Adobe Photoshop for Photographers (Fall 2014)

Photography and Filmmaking

Do you enjoy taking digital photographs, but would benefit from learning how to enhance them in order to achieve a truly eye-catching version of your image? Or, would you love to preserve your old photographs while also improving their quality? This class will teach digital photographers who have little or no previous experience in Adobe Photoshop how to use this powerful software to improve photos or scans of older images quickly and easily.

The four primary uses of Photoshop on a professional level will be taught: Changing the dynamic range of a photo; color correction; retouching; and sharpening. Students will then learn how to use some of Photoshop's most vital filtering options such as corrective filtering, lens correction, and noise reduction.

Expanding upon these skills, students will move on to more advanced techniques such as the creation of adjustment layers, layer masks, and clipping paths for non-destructive editing. For the serious photographer, knowledge of these elements is key to manipulating images. Because the majority of images are now posted on the web, students will also learn how to correctly optimize and save images for viewing through web browsers, smartphones, and tablets. / Open to students ages 16 and above.

Please Register Before: September 10

If the minimum enrollment is not met by the deadline above, the class will be canceled on this date. Registration will remain open after this date if the minimum enrollment has been met. UPDATE: This class has been cancelled due to low enrollment.


Contact MCAD Continuing Education at or call 612.874.3765.

Course Details

Course Number: CSW 9412
Dates: Sep. 13 – Sep. 14
Saturday, Sunday
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. (with a one-hour lunch)
David Farr
Main Building Room 231
Non-Credit Tuition: $290.00

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