Learning Objectives:

course cometencies
You will be able to post on Discussion Board inside Canvas.

You will be able to identify the tool-bar and property panel.

You will be posting your homework to Canvas and using Canvas to check your grades.


Post: Go to Canvas and introduce yourself by posting on the Discussion Board under Please Introduce Yourself!

Post: Resources assignment is to find10 or more articles on Canvas under the Resources on the Discussion Board Section.

Watch: Picking your graphic and optimizing.

Watch: What is new in Adobe Photoshop 2023

Post: Name assignment PSD (keep all the layers) can be any size but JPG has to be under 100K

Forward: Your Student Email to an email account you read on a regular basis.

Read: Chapter 1 & 2 in your book. You also should label the tool-bar on the right and post under the name assignment.

Post: On Canvas under Discussions - Resources: Find as many resources that will help you "Keep up to speed" in class. You should be able to find at least one page full of resources. (The more resources you find, the better the grade.) Photoshop Tutorials and Adobe and Wired are examples of the type of sites you could use.

Watch: Intro to Class (Similar to Canvas video)

Watch: Intro to Photoshop

Start thinking about a final project! Dr. Who and Suns desktops

Introduction to the Class:

This Syllabus is subject to change depending upon how the class goes. I will give you advance notice to any changes in the timing of the class.


Please note the steep learning curve for this class. The learning curve is steep and it is okay to feel overwhelmed at times!

Please note the best way to contact me is via Email! During the week, my goal for returning email is 24 hours and on the weekend my goal is 48 hours.

Photoshop Notes:

Undo Changes:

Ctrl + Z Go backward step (Cmd instead of Ctrl for Mac)

Ctrl + Shift + Z Go forward a step (Cmd instead of Ctrl for Mac)

Proportions Change:

Shift no longer keeps the proportions except in Vector Shapes

Saving files:

PSD first then export into JPG, GIF or PNG

 Web 72 and Publishing 200 - 300 pixels per inch resolution


Tagged Image File is a good format for publishing. Tiff (extension is .tif)

Joint Photographic Experts Group Jpeg (extension is .jpg)

Graphics Interchange Format Gif is the old format developed by Compuserve

Portable Network Graphics is the new kid on the web block PNG (extension is .png)

RGB: Red Green Blue color model is an additive color model in which red, green, and blue light is added together in various ways to reproduce a broad array of colors.

CMYK: Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, and Key (black) process color, four color is a subtractive color model, used in color printing

Royalty free Pictures for Education

Extra Help:

I hold my office hours in E-146 an hour before class time or in the Computer Commons just outside of E-142 if another class is using that room. The Learning Support Center (LSC )  has tutors that can help you with this class.

The majority of services are open Monday – Thursday 8:00 -7:00 and Friday 8:00 – 5:00.  It would be wise to make an appointment.  Visit our Web Site at https://www.paradisevalley.edu/ for more information.

Directory of Resources is a starting point for finding information about PVCC https://www.paradisevalley.edu/students/directory-resources 

The Canvas Student Guide has tutorials that will help you post on their discussion board and assignments. Youtube also has Video Tutorials.

For Canvas and other technical assistance, contact:
PVCC Help Desk 602.787.7780  - https://www.paradisevalley.edu/employees/information-technology/computer-commons Canvas 24x7 Toll Free Support: 1-888-994-4433

If you are academically inactive for 14 consecutive days, you may be withdrawn from the class.  If it is after the 45th day of the semester, the faculty member may post the grade you earned, such as a D or F based on the points accumulated.”

Please Check Your Grades regularly, and if you have any questions, please contact me via email or in class.  I usually answer my email during the week within 24 hours and on the weekend within 48 hours.

Library - E Building, (602)787-7200.  The PVCC Library offers a print and media collection of approximately 40,000 items.  Also, the library now has a collection of electronic books.  An Online catalog provides indexing too much of the material held by PVCC as well as materials owned by other Maricopa County Community College libraries.  https://www.paradisevalley.edu/library 

Veteran’s Services, KSC 111 (602) 787-7045, is located in the Admissions and Records Office.  https://www.paradisevalley.edu/students/veterans-services


Late Homework: The homework is due on the date on the syllabus but won't be late until I start grading.



Dr. Jon Storslee
Phone: 602-787-6734

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Paradise Valley Community College 
18401 N. 32nd Street Phoenix, AZ 85032