Adobe Photoshop Essentials

March 7 through April 1, 2022, or
May 2 through May 27, 2022
Price: $225

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Course Overview

This fundamental course covers Adobe Photoshop CC most commonly used tools, menus and panels. You’ll learn all the basics of Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Impress your business organization, friends and family by enhancing their photos and create magazine cover quality enhanced images.

*Access to Adobe Photoshop software required.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Perform basic to intermediate image correction to existing images
  • Enhance images using advance editing tools to create magazine covers
  • Work with the Type tools and panels to type, insert and manage text
  • Work with layers and masks to manage your projects efficiently
  • Create composite images using multiple images

Course Objectives

  • To learn about Adobe Photoshop CC interface and work with menus, tools and panels
  • To learn how to open, crop, transform and edit existing images
  • To learn how to apply advance editing features to enhance photos
  • To learn working with text and formatting tools and panels
  • To learn how to add multiple images to create a collage


Unit One – Getting to know the Interface and Selection Tools

  • Interface menus
  • Tools
  • Panels
  • Working with the various Selection tools

Unit Two – Working with Layers and Masks

  • Layers and layer management
  • Non-destructive editing using masks
  • How to type and format text
  • Using various type formatting and style tools and panels

Unit Three – Image Correction and Enhancement

  • Photo correction and enhancement tools
  • Crop, dodge and burn
  • Recoloring, retouching
  • Healing brushes

Unit Four – Using the Drawing Tools

  • How to use the Pen tool
  • Other drawing tools in Photoshop
  • Advanced drawing and selection
  • File formats
  • How to save files for print or web