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2023-2024 General Catalog 
2023-2024 General Catalog
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CIS 266 - Photoshop 2

Last Date of Approval: Spring 2022

3 Credits
Total Lecture Hours: 45
Course Description:
This class is designed for Photoshop users who want to broaden their understanding of the program’s features. Students will develop skill in intermediate to advanced image creation and manipulation including special layer functions, filters, and masking. Students will be pushed to create more advanced design pieces, demonstrating their skills as they move along. The course explores design work created by professionals who demonstrate advanced skills in Photoshop. Through analysis and dissection of third-party work, students will gain a deeper understanding of how they can use similar techniques to create their own original designs. Project management skills and an ability to meet deadlines are an expectation as a professional designer, and are an expectation in this course as well.

Prerequisites: CIS 265  
Prerequisites/Corequisites: CIS 265 - Photoshop 1 (required), or with instructor approval.

Mode(s) of Instruction: face-to-face

Credit for Prior Learning: There are no Credit for Prior Learning opportunities for this course.

Course Fees: Course Materials: $30.00

Student Learning Outcomes and Objectives:
Student Learning Outcomes

To help you achieve one or more of the above outcomes, you are expected to achieve competency in the following course-level Student Learning Outcomes: 

  1. Use digital imaging tools and techniques for image editing, tonal and color correction, and special effects.
  2. Assemble multiple images into composite digital representations that incorporate color, typography, and design principles to achieve a sense of style, dimension and depth.
  3. Plan, prepare, and design digital imagery that incorporates message in conjunction with artistic and technical elements of professional quality.
  4. Students will effectively budget time and demonstrate ability to meet deadlines.

Course Objectives

Students will learn practices and principles of digital imaging, illustration, and photographic manipulation using Adobe Photoshop. Students will gain hands on experience with the tools and techniques used by artists and designers to create effective and sophisticated digital imagery for print and web publication. By the end of the course students will be able to:

  1. Create special effects with filters
  2. Enhance specific selections
  3. Adjust color
  4. Use clipping masks, paths, and shapes
  5. Create advanced composite images
  6. Apply typography to projects to convey specific messages, creating graphic design pieces.

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