Course Description

This fundamental course covers Adobe Photoshop CC most commonly used tools, menus and panels. You’ll learn all the basics of Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Impress your business organization, friends and family by enhancing their photos and create magazine cover quality enhanced images. Access to Adobe Photoshop software required.


Course Outline

Unit 1

Getting to know the Interface and Selection Tools

Interface menus



Working with the various Selection tools

Unit 2

Working with Layers and Masks

Layers and layer management

Non- destructive editing using masks

How to type and format text

Using various type formatting and style tools and panels

Unit 3

Image Correction & Enhancement

Photo correction and enhancement tools

Crop, dodge and burn

Recoloring, retouching

Healing brushes

Unit 4

Using the Drawing Tools

How to use the Pen tool

Other drawing tools in Photoshop

Advanced drawing and selection

File formats

How to save files for print or web


Andy Helmi is a graphic and website designer, technical consultant and an online marketing specialist located in Vancouver, BC, Canada. His education background includes over ten years  of academic training in electronic/computer engineering, graphic and web design, music and digital photography. Andy’s professional experience in digital media started in 1996. He has worked for a few companies and also has been running his own freelance design business ever since.

Andy also has passion for teaching. He is an Adobe certified instructor and has completed “BC Instructional Skills” certification. He has been developing courses/programs and teaching at several local colleges and universities including Vancouver School Board, Vancouver Community College, Langara College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

Learner Outcomes

Software Requirements:

For all online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for their course. Trial versions of Adobe software are sometimes available on the Adobe company website.

If you're taking the entire “Graphic Design certificate” you'll need Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe InDesign. Otherwise you may sign up for a single software.

More information on Adobe Creative Cloud software can be found at adobe.com.

Course Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this workshop students should be able to:

  • Perform basic to intermediate image correction to existing images
  • Enhance images using advance editing tools to create magazine covers
  • Work with the Type tools and panels to type, insert and manage text
  • Work with layers and masks to manage your projects efficiently
  • Create composite images using multiple images


Course Objectives

  • To learn about Adobe Photoshop CC interface and work with menus, tools and panels.
  • To learn how to open, crop, transform and edit existing images
  • To learn how to apply advance editing features to enhance photos
  • To learn working with text and formatting tools and panels
  • To multiple images to create a collage

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Section Title
Adobe Photoshop Essentials
Online-Self Paced
Mar 07, 2022 to Apr 01, 2022
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $225.00
Section Notes

For further information on this course, please contact Darby Lanpher at dlanpher@harpercollege.edu.

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