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Adobe Photoshop - Beg. - Adv.

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Adobe Photoshop - Beginner

In this course, you will learn to use several tools for moving, duplicating, resizing, and selecting parts of images. You will learn to use layers and apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture effects. Furthermore, you will use painting tools and blending modes to create shading effects, and perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. You will save images in formats to print use in Webs.

Prerequisites:

This course requires a basic understanding of computers, such as using pointer and input devices.

Audience:

People interested in modifying and adding special effects to images.

Course Outline:
Lesson 1: Photoshop's Environment

· Raster and Vector Graphics

· Photoshop Environment Elements

· Navigating in Photoshop

Lesson 2: Sizing Images

· Image Size and Resolution

· Cropping

Lesson 3: Selecting Image Areas

· Selecting Image Areas with the Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tools

· Selecting Image Areas with the Lasso Tools

· Save Selections

· Selecting Image Areas with the Magic Wand Tool

· Selecting Image Areas with the Magnetic Lasso Tool

· Modifying Selections

Lesson 4: Creating Image Composites

· Floating Versus Fixed Selections

· Undoing Previous Steps

· Copying Selections

· Creating Layers

· Transforming Layers

· Copying Layers Between Images

· Saving Images in Photoshop Format

· Arranging Layers

Lesson 5: Blending Composite Images

· Defringing

· Simulating Transparency with Opacity and Blending Modes

· Feathering Edges

Lesson 6: Image Modes

· Mode Characteristics

· Grayscale and Bitmap Modes

· Color Modes

Lesson 7: Color and Painting

· Selecting Colors

· Painting Tools

· Cloning Image Areas with the Clone Stamp Tool

Lesson 8: Enhancing Images with Text and Special Effects

· Type Layers

· Layer Effects

· Filters

· Merging and Flattening Layers

Lesson 9: Adjusting Images

· Levels Adjustment Layers

· Toning Tools

· Hue/Saturation

Lesson 10: Saving Completed Images

· Topic 10A: Saving for Use in Print Applications

· Topic 10B: Saving for the Web

Adobe Photoshop - Advanced

Who should attend this Adobe Photoshop course?

Our Photoshop Intermediate course is aimed at delegates with previous experience of Photoshop. You may be self taught, taught by a colleague or have attended one of our Photoshop Introduction courses.

What are the benefits of attending this course?

The course will take a look at Photoshop tools, shortcuts and techniques which will maximise productivity and save you from hours of experimentation and exploration. The course will cover alternative techniques and expand creative horizons.

Course Outline
Layers

· Using layers for photo-retouching

· Using layer styles

· Adding a layer mask

· Setting blend modes

· Fast layer navigation

· Organizing layers

· Copying objects to a new layer for editing

· Using a script to export layers to files

· Creating clipping groups

Layer Compositions

· Creating a new layer composition

· Setting layer composition options

· Updating the layer composition

· Duplicating a layer composition

· Using scripts to export layer compositions to a PDF file

Photomerge

· Create a panoramic image

· Selecting images to merge

· Using drag and drop to position the images

Automated Options

· Batch processing with actions

· Toggle dialog on/off in an action

· Inserting a stop in an action

· Creating a PDF presentation

· Using picture package feature

· Purge

Retouching

· Using the spot healing brush tool

· Colour correction tips

· Matching colours

· Simulate painted effects

Customising the Photoshop Environment

· Saving and loading workspaces

· Customising menus

Adobe Bridge

· Managing Assets in Adobe Bridge

· Explore Adobe Bridge

· Sharpening an image

Masking with Vector Paths

· Create Vector Paths

· Edit Paths

· Mask an Image with a Path

Filling Image Areas

· Fill Image Areas with Swatch Colours

· Create Gradients

· Create Patterns

Creating Special Effects

· Distort Editable Type

· Create Layer Comps

· Control Cropping Precisely

· Restore Photographs

· Simulate Painted Effects

Actions

· Create an Action

· Manage Actions

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