Introduction to Photoshop CS5

Introduction to Photoshop CS5

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Aug 20, Sep 17, Oct 15, Nov 12
3,819 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

Photoshop is the world's best-known photo-editing program—the tool that artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on for image creation and editing. In this course, you'll learn how to use Photoshop with skill and confidence, even if you're a beginner. 

You'll get detailed, step-by-step instructions from an expert and columnist for Photoshop User magazine who's twice been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame. You'll have no trouble following each step—even if you've never used a computer for graphics before. And you'll have lots of fun putting your new skills into action in this project-oriented course.

Adobe Photoshop CS5 has a host of impressive new features for photographers, and you'll get to know several of them in these lessons. You'll begin with an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next, you'll learn how to create simple digital paintings and find out about the new brushes that let you alter a photo to achieve the look of an oil painting.  

After that, you'll edit your own photos to get rid of dust and scratches, fix the color, and correct the image exposure. You'll also learn how to switch the backgrounds in images and how to remove wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like professionals do in magazines.

By the time you finish this fun, hands-on course, you'll be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed.

About The Instructor

Sherry London

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.

Review

I have been using numerous versions of PhotoShop for many years, since CS2, and several versions of PhotoShop Elements…I can honestly say, as a former teacher myself, that your approach to instructing PhotoShop is by far the most effective of any I have seen. Your ability to break each difficult technique into simple steps, with clear though intricate, easy to follow exercises, followed by assignments that give students enough guidance that they can experience success at each stage of discovery --while encouraging guided experimentation with each process -- is an example of true teaching mastery. It is obvious, as you note, that you have been teaching PhotoShop for a long time, with a passion for helping others share in your passion.

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