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ART 225 - Photoshop for Photography

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Open
This course teaches students how to work with Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Lightroom, the industry-standard photo image software programs. This class is an in depth look at the technical aspects of color management, images light and dark adjustments, and other techniques for preparing the image for output to print or be used on the internet by using the digital darkroom.
Competencies
During this course, the student will be expected to:

  1. Critque the purpose of the tools, palettes, and menus that are used in processing and manipulating photographs in Photoshop.
    1. Understand the relationship between pixels, image resolution, image quality, and image size in a Photoshop document.
    2. Understand the advantages and disadvantages of the Photoshop RAW, TIFF, and JPEG file formats, and know how to save in each of these formats.
    3. Know how to read a histogram and understand its relationship to the digital image.
    4. Demonstrate how to isolate areas of an image using selection tools.
    5. Modify an image using non-destructive layers.
  2. Demonstrate how to adjust an image in camera raw mode.
    1. Use the tools to set a white balance.
    2. Adjust the image overall brightness and contrast.
    3. Explain how to adjust an image using curves.
    4. Edit spots and other distracting defects out the digital image.
    5. Describe how to size and straighten an image
    6. Adjust and change colors in the digital image
  3. Evaluate the proper procedure to crop and resize images.
    1. Crop scanned photos for maximum image detail.
    2. Crop digital camera photos for maximum image detail.
    3. Discuss the procedure for resizing digital images for minimum image detail loss.
  4. Perform how to download digital negatives/RAW photos.
    1. Understand the various options available for downloading images from a digital camera to your computer.
    2. Understand and be able to explain the advantages and disadvantages of working with the Digital RAW file format in Photoshop.
    3. Develop a strategy for archiving and retrieving digital negatives.
  5. Design the Foundations of layers in a digital image.
    1. Demonstrate a professional method for working with layers in the digital image.
    2. Discuss Layer styles.
    3. Explain an understanding of the layers panel.
    4. Discuss using masks to make composite images
  6. Assess what tools need to be used to make Tonal Adjustments.
    1. Discuss the value of Hue, Saturation and Lightness in an image.
    2. Explain and demonstrate how to correct color casts using Photoshop’s built-in automated color correction tool.
    3. Explain and demonstrate a professional method for correcting inaccurate flesh tones.
    4. Discuss the advantages of editing in 16-bit mode.
  7. Demonstrate how to use Lightroom to import digital images.
    1. Explain how to import images to Lightroom.
    2. Discuss working/building catalogs in Lightroom.
    3. Identify how to use folders in Lightroom.
  8. Perform how to make basic tonal adjustments in Lightroom
    1. Explain the basic adjustment process in Lightroom for digital images.
    2. Demonstrate how to crop and straighten images in Lightroom.
    3. Identify how to set a neutral tone in Lightroom.
    4. Discuss how to take spot out of a digital image in Lightroom.
    5. Demonstrate how to open an image in Photoshop.
  9. Evaluate how to size and export images from Lightroom
    1. Identify the tools needed to size a digital image in Lightroom.
    2. Discuss how to export an image from Lightroom to the desktop of a computer.
    3. Demonstrate how to use tools in Lightroom to name a digital image before exporting it.
    4. Explain the different options that can be used in the export process.



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