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GRD 463 - Photoshop

Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 2
Practicum Hours: 0
Work Experience: 0
Course Type: Voc/Tech
Adobe Photoshop is the ultimate playground for bringing out the best in your digital images and transforming them into anything you can imagine. Gain a solid foundation of basic functions to create and enhance visually dynamic images in a state-of-the- art Macintosh computer lab.
Competencies
  1. Appraise software interface
    1. Examine software menu commands and panels.
    2. Distinguish between new and open file commands
    3. Identify by name and function tools contained in the toolbox.
    4. Interpret information displayed in software dialog boxes
    5. Determine software preferences to control work environment
    6. Enter appropriate information in document set-up dialog box
  2. Use Bridge to manage images.
    1. Explore the Bridge window
    2. Preview and organize digital images
    3. Examine image metadata.
  3. Determine image color mode.
    1. Differentiate between color modes
    2. Change an image’s color mode.
    3. Discuss the purpose of ICC color profiles in a color-managed workflow.
    4. Demonstrate soft proofing using appropriate ICC color profiles and printer specifications
  4. Determine image size
    1. Crop an image
    2. Change an image size.
  5. Work with camera raw images
    1. Examine camera raw dialog box.
    2. Adjust camera raw images using dialog box settings
  6. Work with Layers.
    1. Create and name layers
    2. Lock/unlock layers
    3. Hide/show layers
    4. Apply adjustment layers
    5. Edit layers
    6. Merge layers.
    7. Flatten layers
    8. Create layer sets
    9. Organize layers
    10. Create stamp visible layers
  7. Apply layer styles
    1. Edit layer masks.
    2. Copy layer styles between layers
  8. Create layer masks
    1. Edit layer masks
    2. Use one layer to mask another layer
    3. Use a layer to mask multiple layers
  9. Save selections as channels
    1. Define pixels to include in selection area using selection tools
    2. Save and name a selection in the channel panel
    3. Load a selection
    4. Examine RGB channels and how they contribute to the final image.
  10. Identify the hue, saturation and brightness components of an image.
    1. Explore the Hue/Saturation dialog box.
    2. Adjust the hue, saturation and brightness values of an image.
    3. Colorize an image using hue, saturation and brightness values
  11. Adjust the levels of an image
    1. Analyze the tonal range of an image using a histogram
    2. Manipulate the color of pixels in an image using a histogram.
    3. Set the shadow and highlight points of an image using a histogram.
  12. Adjust curves of an image
    1. Analyze the gird in the curves dialog box.
    2. Invert an image
    3. Change input and output values in the curves dialog box to improve the contrast of an image
    4. Draw a threshold curve
    5. Set the shadow and highlight points of an image using the grid in the curves dialog box.
  13. Apply filters to an image.
    1. Examine filter effects
    2. Apply filters
    3. Apply Smart Filters
  14. Creatively integrate multiple images into a composite image
    1. Assess suitability of images for inclusion into composite image.
    2. Import Smart Objects to obtain highest possible quality.
    3. Employ layer styles, blending modes, transparency, adjustment layers, layer stacking order and layer masks to create desired effect
  15. Retouch images
    1. Use the sponge tool to increase/decrease saturation in specific areas of an image.
    2. Use the cloning tools to sample pixels from a source area and replace pixels in a target area
    3. Use the healing brush and patch tool to match color, lighting and texture of an image area
  16. Work with type
    1. Create type
    2. Edit type.
    3. Mask images with type
    4. Apply special effects to type
  17. Demonstrate proper use of tools contained in the toolbox
  18. Identify blending modes
    1. Apply blending modes to an image
    2. Combine blending modes of an image.
  19. Digitally capture images using a flatbed scanner
    1. Select appropriate subject matter for images using analytical and creative thinking skills
    2. Control scale and resolution of image for optimum image quality.
    3. Save scanned image in proper file format for optimum quality
  20. Capture images digitally with digital camera
    1. Identify appropriate subject matter
    2. Demonstrate proper camera settings to capture desired image
    3. Save and captured image in proper file format for optimim quality



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