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Introduction to Photoshop CC

Photoshop is the world's most popular photo-editing program. Artists, photographers, designers, and hobbyists all rely on Adobe Photoshop for image creation and editing. The course provides detailed, step-by-step instructions that will teach you how to use Photoshop CC with confidence.

Photoshop CC has a host of impressive new features for photographers, and you will encounter a number of them in an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next, you will learn how to create simple digital paintings. Then you will be editing your own photographs to get rid of dust and scratches, fix the color, and correct image exposure. You will master techniques for switching the backgrounds on images and removing wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like they do in magazines.

You will also learn about the content-aware Move tools in CC that, like magic, let you move something on an image and intelligently replace the "hole" left behind at the same time. By the time you finish this fun, hands-on, project-oriented course, you will be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most exciting graphics program ever developed.

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Introduction to Photoshop CC

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Course Code: pcc

What You Will Learn
  • Gain an understanding of the Photoshop environment
  • Learn how to create simple digital paintings including some brushes that let you create the look of an oil painting from a photo
  • Discover how to edit your own photographs to get rid of dust and scratches, fix the color, and correct image exposure
  • Master techniques for switching the backgrounds on images and removing wrinkles and blemishes from photos, just like they do in magazines
  • Learn about the content-aware Move tools that let you move something on an image and intelligently replace the "hole" left behind at the same time
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Learn everything you need to confidently use the tools in Photoshop to restore, retouch, and rearrange images
  • Develop the skills you need to begin a new hobby or entry-level career using Photoshop
  • Learn to effectively retouch photos and develop professional quality images for your home or business
  • Harness the power of Photoshop to create stunning images by enhancing photographs and developing works of art

Outline

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Introducing Photoshop

Your journey begins. Whether you're an aspiring graphic artist or a weekend photographer, Photoshop can take you to your photographs to amazing places. Even if you've never touched Photoshop before, you will be able to open, edit, and save files before this lesson ends.

Choosing Colors and Painting

Did you like playing with paints as a child? In this lesson, you will discover how enjoyable it can be to paint in Photoshop. You will find out how Photoshop "thinks" about color and how you can use the brushes inside Photoshop to make a simple landscape.

More Brush Tools

Zoom, Scrubby Zoom, Airbrush, Eraser, Smudge: do you know what these tools and commands mean in Photoshop? In this lesson, you will find out how to navigate your image, so you can edit and paint more effectively. You will also learn how to erase, blur, smudge, and finger paint.

Colorizing Images

Have you seen ads or greeting cards where most of the image is in black and white but one part's in color? You will find out how to create that effect in this lesson. You will be amazed at how easy it is to transform images from color into black and white or even old-fashioned sepia.

Making and Saving Rectangular and Oval Selections

Photoshop needs directions if you want to lift something out of an image. The Photoshop name for pointing is “selection.” In this lesson, you will learn the critical skill of making selections. And if you don't like the selection you just made, you will get help from the Refine Edge command.

Using Additional Selection Tools

Photoshop has some great selection tools, but they may have trouble selecting exactly what you had in mind. In this lesson, you will learn to use the Lasso, Magic Wand, and Quick Selection tools to make the exact selections you want as you practice putting two images together.

Creating and Customizing Brushes

You can paint in Photoshop—even if the only thing you can do with paint in "real life" is spill it. Photoshop lets you create fabulous brushes from images and customize them in many ways. You can create your own work of art just by using brushstrokes.

Discovering Gradients

Gradients are fountains of color. One of the current trends in photography is to colorize areas of a photo with a gradient. You can spend hundreds of dollars buying gradient-colored stock photos—or just use what you learn in this lesson to create them yourself.

Setting Type and Adding Effects to Text

Whether you want to add type to a scrapbooking layout, make large type for display, or learn a little bit about Photoshop's Layer Styles, you will enjoy this lesson. You will try your hand at making type that warps, wiggles, and follows a path, and then you will practice with your own text.

Setting Image Resolution and Image Sizes for Input and Output

In this lesson, you will learn how to size your images for printing or for the Web. You will find out how to scan an image so it's large enough for your needs, but not too large, and how to crop images that have more than you really want to see.

Fixing Images

This lesson introduces the three R's of photo manipulation: restoring, retouching, and rearranging. You will be amazed by what you can do—and you will understand why the phrase "pictures don’t lie" is no longer true. You will also discover how to use the Clone Stamp panel and "preview" feature.

Correcting Exposure, Color, and Tonal Value

Are some of your images overexposed or underexposed? In this lesson, learn how to correct exposures and colors to make them more attractive and truer to life. Photoshop can't work miracles all the time, but if you have an image that's a bit too dark or a bit too light, you can fix it up so it looks perfect.

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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:

You must have a basic knowledge of how to use your computer, be able to save, and organize.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

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 or any version of Adobe Creative Suite CC that includes the Adobe Photoshop CC or Photoshop only.
  • 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?

Instructor-Led: A new session of each course begins each month. Please refer to the session start dates for scheduling. 

Self-Paced: You can start this course at any time your schedule permits.

How does it work?

Instructor-Led: Once a session starts, two lessons will be released each week, for the 6 week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

Self-Paced: You have three-month access to the course. After enrolling, you can learn and complete the course at your own pace, within the allotted access period.

 

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

Instructor-Led: The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes 2 weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

Self-Paced: There is no time limit to complete each lesson, other than completing all lessons before your three-month access.

What if I need an extension?

Instructor-Led: The Final Exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the Final Exam has been released, you will have 2 weeks plus 10 days to complete the Final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

Self-Paced: Because this course is self-paced, no extensions will be granted after the start of your enrollment.

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