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 Course Title:   Adobe Photoshop

 Title Abbreviation:   ADOBE PHOTOSHOP

 Department:    MIT

 Course #:    226

 Credits:    5

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    5

 CIP:    110801

 EPC:    524

 REV:    2014

 Course Description  

Introduction to basic and advanced image editing techniques. Use Adobe Photoshop to create graphics, manipulate photographs, edit video, and prepare files for the web and print.


Prerequisite: Strongly recommended: computer literacy and file management skills.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 55

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Vocational Preparatory Required for ATA degree, Required for certificate  

Equivalencies At Other Institutions

Other Institution Equivalencies Table
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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Understand and define basic digital image concepts and terminology.
  2. Use Photoshop tools, menu bars and palettes.
  3. Understand image size, resolution and color modes.
  4. Use basic and advanced selection techniques.
  5. Create type and understand typographic design.
  6. Understand and use layers.
  7. Use image adjustments and color correction.
  8. Import and export images.
  9. Optimize and prepare images for the web.
  10. Use advanced compositing features including montage, panorama, and filters.
  11. Import and export images.
  12. Edit video and create animation effects.
  13. Create and manipulate 3D objects.
  14. Use vector drawing techniques.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.1 Identify and express concepts, terms, and facts related to a specific discipline.

6. Individual Awareness & Responsibility

Definition: Understanding, managing, and taking responsibility for one’s learning and behavior in varied and changing environments.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
6.3 Apply successful organizational strategies of planning, goal setting, prioritizing, resolving conflict, and managing time to specific goals and/or projects.

7. Aesthetics & Creativity

Definition: Interpreting human experience through engagement with creative processes and aesthetic principles.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
7.1 Demonstrate an understanding of the creative process.
7.2 Demonstrate knowledge of aesthetic principles.

10. Technology

Definition: Understanding the role of technology in society and using technology appropriately and effectively.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
10.3 Use technology appropriate to the context and task to effectively retrieve and manage information, solve problems, and facilitate communication.

Course Contents

  1. Digital image concepts and terminology.
  2. Photoshop tools and working environment.
  3. Selection techniques.
  4. Layers.
  5. Image correction.
  6. Web graphics.
  7. Video editing and animation.
  8. Advanced compositing.
  9. Masks and channels.
  10. Typographic design.
  11. 3D images.
  12. Vector drawing techniques.