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Adobe Photoshop with Exam Prep (TCH441)

Adobe Photoshop with Exam Prep (TCH441)

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Quick Overview

Adobe Photoshop has long provided cutting edge technology for sophisticated digital editing, and this course provides a solid foundation for those looking to learn this industry-standard program. Real-world, practical examples and step-by-step instruction throughout offer well-rounded, comprehensive coverage of both artistic and technical features. Topics covered include, working with layers, making selections, incorporating color, using type, using tools, special effects and filters, and transformation.
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COURSE OVERVIEW 

Adobe Photoshop has long provided cutting edge technology for sophisticated digital editing, and this course provides a solid foundation for those looking to learn this industry-standard program. Real-world, practical examples and step-by-step instruction throughout offer well-rounded, comprehensive coverage of both artistic and technical features. Topics covered include, working with layers, making selections, incorporating color, using type, using tools, special effects and filters, and transformation. 

COURSE OUTLINE 

Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CC 

  • Start Adobe Photoshop CC 2014
  • Learn how to open and save an image
  • Examine the Photoshop window
  • Close a file and exit Photoshop
  • Learn design principles and copyright rules 

Learning Photoshop Basics 

  • Use organizational and management features
  • Use the Layers and History panels
  • Learn about Photoshop by using Help
  • View and print an image 

Working with Layers 

  • Examine and convert layers
  • Add and delete layers
  • Add a selection from one image to another
  • Organize layers with layer groups and colors 

Making Selections 

  • Make a selection using shapes
  • Modify a marquee
  • Select using color and modify a selection
  • Add a vignette effect to a selection 

Incorporating Color Techniques 

  • Work with color to transform an image
  • Use the Color Picker and the Swatches panel
  • Place a border around an image
  • Blend colors using the Gradient tool
  • Add color to a grayscale image
  • Use filters, opacity, and blending modes
  • Match colors 

Placing Type in an Image 

  • Learn about type and how it is created
  • Change spacing and adjust baseline shift
  • Use the Drop Shadow style
  • Apply anti-aliasing to type
  • Modify type with Bevel and Emboss and Extrude to 3D
  • Apply special effects to type using filters
  • Create text on a path 

Using Painting Tools 

  • Paint and patch an image
  • Create and modify a brush tip
  • Use the Smudge tool
  • Use a library and an airbrush effect 

Working with Special Layer Functions 

  • Use a layer mask with a selection
  • Work with multiple masked layers
  • Control pixels to blend colors
  • Eliminate a layer mask
  • Use an adjustment layer
  • Create a clipping mask 

Creating Special Effects with Filters 

  • Learn about filters and how to apply them
  • Create an effect with an Artistic filter
  • Add unique effects with Stylize filters
  • Alter images with Distort and Noise filters
  • Alter lighting with a Render filter
  • Use Perspective Warp and Vanishing Point to add perspective 

Enhancing Specific Selections 

  • Create an alpha channel
  • Isolate an object
  • Erase areas in an image to enhance appearance
  • Use the Clone Stamp tool to make repairs
  • Use the Magic Wand tool to select objects
  • Learn how to create snapshots
  • Create multiple-image layouts 

Adjusting Colors 

  • Correct and adjust color
  • Enhance colors by altering saturation
  • Modify color channels using levels
  • Create color samplers with the Info panel 

Using Clipping Masks, Paths, and Shapes 

  • Use a clipping group as a mask
  • Use pen tools to create and modify a path
  • Work with shapes
  • Convert paths and selections 

Transforming Type 

  • Modify type using a bounding box
  • Create warped type with a unique shape
  • Screen back type with imagery
  • Create a faded type effect 

Liquefying an Image 

  • Use the Liquefy tools to distort an image
  • Learn how to freeze and thaw areas
  • Use the mesh feature as you distort an image 

Performing Image Surgery 

  • Delete unnecessary imagery
  • Correct colors in an image
  • Tweak an image 

Annotating and Automating an Image 

  • Add annotations to an image
  • Create an action
  • Modify an action
  • Use a default action and create a droplet 

Creating Images for the Web 

  • Learn about web features
  • Optimize images for web use
  • Create a button for a web page
  • Create slices in an image 

Working with Animation, Video, & Photography 

  • Create and play basic animation
  • Add tweening and frame delay
  • Modify video in Photoshop
  • Use Camera Raw features
  • Fix common photography problems

Additional Information

Course Length 4 Months
Prerequisites N/A
Course Materials

Many K12 courses utilize physical materials in addition to the online content.  These materials may include the following.


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Standard Kits

STANDARD kits contain K12 course materials that are required for completion of the course.  These kits include K12 authored materials and/or difficult to procure materials that a student needs to complete a course. Printed reference guides are not included in Standard kits.


Consumable
Materials

CONSUMABLE kits contain only those materials from the standard kit that are intended for one time use. Families who purchase a Standard kit for Child A could later purchase a Consumable kit for Child B to complete the same course.


Additional
Materials

Offered for added convenience, ADDITIONAL kits contain easily obtained materials needed for the course which a family may already have in their home. 


Learning
Coach and/or Student Reference Guides are available for purchase with some courses.  Electronic versions of these reference guides are also available within digital courses.

Course Start Date

Courses Taught by a K12 Teacher

Courses with a teacher have designated start dates throughout Fall, Spring, and Summer. Full-year courses last 10 months and semester courses last 4 months. Courses are taught by teachers in K12 International Academy. For details on start dates, click here.

Teacher Assisted Yes, this course is taught by a K12 International Academy teacher. If you are looking for a teacher-supported option with additional flexibility and year-round start dates, click here to learn about the Keystone School, another K12 online private schooling option.
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To use this course, you'll need a computer with an Internet connection.  Some courses require additional free software programs, which you can download from the Internet.

Hardware and Browsers (Minimum Recommendations)

Windows OS

  • CPU: 1.8 GHz or faster processor (or equivalent)

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Microsoft Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher, Mozilla Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher

  • At this time our users are encouraged not to upgrade to Windows 10 or Edge (the new browser)

 

Mac OS

  • CPU: PowerPC G4 1 GHz or faster processor; Intel Core Duo 1.83 GHz or faster processor

  • RAM: 1GB of RAM

  • Browser: Firefox 10.0 versions or higher, Chrome 17.0 or higher (Safari is not supported!)

Internet Connections

It is highly recommended that a broadband connection be used instead of dial up.