P07 BYOL: Using the Power of Photoshop to Create Brilliant Images

8:30 AM - 4:30 PM Monday, November 14


Most people in the eLearning world find they are often asked to complete tasks outside of their current skill set. The hectic pace at work often means you can’t learn all the features of the recently released applications. Over the years, Photoshop has added a number of great features that may not have been used by busy people—even though some of these features can save you time.

In this full-day hands-on workshop, you will learn how to improve your work flow using Photoshop. The workshop will explore some of the hidden features that can help you create stunning images. You will also learn the ins and outs of some key graphic formats used in eLearning and how to shoot and create powerful panoramas with your mobile phone. Finally, you will work with the export feature and Photoshop CC 2015’s artboards.

In this session, you will learn:

  • How to remove background colors and wrinkles on a person’s face
  • Which graphic format to save an image as and why
  • How to effectively shoot images to create a panorama
  • How to create images using artboards
  • How to use the new export feature
  • How to export CSS code from your image

Novice, intermediate, and advanced designers and developers.

Technology discussed in this session:
Photoshop CC 2015, cellphone cameras, and digital cameras.

Participant technology requirements:
Photoshop CC 2015 (trial version will work) and a camera (mobile phone or digital SLR).

Phil Cowcill

Senior eLearning Specialist

PJ Rules

Phil Cowcill is senior eLearning specialist at PJ Rules. He started his career in 1983 when he was hired as a technologist at a local college. In 1985 he joined a team to develop Canada's first Interactive Videodisc. He started teaching part-time in 1989, moving to full-time in 1995. He led his class to build one of the first news websites that streamed video in 1996. In 2011 he launched the very first dedicated mobile application development program. Phil retired from full-time teaching in 2015 and moved to working as a contractor with the Department of National Defence as a senior eLearning specialist.

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