Photoshop Elements

11:00–1:15 pm
August 21 – December 18, 2015
Course Number: 82620
Subject Code: COMP
Course Code: 9959

WHAT: This 45 hour course teaches students the fundamentals of Photoshop Elements as it applies to business publications and personal/business web pages.

Students first learn how to open, view, and save image files.  They are introduced to editing and creating original graphics, editing  digital photographs and combining multiple digital images into one composition. Working with selection tools, layers, type, patterns and shape tools are some of the many topics covered.

In the second part of the course, students will go further into working with selections and layers as we explore saving selections and adjustment layers. We 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.

Free Photoshop Class -

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

WHO: The classes listed on this site are taught by City College instructor Marilyn McNeal.

CONTACT: Questions? Email me at

FREE Photoshop II Class at CCSF

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.  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.

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 the class is full, come the first day and I can register you in class.

WHO: The classes listed on this site are taught by City College instructor Marilyn McNeal.

CONTACT: Questions? Email me at


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