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MDIA 2012 - Digital Darkroom

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

Digital Darkroom explores the fundamentals of working with digital images acquired from capture, with a focus on the image optimization process within Adobe Photoshop CC. This course will demonstrate how to produce a high quality image that can be reproduced for multiple purposes. Topics include colour theory as it relates to digital images, processing camera RAW files, non-destructive workflow within Photoshop CC, making selections, and working with layer masks. Course delivery is a lecture/lab format with in-class exercises providing hands-on experience.


MDIA 1180




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

Winter 2020

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

CRN 77221

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. 120


Mark Whitehead

Course Outline



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

In Progress

CRN 87665

Thu Jan 09 - Thu Feb 13 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Jan 09 - Feb 13 Thu 18:00 - 21:00 DTC



Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



This course offering has been cancelled. Please check back next term or subscribe to receive email updates.


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, the student will be able to:

  • Process camera RAW files with Photoshop CC’s RAW processing interface.
  • Process .jpg files in Photoshop CC using a non-destructive workflow.
  • Work with the appropriate file format depending on its content and usage.
  • Maximize the tonal range and correct a colour cast in a digital image.
  • Create detailed selections using the pen tool and refine edge tool.
  • Work with layers; Layer Blending modes and Layer Styles.
  • Apply non-destructive processing with layer masks and adjustment layers.
  • Perform non-destructive image retouching in Photoshop CC.
  • Composite multiple images together in Photoshop CC.
  • Apply colour theory as it relates to digital images and working with colour modes.
  • Crop, rotate, and resize images to meet specific requirements.
  • Export files from Photoshop CC for web use and print production.

Effective as of Fall 2016

Related Programs

MDIA 2012 is offered as a part of the following programs:

School of Business

  1. Graphic Design
    Full-time/Part-time   Associate Certificate
  2. Media Techniques for Business
    Part-time   Certificate


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