Visual Communications/Photoshop

In Introduction to Visual Communications, students survey visual communications, its history and its impact on society. Students will demonstrate an understanding of the graphic design and illustration fields today, as well as the tools and media used.

The Photoshop I class concentrates on the high-end capabilities of Adobe Photoshop as an illustration, design and photo retouching tool. Students explore a wide range of selection and manipulation techniques that can be applied to photos, graphics and videos. Course competencies and outline follow those set out by Adobe as part of their Adobe Certified Associate exams.

At the end of this course, students are given the opportunity to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam in Visual Communication Using Adobe Photoshop.

*This CDC class is offered with concurrent credit through Front Range Community College.  Corresponding FRCC courses are MGD117: Introduction to Visual Communication and MGD111: Photoshop I.

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