Innovative Design's Intro to Photoshop
About the Course:
Innovative Design's Intro to Photoshop will teach graphic design through the use of Photoshop. Photoshop will be taught in a series of tutorials complemented with exercises to perform during class and at home in order to practice the tools learned and to exercise your creativity. Students will learn the basic tools in Photoshop (layers, brushes, curves, filters, pen tool, etc) to create designs and manipulate photos confidently. We will also explore graphic design trends and their applications, so you will develop a better eye for design and learn to receive and give critiques in order to improve your design work. This class is designed to teach the most basic tools of Photoshop and is intended for those with very little to no experience with the program.
Structure: Each week, Photoshop will be taught in demos and step-by-step tutorials that you shall follow on your own computer. Following the tutorials, you will be given the opportunity to practice what you learned in assignments that you shall complete on your own time and in class during small group work time.
Attendance: This class will meet for 2 hours every Wednesday from 7-9pm. Attendance is mandatory and will be taken on a weekly basis. Students with more than 2 unexcused absences will be failed.
Grading: Student performance will be monitored through weekly homework assignments graded on a point system based on completion, effort, and demonstration of their ability to use the tools taught during class. The final Photoshop and design project will be graded on creativity and effort. Points will be given for attendance, engagement in the lessons, and participation in discussions and critiques.
Required Materials: All students must have their own laptop (PC or Mac) and Adobe Photoshop (CS3 and above). If you do not have your own Photoshop, we can provide you with a free trial version which can be used for up to 30 days. However, you will be responsible for obtaining a copy after the trial ends.
*You will not need to bring any materials to the first general meeting on Wed. Jan 26.
How to Enroll:
Enrollment for units is now closed. Those who applied will be notified of their enrollment status before Feb. 2.
You do not have to be enrolled to learn Photoshop! If you did not have a chance to apply or could not enroll, you can still audit this decal. This decal is open to all members of Innovative Design. Please drop by our decal/general meetings on Wednesdays 7-9pm in 123 Wheeler to learn!
Course Contact: innod.decal AT gmail.com
Faculty Sponsor: Greg Niemeyer
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