Course Description

This class will introduce new users to the basics of working with Photoshop for retouching images and drawing.

Students will need a copy of Photoshop to complete the coursework. A 30-day trial version is available.

Course Outline

This course covers the following lessons:

  • Getting Started - An Introduction to Photoshop
  • Selections and Layers
  • Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
  • Masks, Channels and Type
  • Vector Drawing
  • Layering and Compositing
  • Producing Output
  • Painting with the Mixer Brush
  • Advanced Topics
  • Putting it All Together

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion, participants will be able to:

  • Get to know the Photoshop interface and do some basic photo corrections.
  • Use the selection tools to select parts of an image and manage layers.
  • Use Photoshop's correction tools to correct and enhance photographs.
  • Create masks for hiding parts of a layer and add text
  • Use the vector drawing tools to create paths.
  • Layer features to create composite images.
  • Prepare their images for print and for the web.
  • Paint with the mixer brush.
  • Explore 3D and video editing features of Photoshop.
  • Create a final project using what they learned in this course.


Participants will have 180 days to complete this self-paced online course.

This course can also be taken as a bundle with Photoshop Intermediate. Please visit the below link to register.


System Requirements

Internet Connectivity Requirements:

  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.

Hardware Requirements:

  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/headphones to listen to Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.

Operating System Requirements:

  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.

Web Browser Requirements:

  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.

Software Requirements:

  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.

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  • Accept cookies
  • Disable pop-up blocker
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Section Title
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC (Online)
Jul 01, 2022 to Jun 30, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $375.00