Adobe Photoshop, DMS R120A

Digital Media Studies R120A - Adobe Photoshop I/CRN: 71597 will be offered in the Fall 2017 semester at Oxnard College.

The textbook for the Fall 2017 Adobe Photoshop I/CRN 71597 class will be the: Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2017 release) 1st Edition; ISBN-10: 0134663454

Adobe has gone to a subscription-based distribution system for its software. SO, in order to take this class, you must purchase a one year subscription for the Photoshop Program. One good thing for those who take only Photoshop, there IS a less expensive plann that you can take advantage of. It is Adobe's $9.99/month
Photoshop & Lightroom Plan
which means you would have the plan for the duration of our course and another six months to experiment with and see if you wanted to continue the subscription.

NOTE: CRN 71597 will be offered fully online using the Internet and regular phone lines. There will be no face-to-face meetings during this semester. THERE WILL BE ONLINE CHAT SESSIONS SCHEDULED AND ARRANGED AS A REQUIRED PART OF THE CLASS. After enrolling in the class, you MUST send an email prior to the first class meeting, to me at my vcccd email: kspencer@vcccd.edu in order to receive information on the software required for the class. DO NOT PURCHASE ANY SOFTWARE PRIOR TO CONTACTING ME! Students are expected to have access to a computer with internet capability.

Adobe Photoshop is the number one application used to create artwork and edit images for the web. The goal of this course is to help you learn Photoshop's tools and begin to explore the literally tons of possibilities for your own creative art for digital and print media. Skills will include: photo corrections, retouching and repairing, basic and advanced layer techniques, how to get the most out of masks and channels, correction and enhancing digital photos, typographic design, compositing, and producing consistent image color for web & print applications.

One of the things I want to encourage is for you to use the tools in Photoshop to explore your own interests and to develop a "Style" that fits what you want to achieve with Photoshop. You can create just about anything you can dream of using photoshop -- it is a truly incredible creative tool. This young lady is Garsylfren -- created for a project involving the Rohirrim of Tolkien's Lord of the Rings trilogy.