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2022-2023 Course Catalog 
2022-2023 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NVP 1018 - Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Credits: 3
Hours/Week: Lecture 2 Lab 2
Course Description: This first-semester, course uses an iterative design process to create and enhance imagery using Adobe Photoshop. Course activities include applying problem-solving techniques that simulate real-world visual communications design challenges. Topics include selections, layers, resolution, file formats, color systems, retouching, and copyright.

This Visual Communications Careers core class is intended for students pursuing an award in Narrative Video Production. Other Century College students with the right prerequisites wishing to explore the area are welcome as well.

Note: This course is cross-listed with 3DMA 1018, GRDP 1018, PHOT 1018 and WEBD 1018.
MnTC Goals

Prerequisite(s): None
Corequisite(s): None
Recommendation: Concurrently enrolled in NVP 1012  and NVP 1013 ​ 

Major Content

  1. Introduction to Adobe Photoshop
  2. Complying with copyright laws and using stock photography
  3. Photo retouching techniques
  4. Selections and layers
  5. Masks and channels
  6. Type and typography
  7. Vector drawing tools
  8. Compositing
  9. Using the painting tools
  10. Preparing images for output

Learning Outcomes
At the end of this course students will be able to:

  1. complete projects using industry-standard graphics applications.
  2. complete projects using a standard design and ideation process.
  3. complete projects by acquiring, retouching, and sizing text, graphics, and photos.
  4. adapt projects to different graphic file formats.
  5. follow copyright laws.
  6. use industry-standard techniques and practices when altering, manipulating, and sizing digital images.

Competency 1 (1-6)
Competency 2 (7-10)

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