Advanced Photoshop Online


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

Course Structure
Extended Studies graphics courses are offered fully online in four weekly modules to be completed during the week they are offered. Each course lasts four weeks and students will spend approximately four hours per week engaged in the course. Videos and class assignments that synthesize course content will be the primary learning tools. The structure of the program enables students to receive personal feedback on their work from the instructor and allows students to interact with the instructor and other students via online discussions.

Each weekly course module begins on Tuesday. Previous work can be accessed and viewed anytime, but assignments must be submitted for the week prior to 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 in order to meet the requirements for earning a certificate of completion.

Participation Requirements
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, currently Adobe Photoshop Version CC 2018. Students must have version CC 2018 installed on their computer.

Certificate Requirements
Certificates of completion will be awarded at the conclusion of the course to participants who participate in all course modules and complete all required assignments by the course end date. 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.

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Course: TECH 993-00
Term: 2192
Section Number: 1
Schedule Number: 2192TECH993
Instructor(s): M.D. Welch
Location: WebCampus Class (all online), Class delivered via Internet
Dates: Feb. 26-Mar. 25, 2019
  • Online Module 1 Feb. 26-Mar. 4
  • Online Module 2 Mar. 5-11
  • Online Module 3 Mar. 12-18
  • Online Module 4 Mar. 19-25
Units: Non-Credit
Contact Hours: 12.0 Contact Hours

Early registration fee is $299 through Feb. 8, 2019; fee is $349 after Feb. 8, 2019. The latest version of Photoshop (Photoshop CC) is required.

Individuals who register for all courses in a Graphics Professional Certificate program at the same time may receive a 10% discount. To do so, please call (775) 784-4046 or (800) 233-8928 to register and ask for the discount.Completion of all courses is required; participant-initiated cancellations void the discount.

Required Fees: Price
Registration (Early) - through February 8, 2019$299.00