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

Canadian Department of National Defence

Phil Cowcill is a senior eLearning specialist with the Canadian Department of National Defence, where he works with the Air Force in the Air Worthiness division. Phil started his multimedia development in 1983. In 1985, his team developed Canada’s first Level III interactive videodisc. In 1995, he was hired to set up, coordinate, and teach an interactive multimedia postgraduate program. In 2011, Phil coordinated and taught in Canada’s first postgraduate mobile application development program. Phil also travels and speaks at a variety of educational and multimedia conferences all over North America.

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