Course Description

RISD CE course: The Digital Darkroom

Beyond the basics of the Photoshop toolkit lies a sea of possibilities for image adjustment and manipulation. Intended as a follow-up to Adobe Photoshop, this in-depth course pays particular attention to advanced image controls for color correction, exposure with contrast adjustment and overall image refinement. The class revisits selection tools and explores their advanced uses for creating masks, layer masks and paths. Emphasis is given to developing an image workflow, the particulars of file formats and organization, as well as color management and calibration. The finer points of digital printing are also explored.


Students must be an adult age 18 or older to participate.


Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Online, Asynchronous
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $475.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 08, 2024
Transfer Request Deadline
Apr 02, 2024 to Jun 12, 2024
Withdrawal Request Deadline
Jun 17, 2024 to Jul 28, 2024
Necessary Supplies

Students are responsible for purchasing their own art supplies, equipment, software subscriptions, and/or books. For this class students can expect to spend $25-$100 on photo printing costs. A supply list will be available on the course site in Canvas at least 30 days prior to the first day of class.

Once you have received your enrollment confirmation and logged in to Canvas, navigate to Upcoming Courses on the left-hand side of your dashboard. Supplies will be listed on your course homepage under the supplies heading. Some or all of your course supplies are available at the RISD Store.

Section Notes

This course requires access to Adobe Photoshop. Please visit the Adobe Photoshop website to check "minimum system requirements" for your computer before registering.

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