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Adobe Photoshop Classes

Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for software that is used to retouch and remove imperfections in photographs. [More on Photoshop]

Introduction to Image Editing Using Photoshop

(Prerequisite: Experience with Windows or Mac OS X.) Alter and enhance images using various tools from the Photoshop toolbox, while becoming familiar with the tool options bar. Create special effects using the Filter and Image menus. Isolate areas of your image using the various selection tools. Use the eraser tool to delete pixels and the history brush tool to "undo" changes to an image. Crop and resize images, create custom brushes, and learn the basics of layers. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8223 Mon., Oct. 23West CountyGeoff Fry
E8361 Fri., Jan. 5West CountyGeoff Fry
G8384 Wed., Mar. 14West CountyGeoff Fry

Intermediate Applications of Photoshop

(Prerequisite: Introduction to Image Editing Using Photoshop or equivalent experience.) Add to your Photoshop skills by learning to clean up and fine-tune digital images. Create quick masks and permanent channels to isolate areas of your image for editing or manipulation. Use the selection tools to create and save paths, the vector drawing tools to add a variety of shapes to an image, and the type tool to add text to your image. Repair images with the clone stamp, healing brush, and patch tools. Change selection borders, choose painting colors, and look at scanning issues. Additional topics include the spot healing brush and the red-eye removal tool. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8224 Tues., Oct. 24West CountyGeoff Fry
E8362 Thurs., Jan. 11West CountyGeoff Fry
G8385 Thurs., Mar. 15West CountyGeoff Fry

Advanced Applications of Photoshop

(Prerequisite: Intermediate Applications of Photoshop or equivalent experience.) Learn to use channels, calculations, layer styles, and different image modes for special effects. Work more extensively with layers, learning adjustment layers, fill layers, layer comps, and how to apply a layer blending mode. Find out how to apply pixel masks and add background effects in images. Additional topics include the vanishing point filter, image warping, and smart objects. [Course Outline]
Fee: $239

One-Day Class Meets 8:30am-4:00pm (6.5 hours)
Code Date Location Instructor
E8225 Wed., Oct. 25West CountyGeoff Fry
E8363 Thurs., Jan. 18West CountyGeoff Fry
G8386 Fri., Mar. 16West CountyGeoff Fry

If you would like to register for a course, call (314) 984-9000 or register online.

We also have a class, Advanced Topics in Photoshop: Web Graphics, that teaches you how to prepare and optimize your images and graphics for use on the Web.

Classes are also available in Adobe Illustrator (AI), graphic design software, which is used to sketch original artwork, insert typographical enhancements, construct newsletters, create promotional materials, and visually enhance websites.