Adobe design products are used worldwide in the design and film industry. This course will focus on Adobe Photoshop. Adobe Photoshop™ is the cornerstone product for Adobe. It is also the beginning certification to acquire if you choose to move further in your design career. You will learn beginning and intermediate techniques by watching ACA (Adobe Certified Associate) training videos and practicing the taught techniques. This is absolutely the proven, best way to learn the software. Be certain to watch EVERY tutorial and take the quiz before and after the unit videos. The video tutorials are vital to your understanding Photoshop and being successful with the software.
Words of wisdom from my Adobe Education Colleague, Mike Skocko
Digital Arts is supposed to be fun.
Why are you so hung up on hard work?
Short Answer: So you’ll have fun in Digital Arts.
Longer Answer: It’s like learning to play a sport or a musical instrument. Those who work at it learn more quickly. The more you learn, the better you become. The better you become, the more you begin to enjoy the process. In time, the effort is no longer hard work but a kind of focused play. At that point, Digital Arts becomes a fun class that you’ll look forward to each day.
The Flip Side: Those who refuse to follow instructions day after day do not have fun in Digital Arts. The class is stupid, or boring, or a waste of time. It happens every year and the complainers are always the lazy ones.
I don’t want you to be miserable so I’m trying to make this as clear as possible.
No previous experience is necessary to take this course.
Students can earn college credit with Southwestern Oregon Community College by passing the Adobe Certified Associate exam through Certiport at the end of the course.
Final Exam: the Adobe Certified Associate Exam
Monday, Tuesday, & Wednesday: June 15, 16 & 17, 2020
Student Learning Objectives
The material taught in this class is based on the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards. Students in this program will seek to become a:
Student will recognize the rights and responsibilities of living, learning, and working in an interconnected digital world and practices safe, legal and ethical use of software and hardware.
Gather, locate, organize, analyze, evaluate and use information
Student uses a variety of technologies to create new, useful, and imaginative solutions. Student uses digital skills to produce creative products.
Student communicates clearly and creatively using platforms, tools, styles, formats, and digital media appropriately.
Student collaborate with others and works effectively in teams locally and globally.
Methods of Instruction
The lessons and materials for this class are all online, although we will be working face-to-face every day. This is a hands-on course where students will be using computers every day. Most of the work is project-based with lectures, discussions, videos, and demonstrations.