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VCOM 53/153 :: Photoshop I For Design

Welcome to VCom 53, Photoshop 1 For Design. This class will be a detailed and in-depth introduction to the industry standard application for image-processing, photo collage, comping, and digital painting. We will cover color spaces, pixel depth, selection processes, layer management, alpha channels and layer masks, filters and filter management, and a host of other aspects of the program. By mastering some of these basic tools and strategies of the program, students will learn how to apply this knowledge to create new works.

The book, Adobe Photoshop CC classroom in a book, is our only textbook. Much of what we will be doing has been fairly consistent across the CS2 through 6 versions, and remains so in the new CC.