Course Outlines

Photoshop for Photographers — PHOT 1320

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 2.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 1.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    Photographers not only need to master their digital camera but also master the software that, manipulates, enhances, modifies, and outputs their images for the clients. Of the two main softwares (PhotoShop and Lightroom) used in photography, this course will cover introduce Adobe Photoshop: it?s tools, editing techniques, non-destructive image enhancement, correction and modification options. Students will practice workflow essentials and image techniques needed by photographers in order to compete successfully in this highly digital field. Skills in the use of the computers operating system and workflow techniques will be covered as well. Prerequisites: PHOT 1310
  2. Course Effective Dates: 8/21/17 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Understand color theory concepts
    2. adjust/correct image color issues
    3. analyze exposure with histogram
    4. analyze image quality variables
    5. apply copyright info to images
    6. create composite images
    7. define digital image terminology
    8. demonstrate editing in Photoshop
    9. demonstrate effective retouching techniques
    10. demonstrate efficient file management/backup
    11. demonstrate global image adjustments
    12. demonstrate local image adjustments
    13. demonstrate non-destructive editing techniques
    14. demonstrate use of masks and layers
    15. demonstrate use of selection tools
    16. identify software tools and terminology
    17. understand aspect ratio and print sizes
    18. understand image and video file parameters
    19. understand image file formats
    20. use Camera RAW adjustments
    21. use Mac operating system
    22. use cropping and straightening tools
    23. use keyboard shortcuts
    24. use sorting systems to organize images
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted