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Photoshop Workshop - Intermediate & Advanced

                                            Academic program – Course Description


                                                         Gul Menet Kirmizi – Hatko Marshan Ceka (MFA – DEU)


                                                   Mahmut Tugrul Kirmizi – Marshan Ceka (Dr. Dipl. Ing. - ITU)







Total 14 Weeks



3. Year & Upper Levels



Computer Aided Design – 1 & 2 (2D – 3D)


Total hours per week


Lessons (at Studio)

3 Hours (Lecture)per week




Interactive discussions at the office (optional)

4 Office Hours per week




Labs / Studio & Practice

3 Hours (Studio Work) per week




Final presentations

Semester Project







Assignments / Presentations

Students will do weekly presentations based on Active Learning Methods



Students will submit weekly homeworks (pojects) and/or reports at the end of each week.



Optional discussions will be done during office hours



2 mid term exams



3 Credits



1.     General Course Description

Adobe Photoshop courses introduce users to the editing capabilities of Adobe Photoshop software.

In this course students will learn:

         How to utilize layers and master selection tools.

         How to work with text, apply special effects

         How to use blending modes.

         How to re-size and prepare images for web and print use.

         How to retouching strategies for your images, using tools in

         How to use the, , Healing Brush ,Clone Stamp, Spot Healing Brush, Red Eye, Patch and Brush tools.

         How to create panoramic images.

     How to utilize, simulate lens effects, replace colors, photo filters match colors in two different photos, counteract lens distortions, apply adjustment layers

         How to effectively use masking and advanced layering techniques to further manipulate images.

      How to work with channels and masks, refine and create masks, remove backgrounds and trim away plain color and transparent areas of images.

         How to fill image areas with patterns, gradients and color

         How to add perspective to artwork, create image montages, auto-align layers

         How to more efficiently use further work with image files.

         How to draw vector paths, create custom shapes

         How to use blend mode options to enhance your images.

        How to add spot colors to documents that you intend to print, use the History Brush tool, as well as create automated actions to save you time and frustration.


         Course Outline

  • Using the Workspace
  • Working with Panels and Menus
  • Applying Basic Filters
  • Understanding Image Size and Resolution
  • Cropping and Adding Canvas Size
  • Creating Basic Selections
  • Transforming Objects
  • Understanding Layer Basics
  • Managing Layers
  • Working with Opacity and Blending Modes
  • Applying Layer Effects and Styles
  • Creating Type
  • Scaling and Rotating Type
  • Saving and Exporting Files Straightening and Cropping Images
  • Adjusting Tone
  • Creating and Working with Adjustment Layers
  • Working with Shadows, Midtones and Highlights
  • Replacing Colors
  • Adjusting Tone and Color in Specific Areas
  • Repair Images
  • Using Content-Aware Fill
  • Sharpening Images
  • Correcting Image Distortions
  • Simulating Lens Effects
  • Simulating Photo Filters
  • Adding Depth of Field Effects
  • Matching Colors in Different ImagesWorking with Masks and Channels
  • Creating Quick Masks
  • Working with Gradients Masks
  • Removing Backgrounds
  • Cropping Images
  • Using Puppet Warp
  • Filling Image Areas
  • Creating Custom Patterns
  • Creating Fill and Overlay Layers
  • Working with Layer Comps
  • Auto-Blend Layers
  • Stamp Multiple Layers
  • Adding Perspective to Artwork
  • Working with the Mixer Brush
  • Using Blend Modes to Enhance Images
  • Using the History Brush Tool
  • Converting Objects and Layers to Smart Objects
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Drawing Vector Paths
  • Creating and Filling Shapes
  • Creating Custom Shapes
  • Creating Text on a Path
  • Adding Spot Colors to Images
  • Converting Images to Duotones
  • Introducing the user to advanced photo-editing techniques  working with layer and clipping masks, warping images, and creating actions and batch processes.


2.     Course Objectives

This course is designed for both new and experienced Adobe Photoshop users who are interested in becoming more proficient in their use of Adobe Photoshop. Students should have experience using a computer to complete basic tasks.

Students will create educationally useful graphics files using the various facets of Photoshop.  Students will familiarize themselves with many design tools available within the software: shadow effects, text elements, embossing,  transforming,  and various photographic filters. Individuals will review pre-designed projects for composition and design,  evaluating elements of good graphic arrangements to help enhance their own work. They may also use color scanners, digital cameras,  CD-ROM’s and Internet  download photos and graphics from online services. Class members will design at least one final project to be reviewed by peers and the teacher. The final project will be a completed graphics file that can be integrated into the student’s school curriculum or project.


3.     Program Material

Students will be exposed Manuals of related Programs and Selected web sites.


4.     Assignments

Students will submit weekly homeworks and/or reports at the end date of each week.


5.     Methodology


Instruction Methods and Techniques Used



Multi-media and interactive presentations

Group work

Field and Experimental Course work

Students participations

Computer Applications and Programming

Presentations by students

Site visits, projects, construction sites and professional offices

Preparation of Research work, brief / extended


Knowledge and Skills to be acquired

Knowledge and understanding of subject

Team work abilities

Ability to apply acquired knowledge on similar cases

Positive participation and self expression

Thinking, Critical / Creative

Preparation of Field Reports

Ability to Analyze and study

Ability to locate resources and information

Professional work : Professional Practice and Ethics

Research abilities; Preparation and presentation



6.     Examinations and Evaluation of Work


Evaluation and Grading



Percentage of Final Grade


Participation in Class






Mid Term Examinations



Final Presentation



Final examination



Total Score



7.     Workshop Literature 



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