Getting Started

CIOS F255 - University of Alaska Fairbanks

Ahoy Students  and welcome to Digital Graphics!

Photoshop is the leading application for creating digital graphics for print and web applications. In this introductory course, we will work on many different projects using Photoshop. The concepts we cover will range from basic to advanced, from basic editing to complex compositing and 3D creation.  At the end of the course, students will have completed at least 14 projects  that could potentially be used as part of a portfolio.

While no previous experience is necessary, starting with  a basic level of comfort using computers is extremely helpful.  It is also not necessary to be a photographer or use your own photos but doing so is encouraged.

Get Started

You will need to do the following right away:

  1. Read the Syllabus
  2. Install Photoshop CC and other requirements outlined in the Required Materials section of the Syllabus.
  3. Take the introductory survey – located in Blackboard in the Quizzes & Uploads section.
  4. Go to Lesson 1 and follow directions for the week’s activities and assignment.
  5. Log into this course website to make sure your account is working as expected. Once logged in, click on the ‘Your Profile’ link in the Dashboard and upload an avatar image – it doesn’t have to be a photo of you, just whatever you want to use to represent you in this class for the semester.

Contact your instructor right away ( if you run into trouble or have questions.