Photoshop Elements (45)

Photoshop Elements 11 logoPHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS II
FRIDAYS 11:05 AM – 2:00 PM

JANUARY 10 – MAY 23, 2014
Course Number: 46549
Subject Code: COMP
Course Code: 9959
Room 516

WHAT: This is a 45 hour class that is roughly the equivalent (plus 15 hours more!) of PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS I and II.

A photo of lemons whose color has been invertedWe will learn  how to adjust color and lighting in photographs and how to do basic photograph retouching.  Optimizing images for web export will also be covered as well as re-sampling methods for printing. The Full Edit, Quick and Guided modes of the interface are discussed with the emphasis on the Full Edit mode.

ABOUT PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS: This class uses the latest version of Photoshop Elements, an affordable, streamlined version of Photoshop Cloud (formerly Photoshop CS6). For a comparison of products in the Photoshop family, please click here.

Adobe has made the same commitment to professional quality results but their emphasis is on the average user vs. a media professional who may need more granular control.

“Adobe has released Photoshop Elements 11, a new version of its consumer-level photo organizer and editor. In an effort to deliver the power of professional products in a friendly way, Adobe made big changes to the interface.

Targeted to hobbyists and enthusiasts—not those who edit photos daily in their jobs—this release focuses on improved usability and performance. Version 11 also includes new guided edits, and enhancements straight from Photoshop CS6 that makes it possible to select hair and fur.” – MacWorld Review

I would say the main difference is that tools and panels are operated using knobs, sliders and text boxes, i.e. the process of making the edits is easier (and better IMHO). The software typically costs around $65 vs. about $600 for a legal copy of Photoshop CS6.

Most importantly, what you learn in Photoshop Elements can be easily applied to other versions of Photoshop as the main editing area looks and functions in the same way.

WHERE: Downtown campus, 4th & Mission, one block south of Powell BART, room 516

HOW: Pre-register now so that you can be assured a seat! Go to Admissions on the first floor of the Downtown campus at 4th & Mission (one block south of Powell BART). If you are told that the class is full, come the first day and the instructor can register you.