About This Course
“Adobe Photoshop is the most powerful image-editing program in the world, and this course can teach you how to use its amazing (and fun) capabilities more fully in your work, ministry, and daily life. Students will apply their skills by doing non-textbook PS (problem solver) projects that permit more real-life creative application and result in works that can be included in digital portfolios submitted later in the course.”
Instructors and Texts
Code / Name: CADM 231 – Digital Imaging (3 credits)
Catalog Description: A foundational course in Adobe Photoshop. Students will explore the ethics related to image use and manipulation, and will learn how to input, manipulate, enhance, and output raster- and vector-based images in Photoshop.
Required Text(s): Please use the online campus bookstore to locate required textbooks for the course. Make sure that you search using the correct course code and look for the course with the “OL” suffix in the drop-down list. (See Textbook Ordering Help.)
Students will be required to have or have access to the most recent version of Adobe Photoshop. Please contact the instructor for more information.
Required Equipment and Software: Students must purchase and possess by the first day of class.
- Students will be required to have, or have access to, either Photoshop CS6 or Photoshop CC for use during the entire course. Please contact the instructor for more information, particularly if you plan to take this online course while living on/near the Maranatha campus.
- Students who plan to use Photoshop CS6 should order the textbook for that version, while those planning to use Photoshop CC should order the textbook for that version.
- The textbooks are made up of tutorials that require the use of work files. For the CS6 text, the work files are provided on the DVD in the back of the book. For the CC text, the files can be accessed online by using a code printed on the back of a tear-out tab in the back of the book. If you purchase or rent a used book, be sure you get one that includes the DVD or access code.
- The textbook will be needed by the first day of class, so order early.
- Students also need sufficient file-storage space (on a USB flash drive or the hard drive of their own personal computer) for storage of their lesson files and course work (4 GB recommended, although less might be used).