Whether you are a print or web designer, social media marketer, photographer, or beginner, Photoshop will make your images look great. In this course, you learn basic Photoshop skills from image editing, resizing and retouching, to making adjustments and combining images with layers, and optimizing for web and print. Topics covered include essential tools and palettes, resizing, cropping and resolution, optimizing file size and graphic quality for print and web, lighting & colour corrections, creating composite layered images, retouching and restoring photos, layers, selections & layer masks, adding text to images, grid-based layout and working with type and colour. Time will be provided to work on personal photos. Basic photography experience would be an asset but is not required. Note that this course is taught in a PC lab, but is compatible for Mac users.
PREREQUISITES: Good computer skills including file and folder management, and working with file formats and shared network drives and/or Dropbox. Familiarity with a personal computer, mouse, simple keyboard shortcuts, and Windows operating system.
Note: This course qualifies for an Award of Achievement in Applied Digital Communications & Social Media.