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Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer II

Adobe's Photoshop CC is the industry standard professional photo editing software for digital photographers and graphic artists, now available through the Creative Cloud. If you already know the basics of this powerful program, you're ready to expand your skills and put the power of Photoshop to work.

You'll learn advanced techniques with layering, working with multiple selections, applying type masks and special effects, and using filters to enhance images.  You'll also take multiple images and combine them in to collages and panoramic photos, retouch portraits, and learn the tools and techniques for photo restoration.  As we move through the class, you'll see how to take multiple images of the same subject and apply high definition range (HDR) for amazing color and contrast. In addition, you'll master a workflow for efficiently processing your images and have a chance to bring all your skills together in a final exercise. If you haven't fully unlocked the mysteries of Photoshop CC, 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

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting March 13 | April 17

Photoshop CC for the Digital Photographer II

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Course Code: pd2

What You Will Learn
  • Learn how to use specific tools and correct distortion for portrait editing
  • Use the various tools available to restore and enhance old and damaged photos
  • Learn to incorporate the many special effects and filters that Photoshop offers for photographic projects
  • Add patterns to images, and integrate them with advanced layer techniques
  • Master filling and covering areas of an image using patching, cloning, and content-aware tools for photo-realistic results, as well as animating still images
  • Learn how to use High Dynamic Range processing to create incredible contrast and dynamic images
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
  • Gain confidence in your ability to use Photoshop to enhance your digital photography
  • Learn through hands-on experience and feedback from an expert instructor as you practice the techniques taught in the course

Outline

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Week 1

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!

Week 2

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.

Week 3

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!

Week 4

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.

Week 5

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.

Week 6

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. 

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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?” 

Requirements

Prerequisites / Requirements

Prerequisites:

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.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.
  • This course is written using Windows, but Macintosh users will find the software nearly identical and are welcome in this course. Mac users will need to be comfortable with the normal Windows/Mac conversion for keyboard differences (which are provided).

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Lion 10.7 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari (We recommend Firefox or Chrome).
  • Students will need Adobe's Photoshop CC installed and functioning to take full advantage of the course (not included in enrollment).
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • 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?

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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