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Classes start on January 16, 2017.

Theory Part:

  • 14 classes including exam
  • 2 hours/class
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm
  • Price – $30/hour
  • Full course cost – $840
  • Course Registration Fee – $40. Non-refundable.

Practice Part:

  • This part is OPTIONAL but very valuable as each student will be working on a real Graphic Design project. Class projects or your own with an instructor (discuss with your instructor).
  • Duration – 5 classes/2 hours each.
  • 7:00pm – 9:00pm

Full Practice Cost – $300.

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Adobe Photoshop is a complex graphics and image editing software and paint program. Chances are, you’ve heard of Photoshop frequently in the past even if this will be the very first time that you use the program. Adobe’s Photoshop program has become a mainstay with graphics designers, professional photographers, and even hobbyists to edit graphics as well as create and manipulate images. It’s fun to use, and it can turn the most amateur photographer to a professional with just a few clicks of the mouse.

If you’ve ever used any software program to edit graphics or images before, then the Photoshop interface may seem familiar to you and some things may be quite easy to learn. The reason is because most image editing programs on the market today are based on the Photoshop program. Everyone wants to copy it because it is simply that convenient and effective. However, Photoshop is by far the most extensive program available and offers the most features and options.

Over the duration of this course, you’re going to learn how to use Photoshop CS4. You’ll learn the basics so that you can complete the most basic of tasks, but you’ll also get the chance to delve into some advanced features. Whether you’re a graphics designer or photographer who wants to improve your Photoshop skills – or a hobbyist who enjoys editing and manipulating images – you’ll learn everything about Photoshop that you need to know in the upcoming lessons.

(this course will focus on Adobe Photoshop CS4- but the majority of the features and tools discussed are present in other versions of Adobe Photoshop. )

Upon completion of this course you will be tested and issued the School Completion Certificate as prove of your success.

Course Schedule

Class 1

– Course Introduction
– About Photoshop
– Navigating Photoshop
– Menus and panels
– Opening new files
– Opening existing files

Class 2

– Exploring the Toolbox
– The New CS4 Applications Bar & the Options Bar
– Exploring Panels & Menus
– Creating & Viewing a New Document
– Customizing the Interface
– Setting Preferences

Class 3

– Zooming & Panning an Image
– Working with Multiple Images, Rulers, Guides & Grids
– Undoing Steps with History
– Adjusting Color with the New Adjustments Panel
– The New Masks Panel & Vibrance Color Correction Command
– The New Note Tool & the Save for Web & Devices Interface
– The New Auto-Blend & Auto-Align Layers Commands
– The New 3D Commands

Class 4

– Understanding Pixels & Resolution
– The Image Size Command
– Interpolation Options
– Resizing for Print & Web
– Cropping & Straightening an Image
– Adjusting Canvas Size & Canvas Rotation

Class 5

– Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee Tool
– Using the Magic Wand & Free Transform Tool
– Selecting with the Regular & Polygonal Lasso Tools
– Combining Selections
– Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool
– Using the Quick Selection Tool & Refine Edge
– Modifying Selections

Class 6

– Understanding the Background Layer
– Creating, Selecting, Linking & Deleting Layers
– Locking & Merging Layers
– Copying Layers, Using Perspective & Layer Styles
– Filling & Grouping Layers
– Introduction to Blending Modes
– Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill
– Creating & Modifying Text

Class 7

– Using the Brush Tool
– Creating & Using Gradients
– Creating & Working with Brushes
– Using the Pencil & Eraser Tools
– Painting with Selections

Class 8

– The Red Eye Tool
– The Clone Stamp Tool
– The Patch Tool & the Healing Brush Tool
– The Spot Healing Brush Tool
– The Color Replacement Tool
– The Toning & Focus Tools
– Painting with History

Class 9

– Color Spaces & Color Modes
– The Variations Command
– The Auto Commands
– Adjusting Levels
– Adjust Curves, Non-Destructively, with Adjustment Layers

Class 10

– Quick Mask Options
– Painting a Selection
– Saving & Removing a Selection from the Background

Class 11

Understanding Paths & the Pen Tool

– Creating Straight & Curved Paths
– Creating Combo Paths
– Creating a Clipping Path

Class 12

Getting Started with Photoshop Filters

– Smart Filters
– Creating Text Effects
– Applying Gradients to Text

Class 13

– Saving with Different File Formats
– Saving for Web & Devices
– Printing Options

Class 14

– Skills evaluation & testing
– Work on errors
– School Certificate Presentation on successful completion of the course


– You will create your own graphic products
– Instructor-led

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