• Program: Graphic Design
  • Course: Advanced Photoshop
  • Course #: MGDP1340
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course will cover advanced Photoshop techniques. Included in the course will be combining layers, using layer comps; blend modes used in layers and tools; advanced masking techniques, image presentation, Camera RAW, software integration, output resolution issues, using file formats for various outputs, color modes, color correction for print media and digital formats, duotones, tritones and quadtones, special effects, 3D image manipulation, and vanishing points. Other timely topics will be covered as technology changes during the course structure.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Apply the elements and principles of design when creating raster images
Apply knowledge of color theory to projects
Utilize the tools for project time management
Create weekly assignments
Write evaluations for final project
Integrate raster and vector artwork
Combine multiple images into one working file
Compare image resolution for high resolution outcomes
Explore specific formats for color output
Optimize color and tone correction
Link Photoshop files with other Creative Suite software

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  MGDP1230, or instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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