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Course Description

Examine the essential capabilities and creative applications of Photoshop, from correcting colour and print to retouching portraits, navigation, resolution, cropping, selecting, printing, and making web graphics. The in-depth information and real-world context needed to use this application is provided. This course is suitable for individuals with no prior knowledge or experience with Photoshop or any of its predecessors. 

Course Details

Course assignments are application based; at the end of the course, you may be able to use some of this work to build your portfolio.

The software used in this course is Adobe Photoshop CC, which may be downloaded from Adobe at student pricing. No prior versions are taught or reviewed.

Students may register for ICT 436 Adobe Photoshop and ICT 437 Adobe Illustrator in the same term.

Course Learning Outcomes

By completion of this course, successful students will be able to:

  • Optimize digital images for web, print and video
  • Demonstrate creativity with basic tools
  • Compose complex images using layers
  • Integrate typography appropriately in compositions

Topics of Instruction

  • Photoshop interface: functions of the toolbox and panels
  • Image size, resolution and file formats
  • Navigation and magnification
  • Opening a file using adobe bridge
  • Bitmap vs. vector graphics
  • Straightening and cropping images
  • Layer basics
  • Working with selections
  • Smart objects and rasterizing layer content
  • Eraser tools
  • Design principles, elements and composition
  • Printing and producing consistent colour

Proficiencies

This course content is at the beginner level of the subject matter, however computer proficiency is required:

  • Students must be familiar with the personal computer, keyboard and mouse.
  • Students must have Microsoft Windows Operating systems skills and knowledge, and be able to perform the following tasks:
    • start and run Windows computers
    • use the taskbar, Start button and Help feature
    • use Minimize, Maximize, Restore Down/Up and Close
    • use the left and right mouse buttons appropriately
    • understand file management techniques
    • navigate between files, folders, or drives
    • cutting, copying, and pasting content, files and folders
    • using print screen or snipping tool
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Type
Class
Days
Sa
Time
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Dates
Jan 11, 2020 to Mar 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
flat fee non-credit $825.00
Instructor(s)
Required Software
Adobe Photoshop CC, which may be downloaded from Adobe. No prior versions are taught or reviewed.
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available one day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Note: No class on February 15th due to statutory holiday.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Apr 16, 2020 to Jun 18, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
flat fee non-credit $825.00
Required Software
Adobe Photoshop CC, which may be downloaded from Adobe. No prior versions are taught or reviewed.
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is strongly recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available one day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Type
Online Synchronous
Days
M, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Jul 06, 2020 to Aug 10, 2020
Schedule and Location
Hours
30.0
Delivery Options
Course Fees
flat fee non-credit $825.00
Required Software
Adobe Photoshop CC, which may be downloaded from Adobe. No prior versions are taught or reviewed.
Reading List / Textbook
No textbook required.
Section Notes

Classes are held online in real time (Mountain Time) at the specified time and dates.

You will require access to a computer with the required software, Internet connection, a headset with speakers and microphone, webcam, and a monitor large enough to display multiple applications (or the use of two monitors).

This course uses Desire2Learn (D2L), an online learning management system, and Adobe Connect (AC) web conferencing software. The instructor will post your course outline and other materials in D2L. If you are unfamiliar with the D2L and AC learning tools it is strongly recommended to take BMC 352 Learning Online prior to enrolling in this course. For more information about D2L, please visit our Online Learning Resources.

Unless notified, all online courses are available one day before the start date. Students who register on (or after) the start date will receive access within one day of registration.

Unless otherwise stated, notice of withdrawal or transfer from a course must be received at least seven calendar days prior to the start date of the course.

Note: No class on August 3rd due to statutory holiday.

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