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Introduction to Photoshop

at Tysons Institute - Vienna

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8230 Old Courthouse Rd Ste 425
Btwn Chain Bridge & Woodford Roads
Vienna, Virginia 22182
Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 8

What you'll learn in this photoshop class:

The objective for introduction to photoshop is to provide basic knowledge and skill for students to become professional web designers.  The courses in this program will give students hands-on exposure to cutting-edge web design software that will develop the students with a wide array of skills needed to create a complete website.

This course introduces students to the basic principles of graphic design through the use of Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud – a graphic designing and editing software. Students get hands-on experience in digital imaging, which is an essential skill for various designing professions including web and graphic design, product design, advertising, marketing, publicity, photography, and arts.

Course Objectives:

After completion of the course, the students should be able to:

  • Creating a document
  • Importing and exporting images
  • Using the Tools
  • Basic image manipulation
  • Text layout
  • plus other essential Photoshop tasks 

Required Course Texts: 

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a book (2018 release) 1st Edition, AdobePress ISBN: 978-0134852485

Learning Tools 

Students may use classroom computers to complete the majority of the class projects and assignments.

Weekly Course Activities

Chapter 1: Getting to know the work area

    • Start working in adobe photoshop

    • Using the tools

    • Sampling a Color

    • Working with Tools and Tools Properties 

    • Undoing actions in photoshop

    • More about Panels and Location of Panels

Chapter 2: Basic Photo Corrections

    • Retouching Images

    • Resolutions and image size

    • Opening a file with other adobe applications

    • Straightening and cropping the image in photoshop

    • Adjusting the color and tone of an image

    • Using the spot healing brush tool

    • Applying a content-aware patch

    • Repairing areas with the clone stamp tool

    • Sharpening the image

Chapter 3: Working with Selections

    • Selection Tools; Quick Selection 

    • Moving a selected area

    • Manipulating selections

    • Using the magic wand tool

    • Selecting with the lasso tools

    • Rotating a selection

    • Selecting with the magnetic lasso tool

    • Selecting from a center point

    • Resizing and copying a selection 

    • Cropping an image

Chapter 4: Layers Basic

    • About Layers

    • Using Layers Panel

    • Applying a gradient to a layer

    • Applying a layer style

    • Adding an adjustment layer

    • Updating layer effects

    • Adding a border

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