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Photoshop

the digital magician

Photoshop is an application that allows you to manipulate digital images.

It uses the concept of layers. Multiple images can be layered together to create a single, composite image:

layer 5 layer 4 layer 3 layer 2 layer 1
  1. There are 5 layers in this composition.
  2. Each layer stores some content eg text or an image.
  3. The contents of a layer can be hidden.
  4. Images can be resized, rotated, moved etc
  5. Layers can be reordered.
  6. In Photoshop, the Layers Panel should always be open!
  7. A professional graphic designer would be unhappy with the above project file. Can you guess why?

About this course

This course will introduce you to some of the basic features of Photoshop and concepts of Digital Graphic Design.

We will start with only 2 images:

and create a movie poster. Here are some exemplars from students of this course:

Click on the units button to get started!