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Adobe Photoshop (F)

Why Learn Adobe Photoshop?


Adobe Photoshop is the premier “raster-based” graphics and image editing software in the industry.

There are a wide variety of careers that use this graphics editing program. Currently, Photoshop is the world's leading digital image editing software application. Many people use it to create, enhance and modify images, such as brochures, posters, DVD covers, book jackets and magazine photographs.

It is used by professionals in numerous careers in the graphics design industry, including flash designer, illustrator, logo designer, web designer and multimedia designer.

Class Objectives


  1. Making Selections
    1. Adjusting Selections
    2. Using the marquee tools
    3. Using the lasso, polygon lasso and magnetic lasso tools
    4. Using the magic wand tool
  2. Creating and using paths
    1. Drawing freehand paths
    2. Drawing with the pen tool
    3. Adjusting path segments
    4. Moving and copying paths
    5. Filling and stroking paths
    6. Converting between paths and selection borders
  3. Editing
    1. Duplicating images
    2. Using rulers, guides, and grids
    3. Moving, copying, and pasting selections
    4. Deleting a selection
    5. Removing pixels from a selection
    6. Transforming objects in two dimensions
    7. Using the rubber stamp and pattern stamp tool
    8. Using the smudge, blur, sharpen and other retouch tools
  4. Painting
    1. Using the line tool
    2. Using the painting tools
    3. Erasing
    4. Using the brushes palette
    5. Using the options palette for painting and editing tools
    6. Using the painting tools
    7. Using the gradient tools
    8. Filling and stroking selections and layers
    9. Choosing the foreground and background colors
    10. Using the color picker
  5. Using Layers
    1. Using the layers palette
    2. Understanding layers
    3. Creating a layered image
    4. Moving and aligning layer contents
    5. Managing layered images
    6. Editing layers
    7. Specifying layer options
    8. Creating clipping groups
    9. Using layer masks
    10. Selecting opaque areas on a layer
    11. Using adjustment layers
    12. Using layer effects
  6. Using Type
    1. About type
    2. Creating type
    3. Setting type attributes
  7. Using Filters
    1. Previewing and applying filters
    2. Tips for creating special effects
    3. Improving performance with filters
    4. Photoshop filter sample Gallery
    5. Artistic filters
    6. Blur filters
    7. Brush filters
    8. Distort filters
    9. Noise filters
    10. Pixelate filters
    11. Render filters
    12. Sharpen filters
    13. Sketch filters
    14. Stylize filters
    15. Texture filters
    16. Using the lighting effects filter

           

Close up of an eye with a rainbow multicolor iris

Photoshop Project List:


  1. Melonhead (D)
  2. VeggieMen (M)
  3. LayerExercise (D)
  4. LayerWorld (M)
  5. Desert (D)
  6. MyDesert (M)
  7. Spacescape (D)
    • Stars & Jupiter
    • Saturn & rings
    • Moons
    • Earth
    • Nebula / “Celestial City” 
  8. MySpacescape (M)
  9. Halloween Card (ST)
  10. Brick Pattern (D)
  11. 3d-Objects (D)
  12. 3d-World (M)
  13. Turkey Animation (D)
  14. Landscape (D)
    • Mountains / sky
    • Foothills / grass
    • Lake reflection
    • Tree / foreground
  15. MyLandscape (M)
  16. SeasonGreeting (ST)
  17. Cityscape (D)
  18. MyCityscape (M)
  19. WhatSign? (D)
  20. AlienMe (D)
  21. MyAlien (M)
  22. Fire & Ice (ST)

The "MySpacescape" projects represent student work demonstrating Photoshop painting tools, filters, and image adustment tools.  Each design was created without resource images or pictures.

 

Instructor: Mr. Ruhlen
Richard Ruhlen
  • 27 years teaching experience
  • Opened ANHS 1993
  • Varsity Tennis coach 1993 - 1998, 2005-2012.
  • Technology Coordinator 1997 - 2010
  • Dept Chair 1996,97,99,00,01,02,05
  • Teacher of the Year 2005

Mr. Ruhlen
B.A., M.A. Ed., CCNA, MCSA
AP Computer Science / Computer Applications