Photoshop is not just the industry standard image editor. It is one of the most widely used tools for graphic and web design and offers many opportunities to make images look creative and dynamic.
Adobe Photoshop Advanced is a project-based course that explores the advanced application techniques including: creating special effects, advanced layer techniques, professional portrait retouching, designing with multiple images, working with 3D images, creating Webpage navigation, wireframing and making GIF animations. Real-world projects and case studies will provide a mastery of skills from intermediate to advanced levels.
This course is designed for those intermediate to advanced-level users who want to further their skills in working with Photoshop. The instructor will assume that you have already mastered the fundamentals of Photoshop as advanced topics will be covered.
- ICT 436 Adobe Photoshop
- Students must also meet the recommendations and requirements in the Notes section along with any proficiencies identified below.
All instruction is instructor-led, face-to-face and may be delivered in three formats:
- In Class - all classes are taught in a classroom lab.
- Online - all classes are taught synchronously in real-time.
- Blended - delivery is both in a classroom lab and synchronously online, alternating weekly.
It is the students responsibility to carefully read the course section content below to know which delivery options are available for the course they are registering into.
- Registrations within 24 hours of course start time must be made by phone (403-220-2988).
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Course Level Learning Outcomes
- Compose custom illustration with paint tools
- Design GIF animations
- Create a Website Mockup with slice tools
- Master professional portrait and fashion retouching
- Implement design principles, elements, and compositions
Topics of Instruction
- Painting with the Mixer Brush
- Designing with Multiple Images
- Mastering Compositing and Layer Techniques
- Mastering Blending Modes
- Professional Portrait and Fashion Retouching
- GIF Animation
- HTML and Images
- Designing Navigation bars
- Creating Wireframes
- Image Slicing
- Creating a Website Mockup
- Working with Other Applications
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Recommendations and Requirements
Courses are 30 hours and are scheduled to be completed in either 5 weeks or 10 weeks. Generally, 5 week courses have two classes per week, and 10 week courses have one class per week.
Courses may be delivered in class, online, or blended (both in class and online). All delivery formats will use Desire2Learn (D2L) and Adobe Connect Meeting (ACM) tools to varying degrees and it is the students responsibility to ensure they are comfortable with these tools prior to the start of the first class.
Students are encouraged to read Student Online Learning Resources to determine the delivery format that will best meet their learning needs.
- Students familiar with D2L and ACM from previous course work, require no further introduction to these learning tools.
- Students who register into an in class only course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take the necessary time to fully explore these learning tools prior to the start of class.
- Students who register into an online or blended course section and who are unfamiliar with D2L and ACM learning tools are recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online.
For online and blended delivery, students should have access to their own computer with required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors). Students should test their environment prior to the start of class to ensure everything is working properly.
Students will need access to software outside the classroom lab to enable work on assignments, projects, and other course work.
- The software used in this course is Adobe Photoshop CC which may be downloaded from Adobe.
- If necessary, additional requirements will be announced at the start of the course.
It is strongly recommended that students attend every class. It is the responsibility of the student to communicate potential absenteeism to the instructor.
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