What is Photoshop?
Photocopy filter and color changes to the original photo yielded this artwork.
Adjustments to the color balance and levels.
Layers combine two separate photos.
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for software that is used to retouch and remove imperfections in photographs. Photoshop can also be used to create and alter presentation graphics, photo galleries, slideshows, portfolios, and corporate logos. It can be used to work on themes for Web content management software such as WordPress, to ready photos and graphics for Web pages, and to prepare photos for e-commerce layouts.
Photoshop functions as
- A canvas on which artistic images can be created.
- A digital darkroom in which photographs can be enhanced (saturated or sharpened) or recolored.
- A technical drawing board on which design elements can be added to architectural renderings, scientific illustrations, financial statements, corporate diagrams, and promotional or communication materials.
The capabilities of Adobe Photoshop are as panoramic as the photographs imported into it. Instruction in our Photoshop classes will include how to: generate a paint palette from photographs, alter the light, blur (or soften) specific areas, convert images to black & white or sepia tones, and add matting. Images created and enhanced in Photoshop can be exported into Adobe and Microsoft products, including Adobe InDesign, Illustrator, Dreamweaver, Flash, and Microsoft Word documents.
In the series of Photoshop classes, students will learn to:
- Design and import images.
- Add textures and 3D text effects.
- Incorporate images into the backgrounds of projects such as training videos, presentations, brochures, or reports.
- Extract an object from an image and combine those extracted images to create collages, graphics, and charts.