I am really excited to formally announce that I will be teaching Photoshop CS5 this spring at the Griffith Torrance Adult Center. As the title says, it will be taught from a digital photographer’s perspective. Remember, Photoshop is pretty much the industry standard not only for professional photographers, but also graphics artists.
This is a basic course, so it will be ideal for someone who desires or needs to become familiar with the basics of this extremely powerful program. Photoshop has a reputation for having a relatively steep learning curve. One of my fundamental goals is to significantly flatten that.
The course will be given on Thursday evenings from 5:30-7:30pm, beginning March 24th. It runs the entire eleven-week spring term. Look for it in the spring catalog coming soon.
If you are already familiar with photo editing using Photoshop Elements and are possibly considering moving beyond what Elements can provide, you will benefit from this introductory look at Photoshop CS5. A lot of what you’ve seen in Elements will look familiar. But, you will get a good idea why there is a $600 difference between the two programs.
A file manager called Bridge is also part of Photoshop CS5. We will use this program in class to easily locate the images we will work on within Photoshop CS5. Bridge plays a similar role as the Organizer in Elements.
I am currently designing the course and deciding on what specific topics to cover. If you have any thoughts or topics you would like to see covered, please leave a comment below.