Digital Photography & Photo Editing

Instructor: Pat Jones


Pat Jones began working part-time for the Huntington Beach Adult School as an instructional aide in the Technology Center. Within a year she began teaching part-time and eventually taught full-time. Pat attended teaching certification classes at California State University Long Beach where she received a life Designated Subjects Vocational Teaching Credential and a life Community College Vocational Instructor Credential. Pat is also a certified Microsoft User Specialist Authorized Instructor. In the 34 years of her teaching career Pat has taught various versions of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Publisher, HTML (website creation), Windows and Photoshop Elements. Pat retired from full-time teaching in June of 2012, but continues to teach part-time for the Adult School.


Lightroom 5 • Beginning

Create varieties of effects within a single image, utilize Smart Previews, combine still images, video clips and, music into a slide show that can be viewed on almost any device. Learn techniques that will help save time by developing good workflow habits.

Minimum skill requirements: Students are expected to be able to comfortably browse and locate computer files in order to keep up with the class.


Lightroom 5 • Intermediate

This course builds on the basics taught in the Lightroom 5 Beginning. This class will cover, in detail, the Library and Develop section of the Lightroom 5 user interface and its function, as well properly outputting your photographs to print, the web, and archiving your work. Prerequisite: Lightroom Beginning.


Photoshop Elements 13 • Beginning

This course is ideal for the entry-level user or hobbyist who wants to quickly and easily edit and color correct their photos. Photoshop Elements has many of the great powerful features of Photoshop but is available for a fraction of the cost. Projects include photo retouching, replacing backgrounds, cropping, selecting objects, using layers, color correction, removing red eye, saving for print, resizing, and much more!

Minimum skill requirements: Students are expected to be able to comfortably browse and locate computer files in order to keep up with the class.



Photoshop Elements 13 • Intermediate

Learn to use the enhanced menu commands and review the most useful tools such as the spot healing brush tool, the clone stamp tool and the quick selection tool. Use layers to edit photos and create photo panoramas from your digital photos. Once editing is complete, use your artistic talent to arrange photos in collages.

Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop Elements Beginning within 1 year.


Photoshop Elements 13 • Advanced

We will be working extensively with layers in Photoshop Elements. We will learn how to colorize a black and white photo, how to use layers to enhance and sharpen photos, how to use clipping groups and how to create animations that can be shared by email. Learn more advanced features including adjustment layers, filters and effects, make and use your own brushes and patterns and make creative photo collages.

Prerequisites: Adobe Photoshop Elements Beginning and Intermediate within 1 year.