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Course Code: CEPH 455
Wow! You've come a long way: from correcting "flawed" photos of you and your friends for Facebook profiles, to creating complex, multi-layered images with rasterized type and special effects. Now, it's time to up your game. In this course, you'll focus on fine art image treatments. Get ready for topics like the Photoshop brush engine, advanced methods of generating displacement mapping, line-art colourization, gradient maps, angelic/dramatic looks, cross-processing, movie poster creation and burning edges. While you're at it, you're going to refine your vision and your sense of esthetics. And that, dear Photoshopper, is the essence of it all.

Your take-away

This course is a great way to help you:
• Identify, extrapolate and force-fit elements to create artistic compositions;
• Improve your ability to translate ideas and concepts into refined image aesthetics;
• Familiarize yourself with the brush engine, shape dynamics and scattering;
• Learn how to colourize comics and create displacement maps.

Our approach

In this course, you'll gain real-world experience by working with a seasoned pro who'll show you the ropes. More excitingly, you'll learn through hands-on projects using the most powerful equipment and the very latest digital-imaging software. You can't get skills like this on YouTube.

Who benefits the most?

• Students who have completed CEPH 419 and want to continue their studies.
• Anyone who wants to improve their ability to manipulate digital images using Adobe Photoshop.
• Artists who want to expand their creative horizons.
• Art students who want to broaden their capacity for creative expression.
• Anyone who is contemplating a career in photography.
• Anyone working in advertising, marketing, promotions, sales or communications.

Alumni discount

Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni, based on the information maintained by the Office of the Registrar, are waived from paying registration and late registration fees when enrolling for courses at Concordia Continuing Education. In addition, Concordia University Undergraduate and Graduate Alumni will receive a 10% reduction on their tuition fees. The Alumni discount is automatically calculated when students enroll on-line.


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