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CISW 350 Imaging for the Web – Adobe Photoshop CC

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This course covers, in depth, graphics for the Web. It uses industry standard graphic software to technically develop original graphics as well as to manipulate found imagery. Topics include a review of Web file formats, compressing graphics for use on the Web, photo corrections, editing and enhancing graphics, extracting elements, and using layers. This course also covers more advanced editing such as working with masks and channels and creating simple animation/video.

Required Software:


Adobe Photoshop CC 

* Available for students in labs at ARC

* Must have Adobe CC subscription if working at home or work - Student Rate

Foundation for California Community Colleges



Optional Textbook for reference:


Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book

*Ask about version: 2021 or 2022 will work

ARC Bookstore

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Learning Outcomes and Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • identify the various graphics file formats and select when to use one format instead of the other.

  • compress and optimize graphics for quick uploading on Web pages.

  • edit and enhance photos using graphic software tools.

  • select specific areas of an image to extract, copy, combine, or reposition.

  • create, view, hide, arrange, and select layers.

  • create masks and use channels to store an image's color information.

  • compose simple compressed animations and videos for use in Web pages.

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