Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer

Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer

Massachusetts Bay Community College

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 12
1,659 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

Adobe's Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course, we'll focus on how to select and use the professional techniques most helpful to photographers.  Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor.

In Photoshop CS5, Adobe has combined the power of their award-winning technology with sophisticated tools that produce dynamic results. This course offers simple, step-by-step instructions for correcting flaws, enhancing the final product, adding text, and preparing images for e-mail and the Web. Along the way, you'll learn how to use the tools that make this software so popular and unique in the world of digital image editing.

As the high-end program in Adobe's collection of photo-editing software, Photoshop CS5 gives users all the tools they need to create outstanding digital images. Because this course is specifically targeted at photographers, you'll come away with a collection of useful techniques and quickly start seeing amazing results in your images!

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.