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MDIA 2180 - Adobe Photoshop 2

Media Communications Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

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.


MDIA 1180




$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 80945

Wed Feb 19 - Wed Mar 25 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 19 - Mar 25 Wed 18:30 - 21:30 BBY SE14 Rm. 121


Mahmoud Abdel-Hai

Course Outline



CRN 85508

Sat Feb 22 - Sat Mar 21 5 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 22 - Mar 21 Sat 09:00 - 12:30 DTC Rm. 870


Tyler Higgs

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



CRN 87396

Mon Feb 24 - Mon Mar 30 6 Weeks

Class Meeting Times

Dates Days Times Locations
Feb 24 - Mar 30 Mon 18:00 - 21:00 DTC Rm. 880


Tyler Higgs

Course Outline

TBD – see Learning Outcomes in the interim



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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

MDIA 2180 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


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