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Introduction to Photoshop


Add attractive, engaging pictures to your website, and give it that professional edge, and Photoshop is the industry standard for graphic design. You will learn practical skills around image formats, filter effects, retouching digital photos, working with layers, and using other tools. In this hands-on course, you create and edit your own digital graphics using the tool preferred by most graphic and web design professionals, Photoshop.


Upcoming Sessions

 Course: PE14-1901: Introduction to Photoshop
 Dates: Monday: 10/06/14 - 10/13/14
 Times: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
 Fee: $395
 Session(s): 2

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After this class, you will be able to:


  • Modify images using basic corrections like changing resolution, re-sizing, cropping, rotating, and adjusting the color of images
  • Retouch and repair images using the Healing Brush and Patch tools
  • Use layers in complex images to simplify edits
  • Add and format text using effects such as glows and dropshadows
  • Prepare photographic images for printing


What will be covered:


  • Getting to Know the Photoshop Interface and Workspace
  • Overview of Photoshop and its uses
  • The use of Bridge for file management
  • Learning the work area
  • The Basics: Photo Corrections, Layers, Selections
  • Retouching images
  • Working with resolution and size
  • Color casts and tonal range
  • Working with Selections
  • Layer Basics
  • Masks and Channels
  • Developing a composite image
  • Viewing channels and working with alpha channels
  • Loading a mask as a selection,
  • Working with Common Digital Image Problems
  • Common problems working with digital images
  • Editing images with vanishing point perspective filter
  • Correcting lens distortion and adding depth of field
  • Working with Type
  • Working with type in bitmapped environment
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating a design element from type
  • Advanced Strategies and Saving for the Web
  • Advanced Layering
  • Advanced Compositing
  • Saving images for web use


The University of South Carolina carefully selects web design instructors who are practicing web professionals, selected for their expertise teaching ability, and applicable knowledge of web design principles.


If you would prefer to register by phone, please contact us at (803) 777-9444.


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