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Adobe Graphic Design

XCAA 1025 - Photoshop Fundamentals - Windows

Explore how to use Adobe Photoshop to create professional-looking images for both print and the Web. Identify the components of the Photoshop environment, explore various methods of selecting image areas and discover how to modify and manipulate selections. Learn how to work with text, layers, and layer effects; how to adjust, retouch, and resize images; how to prepare images for printing and the web; how to optimize color management for print; and explore various techniques for adjusting the quality of an image and making color adjustments. This class can be taken as part of the Adobe Design Essentials Certificate and the Adobe Photoshop Specialist Certificate. Class textbook included in course fee. Textbooks distributed in first course meeting. Prerequisite: Comfortable using Windows, keyboard, and mouse.

CEU Hours: 1.4

Contact Hours: 14

Course Outline

1.	Getting Started with Photoshop
    a.	Organize Photoshop Assets by Using Adobe Bridge
    b.	Organize the Photoshop Workspace
    c.	Customize the Photoshop Workspace
2.	Creating Basic Images
    a.	Manage Image Elements and Formats
    b.	Apply Design Principles, Elements and Graphic Composition
    c.	Work with Digital Devices
3.	Managing Selections and Layers
    a.	Use Selection Tools
    b.	Manage Layers
4.	Adjusting Images
    a.	Modify Images
    b.	Repair Images
    c.	Implement Color Management
5.	Refining Images
    a.	Adjust Layers
    b.	Apply Camera Raw
    c.	Refine Images by Using Advanced Tools
6.	Managing Files in a Production Workflow
    a.	Import, Export and Organize Files
    b.	Save Images for the Web
    c.	Save Images for Print
    d.	Format Images for Other Programs
 
CRN Days Time Date Location Instructor Seats Open
51456 007 MT----- 06:00-09:29 PM 06/19/17-06/27/17 RC 245 McAtee R 6 of 7
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