Course Description

This course builds on the skills, creative techniques, and concepts taught in Introduction to Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop is the standard editing program for many industries and professions, outputting to a wide range of file types. This course will focus on editing and adjusting image files from a variety of sources to create digital paintings and/or illustrations, layout and design projects for print and/or web and devices, techniques to modify, adjust, distort, and apply filters to images, creating/designing characters, animating with a frame-by-frame process, editing video files, creating composite image files, distressing images and text, and creating and applying batch actions to folders of images. Students will also learn through presentations, discussions, and critiques.

For online Adobe courses, students are responsible for purchasing their own software. In-class courses are held in OCAD U's computer labs using the latest software.

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Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:

  • Skills in Adobe Photoshop’s image editing capabilities,
  • Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop’s uses, menus, interfaces, panels, and tools,
  • Skills to set up files and prepare digital artwork for a variety of professional output formats and uses,
  • The ability to discern the correct resolution for digital images whether for print or on-screen use,
  • Skills on how to modify, adjust, distort, and apply filters to images,
  • An understanding in editing and adjusting image files from a variety of sources,
  • The skills to create composite image files for use in Adobe Illustrator and InDesign,
  • The ability to create digital paintings, illustrations, and design layouts.

Recommended Prerequisites

CSDM-N138 - Introduction to Adobe Photoshop or equivalent experience.

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Section Title
Intermediate Adobe Photoshop
Oct 10, 2023 to Nov 14, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $500.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. For online Adobe classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in a Continuing Studies online course at OCAD U.

Important: Online courses have firm start and end dates. Each assignment has its own deadline. Extensions are not granted.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas.

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course