Learn to use photo-editing software for improving those less-than-perfect shots, retouching photos, cropping and resizing images for the Internet or other special uses. We will use Photoshop Elements (v.14) software for editing photos and exploring the possibilities for adjusting colors and contrast or adding artistic touches. This eight-session course will include discussion of formats and media for saving image files and making backups. Procedures for special projects such as panoramas and collages will also be addressed. Completion of homework assignments is expected. Prerequisites: Lecture (plus Questions); Facilitated Discussion ; Hands-On Activity
Proficiency with Mac or Windows operating system and use of Internet and e-mail is required. Students must be able to navigate within the operating system and use the mouse with ease; knowing how to save, rename, back up, and retrieve files and documents without assistance is essential. Prior experience with graphics tools will be helpful. Students must have Photoshop Elements 14.0 or newer and a USB memory device.