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Adobe Photoshop Level I: Digital Imaging
Course: CIS120DF

First Term: 2014 Spring
Lec + Lab   3.0 Credit(s)   4.0 Period(s)   3.7 Load  
Subject Type: Occupational
Load Formula: S

Description: Focuses on entry-level skill expectations for digital imaging using Adobe Photoshop. Helps students prepare for the Adobe Certifications related to Photoshop.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Add and modify type within an image. (I, II, VII)
2. Select color modes. (I, II, V, XIV)
3. Correct color. (I, II, V, XIV)
4. Identify elements of the user interface and describe their functions. (I, XI)
5. Effectively employ layer, measuring, drawing, selection, channel, and mask tools. (II, III, IV, VI, XI)
6. Manipulate, transform, adjust and correct images using a variety of tools. (V)
7. Select design elements and composition appropriate to project. (VIII)
8. Prepare images for web, print, and video. (VIII, X, XII, XIII)
9. Select and apply appropriate filters. (IX)
10. Select and apply appropriate video tools. (X)
11. Draw and paint with appropriate tools. (XI)
12. Describe project management tasks, responsibilities, and communication workflow. (XIV)
13. Understand and comply with copyright rules for image creation and image use. (XIV)
14. Identify the purpose, audience, and audience needs for preparing images. (XIV)
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Work Area
   A. Tools, options bar, and panels
   B. Undo actions
   C. Customize, change, and reset workspace
   D. Updates
II. Basic Photo Corrections
   A. Retouching
   B. Resolution and image size
   C. Camera Raw
   D. Cropping and rotating
   E. Color replacement
   F. Adjust, repair, and manipulate
   G. Content-aware
   H. Filters
III. Selections
   A. Selection tools
   B. Move, manipulate, and rotate a selected area
   C. Crop and erase within a selection
IV. Layer Basics
   A. Add, edit, and manipulate
   B. Gradients, styles, and adjustments
   C. Adjustment layers
   D. Flatten and save files
V. Correct and Enhance Digital Photographs
   A. Camera Raw
   B. Color correction
   C. Correct image distortion
   D. Depth of field
VI. Masks and Channels
   A. Create, edit, refine, and remove
   B. Puppet Warp
   C. Channels
VII. Typographic Design
   A. Add, edit, manipulate, and delete text
   B. Clipping mask from type
   C. Type on a path
   D. Warp point type
   E. Paragraphs of type
VIII. Vector Drawing Techniques
   A. Compare bitmap images and vector graphics
   B. Apply paths with artwork
   C. Pen tool
   D. Create vector objects for the background
   E. Custom shapes
   F. Import a Smart Object
IX. Advanced Compositing
   A. Montaging and stitching of images
   B. Smart filters, filters, shadows, and borders
   C. Hand-colorung selections on a layer
   D. Match color schemes across images
   E. Automate a multistep task
X. Video
   A. Creating projects
   B. Animate text with keyframes
   C. Effects, transitions, and audio
   D. Render
XI. Paint with the Mixer Brush
   A. Manipulate the Mixer Brush
   B. Select brush settings
   C. Mix colors
   D. Create a custom brush preset
   E. Mix colors with a photograph
XII. Preparing Files for the Web
   A. Create and export slices and HyperText Markup Language (HTML)
   B. Zoomify
   C. Create web gallery
XIII. Produce and Print Consistent Color
   A. Color management and proofing
   B. Out-of-gamut colors
   C. Adjust an image and printing a proof
   D. Save the image in various formats
   E. Printing methods
XIV. Setting Project Requirements
   A. Target audience
   B. Copyright
   C. Project management
   D. Communicate design plans
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date: May 21, 2013

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