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
Online Module 2: Powerful Selections and Color Corrections
- Layer masking
- Smart objects
- Smart filters
- Improved smart object linking (CC only)
- File formats and resolution
Online Module 3: Automation and Toning Techniques
- Pen tool for making powerful selections
- The paths panel
- Color correction tools, levels, curves and more
- Adjustment layers
Online Module 4: Camera Raw and Shape Tools
- Automating Photoshop with tool presets and actions
- Advanced photo restoration
- Color toning
- Dodging and burning
- Replacing color
- Camera Raw
- Shape tools
- The best of the rest
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 in the course requires high-speed Internet access, the application installed on your computer, an email address, and headphones or speakers and a web camera if you wish to participate in any optional scheduled web meetings. Courses are taught using the latest version of Adobe’s software, currently version CC, but older version “work-arounds” are also demonstrated for those not using the latest versions.
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.