Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog 
    May 22, 2024  
Preliminary 2024-2025 Yavapai College Catalog

ART 137 - Adobe Photoshop I

Description: Digital image fundamentals. Technical and creative use of Adobe® Photoshop® image manipulation software. Use of peripheral commercial hardware and software for image capture. Application of design principles.

Credits: 3
Lecture: 2
Lab: 3

Course Content:
  1. Digital image fundamentals
  2. Adobe® Photoshop® software program
  3. Digital image capture
  4. Digital image import
  5. Digital image export
  6. Digital image manipulation
  7. Digital image composition
  8. Digital image output processes
  9. Formal elements and principles of design
  10. Historical and contemporary art examples
  11. Critique

Learning Outcomes:
  1. Articulate compositional elements of the digital image. (1,7,9-11)
  2. Use the functions of the Adobe Photoshop image manipulation program. (1-8)
  3. Convert images to a digital format using hardware and software. (8)
  4. Import elements into an Adobe Photoshop document. (4)
  5. Export Adobe Photoshop images for the web and other software programs. (5)
  6. Manipulate and enhance digital images. (1,2,6,7)
  7. Plan, design and execute an original digital image project. (1-11)
  8. Output digital images to a printer or electronic file. (8)
  9. Identify the formal elements and principles of design. (9)
  10. Analyze the formal elements and principles of design. (9)
  11. Interpret the formal elements and principles of design. (9)
  12. Recognize historical or contemporary examples of the fine arts or crafts. (10)
  13. Use media specific terminology to critique and evaluate works of art. (11)

Required Assessment:
  1. Critique and evaluation of art and artifacts.