I’ve written about the value of using images in course design, but many folks find that they just don’t quite have the toolset needed. Thus, on August 19th, we will host a one-day, three-part bootcamp over course image design using Photoshop for faculty.
The bootcamp will focus on learning the software and best practices, then practicing image editing and diagraming. Attendees will leave with the ability to create Carmen images, diagrams, and page headers for their teaching projects.
Because we want the bootcamp to be hands on and an efficient use of time, attendees will receive an email before the date with information about finding and using images. They can then bring their images to the workshop ready for use. And if attendees are unable to source their own image files, some will be provided for practice.
The bootcamp is divided into three sessions, thus you’ll need to register for all three sessions to attend. Already know Photoshop basics? You may want to skip the first session. However, if you’re unfamiliar with the software, please enroll in all three. The sessions are structured to build skill cumulatively, thus each one requires the content covered in the previous sessions. Of course, if you have a basic or intermediate skill set to begin with, you may elect to skip what you don’t need.
Ready to learn more and sign up?
SESSION 1: Photoshop Tools Introduction & Basic Image Diagraming for Teaching (1.5 hrs) 9:00-10:30
Skill Level: Basic
Tools Covered: Layers, Resizing, Cropping, Brightening, Adding Text, Adding Lines, Text Shadows; JPEG and PNG export
End product: Attendees will be able to bring an image, crop or adjust lighting, and add text and lines to diagram and title.
SESSION 2: Advanced Image Diagraming/Editing for Teaching (1.5 hrs) 10:45-12:15
Skill Level: Basic/Intermediate
Tools Covered: Background removal, adding background, healing, layer duplication, blending, transforming, working with text in detail
End product: Attendees will be able to remove background images, add in other backgrounds, add text and lines to diagram, and title.
Prerequisite: Must attend Session 1 (“Photoshop Tools Introduction & Basic Image Diagraming for Teaching”) OR be proficient in those skills.This workshop will not cover preliminary skills tools taught in Session 1.
BREAK FOR LUNCH 12:15-1:15
SESSION 3: Creating Images for Carmen & Online Learning (1 hr) 1:15-2:15
Skill Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Tools Covered: Using a template, masking layers to other layers, importing previously authored images
End product: Completely customized images for learning purposes designed to use in Carmen or other LMS as section headers
Prerequisite: Must attend Session 1 (“Photoshop Tools Introduction & Basic Image Diagraming for Teaching”) and Session 2 (“Advanced Image Diagraming/Editing for Teaching) OR be proficient in those skills.This workshop will not cover preliminary skills tools taught in Session 1.
Have questions? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.