This course will introduce you to various functions an instructional designer needs to know in order to carry out their job. Although an instructional designer is NOT a graphic designer, knowing the basic functions of Photoshop assist tremendously in day-to-day tasks. Photoshop is a graphics-editing program that is used to create and manipulate images. The program's versatile nature makes it useful for a huge range of imaging tasks, and Photoshop is used in a myriad of fields. If you hear people talk about layers, masks, graphic design, tools, palettes, magic erasers, layer masks, transparencies, PNG files, JPEG files, PSD files, and other terms regarding Photoshop but don't know what they all mean, this course is for you! This course will cover basic Photoshop functions and their application to creating learning materials by an instructional designer in their day to day tasks. I, the creator and instructor of this course, am a full-time instructional designer for an insurance company and I will show you how it is I use Photoshop to create eLearning, job aids, handouts, and other training materials using Photoshop and instructional design principles.
- What is Photoshop and what is it commonly used for?
- Using the magic eraser tool to remove a background from a picture
- Using layer masks to remove a complex background from a picture
- Common Photoshop keyboard shortcuts to zoom in/out and change the brush size
- Download and install an Mozilla Firefox add-on that speeds up the design process with Adobe Photoshop
This course includes video tutorials, PDF reading handouts, and quizzes. Various sections will be added to the primary lessons which encompass how to remove simple and complex backgrounds from images. Who should take this course? Professionals and individuals who would like to use Adobe Photoshop as a graphic design tool for eLearning content development, including:
- eLearning developers
- training managers
- and instructional designers, novice or advanced will find this course useful