Course Description

Explore the advanced application techniques and creative applications that Adobe Photoshop offers including: creating special effects, advanced layer techniques, professional portrait retouching, designing with multiple images, working with 3D images, creating Webpage navigation, wireframing and making GIF animations. This course is designed for those intermediate to advanced-level users who want to further their skills.

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.

Course Learning Outcomes

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

  • Compose custom illustration
  • Design graphics for animations and videos
  • Create a website mockup
  • Demonstrate professional portrait and fashion retouching


  • Painting with the mixer brush
  • Designing with multiple images
  • Mastering compositing and layer techniques
  • Mastering blending modes
  • Professional portrait and fashion retouching
  • GIF animation
  • HTML and images
  • Designing navigation bars
  • Editing video
  • Designing with art boards
  • Creating wireframes
  • Working with other applications


ICT 436 Adobe Photoshop is a mandatory requirement before registering in this course.

The following proficiencies are strongly recommended before registering for this course:
BMC 152 Learning Online, BMC 352 Learning Online or equivalent proficiency in an Online Learning Environment such as D2L. 

If you have already successfully completed an online course you may apply for the Learning Online Waiver. To apply for the Learning Online Waiver complete the online application form.

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Online Synchronous
9:00AM to 12:00PM
Jan 11, 2020 to Mar 21, 2020
Schedule and Location
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 February 15th due to statutory holiday.

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