In this advanced-level course, students will hone their Photoshop skills to produce high- quality images and designs in a variety of media. The course is ideal for those who have completed Beginning Photoshop and for experienced Photoshop users looking for new tricks and techniques to help improve creativity while reducing time spent on projects.
Online Module 1: Advanced Photo Manipulation
- Layer masking
- Smart objects
- Smart filters
- Improved smart object linking (CC only)
- File formats and resolution
Online Module 2: Powerful Selections and Color Corrections
- Pen tool for making powerful selections
- The paths panel
- Color correction tools, levels, curves and more
- Adjustment layers
Online Module 3: Automation and Toning Techniques
- Automating Photoshop with tool presets and actions
- Advanced photo restoration
- Color toning
- Dodging and burning
Online Module 4: Camera Raw and Shape Tools
- Replacing color
- Camera Raw
- Shape tools
- The best of the rest
Extended Studies’ graphics courses are offered fully live online in four weekly modules to be completed during the week they are offered. Each course lasts four weeks, and students will spend about five to six hours per week engaged in the course. This synchronous course meets online at the specific dates and times outlined below. The program’s structure enables students to receive immediate personal feedback on their work from the instructor and allows students to interact with the instructor and other students via live online discussions, demonstrations and critiques.
Each weekly course module begins on Tuesday. Previous work can be accessed and viewed anytime, but assignments must be submitted for the week before the beginning of the next weekly course module. While course material will be available for continued reference up to four weeks after the class ends, assignments must be turned in by the scheduled course end date, and participants must receive at least a 70% in the course in order to meet the requirements for earning a certificate of completion. Participants must attend six of the eight live-online sessions to earn a certificate. Recording are available for review after each session.
Participation in the course requires high-speed internet access, the application installed on your computer and an email address. Courses are taught using the latest version of Adobe’s software. Students must have the latest version of Adobe CC installed on their computers. Please note: These live online courses are not optimized for access on mobile devices.
Certificates of completion will be awarded at the conclusion of the course to participants who participate in all course modules, complete all required assignments by the course end date, and receive at least a 70% in the course. Participants must attend six of the eight live-online sessions to earn a certificate. Advanced courses require a working knowledge of software applications prior to enrollment.
See the Graphics Professional Series overview for links to more courses of interest to beginning and experienced graphic artists, web designers, photographers and students.