SRJC Course Outlines

7/31/2021 2:25:02 AMCS 70.11A Course Outline as of Fall 2021

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CS 70.11ATitle:  ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 1  
Full Title:  Adobe Photoshop 1
Last Reviewed:4/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  105.00Total Student Learning Hours: 157.50 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  CIS 73.21

Catalog Description:
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This course covers the beginning skills of image production and manipulation, using the industry-standard Adobe Photoshop to work with digital images for both Web and print use.


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent; AND Course Completion of CS 5

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course covers the beginning skills of image production and manipulation, using the industry-standard Adobe Photoshop to work with digital images for both Web and print use.
(Grade or P/NP)

Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100 or equivalent; AND Course Completion of CS 5
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP


Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
CSU Transfer:TransferableEffective:Spring 2002Inactive:
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Both Certificate and Major Applicable

Approval and Dates
Version:011Course Created/Approved: 10/1/2001
Version Created:10/22/2019Course Last Modified:6/23/2021
Submitter:Mike StarkeyCourse Last Full Review:4/27/2020
Version Status:Approved Changed CoursePrereq Created/Approved:4/27/2020
Version Status Date:4/27/2020Semester Last Taught:
Version Term Effective:Fall 2021Term Inactive:


Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1. Demonstrate competency in identifying Photoshop interface elements.
2. Construct simple documents utilizing selections, layers, and  blending modes.
3. Differentiate between simple graphic file formats and choose the appropriate usage for each.

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Students will be able to:
1.   Differentiate among panels, tools, menus, and commands.
2.   Compare and contrast JPEG (Joint Photographic Experts Group) and PSD (Photoshop Document) image file formats.
3.   Create at least two images using various painting tools and options.
4.   Construct selections using at least three selection tools and techniques.
5.   Differentiate between screen and print resolution, set up digital camera images for printing, and scan an image for print using a flatbed scanner.
6.   Assess the copyright status of publicly accessible images such as those found on the Internet and in books and magazines.
7.   Evaluate an image's exposure and tonality, decide which of Photoshop's different tools and commands to use to make necessary adjustments, and repair the image using the appropriate tools and commands.
8.   Compare image adjustments made directly to an image (Destructive) with ones made using adjustment layers (non-Destructive).
9.   Repair image defects and damage using the Image/Adjust Menu, Spot Healing, Healing Brush, and Red Eye tools.
10. Manipulate and organize images using Adobe Bridge.
11. Create at least two multi-layered documents that incorporate layer groups and a variety of blending modes and opacities.
12. Evaluate the proper usage of the Liquify, Clouds, Difference Clouds, Motion Blur, and Lens Flare filters.

Topics and Scope
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I. Fundamentals of Photoshop
    A. Fundamentals of Photoshop interface
    B. Hardware and software requirements
    C. Document navigation
    D. Options bar
    E. Toolbox
    F. Photoshop Help
II. Image File Formats
    A. PSD
    B. JPEG conversion using Save For Web
III. Painting and Editing Techniques
    A. Choosing colors
    B. Pencil and Brush tools
    C. Paint Bucket and Gradient tools
    D. Fill and Stroke commands
    E. Brush preset picker
    F. Eraser tools
IV. Basic Blending Modes
    A. Normal
    B. Multiply
    C. Screen
    D. Overlay
    E. Difference
    F. Color
V. Layer Basics
    A. Layer panel landmarks
    B. Creating a layer
    C. Painting on a layer
    D. Adding a layer style
    E. Layer groups
VI. Selection
    A. Purpose for making selections
    B. Lasso, Marquee, Quick Selection, and Magic Wand tools
    C. Adding to and subtracting from selections
    D. Anti-aliasing and feathering techniques
    E. Transforming selected areas
    F. Saving and loading selections from Select menu
VII. Acquiring and Managing Images
    A. Bridge
    B. Opening raw format images
VIII. Copyright and Fair Use
    A. Image sources
    B. Copyright issues
    C. Fair use of images
IX. Resolution and Printing
    A. Document resolution
    B. New Document dialog box
    C. Image Size and Canvas Size commands
    D. Digital camera resolution
    E. Print resolution
    F. Flatbed scanner resolution
X. Simple Automation
    A. Contact Sheet II
    B. Picture Package
    C. PDF (Portable Document Format) presentation
XI. Basic Image Adjustments
    A. Crop tool
    B. Spot Healing Brush
    C. Red eye removal
    D. Evaluation via Histogram and Info panels
    E. Brightness and Contrast
    F. Auto adjustments (Auto, Auto Color, Auto Contrast)
    G. Adjustment layers vs. direct manipulation
    H.  Levels
    I. Hue and Saturation
    J. Color balance
XII. Duplicating and Reverting
    A. Clone Stamp and Pattern Stamp tools
    B. Undo command
    C. History Panel, History Brush and Art History Brush
XIII. Filters
    A. Liquify
    B. Clouds
    C. Difference Clouds
    D. Motion Blur
    E. Lens Flare
XIV. Presets
    A. Creating swatch, pattern and gradient presets
    B. Using the Preset Manager to manage libraries
XV. Design Fundamentals (PARC)
    A. Proximity
    B. Alignment
    C. Repetition
    D. Contrast
XVI. Photography Tips
    A. Composition
    B. Cropping
    C. Macro
    D. Rule of Thirds

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1.   Using painting tools with varying options to paint on an image, and save the image both for printing (PSD) and to display on the Web (JPEG)
2.   Build an image by using at least three selection tools/techniques to make detailed selections of image elements from copyright-clear images and combine those selections to form an entirely new image.
3.   Manipulate the resolution of a digital camera image so that it prints correctly on an inkjet or color laser printer.
4.   Analyze the overall tone and exposure of an image, and use at least four adjustment commands to correct problems found in the image.
5.   Repair image defects and damage in an image using the Clone Stamp, Spot Healing Brush, and Red Eye (removal) Tool.
6.   Use the Preset Manager to load, modify, and save libraries of swatch, gradient, and pattern presets.
7.   Explore the proper usage of filters, including those used for special effects and image retouching.
8.   Take examinations, including at least two quizzes, a midterm, and a final examination.
9.   Each document produced will be accompanied by a written procedural documentation form and evaluation.
10. Reading approximately 20 pages per week

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
5 - 10%
Written procedural documentation
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Creation, manipulation, repair, and analysis of images
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Assignments and projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 45%
Quizzes, a midterm and a final examination
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
0 - 10%

Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Practical Photoshop CC 2018, Level 1. Laird, Donald. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2018


Student Preparation
 Matric Assessment Required:ERequires English Assessment
 Prerequisites-generate description:NPNo Prerequisite
 Advisories-generate description:UUser-Generated Text
 Prereq/coreq-registration check:NNo Prerequisite Rules Exist
 Requires instructor signature:NInstructor's Signature Not Required
 Method of instruction:02Lecture
 72Internet-Based, Delayed Interaction
 71Internet-Based, Simultaneous Interaction
 99Credit by Exam
 Area department:CSComputer Studies
 Division:72Arts & Humanities
 Special topic course:NNot a Special Topic Course
 Program Status:1Both Certificate and Major Applicable
 Repeatability:00Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
 Repeat group id:CIS73 PhotoShop
 Audit allowed:YAuditable
 Open entry/exit:NNot Open Entry/Open Exit
 Credit by Exam:YCredit by examination allowed
 Budget code: Program:0000Unrestricted
 Budget code: Activity:0701Computer & Information Science
Disciplines:Computer Information Systems
 Basic Skills:NNot a Basic Skills Course
 Level below transfer:YNot Applicable
 CVU/CVC status:YDistance Ed, Not CVU/CVC Developed
 Distance Ed Approved:YExclusively online or other technology based instruction
 Emergency Distance Ed Approved:N
 Non-credit category:YNot Applicable, Credit Course
 Classification:YCareer-Technical Education
 SAM classification:CClearly Occupational
 TOP code:0614.60Computer Graphics and Digital Imagery
 Work-based learning:NDoes Not Include Work-Based Learning
 DSPS course:NNO
 In-service:NNot an in-Service Course

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