6 Extended, Adobe Creative Cloud or any version of Adobe Creative Suite CS6 that includes the Adobe Photoshop CS6 or Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended software (for either Windows or Mac)
Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins
Windows 7, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
Mac OS X.
Note: You must be able to download files in Zip format from the Internet and have a basic knowledge of how to use your computer.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits!
Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.
Keep in mind that the interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.
The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.