This course will take a look at the basic yet powerful features of Photoshop. You will discover the vast possibilities of traditional tools, and develop an understanding of sophisticated layering techniques. New information will be introduced weekly, accompanied by exercise files that the students are encouraged to use and work along with during the instruction. Generally the class will have a demo session and work period to allow time for students to work on their own, practice their skills, and ask specific questions one-on-one. During this course students will develop their own logo, business card, social media promotional flyer and a brochure.
This is a 4-week course, running Saturdays from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 5, Nov. 12, Nov. 19 and Dec. 5. There will be no class on Nov. 26 due to the Thanksgiving. The $300 admission is for the full 4-week course.
What is Photoshop?
- Exploring the Menu Bar
- Introducing the Toolbox
- Understanding the Options Bar
- Using Palettes
- Customizing Photoshop
- Opening and Navigating Images
- Using Adobe Bridge
- Getting Help
- Using the History Palette
Overview of the Selection Tools
- Using the Marquee Tools
- Exploring the Lasso Tools
- Creating Selections Using the Magic Wand
- Using Color Range to Create Selections
- Creating Selections Using Extractions
- Transforming a Selection
- Copying Pasting and Moving a Selection
- Working with Layers
- Applying Layer Styles
- Fill and Adjustment Layers
- Exploring Layer Comps
- What are Masks?
- Using Layer Masks
- Merging and Flattening Layers
Understanding Color Modes
- Specifying Color
- Understanding Color Adjustment
- Using the Adjustment Tools
- Replacing Color
- Introduction to the Drawing Tools
- Creating Paths
- Modifying Paths
- Introduction to the Painting Tools
- Using the Painting Tools
Working with Type
- Converting Type into a Shape or Path
- Exploring Type Effects
- Understanding Filters
- Previewing Filters
- Working with Filters
Preparing to Publish
- Printing Basics
- Optimizing Images for the Web
- Using Save For Web and Devices
By the end of this course, students will be equipped with the skills to produce and edit images with professional results and also acquire a brand they created.
About Somalia Carter
Introduction to Photoshop: Create Your Own Brand instructor Somalia Carter founded Mayhem Graphix, LLC, in 2011. Focused on pushing the envelope and exceeding her client’s expectations, Carter's Mayhem/Mali Graphics has a passion for originality and a keen ability to develop unique and progressive ideas. She prides herself on developing strong and long-term relationships with clients and provides solutions tailored to her clients' requirements, time-frames and budgets. Somalia and co. recognize innovation, and quickly adapts to the ever-changing multimedia production landscape. While growing globally from her base in Detroit, Carter's Mayhem continues to produce the best high-quality design and marketing products.
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