Photoshop: The Basics

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the Photoshop interface
  • Retouch and blend two images
  • Understand layers
  • Use effects and filters
  • Use the History Panel
  • Save a file for the web
  • Use basic healing tools

Prerequisite Skills

  • Basic computer skills, including how to use a keyboard and mouse

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This course is part of an IT Training Certificate Series, which awards a certificate on successful completion of a final online exam. Learn more about the Media Design Certificate Series.

Materials and Files

For IU learners, if you're interested in the content for this title, but prefer not to enroll in the online course, you can download the PDF and exercise files below.

Note: The PDF and exercise files provided here formed a basis for the online course, but may vary from the online course.