Oct 15, 2014

Course Title: Intermediate Photoshop CS3

School: At a college near you (click "Enroll Now" to see location). [Learn More]
Hours required: 24  
Price: $99  
Length course offered: 6 Weeks   
Instructor: Sherry London [Bio]

Description:

Adobe Photoshop is the favorite program of graphic artists everywhere. This powerful software is also a favorite of amateur and professional photographers, scrapbookers, video artists, and hobbyists. Photoshop is one of the most amazing software programs ever developed. It's a fun and creative way to alter photographs and prepare them for print or the Web.

This course, for the student who already knows the Photoshop toolset, explores new and better ways to create images and edit photos. The emphasis is on non-destructive editing - the features in Photoshop that let you easily re-edit and change projects long after they were originally created (and long after the Photoshop "undo" command has expired). An image that uses layers remains easy to change.

You'll learn how to save every single pixel in your original images so that you can always get them back. You'll learn how to use Layer styles, which let you add glows and shadows that you can easily change. And you'll learn all about Adjustment layers, which let you alter the exposure of your image as many times as you want.

The new Smart Object feature even makes it possible to change white balance and exposure on a RAW format digital file long after the image is composited with another. You'll find out how to rotate, scale, and warp images - and remove the transformations if you don't like them. It's also a lot of fun!

Goals:

This course will help you take your images a giant leap forward in creativity and productivity.

Grading System:

Confirmation of Completion awarded with passing score.

School Description:

No matter where you live, you will be able to take any of our comprehensive, convenient online courses offered in connection with a college or university near you. Click "Enroll Now" to find the partner school for the course you want to take.

Instructor Bio: Sherry London

Sherry London is a noted Photoshop and Illustrator expert, fiber artist, writer, and teacher. Her art has been featured in magazines and exhibitions. Her published works include Photoshop CS2 Gone Wild, Photoshop Magic, Photoshop Effects Magic, Photoshop In Depth, Photoshop Textures Magic, and Illustrator f/x and Design.

She writes the Tips and Tricks column for Photoshop User magazine and is a two-time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame. She has taught for the prestigious Thunder Lizard Photoshop Conference and the Professional Photographers of America seminars, as well as for Drexel University, Moore College of Art, and Gloucester County College. Sherry holds a Master's Degree in Information Systems and has taken doctoral level courses in curriculum design.