Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer II

Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer II

Los Angeles Valley College

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Instructor-Led Course
Hours: 24
Duration of Access: 6 weeks
Start Dates: Mar 18, Apr 15, May 13, Jun 17
276 Students
have taken this course.

About This Course

Adobe's Photoshop CS6 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 techniques, 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 learn how to add special effects and 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 CS6'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 by the new HDR options and the dynamic results.

If you haven't fully unlocked the mysteries of Photoshop CS6, 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, and classes for CS5 and CS6 are 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 CS6 courses.

Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer I will be a review for most of you. It's updated and expanded and includes CS6-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 the first course:

  • More detail on sizing, shaping, and image resolution
  • More extensive coverage of raw files and using the Camera Raw tool
  • More information on using Histogram

Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer II builds on the first course and is a mix of some material from previous versions of the course and completely new topics, along with the new CS6 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 CS6 for basic work, you'll do well the second course. If you'd like a refresher with updated material for CS6 and some expanded coverage, you may want to start with the first course. And, of course, students new to Photoshop should start with Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer 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.