Course Description

This shorter course is designed specifically to introduce students to the key concepts and basic tools used in Adobe Photoshop. Topics include image resolution, using layers, modifying and transforming selections, image editing and adjustments using layers and filters, and output parameters and protocol for web, devices and print. Students will also learn through presentations, discussions, and critiques.

This course is offered online by Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD U) School of Continuing Studies; OCAD U course number CSDM-N226.

For online Adobe courses, students are responsible for purchasing their own software.

Learner Outcomes

  • Upon successful completion of this course, students will learn:     

    • To differentiate between relevant vocabularies of digital formats by exploring the structure, organization, content creation and visual communication, possible via unique Adobe Photoshop CC designs

    • To interpret the contextual uses of digital design formats and apply Adobe Photoshop CC techniques to visually construct and communicate their vision to audiences

    • Critical knowledge of Adobe Photoshop CC by studying and skillfully applying the full range of the software’s creation and editing capabilities to create their own design

    • To create Photoshop CC designs using thoughtful, visual communication

    • To critique their preliminary work using professional examples and develop the visual acuity to plan the best revisions for their own final Adobe Photoshop CC designs


This course is offered in partnership with OCAD University School of Continuing Studies.

As an enrolled student you will receive OCAD U user credentials to login to the learning management system, Canvas. Your account will be enabled one week prior to the course start date.

OCAD U Canvas Login

Contact continuingstudies@ocadu.ca for assistance with using your account.

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