YMAA2210 Creating and Editing Photos Using Photoshop (2 cr)

Study level:
Intermediate studies
Grading scale:
Pass - fail
Responsible organisation:
Jyväskylä University School of Business and Economics
Curriculum periods:
2020-2021, 2021-2022, 2022-2023, 2023-2024

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Online course available to all JSBE students


Compelling images are essential for all business activities, including internal and external communication with various stakeholders.

This self-contained, online course covers the basic steps of photo production: initial ideation, bringing your idea to life, and finally editing your work with Photoshop.

Today, smartphones offer great photo shooting opportunities and for this course students should plan to use their own smartphones for taking pictures.  

Contents of the course are related to the following working skills (generic skills)

  • creative thinking
  • problem solving 

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the students will be able to

  • Plan and carry out a basic photo session for various needs: taking pictures of people vs landscapes; indoors vs outdoors, dealing with natural vs artificial light (20% of content)
  • Learn to navigate basic Photoshop tools- Learn to use Layers, Groups and Guides
  • Learn to use Image Adjustments
  • Complete a basic photo editing process using Photoshop including changing colouring and background in pictures, adding/removing objects/text from pictures  

Description of prerequisites

No pre-requisites 

Study materials

All learning materials are available in Moodle. Learning materials consist of expert guidance videos and demonstrations.

Completion methods

Method 1

Only for JSBE students
Evaluation criteria:
Assessment is based on students submitting raw images together with the images edited as per instructions.
Select all marked parts
Parts of the completion methods

Independent study (2 cr)

Independent study
Grading scale:
Pass - fail