MCW752 - Photoshop Level II

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Subject Title
Photoshop Level II

Subject Description
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level with this 1 day workshop. Learn advanced image manipulation techniques that will increase your productivity and creative potential. Topics include advanced image manipulation, composition techniques and special effects.

Credit Status
Participating students who attend at least 70% of the scheduled class(es) receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1. Use advanced toolset.
2. Create and use custom patterns.
3. Apply advanced layer modification techniques.
4. Apply advanced composition techniques.
5. Use special effects.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

MCW750 or equivalent experience. 

Topic Outline


  • Path
  • Subselect
  • Gradient
  • Shapes

Creating and Using Custom Patterns
  • Paint Bucket Tool

Modifying Layers
  • Layer Styles
    • Stroke
    • Drop Shadow
    • Pattern Overlay
    • Bevel and Emboss
    • Gradient Overlay
  • Changing Layer Modes
  • Creating Modifying Adjustment Layers

Composition Techniques
  • Creating/Modifying Layer Masks
  • Creating and Utilizing Custom Patterns
  • Extracting Images
  • Combining Images
  • Quick Masks

Colourizing Black and White Images

Special Effects
  • Using Gaussian Blur to simulate soft focus
  • Creating 3D effects for the Web
    • Buttons
    • Mockups

Mode of Instruction
Classroom instruction and extensive hands-on experience will be provided with each participant having exclusive use of a computer. Additional modes of instruction will include class discussion, lecture and question and answer period. 

Prescribed Texts
The student should have material from MCW750.
Visual Quickstart Guide - Photoshop CC

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online ( or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
There is no formal testing or process to evaluate the students understanding. It is up to the student to evaluate his/her own progress. Students must attend 70% of the class(es) to receive a document confirming he/she attended this workshop.

Approved by: Denis Gravelle