Photoshop Elements

Photoshop Elements 11 logoPHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS I – 15 HOUR COURSE
FRIDAYS
8:15 – 11:05 AM

JANUARY 10 – FEBRUARY 21, 2014
Course Number: 46743
Subject Code: COMP
Course Code: 9957

WHAT: This 15 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.

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

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PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS II – 15 HOUR COURSE
FRIDAYS
8:15 – 11:05 AM

FEBRUARY 28 – MARCH 28, 2014
Course Number: 46744
Subject Code: COMP
Course Code: 9958
Room 516

WHAT: This 15 hour class is a continuation of PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS I. It is  considered a separate class so make sure that you register for both classes if you plan on taking the full 30 hour 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.

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PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS – 45 HOUR COURSE
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.

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

ABOUT PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS: This class uses the latest version of Photoshop Elements, an affordable, streamlined A graphic comparison of two images with different ppiversion 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 the instructor can register you.

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