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Intermediate Photoshop CC

Photoshop is the world's most popular photo-editing program. It's a fun and creative way to alter photographs and prepare them for print or the Web. If you're already familiar with Photoshop, this course will help you explore the program's more advanced features.

Whether you want to use Photoshop to edit photos, design scrapbook pages, or do original artwork, this class will give you the building blocks you need. You'll take a giant leap forward in creativity and productivity—and you'll also have a lot of fun!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting December 12 | January 16

Intermediate Photoshop CC

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Course Code: ncc

What You Will Learn
  • Master the techniques of non-destructive editing so you can re-edit, re-use, and change projects long after they were originally created
  • Learn to create reusable templates for scrapbooking or page layouts
  • Learn how to save every single pixel in your original image
  • Get some tips on how to warp Smart Objects that will make the tabloid newspapers jealous
  • Learn how to make adjustments to your images, such as shadowing and embossing, that can be edited at any time without destroying the original image
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Take a giant leap forward in creativity and productivity with Photoshop
  • Gain more advanced Photoshop skills that can be listed on your resume

Outline

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Week 1

In this lesson, you'll create, view, and hide layers which are helpful because you can edit them nondestructively, so you don't have to start over if you make a mistake or need to change something. Then, you'll create, move, duplicate, lock, unlock, cut, and paste layers to alter images more quickly.

Week 2

You'll discover how to crop and resize photos nondestructively using Smart Objects, and you'll love the way they let you make a protected package out of an image. Then, you'll see how you can make an individual layer in an image larger or smaller, rotate it, and use the amazing Warp command. And you can reverse all these changes anytime you want—if you make them on a Smart Object layer.

Week 3

Learn to use an Adjustment layer which makes no permanent change to the image or hurts the image’s quality no matter how many times you edit the exposure. Then, you'll find out about layer masks, which allow you to keep every pixel of your original image while hiding the parts you no longer wish to see.

Week 4

Practice using nondestructive editing to restore damaged images. Then, learn to transition from total opacity to total transparency as you work with grayscale and gradient masks. You'll also experiment with vignette edges and other edge effects, plus you'll create a Web page header.

Week 5

Learn some new tricks as you explore some commands on the Masks section of the Properties panel that will allow you to change the background of an image which has a subject with wispy hair or fur. Then, learn how to put images inside of type using a clipping mask.

Week 6

Create luminosity masks and use them to correct images and to develop false duotone images and wonderfully creative image composites. Finally, you'll create an image that has a different photo in each color channel. You'll use Content-Aware Scale to make unusual adjustments to your image size. You'll try a wonderful stained-glass framing technique. And you'll finish the course with a fun assignment that lets you put together everything you've learned.

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Instructors & Support

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.

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

Introduction to Photoshop CS3, CS4, or CS5 needs to have been completed or you need a good working knowledge of the basic tools in Photoshop and be able to make selections, use the Clone Stamp tool and Healing brushes, and do elementary color correction. You will also need to know how to create a new file folder and locate files on your hard drive.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
  • For Macs, a multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Photoshop CC.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud (either the full version or the Photography special is acceptable). You may also use the 30-day free trial software provided by Adobe, but if you do, you must wait until week 3 of the course to install it and actually begin to work through the course. Otherwise your trial will end before the last four lessons are released.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course 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.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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