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Adobe Photoshop 1 MDIA 1180

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

Course details

This course introduces students to the creative world of photo editing using Adobe Photoshop. The course starts with an overview of raster based applications, including image resolution and the co-relation between pixel dimensions, color depth, and image quality. Students will customize the Photoshop workspace, use the quick selection tool, use the quick mask selection tool, manipulate selections, save selections to channels, and perform tonal corrections with the spot healing brush tool and the content-aware fill. Students will create point type, create a clipping mask from type, create vector paths, use layers and adjustment layers, and paint with the mixer brush tool.

Prerequisite(s)

  • No prerequisites are required for this course.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$498.47 - $515.94 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Course offerings

Fall 2022

Below are two offerings of MDIA 1180 for the Fall 2022 term.

CRN 30692

Duration

Mon Sep 12 - Mon Oct 24 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 30692
  • $515.94
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 12 - Oct 24 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 Downtown DTC Rm. 860
Instructor

Tyler Higgs

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$515.94

Important information
  1. No class Oct 10. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

Seats Available

5 seats remaining as of Mon August 15, 2022 at 2:10 pm (PDT). Availability may change at any time.

CRN 40251

Duration

Wed Sep 14 - Wed Oct 19 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 40251
  • $498.47
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Sep 14 - Oct 19 N/A N/A Online
Instructor

Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course outline

Course outline TBD — see Learning Outcomes in the interim.

Cost

$498.47

Important information
  1. Internet delivery format.
  2. Important course information will be sent to you prior to your course start date. Check your myBCIT email account to access this information.
  3. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. In order to access the Adobe Creative cloud on your personal devices for off campus use, a subscription will be required. The cost of your Adobe subscription will be in addition to the tuition fee for this course. Information explaining how to obtain a discounted Adobe subscription is available on the BCIT Software Access webpage This course will be delivered entirely online, however, is an asynchronous course which does not require that you meet each week at a specific time. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please check to ensure you meet the computer requirements for the class. If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist: sobptswaitlist.bcitsitecentre.ca
Status

Full

This course offering is full. Please check this page for other currently available offerings or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Explain how resolution and pixel dimensions impact the quality of an image.
  • Demonstrate the differences between RGB and CMYK color modes.
  • Adjust the color and tone of an image using different tools and techniques.
  • Demonstrate use of working with masks and channels.
  • Develop a strategy for retouching images using different tools.
  • Create and adjust vector paths to cut out parts of an image.
  • Organize artwork on layers.
  • Apply blending modes to layers.
  • Rearrange layers to change the stacking order of artwork.
  • Use guides to position text in a composition.
  • Format text with fonts, leading, tracking, and kerning.
  • Add text and layer effects to a layer.
  • Paint an image with the mixer brush using different brush dynamics.

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

Adobe Photoshop 1 (MDIA 1180) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Digital Media Foundations
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  3. Digital Photography
    Statement of Completion Part-time
  4. Graphic Design
    Associate Certificate Full-time/Part-time
  5. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  6. Media Techniques for Business
    Certificate Part-time
  7. User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time

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