SRJC Course Outlines

2/25/2024 7:19:08 AMCIS 73.21 Course Outline as of Summer 2006

Changed Course

Discipline and Nbr:  CIS 73.21Title:  ADOBE PHOTOSHOP 1  
Full Title:  Adobe Photoshop 1
Last Reviewed:4/27/2020

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled2.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled35.00
Minimum3.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR3.50 Contact DHR61.25
 Contact Total5.50 Contact Total96.25
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  70.00Total Student Learning Hours: 166.25 

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 73.31

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:
Completion of CIS 101A or CIS 105A or CIS 5 and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.

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:Completion of CIS 101A or CIS 105A or CIS 5 and eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100.
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: Certificate Applicable Course


Outcomes and Objectives:
At the conclusion of this course, the student should be able to:
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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Differentiate among palettes, 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/techniques.
5. Differentiate between screen and print resolution, set up digital
  camera images for printing, and scan an image for print using a flatbed
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/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 with ones made on
  adjustment layers.
9. Repair image defects and damage using the Clone Stamp, Spot Healing
  Brush, and Red Eye (removal) Tool.
10. Manipulate images and stock photographs 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 Extract, Liquify, Clouds, Difference
   Clouds, Motion Blur, Pattern Maker, and Lens Flare filters.

Topics and Scope
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Topics will include, but not be limited to:
I. Fundamentals of Photoshop
  A. Fundamentals of Photoshop
  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. Brushes 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 palette 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, and Magic Wand tools
   C. Moving, duplicating and layering selections
   D. Adding to and subtracting from selections
   E. Anti-aliasing and feathering techniques
   F. Transforming selected areas
   G. Saving and loading selections from Select menu
VII. Acquiring and managing images
    A. Bridge
    B. Opening raw format images
    C. Adobe Stock Photos
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. Web Photo Gallery
  D. PDF Presentation
XI. Basic image adjustments
   A. Crop tool
   B. Spot Healing Brush
   C. Red eye removal
   D. Evaluation via Histogram and Info palettes
   E. Brightness/Contrast
   F. Auto adjustments (Auto Levels, Auto Color, Auto Contrast)
   G. Variations
   H. Adjustment layers vs. direct manipulation
   I. Levels
   J. Hue/Saturation
   K. Color balance
XII. Duplicating and reverting
    A. The Clone Stamp and Pattern Stamp tools
    B. Using the Undo command
    C. The History palette and History Brush
XIII. Filters
     A. Extract
     B. Liquify
     C. Clouds
     D. Difference Clouds
     E. Motion Blur
     F. Pattern Maker
     G. Lens Flare
XIV. Presets
    A. Creating swatch, pattern and gradient presets
    B. Using the Preset Manager to manage libraries

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1. Complete a worksheet to identify basic screen landmarks such as
  palettes, tools, menus, and commands and their functions.
2. 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)
3. Build an image by using at least three selection tools/techniques to
  make detailed selections of image elements and combine those selections
  to form an entirely new image.
4. Manipulate the resolution of a digital camera image so that it prints
  correctly on an inkjet or color laser printer.
5. Use Bridge and Adobe Stock Photo to download at least three image
  comparables. Use those images to make a single composite image that
  incorporates layer groups, and a variety of blending modes and
6. Complete a worksheet that assesses the copyright status of publicly
  accessible images such as those found on the Internet and in books and
7. Analyze the overall tone and exposure of an image, and use at least
  four adjustment commands to correct problems found in the image.
8. Repair image defects and damage in an image using the Clone Stamp, Spot
  Healing Brush, and Red Eye (removal) Tool.
9. Use the Preset Manager to load, modify, and save libraries of swatch,
  gradient, and pattern presets.
10. Explore the proper usage of filters, including those used for special
   effects and image retouching.
11. Take examinations, including at least two quizzes, a midterm, and a
   final examination.
12. Each document produced will be accompanied by a written procedural
   documentation form and evaluation.

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 homework
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 20%
Homework problems
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
30 - 50%
Weekly assignments and course projects
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
25 - 45%
Multiple choice, Completion, Short answer
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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"Adobe Photoshop CS2 Classroom in a Book", by Adobe Creative Team -
Peachpit Press 2005

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