Workshop: Photoshop Elements Basics

Course ID - CTD0178-1           

Short Title: Photoshop Elements

 Audience     All Employees
Length of Workshop:        3  hours 
Prerequisite     none

Whether you are creating Web lesson pages, other Web pages, brochures, pamphlets, or presentations, you will certainly be working with graphics. In order to achieve the “Look” that you want, you will need to use graphics editing software. Adobe Photoshop, or simply Photoshop, is such an editing program. It is considered the industry standard for graphics professionals.  Photoshop Elements is an easier-to-use version of Photoshop, which still retains many of Photoshop’s powerful tools.  This workshop will introduce you to graphic basics, and is a hands-on overview of Photoshop Elements, its tools and capabilities.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the various graphic types and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Describe the uses for the various file formats
  • Describe the differences between Raster (Bitmap) and Vector graphics
  • Create simple graphics using layers and text
  • Apply text effects
  • Alter the opacity of various elements in their graphic project
  • Add a layer set to a project
  • Flatten layers
  • Save projects in varying file formats

Delivery formats:
- All sessions meet in a lab or classroom
Blended -  At least 50 percent of the workshop time will be spent online
Online - No class meetings; all work is done online.


Reference #

Delivery Format

Days/Time or
 (Online requirements)



* You will receive logon instructions from your Instructor.

Registration information
Course ID: CTD0178-1  
Course Title: Photoshop Elements 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.