MACA 1320 - Introduction to Photoshop
Credit Hours: 4.00
(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.
- Create PSD and TIF file formats for high resolution images.
- Create JPG and PNG file formats for smaller files.
- Create IFF file formats for use in 3D.
- Edit RAW images.
Outcome 2: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to manipulate images.
- Use layers.
- Resize images.
- Color correct images.
- Composite images.
Outcome 3: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate introductory knowledge of the technology they are using.
- Speak about the computers they work on.
- Speak about the software they are using.
- Speak about different file formats.
- Speak about different image settings.
- Speak about different mode settings
Outcome 4: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to create and manipulate basic selections.
- Use the pen tool.
- Use the marquee select tools.
- Use wand tools.
Outcome 5: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to save and modify advanced selections.
- Save selections to channels.
- Save paths.
- Use advanced selection key commands.
- Active and deactivate selections.
Outcome 6: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to apply effects and filters.
- Use effects on layers.
- Copy and paste effects.
- Apply filters to layers.
Outcome 7: Upon completion of this course, students will be able to cleanup images.
- Remove dust and debris from pictures.
- Airbrush out unwanted artifacts.
- 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:
Critical Thinking: YES
Information Literacy: YES
Scientific Literacy: YES
COURSE CONTENT OUTLINE
- Webpage Assets - creating material that is ready for webpages
- Photographic Enhancement - repairing and manipulating photographs
- Image Manipulation - utilizing tools in Photoshop to manipulate images
- 3D Texture Creation - building a texture for use in 3D programs
- Drawing in Photoshop - drawing hard-body surfaces
- Drawing in Photoshop 2 - drawing soft-body surfaces
- Image Compilation 1 - combine images together and blend
- Image Compilation 2 - advanced image compilation and blending
Official Course Syllabus - Macomb Community College, 14500 E 12 Mile Road, Warren, MI 48088
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