Intermediate Photoshop

Course Number: CAS 208
Transcript Title: Intermediate Photoshop
Created: May 15, 2018
Updated: July 10, 2019
Total Credits: 4
Lecture Hours: 20
Lecture / Lab Hours: 40
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default), P-NP, audit
Repeats available for credit: 0


Course Description

Covers the use of advanced image editing features of Adobe Photoshop to create and modify computer based graphics. Includes typographic design, compositing, and preparing files for export to the Web. Prerequisite: CAS 108. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Create and manipulate digital images, video, text and 3D images, prepare files for the Web.
  2. Use the specialized vocabulary associated with Photoshop
  3. Use critical thinking skills to design and create digital images

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may include: Scored assignments or projects such as graphics produced using Photoshop, objective tests.

Course Activities and Design

The determination of teaching strategies used in the delivery of outcomes is generally left to the discretion of the instructor. Here are some strategies that you might consider when designing your course: lecture, small group/forum discussion, flipped classroom, dyads, oral presentation, role play, simulation scenarios, group projects, service learning projects, hands-on lab, peer review/workshops, cooperative learning (jigsaw, fishbowl), inquiry based instruction, differentiated instruction (learning centers), graphic organizers, etc.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

  • Photoshop terminology
  • Modify digital photographic images
  • Use Layers
  • Use Masks and Channels
  • Vector graphic techniques
  • Typographic Design techniques
  • Compositing Image techniques
  • Edit Video
  • Use Mixer Brush
  • Manipulate 3D images
  • Preparing image files for the Web
  • Composition and design of┬ádigital images