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CSIS75:  PHOTOSHOP I


Course Description

This is an entry level course in mastering Adobe's Photoshop software. Students will learn creative and fundamental processes in professional digital image editing. Hands on lessons provide students with skills to manage today's image libraries. Students will be introduced to Photoshop's Bridge and Camera Raw utilities while crafting state of the art compositions for print, video, animation and the web. There is a focus on basic tonal and color adaptations, digital painting, black and white conversion, special effects, and correction and restoration techniques. This course has the option of a letter grade or pass/no pass. This course is also listed as DM 75. ADVISORY: CSIS 124 (Windows Fundamentals), CSIS 2L


Learning Outcomes

  • Student will retouch and repair a scanned photograph.
  • Student will demonstrate the use of layers to effectively manipulate an image.
  • Student will create an image that incorporates multiple imported images, then adjust curves, levels, and hue/saturation values.
  • Student will solve technical problems for scanning, resolution and file size to determine scanning and printing resolution for the best digital output.


Last modified: November 25, 2014
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