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Course details

This course covers advanced compositing techniques, including painting with the mixer brush, adding a background, matching colour schemes across images, and blending multiple pictures to create a panorama. Students will select different brush settings and create a custom brush preset. The course also covers applying layer styles, adding adjustment layers, using layer effects and blending modes. Students will manipulate an image with Puppet Warp, create type on a path, warp point type, design with paragraphs of type and work with type styles. Other topics covered in the course include straightening and cropping images, using the spot healing and brush tools, repairing areas of an image using the clone stamp tool, applying gradients to layers, and working with masks and channels. Students will also prepare files for the web by creating slices and export HTML and images.






Course offerings

Winter 2023

Below is one offering of MDIA 2180 for the Winter 2023 term.

CRN 80945


Tue Jan 10 - Tue Feb 14 (6 weeks)

  • 6 weeks
  • CRN 80945
  • $493.26
Class meeting times
Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 10 - Feb 14 Tue 18:00 - 21:00 Online

Tyler Higgs

Course outline




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. This is not a self-paced course. You will be expected to be available and online on the posted days and times shown on your registration schedule. It is important you have a stable and consistent internet connection to access course content. Please log into using your BCIT student email and password on the first day of class. You will require access to the Adobe Creative Cloud in order to complete this course. Students who are currently registered in one or more part-time courses can purchase a subscription for Adobe Creative Cloud Pro at a discount through BCIT’s new software portal If this section is full, you can add your contact information to the School of Business Waitlist:

In Progress

This course offering is in progress. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course the student will be able to:

  • Mix colours with the mixer brush.
  • Create a custom brush preset.
  • Use wet and dry brushes to blend colour.
  • Create seamless patterns from images.
  • Use vector drawing techniques to create and edit paths.
  • Control type and positioning using advanced features.
  • Merge type with other layers.
  • Apply and edit smart filters.
  • Apply colour effects to selected areas of an image.
  • Manipulate an image with Puppet Warp.
  • Create a clipping mask from type.
  • Match colour schemes across images.
  • Blend images together to create a panorama.
  • Prepare files for the web by creating slices and exporting HTML and images.

Effective as of Fall 2013

Related Programs

Adobe Photoshop 2 (MDIA 2180) is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business + Media

  1. Digital Media Foundations
    Associate Certificate Part-time
  2. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Certificate Part-time
  3. User Interface (UI) and User Experience (UX) Design
    Associate Certificate Part-time


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