Learn to use Adobe's Photoshop Elements (v. 14) for improving those less-than-perfect shots, cropping and resizing images for the internet, and creating templates for special projects. Hands-on experience will include retouching photos and exploring possibilities for adjusting colors and contrast or adding artistic touches. Demos will address changes in recent versions of the software. Discussions will cover formats for saving image files and procedures for special projects such as composites, panoramas and e-cards. Completion of homework assignments is expected. Please note: Attendance at all eight sessions is essential. Lecture (plus Questions); Facilitated Discussion; Hands-On Activity (e.g., Computer, Art).
Prerequisites: Proficiency with Mac OS or Windows and use of internet and e-mail is required. Students must be able to navigate within the operating system and use a mouse with ease; knowing how to save, rename, back up, and retrieve files without assistance is essential. Prior experience with graphics tools will be helpful. Please note: Attendance at all eight sessions is essential. Students must have Photoshop Elements 14 or newer installed on their own computers and bring a USB memory stick with 2G of free space to use in class.