British Columbia Institute of Technologywww.bcit.ca/study/courses/mdia1180

BCIT

MDIA 1180 - Adobe Photoshop 1

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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.

Credits

1.5

Cost

$490.58 - $499.15 See individual course offerings below for actual costs.

Winter 2020

Below are three offerings of this course for the Winter 2020 term.

CRN 18409

Mon Jan 06 - Mon Feb 10 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 06 - Feb 10 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 880

Instructor

Tyler Higgs

Course Outline

Cost

$490.58

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

In Progress

CRN 11284

Wed Jan 08 - Wed Feb 12 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 08 - Feb 12 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE14 Rm. 121

Instructor

Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course Outline

Cost

$499.15

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

In Progress

CRN 85506

Sat Jan 11 - Sat Feb 08 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 11 - Feb 08 Sat 09:00 - 12:30 DTC Rm. 870

Instructor

Tyler Higgs

Course Outline

Cost

$490.58

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

In Progress and Full

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

MDIA 1180 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Broadcast and Digital Journalism
    Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Graphic Design
    Full-time/Part-time   Associate Certificate
  3. Media Techniques and Marketing Communications
    Part-time   Certificate
  4. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate
  5. Video Production and Editing
    Part-time   Associate Certificate

Subscribe

Interested in being notified about future offerings of MDIA 1180 - Adobe Photoshop 1? If so, fill out the information below and we'll notify you by email when courses for each new term are displayed here.

Contact Information

Suggest course days and times

If you are interested in taking this course on-campus (classroom delivery only) and would like to see it offered on specific days and/or at specific times, please indicate your preferences below. Day and time suggestions are not applicable to online courses.

The personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the College and Institute Act (RSBC 1996, Ch.52). BCIT will use this information to communicate with you regarding relevant BCIT programs, courses and services. This information is only used by authorized BCIT staff. Email communication sent to and from BCIT is routed through the United States of America. If you have any questions about BCIT's collection and use of this information, please contact BCIT’s manager of Information Access and Privacy.

Programs and courses are subject to change without notice.

Find Courses

English Language Proficiency

BCIT's Part-time Studies English Language Proficiency Standard is English 12 (or equivalency). Students who do not meet this requirement should upgrade their English skills prior to any future registration.

Payment Changes At BCIT

We've changed the way we accept payments.

Find out more

Course Navigation, Related Links & Tools

Registration News

Registration is currently open for the Winter 2020 term.

The sneak preview for the Spring/Summer 2020 term starts Fri, Feb 14 at 8:30 am (PST).

Students may register for Spring/Summer 2020 term courses online, by phone, mail or in-person starting Wed, Feb 19 at 9:00 am (PST).

Classroom Locations

Classroom locations are subject to last minute changes. Please check the Part-time Studies Classroom Locations listing at www.bcit.ca/rooms on the first day of any course you are registered for.

Part-time Studies Financial Aid

Will you be studying at BCIT part-time? Do you need assistance funding your studies? Find out if you qualify for Part-time Studies financial aid ›

© BCIT