Three things stand out for me content wise: 1. I liked discovering applications for the tools not covered in Photoshop I class. 2. I especially found the section on watermarking very useful. 3. I was happy to see the treatment on HDR. It was very helpful. This is an excellent extension of Photoshop."
Loved what I learned in this class! I'm already finding applications for using lessons on such activities as Photomerge and animating gifs."
I've taken several courses from Beverly and find her to be informative, interesting and easy to follow. I will be looking to take more classes."
This class was a lot of work, but it was worth it. I learned so much and there's more to learn. I feel like I'm on my way to learning beyond what was taught."
Very pleased, liked the way the course started off. It was less complex and built up toward the end. It did not discourage the student."
Course Code: pd2
In the first lesson, we'll dive into a workflow for digital editing so you can get a good idea of the options available and a sequence to follow. Then, we'll look at tools you can use to perfect portraits. You’ll learn to smooth away wrinkles with the Surface Blur filter, remove red eye, and even turn gray hair brown!
In this lesson, you'll see how to slim a waistline, trim loose edges, and accentuate the positive with distortion tools. You'll also find out how to correct an image by combining parts of two different photos, and you'll have a chance to get creative with the many brushes available in Photoshop. Then, we'll turn to the task of restoring old and damaged photographs.
In this lesson, we'll explore advanced ways to use text, special effects, and layers. You'll master the art of creating text from images and building multilayer documents with sophisticated edging for both text and image components to draw your viewer's attention right where you want it. Then, explore Photoshop’s countless special effects and filters that you can use to show off your images. You'll also see how to sharpen and blur photos as well as how to salvage an image with miraculous fixes!
In this lesson, you'll see how layers work from beginning to end. You'll build a quickly modifiable business card and a collage as you learn how to use Adjustment and Fill layers to your advantage. You’ll also see how to add patterns, blend layers with colors and effects, and group them for great framing options using Photoshop's tabbed windowing feature.
In this lesson, we'll explore the fun and fantastic features of advanced Photoshop editing. You'll see how to patch, clone, fill, and even work magical proportional adjustments with the high-end repair tools Photoshop provides. Then, panoramics are a beautiful way to show off wide scenic shots, and you'll see how Photoshop helps you blend these to provide seamless imagery. You'll also learn how to add colored borders to make your images just the size you want. With all these options under your belt, you'll see how to create customized photo cards with your own captions and add watermarks to protect your images.
Learn how to create dazzling images from ordinary ones using Photoshop's HDR Processing tools. You'll see how to combine several images to get the best exposure from each one, and you'll learn how to create the effects of multiple-image combinations from just one original. And finally, you'll see real-life applications for the tools and features we've discussed in class, and you'll discover ways to put the class material to work on your own images.
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?”
Students should feel comfortable acquiring digital images, either with a digital camera, scanner, or other device. Basic computer skills, such as using a mouse, creating and accessing folders, downloading and saving files from a web site will be briefly reviewed in this course, but should be familiar to the student.
The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.
A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.
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.
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.
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.