Focus on Adobe - Getting Started with Photoshop

Through the hands-on use of Photoshop, students will learn the basics of the application: using the tool palette and menus, exploring floating panels and their options in relationship to each tool.

Students will be introduced to the paths, channels, and layers floating panels. Much of the work done in Photoshop will revolve around these features, and a fundamental understanding of these concepts are necessary for any user.

After these fundamentals are covered, the class will move on to exploring retouching and color-correction, two tasks beginning users are always anxious to jump in and try. Here, students will learn the tools and techniques to do these tasks quickly with a high degree of ease and precision. / Each student will have access throughout the class to a lab workstation equipped with the latest software. / This class will have a one-hour lunch break each day. / Open to students ages 16 and above. / View complete policies.

Prerequisites: Working knowledge of Mac OS X. Experience in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator are helpful but not required.

What to bring: Pen or pencil, notebook or sketchbook, USB drive or cloud storage option for saving work.

Please Register Before: March 25
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.
Class Savings
Register on or before January 18 and save $25 off your order total.
Register for this in-person Focus on Adobe class and you are eligible to take the online Focus on Adobe: Lightroom class for free! Please call 612.874.3765 to take advantage of this offer.
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Course Details

CSW 9411 SP19
Date Start: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Date End: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Main Building, Room 330
Age Group: 
Age Requirement: 
Open to students ages 16 and above
Days of Week: 
Graphic and Web Design
Working knowledge of Mac OS X. Experience in Adobe InDesign and Illustrator are helpful but not required.