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MACA 1320 - Introduction to Photoshop

Credit Hours: 4.00


Prerequisites: None

(formerly MACA 1300)

MACA 1320 presents an introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Topics include file formats, resolutions, tools, and theories of image creation and manipulation.

Billable Contact Hours: 6

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OUTCOMES AND OBJECTIVES
Outcome 1: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to use multiple file formats.

Objectives:

  1. Create PSD and TIF file formats for high resolution images.
  2. Create JPG and PNG file formats for smaller files.
  3. Create IFF file formats for use in 3D.
  4. Edit RAW images.

Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manipulate images.

Objectives:

  1. Use layers.
  2. Resize images.
  3. Color correct images.
  4. Composite images.

Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate introductory knowledge of the technology they are using.

Objectives:

  1. Speak about the computers they work on.
  2. Speak about the software they are using.
  3. Speak about different file formats.
  4. Speak about different image settings.
  5. Speak about different mode settings

Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create and manipulate basic selections.

Objectives:

  1. Use the pen tool.
  2. Use the marquee select tools.
  3. Use wand tools.

Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to save and modify advanced selections.

Objectives:

  1. Save selections to channels.
  2. Save paths.
  3. Use advanced selection key commands.
  4. Active and deactivate selections.

Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply effects and filters.

Objectives:

  1. Use effects on layers.
  2. Copy and paste effects.
  3. Apply filters to layers.

Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to cleanup images.

Objectives:

  1. Remove dust and debris from pictures.
  2. Airbrush out unwanted artifacts.
  3. Dodge and burn portions of an image.

COMMON DEGREE OUTCOMES (CDO)
• Communication: The graduate can communicate effectively for the intended purpose and audience.
• Critical Thinking: The graduate can make informed decisions after analyzing information or evidence related to the issue.
• Global Literacy: The graduate can analyze human behavior or experiences through cultural, social, political, or economic perspectives.
• Information Literacy: The graduate can responsibly use information gathered from a variety of formats in order to complete a task.
• Quantitative Reasoning: The graduate can apply quantitative methods or evidence to solve problems or make judgments.
• Scientific Literacy: The graduate can produce or interpret scientific information presented in a variety of formats.

CDO marked YES apply to this course:
Communication: YES
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES

COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE

  1. Webpage Assets - creating material that is ready for webpages
  2. Photographic Enhancement - repairing and manipulating photographs
  3. Image Manipulation - utilizing tools in Photoshop to manipulate images
  4. 3D Texture Creation - building a texture for use in 3D programs
  5. Drawing in Photoshop - drawing hard-body surfaces
  6. Drawing in Photoshop 2 - drawing soft-body surfaces
  7. Image Compilation 1 - combine images together and blend
  8. Image Compilation 2 - advanced image compilation and blending

Primary Faculty
Sarcona, Shaun
Secondary Faculty

Associate Dean
Thero, Laura
Dean
Hutchison, Donald



Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088



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