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Photoshop: The Basics (IT Training)



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About the Course

In this course, you'll learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop, the premiere image editing application. As part of the course, you'll learn how to perform basic photo retouching tasks while exploring the Photoshop interface and becoming more familiar with the program. You'll also work on a more complex photo compositing project, and learn about layers, selections, healing tools, and image adjustments.

Learning Objectives

  • Navigate the Photoshop interface
  • Perform basic photo retouching tasks
  • Understand how to work with layers
  • Use effects and filters
  • Combine two separate images into one
  • Understand image resolution and file output for print and web graphics

Prerequisite Skills

Basic computer skills, including how to use a keyboard and mouse

Meet the Instructor

This course is created and maintained by IT Training, a department of University Information Technology Services of Indiana University (IU). IT Training provides educational opportunities around technologies and software made available by IU. In an effort to expand the reach of IT Training's award-winning, high-quality content, this online series has been available to members of the IU community—and beyond. We hope you enjoy this learning experience.



Length: 1-3 hours


UITS IT Training


Credit: None


Audience: Public

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This course is part of a UITS IT Training Certificate Series. Learn more about the series and how to enroll.


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