• Program: Graphic Design
  • Course: Photoshop
  • Course #: MGDP1230
  • Total Credits: 3

Course Description

This course is designed to give the student basic knowledge and understanding of Adobe Photoshop. The student will be introduced to the operation of tools used in Photoshop. Also included in this course will be an introduction to the use of layers (element layers, layer masks, grouping layers, blending layers and using underlying layers), channels (color and alpha), selections (making, saving and loading), masks (quick masks, saving and editing), color modes, tonal correction (levels and curves), resolution control, file formats, drop shadows, text effects, filters, preparing files for web publication and memory management.

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:
Demonstrate familiarization of software functions
Identify layer elements
Construct files for output into varying medias
Construct the layers palette to combine images
Prepare the channels palette for various outputs
Create an image using advanced layer techniques
Demonstrate understanding of layer mask
Rearrange image histogram according to output needs
Modify layers to manage multiple parts of a file
Construct graphics using the pen tool
Determine image suitability for specific medias

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 2
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites:  MGDP1205 or instructor approval
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park

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