Unit 11: Intro to Photoshop
Unit 12: Design Accessibility
Unit 13: Product Design Thinking
Unit 14: User Experience Design
Unit 16: Introduction to Design Portfolios
Unit 17: Portfolio Development
Unit 18: Personal Branding
Unit 19: Case Studies
Unit 20: Portfolio Website Design
Unit 21: Career Coaching
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What do we use Photoshop for?

Adobe Photoshop tends to be the most widely known of the Adobe programs, so much so that ‘photoshop’ has become a commonly used verb. You may have experimented in Photoshop yourself, and have some awareness of the tools or you may be completely new to the program. In this overview you will learn a solid foundation in the most useful tools and ways to use Photoshop.

Photoshop is a pixel-based photo manipulation program. It is most commonly used for things like photo editing and retouching but is also very powerful for creating image montages, digital illustration and painting.

As someone taking a UI/UX course, you may be wondering if Photoshop is relevant to you, and it’s true that a lot of what Photoshop is used for is graphic, photo, and print-related design. But having a basic understanding of the program and its capabilities can seriously elevate your skillset, as there are plenty of reasons you may want to utilize features that are only available in Photoshop. Figma, while decent at applying simple masks and blend modes, only brushes the surface of what is possible in Photoshop.

In cases where you need to do some simple photo editing, mocking up, or just want to add some creative flair to your work—you’ll be glad to have Photoshop in your arsenal of tools.

Here are some examples of what you can achieve in Photoshop:

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