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Digital Photography 101

Digital Photography 102





Photoshop Elements

Thursdays, Oct. 4th thru Nov. 22nd

Hours: 6:45pm to 8:45pm  


A look at the techniques used in the manipulation of images in the digital medium using the program Photoshop Elements. Topics covered include: The Organizer and workspace overview, resolution, image size, & cropping, density & colour correction, photo retouching, photo montage, digital filters and using type. Emphasis will be put on understanding the basic techniques to improve and manipulate your images to bring out their best.


If you have a laptop with Photoshop Elements installed, you are welcome to bring it to the course as no computers are supplied in the classroom. Handout material will be provided to summarize each class.


Cost: $198.00 plus HST



 Week 1 An introduction to the program interface.

An overview of the working space and layout of the program.

  • Importing your images and using the Organizer to catalogue your pictures.
  • Introduction to the Editor interface and overview of tools. -System calibration.


Week 2 Resolution/Image size.

How image size and resolution are related to image quality and file formats.

The relationship between pixels and image size.

  • Using the cropping tool to get common print sizes.
  • Image quality and file formats.


Week 3 Using the Selection tools.

How selection tools are used to work on parts of an image.

  • The use of the rectangular and circular marquee tool.
  • Magic wand and Lasso tools.



Week 4 Density and Colour correction.

How to correct density and colour on any image.

  • Density correction using levels, brightness & contrast.
  • Colour corrections, hue & saturation and variations.



Week 5 Photo Retouching.

How to fix and restore images that have problems.

  • Getting rid of image flaws and unwanted elements.
  • Removal of unwanted objects.



Week 6 Photo Montage.

Combining two or more images.

  • Cutting and pasting.
  • Cloning one image onto another.
  • Using layers to blend image components.


Week 7 Effects filters.

Using digital filters to enhance your images.

  • Using Sharpening & Bluring selectively.
  • Using Textures.
  • Creating special "painted" effects.



Week 8 Using Type.

How to incorporate type with your photographs.

  • Using creative type styles that work with your images.
  • Drop shadows, outlines and 3D type effects.



Please Contact us  to book your place in this very popular course!