Introductory Photoshop - Online

Liz Germani
Passionate in supporting colleagues
This introductory course to the main aspects and functions of Photoshop includes hands-on experiences, trying out your skills to create contemporary digital imagery.
Target Audience
All secondary teachers of ICT , Graphics and Visual Art
206 reviews
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Learning Areas

General Description

This online course will give you an introduction to the main aspects and functions of Photoshop. You will have a hands-on experience trying out your new skills in whatever version of Photoshop you have (version 7 through to CS5) with step-by-step tutorials and image-banks. The tutorials will cover Image Adjustments, Layers and Selecting in Photoshop.
We will also look at aesthetic styles in digital media with examples from digital artists and photographers.
You will have the help of the presenter as well as sharing your questions and experience of Photoshop with other teachers taking the same course. You will have a bank of resources to download and use in your classroom.
This course does not cover Photoshop Elements, a lite version of Photoshop.
PD Hours = 8.

Audience

All secondary teachers of ICT , Graphics and Visual Art

Available Delivery Formats

Format Description

24/7 course access


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Teaching Standards

2.6.2 Proficient Level – Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
3.3.2 Proficient Level – Use teaching strategies

Are you in NSW? If so, this is relevant for you

This course may contribute towards Elective PD hours. Visit NESA website for more details.


This course contributes to 8.0 professional development hours.

Occurrences

There are no occurrences of 2. Online in Australia (ACT) at this time.

Sessions

Introduction

30 minutes

Overview of course and Task Summary
Outline of software required and File management
Introduction to Aesthetic Styles in Digital Media..a way of categorising styles of digital media.

Topic 1- Photoshop Workspace

30 minutes

The Photoshop Environment
look at the components of Photoshop:
-The Workspace
-The Toolbar
-The Palettes /Panels
look at the concepts of Photoshop:
- Resolution and image quality
- File types for different purposes
Activity – Image Size Research

Topic 2-Image Adjustments and Filters

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this topic participants will explore the basic effects that can be applied to an image in Photoshop. They are the Image Adjustments and the Filters.
Tasks:
-Image adjustments experiments
-Filters experiments
-Contact sheet: learning how to use thumbnails to document digital works

Topic 3- Understanding Layers

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this Topic participants will explore the power of Layers in Photoshop. It is essential to separate the different aspects of images onto separate layers to have the capability of coming back to the layers later to refine or change the image.
Each task has three components
a) learn the skill
b) Practise by repeating the skill using the Imagebank supplied
c) Refine the skill by repeating and sourcing their own images
Learning 3 separate Layer effects or functions
a) Layer Opacity
b) Layer Blending Mode
c) Layer Mask

Topic 4- Selections in Photoshop

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this topic participants will learn 4 basic methods of selecting in Photoshop
A selection in Photoshop refers to highlighting a specific part of an image or layer so that you can apply an effect just to that part. You may want to delete the rest of the image,copy that part to another photoshop document, feather the edge of an area or object.
In this Topic you have a more detailed look at 4 specific selections
1. Magic Wand
2. Magnetic Lasso Tool
3. Quick Mask
4. Lasso Tool

Topic 5- Multilayered Images

1 hour and 30 minutes

In this topic participants will use the skills learnt in previous topics and build your first multilayered image.
This is an image that consists of more than two layers.

Topic 6- Playing with Text

30 minutes

In this topic participants will learn how to add text to a Photoshop document.This tutorial is based on the Aesthetic Style – DESIGN as it has text as the design element in the image.

Other resources

30 minutes

This section covers resources for participants to assist their learning and also to utilise in the classroom
Student examples
Extension tutorials
Additional information on Photoshop

User Rating

4.7

Latest Reviews

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Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/10/2020

This course content is dated from 2003-2010 using an antiquated version of the software – which renders it all completely redundant. I am bitterly disappointed I paid TTA nearly $300 from my own pocket to serve me low quality, largely redundant content of minimal value. Can you please consider updating your course content to ensure other users are not subject to the same disappointment.

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/10/2020

excellent intro or refresher

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/10/2020

The content was great for an introductory course

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/10/2020

It was good quality but I wish I could have done it face to face.

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/10/2020

Quality good. Known issues-different versions of the software.

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/10/2020

it was good good progress. some of the commands wee hard to find on newer version of Photoshop but ok

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/10/2020

Excellent!

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/10/2020

great course .. good introduction and wanted to learn more .thankyoyu.
liz LGHS

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/10/2020

I learned a significant amount about how to blend various images.

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/07/2020

Totally relevant to my teaching Year 10 Photography class

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/07/2020

Looked at many different aspects that I wasn’t aware of and really liked the included images.

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
08/07/2020

Excellent quality and great example used for the course content.

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
27/04/2020

A really excellent range of modules and tutorials i can integrate into the classroom for art and digital media.

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
18/04/2020

AN excellent course

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
18/04/2020

Good

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
18/04/2020

Great information and resources for an introduction

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
18/04/2020

Really helpful! Maybe cover some more even simpler tasks early on such as editing the sizes of images. Having never used photoshop and teaching kids who also haven’t we need the basics.

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
18/04/2020

great to have instructional videos. I printed out the tutorials so I could read first then complete. Will be having more of a play during holidays when I have the time
Great resources that can be printed of for a class. Excellent choice of digital images that will be used to inspire students

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
02/09/2019

Good

Introductory Photoshop - Online - Liz Germani
02/09/2019

I thought the course content was good and there are many ideas I can use with my classes


About the team


Liz Germani

Creator

Liz is an educator with over 30 years experience. She has trained as an Information Technology VET and Visual Art teacher. As a teacher at Wyndham College for many years, she also spent a year full time as the ARTEXPRESS Digital Studio Trainer running workshops all over NSW and consulting with teachers across Visual Arts, TAS and Primary. She has experience as a HSC marker in Digital Media and has been involved in many projects including ICT Quality Teaching and Gifted and Talented workshops. Liz has been a presenter in the digital media area for 20 years, working with TTA in the last 8 years as well as leading the team to program professional learning opportunities for teachers across Australia.