Photography Courses


INTERMEDIATE PHOTOSHOP CS5

If you're already using the basic tools in Adobe Photoshop CS5, take your photo-editing skills to a new level!

In this course, you'll become an expert at using layers, layer masks, and other advanced features that let you change images easily long after you create them (and long after the Photoshop "undo" command expires). Non-destructive editing lets you work faster and reuse parts of images over and over. In these lessons, you'll learn how to save every single pixel in your original image so you never have to say, "I'm sorry—I tossed that information." In addition, you'll discover how to use Smart Objects so you can crop or resize an image and return it to its original size months afterward. (You'll even learn some clever tricks for warping Smart Objects!) 

 After that, you'll find out how to add shadows or embossing non-destructively. And if you want to design page layouts you can fill with different images, you'll learn how to create templates you can reuse. 

Whether you use Photoshop to edit photos, make scrapbook pages, or design original artwork, this course will give you all the skills you need to let your creativity shine. Once you see what non-destructive editing can do for your projects, you'll never look back!

REQUIREMENTS:

Fayetteville Technical Community College (FTCC) offers eight-week online courses that provide education and training in a variety of occupational areas! The courses are designed by a team of professionals from each respective field who work to provide you with an effective web-based learning experience. Prior to your course start date, you will receive a reminder e-mail that includes instructions on how to access the classroom website. Courses are hosted on ed2go's learning management system (LMS). Each program includes a set of lessons/modules and evaluations.

PRE-REQUISITES:

You will need to have a working knowledge of the basic tools in Photoshop and be able to make selections, use the Clone Stamp tool and Healing brushes, and do elementary color correction. If you are new to Photoshop, you should start with Introduction to Photoshop CS5.

In addition, you will need to have a program that extracts the example files from the Zip file provided with each lesson. You also will need to know how to create a new file folder and locate files on your hard drive.

INSTRUCTOR: Ed2Go

Start Date
Day(s)
Time(s)
Location(s)
Price
Select Class
November 8, 2017 $70.00
December 13, 2017 $70.00
January 17, 2018 $70.00
February 14, 2018 $70.00
March 14, 2018 $70.00
April 11, 2018 $70.00
May 16, 2018 $70.00


Refund & Enrollment Policy

 

Refund Policy

The refund policy for Fayetteville Technical Community College's Continuing Education Division was established by the North Carolina Department of Community Colleges, Raleigh on October 15, 1993. The full refund policy is listed in the NC Administrative Code 23NCAC.2D.0203 (d) Brief Statement of Policy:

  1. A pre-registered extension student who officially withdraws from an extension class(es) prior to the first meeting of the class (should be 24 hours prior) will be eligible for a 100-percent refund by completing an official request form.
  2. The refund will be 75 percent if requested prior to the 10-percent date of the class(es) meeting.
  3. No refunds will be given after 10-percent of class meetings.

Enrollment Policy

Registration can be achieved through the Learn FTCC website. When you submit your completed registration, you will receive an e-mailed receipt.

Deadline for registration is 12:00 Noon (EST) the Tuesday before the course begins on Wednesday.

*Please Note*

  1. To be officially enrolled in a course, students MUST log on and complete Quiz 1 by the first Friday of a course.
  2. To receive a passing grade for the course, students MUST complete 9 out of 12 quizzes and pass the final exam with a grade of a 70 or better. Failure to meet both requirements will result in a grade of "U" or unsatisfactory.

Accessing your course classroom:

  1. Please visit www.ed2go.com/ftcc.
  2. Double-check your receipt to make sure that you choose the correct course title and date!
  3. Once the home page pulls up, please type the course name into the “Search Catalog” bar at the top of the screen and press enter.
  4. When the course description pulls up, please click the red “Add to Cart” button.
  5. Choose your course date from the listing of dates in the "Session Date" drop down menu, and select the “Continue to Checkout” button.
  6. On the next page, if you are a returning student, please enter your e-mail address and password in the appropriate fields. At that point, continue through the steps until you reach the "Checkout" page.
  7. If you have never taken an Ed2Go course before, please create a username and password by clicking the link for new students. After creating your username and password, continue through the steps until you reach the "Checkout" page.
  8. Please click the "Checkout" button.
  9. After clicking the "Checkout" button, you will be taken to a page where you will read through the registration and payment information.
  10. If you have already registered and paid your registration fee on the Learn FTCC website, you will not need to make a payment for your course. At that time, please click on the "Enter My Classroom" button.
  11. If you have not registered and paid your registration fee on the Learn FTCC website, you will be directed to the Learn FTCC website to register and pay your registration fee. Afterwards, please click on the "Enter My Classroom" button.
  12. On the next page, please click the "Orientation" button on the next page and complete it.
  13. Write down your username and password in a safe location!
  14. On the start date of your course, you will return to the www.ed2go.com/ftcc home page, and click on the “Classroom” link to access your course or courses.

Computer & Course Materials Requirements

You will need Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Windows or Adobe Photoshop CS5 for Macintosh. This can be part of the Creative Suite in Standard or Extended editions or it can be a standalone version of either Standard or Extended. However, no features from the Extended version will be taught.

Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins. If you want to use the 30-day free trial software provided by Adobe, you will need to wait until the third week of the course to install it and actually begin working through the course. Otherwise, your trial will end before the last four lessons are released.

You can also obtain a one- or two-month subscription for the product at a cost of $49.00 per month. This allows you to use the demo for one month if you like and then buy a one-month subscription so you can take the course for its full length.

This course can be taken on a PC or a Mac. On the PC platform, any of the following are acceptable: Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7. On the Mac platform, you will need Mac OS X v10.5.8 or v10.6.


 

Computer Requirements

Internet access
Email
One of the following browsers: 

Mozilla Firefox                       

Microsoft Internet Explorer (9.0 or above) 

Google Chrome

Safari

Microsoft Word
Adobe PDF  plug-in (a free download obtained at Adobe.com .)