Computers & Technology
|Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer
Adobe's Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution providing support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. In this course, we'll focus on how to select and use the professional techniques most helpful to photographers. Designed for those with no image-editing experience, this class will take you from novice to accomplished photo editor.
In Photoshop CS5, Adobe has combined the power of their award-winning technology with sophisticated tools that produce dynamic results. This course offers simple, step-by-step instructions for correcting flaws, enhancing the final product, adding text, and preparing images for e-mail and the Web. Along the way, you'll learn how to use the tools that make this software so popular and unique in the world of digital image editing.
As the high-end program in Adobe's collection of photo-editing software, Photoshop CS5 gives users all the tools they need to create outstanding digital images. Because this course is specifically targeted at photographers, you'll come away with a collection of useful techniques and quickly start seeing amazing results in your images!
Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader).
This course is written for Windows, but Macintosh users will find the software is quite similar and are welcome in this course. Mac users will need to be comfortable with the normal Windows/Mac conversion for keyboard differences. Photoshop Extended is NOT necessary for this course, but can be used. All coursework and examples are based on Windows using standard Photoshop CS5 software.
Students should feel comfortable acquiring digital images, either with a digital camera, using images scanned onto CDs, or scanning film prints. Basic computer skills, such as using a mouse, creating and accessing folders, downloading and saving files will be briefly reviewed in this course, but should be familiar to the student.
In addition to Internet access for classroom participation, students will need Adobe's Photoshop CS5 installed and functioning to take full advantage of the course.