Notes for Class 1 Photoshop

Learning Objectives:

You will be able to post on Discussion Board inside Canvas.

You will be able to identify the toolbar and property pannel.



Post: 10 or more articles on Canvas under the Resources on the Discussion Board Section.

Post: Name assignment (psd and jpg.) PSD can be any size but JPG has to be under 100K

Read: Chapter 1 & 2 in your book. You also should label the tool-bar on the right and post under the name assignment.

Start thinking about a final project! Dr. Who and Suns desktops

Introduction to the Class:

This Syllabus is subject to change depending upon how the class goes. I will give you advance notice to any changes in the timing of the class.


Please note the steep learning curve for this class. The learning curve is steep and it is okay to feel overwhelmed at times!

Please note the best way to contact me is via Email! During the week, my goal for returning email is 24 hours and on the weekend my goal is 48 hours.


You have several outside resources designed to help you succeed.

The Learning Support System has tutors for computer classes and the PVCC Library has research tutorials and Ask a Librarian 24/7 Chat Line for help with research.

You will be posting your homework to Canvas and using it to check your grades.

The Canvas Student Guide has tutorials that will help you post on their discussion board and assignments. Youtube also has Video Tutorials.

For Canvas and other technical assistance, contact:
PVCC Help Desk 602.787.7780  - 
Canvas 24x7 Toll Free Support: 1-888-994-4433


Topics Covered:

Ctrl + Z Go backward one step (Cmd instead of Ctrl for Mac)

Ctrl + Alt + Z Go backward a step (Cmd instead of Ctrl for Mac)

Go to Canvas and introduce yourself by posting on the Discussion Board under Please Introduce Yourself.

Go to Student Email - Forward to an email account you read on a regular basis.

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Canvas: You will be posting your homework to Canvas and checking your grades.

Go to Student Email - Forward to an email account you read on a regular basis.

Remember to reboot or shut down when you leave!

Save For Web (PSD into JPG, GIF or PNG)

Resolution: Web 72 and Publishing 200 - 300 pixels per inch

Photoshop native (raw) format is PSD or PDD(extension is .psd or .pdd)

Tagged Image File is a good format for publishing. Tiff (extension is .tif)

Joint Photographic Experts Group Jpeg (extension is .jpg)

Graphics Interchange Format Gif is the old format developed by Compuserve

Portable Network Graphics is the new kid on the web block PNG (extension is .png)

RGB: Red Green Blue color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light is added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors.

CMYK: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black) process color, four color is a subtractive color model, used in color printing

Post your list of resources on Canvas under the Resources on the Discussion Board Section. Find as many resources that will help you "Keep up to speed" in class. You should be able to find at least one page full of resources. (The more resources you find, the better the grade.) W3schools,, Adobe TV and Webmonkey are examples of the type of sites you should be looking for.


Late Homework: The homework is due on the date on the syllabus but won't be late until I start grading.

Extra Credit: Post "How to Articles" using Photoshop


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