CIS 172: Photoshop Syllabus and Book Information

  • Start date: Jan 16 2017
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Book: Learn Adobe Photoshop CC for Visual Communication: Rob Schwartz: ISBN 13: 978-0-13-439777-1
  • Late Homework: See Passes in Blackboard
  • Location: Information Science Building; Room 2156; Tuesday & Thursday 2:00 - 3:15 PM or Online

Photoshop is such a robust tool. It is amazing what you can do with Photoshop and how you can edit photos. This is a huge tool and even teaching both beginner and advanced there are a lot of tools and techniques I have to leave out due to time. This class will introduce you to the toolks, typography, restoring, animation and video. The projects that you will complete will help you develop those skills that you are learning weekly.

I have posted videos and links to some great resources. Your book is another resource that you will be using and working through out the semester. In class we will do examples and if you are online you are always welcomed to come in if you are struggling with a tool. If you can not make it in we can arrange video chatting.

What do you Need? 
1. You will need a flash drive or a cloud saving tools such as Google Drive to save your work. 
2. Working Internet Connection 
3. Learn Adobe Photoshop CC for Visual Communication: Rob Schwartz: ISBN 13: 978-0-13-439777-1
4.You need to have access to Photoshop Creative Cloud to take this course.  It costs $9.99 per month for the photography plan (Photoshop & Lightroom - which is all you'll need for this course).  If you're taking other courses that require other Adobe products, you may wish to purchase the monthly subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud at $19.99 per month for the entire design suite.  We do provide the software in the labs in Room 2156 and 2158 for those who will not purchase it. Please see the SWIC Hub for hours on our labs.
5. Access to Blackboard. We upload all of our work in blackboard. The grades are stored in blackboard as well. Watch the videos to your right if you need help understanding how to upload, review assignments, and so forth.
6. Click on the tab above that says CIS HUB. This is our page for graphics and web students. Many of your projects will be posted under the galleries section.
7. Book mark this page www.classesbynikki.com. You will find all the resources you need to complete the assignments here. 
8. Read Syllabus and take a look around.

The following illustrates the points that you can recieve in this class.

Assignment Points
Weekly Assignments 780
Final 225
Total Points 1005
Grade Total Points
A 1005-904
B 903-804
C 803-703
D 702-603
F 602 and below

 

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