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Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer

Adobe Photoshop CC (also known as Photoshop Creative Cloud) is a powerful subscription software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course you will master techniques to edit and enhance your digital images and add a professional polish to your work. The course offers simple, step-by-step instructions for basics like cropping, rotation, and sizing images. You will experiment with Photoshop's tools for correcting exposure, adjusting color and colorcasts, and work with Adobe's powerful layer and selection tools. You will learn how to add text, retouch, and even clone away unwanted elements from your images. You will discover how to work with raw images and prepare images for print or online use.

In this course, you will be guided through detailed explanations and instructions for using the tools that make this software so popular and unique in the world of digital editing. Whether you are a novice or accomplished photo editor, this course will give you a collection of useful techniques that will quickly show you amazing results in your images.

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
Starting June 17, 2020

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Starting June 17 | July 15
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Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer

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Course Code: pd1

What You Will Learn
  • Learn to recognize screen elements, identify main tools, and import and save images in Photoshop CC
  • Learn to make quick corrections, crop and rotate images, and save images in a different format
  • Learn to resize and shape an image for email, print, or online
  • Create a layered document, and add color backgrounds
  • Learn to use Photoshop's tools for adjusting light and brightness
  • Discover how to use Photoshop's Camera Raw for editing, and use the selection tool for advanced editing
  • Learn to add text to your images
  • Produce silhouettes with the Quick Selection tool, and use the Marquee tools with selection boxes
  • Discover how to use advanced selection techniques and understand when and how to use the Red Eye, Healing Brush, and Clone Stamp
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led or self-paced online course
  • 6-12 weeks to complete
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • You will master techniques to edit and enhance your digital images and add professional polish to your work
  • Go from a novice to an accomplished photo editor
  • Gain expertise in using Photoshop CC and its collection of useful techniques to see amazing results in your images

Outline

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Tour of Photoshop CC

Photoshop CC is an excellent package for photographers to enhance and edit digital images. In this lesson, you'll be introduced to online training, see how to download images to use in class, and take a tour of Photoshop CC. This class starts at the beginning, with the various tools for displaying images, and it's been designed to bring even the inexperienced user to a comfortable level of editing and enhancement.

Corrections and Cropping

In this lesson, you'll see the power of Photoshop with quick corrections and the ability to crop and rotate your images. You'll love the new Crop tool in Photoshop CC! The lesson will discuss the various file formats for digital images and how to use them to your best advantage. You'll learn how to make changes and save different versions of your images so that you'll have everything you need for future editing.

Get Ready to Print

As you continue your study of Photoshop CC, you'll learn how to prepare your documents for printing. To get the best quality print, you want to be sure that each image is the right size and resolution. You'll learn technical terms, explore menus, and look at ways to be sure your prints will be just the right size. You'll see how to use the Crop tool with more control and feel confident about printing when you finish this lesson.

Right Size for the Job

Whether you want to use your image on a website, in an email, or for a large print, you need to be sure the size is right. If it's for the Web, you'll want it to be small enough to load quickly, but still sharp and clear. If you need an enlarged print, you'll want to be sure it has all the quality of the original. This can be a stumbling block for some new Photoshop users, so you'll take your time and practice with several images to help you learn all the steps. The lesson will also go over how to use Photoshop's tools for artistic cropping so your images are both artistically and technically the best they can be.

Colors and Layers

One of the most powerful features in Photoshop is layers, and in this lesson, you'll have a chance to create a new file and copy another image into it, exploring the basics of layers as you go. You'll also see how to set color options for many of the Photoshop features and adjust color in your images.

Adjusting Color

As you continue to build your knowledge of layers in this lesson, you'll also see how to work with color. Photoshop has a huge palette of color options that you can use in your images, and the color tools are amazing! You'll see how to easily replace, brighten, and enhance color, and even remove it for stunning black-and-white work. These features are among the many sought-after highlights of Photoshop, but beware! You may find yourself tinkering with images even after the lesson is over.

Adjusting Light and Color

Light is the essence of photography, but it isn't always cooperative. This lesson will discuss ways to enhance and even create better lighting after you've taken an image. You'll see how to use Brightness and Contrast to improve your images and then have a chance to work with Levels and Curves, two of Photoshop's best features for correcting lighting and color tones.

Raw Editing

Even if you don't shoot in raw image format, Photoshop has a set of sophisticated editing tools for you to use! Camera Raw is Photoshop's editor for processing raw images, giving you the opportunity to adjust white balance and exposure in all kinds of file formats, and leaving your images with startling clarity and dynamic color. In this lesson, you'll see how to adjust your images quickly and easily, just like a pro. If you're not quite sure what raw files are or if they're something you'd like to use, the lesson will walk you through the process, and you can decide what's best for your type of work. Either way, you'll learn more about Photoshop and what it can do for you!

Text and Selections

Mixing words and pictures is an important part of digital photography, and Photoshop gives you lots of ways to make your text as dazzling as your pictures. In this lesson, you'll explore Photoshop's text tools and find out how to add text to your images. You'll also begin your study of the powerful selection tools, with the Quick Selection tool, the color-based Magic Wand tool, and the flexible Lasso tool and work further with layering.

Intermediate Selections

As you continue your study of selection tools, you'll learn how to create silhouettes and creative backgrounds to set them off. You'll see how the Marquee tools let you select perfect squares and circles for use in framing and highlighting your images. You'll practice using feathering to see the difference it makes, especially when you want to create a soft, blended background in your image. You'll also see how to use the Marquee tool to create borders and frames around your pictures. To wrap up your study of the selection tools, you'll also explore the many options in the Select menu.

Advanced Selections

In the last lesson on the selection tools, you'll work with a combination of tools for detailed and exacting work when you need it most. You'll also learn some advanced techniques for using the selection tools together. You'll work extensively with the Add to selection option and see some shortcuts for making selections easier. As a final addition to your knowledge in this area, you'll have a chance to explore and work with features on the Select menu.

Correcting Images

In the last lesson, you'll learn how to put many new tools to work! The lesson will discuss the Retouching and Correcting tools, and you'll perfect your skills with the Red Eye tool, the Clone Stamp tool, and both of the powerful Healing Brushes. It will also discuss when to use each tool for the best results. The power of Photoshop will come to life as you use these tools in your final assignments.

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Instructors & Support

Beverly Richards Schulz

Beverly Richards Schulz is an award-winning photographer and graduate of the New York Institute of Photography. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Legal Studies from UC Berkeley and a master's degree in Adult and Continuing Education. For the past 10 years, Schulz has taught at the University of San Francisco. With more than 15 years teaching experience, she has written over 30 digital photography and digital editing courses. She co-authored the book "Photoshop Elements 14—What's New?"

Eric Johnson

Eric Johnson is an experienced digital photographer and editor. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Education (emphases on Computer Science) from Oregon State University and a Master's in Business Administration from Seattle University. Eric has worked for major software and computer corporations, freelance photography and editing services, and has been working with Beverly Schulz teaching Ed2Go photography courses since 2004. He is her co-author on "Photoshop Elements 14 - What's New?".

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

You should feel comfortable acquiring digital images, either with a digital camera, using images scanned onto CDs, or scanning film prints. Basic computer skills, such as using a mouse, creating and accessing folders, and downloading and saving files will be briefly reviewed in this course, but should be familiar to you.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • This course is written with Windows software, but Macintosh users will find the software is quite similar and are welcome in this course. Mac users will need to be comfortable with the normal Windows/Mac conversion for keyboard differences, which will be provided in class. All coursework and examples are based on Windows using Photoshop CC software (not included in enrollment).

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 (64-bit), Windows 10 October 2018 update (64-bit) version 1809, or later.
  • Mac: macOS High Sierra 10.13 or later. 
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • You will need Adobe's Photoshop CC or later updates, such as Photoshop CC (2014), installed and functioning to take full advantage of the course (not included in enrollment).
  • Note: The latest versions of Photoshop CC are now referred to as "Photoshop (year)", such as "Photoshop 2020", rather than "Photoshop CC". Version specifics can be verified within Photoshop via Help > About Photoshop.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
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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