Media Arts and Technologies @ MiraCosta College


Mat 110 | Digital Imaging 1: Photoshop

3 Units
Advisories: None
Prerequisites: None
Acceptable for Credit: CSU, UC
Lecture 2.5 hours, Laboratory 1.5 hours
Course Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, and Summer

This foundation course introduces students to the aesthetic, technical, and conceptual practices of digital imaging. Students use Adobe Photoshop to edit imagery and create artwork and graphic designs for print or web output. Students generate artwork that involves photo editing, tonal and color correction, masking, layer adjustments, painting techniques, blending, and advanced compositing. Through hands-on instruction and multiple projects, students explore efficient workflows, professional practices, layout and design techniques, typography, application of color, and more.