Training opportunities for creating and enhancing professional graphics using Adobe Photoshop.

Each month the OIS Multimedia Lab sponsors a series of Photoshop classes. These classes are available to School of Medicine faculty and staff and to medical students working on faculty curriculum projects.  The class topics range from a basic introduction to more advanced specialty topics such as Creating Web Graphics.

Classes are held in 67 MacNider, site of the OIS Multimedia Lab, begin at noon and last approximately an hour.  Space is limited, so to ensure a seat in a class, advance registration is required. Please complete the registration form.

For a list of upcoming classes, see the Multimedia Lab Class Schedule.

For more details on each class, see the list below.


Photoshop Series I: Introduction to Photoshop

Prerequisite: Familiarity with PC or Mac.

Photoshop is a powerful imaging tool that lets you adjust and enhance images. In this class you will gain a comprehensive understanding of the Photoshop workspace environment and will be able to navigate with confidence into the myriad of menus and dialog boxes. You will also learn about the significance of different file formats, such as GIFs, TIFFs, JPEGs, and PSDs, when working with images for the Web or print. Our expert teachers will take the guess work out of this complex program with tips and techniques to help save you time and frustration.

WORKSHOP DATES | view documentation (.doc)


Photoshop Series II: Layers

Prerequisite: Photoshop Series I or a good understanding of the basics of Photoshop.

In this class, you will learn essential skills that will become the foundation for creating images in Photoshop. Photoshop lets you isolate different parts of an image on layers. Each layer can then be edited independently, allowing tremendous flexibility in creating and revising an image. You'll learn step-by-step how to use the most important Layers features and techniques that will take your skills to a whole new level of efficiency and creativity.

WORKSHOP DATES | view documentation (.doc) | view video tutorial (ONYEN login required)


PhotoShop Series III: Selections

Prerequisite: Photoshop Series I and II.

This class will teach you essential principles of not only how to make and modify selections but why they are so important. You'll learn how to use Photoshop's selection tools to manipulate areas of the image without affecting the entire image. You will also learn how to apply these selections to layers for greater flexibility in editing the image. Understanding the use of selection tools is essential to editing images in Photoshop.

WORKSHOP DATES | view documentation (.doc)


Photoshop Series IV: Masks

Prerequisite: Photoshop Series I, II and III.

In this class you will learn the advanced skill of masking. Using layer masks you can nondestructively conceal parts of an image or an adjustment made to an image. With masks you can also isolate and manipulate specific parts of an image. Masks are convenient in that they can be edited repeatedly without permanently affecting the underlying image. Masks are a key component to creating photo collages.

WORKSHOP DATES | view documentation (.doc) | view video tutorial (ONYEN login required)


Photoshop Series V: Creating Web Graphics

Prerequisite: Photoshop Series I, II, and III.

In the final installment of our Photoshop classes, you will learn to create images for use on the web. This course will familiarize you with concepts and techniques required to optimize images for display on the internet. You will also learn about several graphic formats that are appropriate for web images, and how to choose the best one for output.