Time: 1.2. – 30.4.2021
Place: Xamk Learn – digital learning environment
Extent: 3 ECTS
Target group: All who are interested in the topic
Required previous skills: Basic computer skills
Lecturer: Miia Liukkonen, miia.liukkonen@xamk.fi


Enrolment by: 24th January
Price: Free of charge

Changes are possible.

Please notice, that
Xamk degree students cannot enrol on OUAS courses.



Learning outcomes: You are able to use the software needed for image editing. You understand the general principles of image editing and bitmap graphics. You are able to create products for digital or print distribution and understand the technical requirements of a publication process.

Contents and methods: Basic theory of image editing and bitmap graphics.
Use of image editing software: workspace and essential tools, saving and exporting, use of layers, adjusting, retouching and repairing an image, text tools and selecting, masking and combining images. Creating products for digital or print distribution.

Adobe Photoshop CC is the software used in all the learning materials and examples on the course. Student must acquire the necessary Adobe software or corresponding free software for the course.
Recommended free alternatives for Photoshop:
www.photopea.com (online-photo editor), www.gimp.org

Assessment: Learning tasks, assignments and short exams will be evaluated in pass/fail (to be supplemented) scale. This course is a self-study course, which you can carry out independently and at your own pace (within the overall time limits of the course).

Assessment scale: Accepted/Failed

This course is based on the curricula of Xamk's degree programmes and the Finnish credits are fully compatible with the ECTS.

Additional information on enrolment:
Open University of Applied Sciences office, email openstudies@xamk.fi.

Terms of cancellation: 
Cancellation has to be made 14 days before the course starts. Cancellation by email to openstudies@xamk.fi.

You'll receive an invitation by email to this course approx. one week before the course starts.