Adobe Photoshop, DMS R120A

Digital Media Studies R120A - Adobe Photoshop I/CRN: 73026

While the first week of class begins officially on August 19, 2019, you can acess the course on Monday, August 12th. The reason for this is to give you timne to get your book ordered and your software set up.

Those of you who are reading this page can get a head start on both of these required items.

The book is: Adobe Photoshop CC: The Professional Portfolio. The ISBN for the book is: 978-1-946396-18-1

Software is something that you will have to liscense through Adobe and it IS a yearly plan. There are two options for you as you can see on that link. You can liscense only Photoshop (which also gives you Lightroom which will be important and I'll tell you why in a second). That will cost you: $9.99/month or roughly $120 over the course of a year.

That's important because I plan on offering Photoshop II next spring which will require only Photoshop and Lightroom so that you'd get two classes for the cost of your subscription.

The other, more expensive option, gives you access to the entire library of Adobe Creative Cloud programs but at a cost of $19.99/month or roughly $240 for a year's subscription

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.