Photoshop Elements is a great tool for organizing your photos, editing and refining your images and preparing them for applications in print and on-line. In this first course, you'll learn about the Organizer feature. Then we'll learn about the editor functions, including layers and the basic Elements tools. Because you will have exercises you can practice at home, you will need Elements on your computer. You can download a 30 day free trial from www.adobe.com/products/photoshop-elements/download-trial/try.html
Learn how to select a portion of a source photograph, place it on a layer and move that layer into the master photo. These simple skills open up a whole world of ways to improve your photos
Learn how layers in Photoshop Elements can be used to create custom illustrations. Also, learn how to create your own text and place it into your image. Now you're able to put together professional publications using new found skills!
You have a film studio in your pocket. Bring your smart phone and learn how to produce, direct , shoot and edit a 5 minute film with your smart phone and some free apps.
Prepare images for your web site or social media pages. Learn the differences between image types (GIF, JPEG, PNG, etc.) and when to use them. You’ll also learn how to make your images load faster (optimization) and look brighter and sharper. We will also cover the differences between web and print and how to set up your images appropriately. Resize images for banners, thumbnails and cover photos.
How many times have we settled for documents as they are because trying to fix them or edit them is just too time-consuming and frustrating? In this workshop, we will learn how to set text using the appropriate tools so the content on our pages behaves more predictably. We will cover ways to make text “flow” better (formatting). Building on this knowledge, we will then create our own custom documents with confidence.
Creating your own font can be very exciting, but it will require some patience. We will identify key characteristics in letters which will help you establish consistency in creating your own font. Next, we will cover the features that would determine its appearance and subsequently, its usage. We will then go through the necessary steps to generate your font. Finally we will discuss how you will be able to use your font.
Photoshop is an amazing program for working with digital images. In this beginner course, you’ll discover how it works and what you need to know to get started using it. You will see an overview of its uses with demonstrations of features like image cropping, color adjustment and brushes.
Learn to scan your artwork into the computer and clean up pictures of your artwork or products for print or the web. Use Photoshop to “repair” your old photos, make collages with your images and more.
Get more creative with Photoshop. Learn how to modify and distort parts of images. Use filters to create interesting effects well suited for book covers or slick posters and ads. We’ll also cover how you can import and edit your artwork from Adobe Illustrator.
Your choice of fonts can be saying more (or less) than you think! In this introduction to Typography we will start with a brief historical overview. This will help us to understand type and how to use it more effectively. We will cover the different font families and the characteristics that make them suitable for different purposes. Learn basic text formatting, and ways to “manipulate” letters to meet your design needs and more.