Introduction to Photoshop CC

This is a beginning Photoshop class to learn the essentials of Photoshop and basic use of the software.

Applicable Job Roles: web designers, graphic designers, and webmasters.

Week 1
  • 1.1 Welcome to Introduction to Photoshop
  • 1.2 How this Course Works
  • 1.3 History of Photoshop
  • 1.4 Tools & Workspace
  • 1.5 Resizing & Cropping Images
  • 1.6 Action
  • 1.7 Saving Files for Print and Web
  • Assignment: Week 1
Week 2
  • 2.1 Selecting Images and Clipping
  • 2.2 Color Modes, Swatches, Selecting Colors
  • 2.3 Gradients
  • 2.4 Adjusting Color and Contrast
  • Assignment: Week 2
Week 3
  • 3.1 Working with Layers
  • 3.2 Using Type in Photoshop
  • 3.3 Rotating & Flipping
  • 3.4 Filters & Special Effects
  • 3.5 History
  • Assignment: Week 3
Week 4
  • 4.1 Importing Images & Smart Objects
  • 4.2 Creating Shapes
  • 4.3 Brushes
  • 4.4 Creating Patterns
  • 4.5 Opacity
  • Final Assignment: Week 4
No prerequisites for this class.
  • Software: Adobe Photoshop CC
    • Adobe Photoshop CC is a subscription based software. Adobe provides a free 30 day trial for new users, which you can use if you do not already have this software.
    • Visit for more information about the 30 day trial program.

Additional information:

Your place in the course is confirmed by your payment. Introductory courses are intended for students with no experience in the subject matter and are seeking beginner level training.

Refund Policy: Please read our Terms and Refund Policy before registering for this course.

Additional Cost: Book and software might be required for the course. Read the Requirements and Book section for more information. Course fee does not include the book and software cost .

How eClasses Work:Instructors post lectures (text-based, no video or audio), reading selections, and hands-on assignments once a week in the online classroom. Students can discuss the assignments with the instructor and amongst themselves in the classroom area. This format has no set meeting time, which allows students to attend class at a time most convenient to them, yet still provides logically organized communication between class participants. Students can apply for the completion certificate after finishing the class.


Price: $220.00
IWA Member Price: $120.00
Course No.: G300
Instructor Cheryl Vaca
CEUs 2
Duration 4 weeks
Open Courses:
- Start Date: Jul 24, 2017
(Register by: Jul 27, 2017)
- Start Date: Sep 05, 2017
(Register by: Sep 08, 2017)
- Start Date: Oct 16, 2017
(Register by: Oct 19, 2017)
- Start Date: Nov 13, 2017
(Register by: Nov 16, 2017)
Instructor's Profile:
InstructorCheryl Vaca holds a BFA from The University of Texas at Arlington. She has been using Photoshop since 1994 and integrated use of Photoshop with other Adobe applications primarily for print design. She has worked as an Art Director for several companies and on a freelance basis. Her expertise is in print design. She has designed for all kinds of print projects and also has quite a lot publication experience having designed for 5 trade publications and several author books. More recently she has worked doing production design and pursuing instructing. She enjoys being a hobbyist photographer in her free time capturing outdoor shots and textures. Cheryl has delved into marketing, social media, web coding, and education to achieve a rounded basis foundation of areas to open up options for career advancement and add to her profession as a creative.
Before you register for this class, please read the Outline, Prerequisites, Requirements, Books, and Refund Policy sections carefully.


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