Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II

Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II
Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Dec 10
637 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

Adobe's Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. If you know the basics of this powerful program, you're ready to master advanced skills including building collages, doing detailed editing, and restoring old photos. This class is perfect for you if you're already familiar with cropping, printing, and color adjustments, as well as the use of selection tools, and you want to take your photo-editing skills to the next level.

In these lessons, you'll explore a wide range of options including portrait editing, image distortion, and filters. In addition, you'll learn how to make the most of Adobe's award-winning layers option by combining images with layers and combining layered work with CS5's tabbed windows feature—a great tool for multi-image work.

You'll also see how and when to use raw images, and you'll discover when to use JPEGs for outstanding prints and projects. You'll be amazed with the new HDR options and the dynamic results.

If you haven't fully unlocked the mysteries of Photoshop CS5, you'll find all the answers you need in this course. By the time you complete these fun, easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on activities, you'll be a true Photoshop guru.

Note: For students who have taken Photoshop for the Digital Photographer  with CS3 or CS4

As of January, 2011, Our Photoshop for the Digital Photographer course has been substantially expanded, rewritten, and updated with CS5 and is now offered in a two-course format.  If you've previously taken Photoshop for the Digital Photographer,  here are some things to keep in mind if you're considering the new CS5 courses.

Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer - Part I will be a review for most of you.  It's updated and expanded and includes CS5-specific content, covering some subjects in more detail, but overall the basic information doesn't change that much from version to version.  You will find these additions to Part I.

  • More detail on sizing, shaping, and image resolution
  • More extensive coverage of raw files and using the Camera Raw tool
  • More information on using Histograms
CS5 Part II builds on Part I and is a mix of some material from previous versions of the course and completely new topics, along with the new CS5 features.  This material will be primarily new for returning students.

So which class to take?  If you've taken one of my Photoshop for the Digital Photographer courses and feel comfortable with Photoshop and CS5 for basic work, you'll do well in Part II.  If you'd like a refresher with updated material for CS5 and some expanded coverage, you may want to start with Part I.  And, of course, students new to Photoshop should start with Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer - Part I.

About The Instructor

Beverly Richards Schulz

Beverly Richards Schulz is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and an award-winning photographer. She has been teaching photography for more than 15 years. Since her first class with ed2go in 2000, she has written more than 30 online classes in digital photography and digital editing, and she's had the privilege of working with more than 60,000 students. She has a BA in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley, and a master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education. 

An avid digital film photographer, she was an early adopter of digital technology and now teaches digital editing and photography skills to students from around the world. For the last 10 years, she has enjoyed being an adjunct faculty member with the University of San Francisco, teaching history and visual arts, and she has continued to expand her experience in travel photography and cross-cultural studies. In addition to teaching and photographic work, Beverly and her staff provide consulting services for digital photographers and clients.


Over the course of three different classes (including Secrets of Better Photography and Photoshop Elements for the Digital Photographer) you have taken me from complete novice to a level of confidence that was unexpected. I have had several photos printed in our local newspaper ranging from my grandson and his sports teams to local scenes and events. Imagine that!!! Well, I didn't imagine that - at least not before taking your courses. I'm hoping the preceding will inform you and your team of my sincere appreciation.

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