Photoshop CC Advanced: Print and Photography

This 2-day course provides a thorough overview for experienced users who wish to further their effectiveness on Photoshop. The course trains photographers and designers how to catalogue their work as...

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$1,195 USD
Course Code PS-ADV-PRINT-PHOTO
Duration 2 days
Available Formats Classroom, Virtual
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This 2-day course provides a thorough overview for experienced users who wish to further their effectiveness on Photoshop. The course trains photographers and designers how to catalogue their work as well as how to enhance their photographs. Because this class is aimed mainly at Photographers and artists who work with photographs, we have included Lighroom and Camera RAW in the lessons.

  • This course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.

Prerequisites

Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience.

Course Details

Lesson 1: How digital images work

  • Understating image size and resolution
  • Understanding DPI and PPI
  • Understanding additive and subtractive colors
  • PSD, TIFF & other formats (lossy vs lossless)

Lesson 2: Adobe Bridge

  • Working with Adobe Bridge
  • Workspace
  • Viewing and managing files
  • Running automated tasks
  • Metadata and keywords
  • Mini Bridge

Lesson 3: Camera RAW

  • Understanding Camera RAW
  • Processing CameraRAW files
  • Cropping, straightening and White Balacing
  • Exposure and advanced color correction
  • Open RAW as a Smart Object
  • Synchronize adjustments
  • Export as DNG
  • Open in Photoshop

Lesson 4: Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Vector drawing
  • The Pen tool
  • Using paths with artwork
  • Creating vector objects for the background
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object
  • Alpha channels vs. Paths
  • Importing vector graphics & Illustrator files
  • Vector masks & opacity masks
  • Creating and saving a custom shape

Lesson 5: Advanced Layering

  • Getting started
  • Clipping a layer to a shape
  • Setting up a Vanishing Point grid
  • Placing imported artwork
  • Adding artwork in perspective
  • Placing the side panel artwork using Vanishing Point
  • Adding more artwork in perspective
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Working with layer comps
  • Managing layers
  • Flattening a layered image
  • Merging layers and layer groups (smart object)
  • Modes for groups
  • Layer and Vector Masks for Groups

Lesson 6: Adjustment Layers & Filters

  • Working with Adjustment Layers
  • Working with Filters
  • The filter Gallery
  • Smart Objects (Photoshop, Illustrator and RAW)
  • Smart Filters

Lesson 7: Photomerge

  • Creating panoramas with photomerge
  • Stacking Images
  • 16-bit & 32-bit color space
  • Creating High Dynamic Range (HDR) files

Lesson 8: Layer Comps

  • Understanding Layer Comps
  • Using Layer Comps
  • Exporting Layer Comps

Lesson 9: Actions & Scripts

  • Understanding Actions
  • Using Actions
  • Creating Actions
  • Batch Processing
  • Using the Bridge to create web galleries & PDF presentations
  • Using Scripts
  • Script Event Manager to use actions and scripts together
  • Exporting layered files to desktop publishing applications

Lesson 10: Touch Up Tricks

  • Using Adjustment Layers (with layer and vector masks)
  • Group Controls (Opacity and Modes)
  • Painting with light
  • Clone Source Panel with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Creating a pattern and saving a pattern
  • Displacement maps
  • About Adobe Exchange

Lesson 11: Brushes

  • Making a Preset Brush
  • Changing the attributes of a brush
  • Loading a Brush
  • Creating & saving a Brush
  • Painting with the Mixer Brush
  • Selecting Brush Settings
  • Mixing Colors
  • Mixing colors with a photograph

Lesson 12: Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • About color management
  • CMYK, RGB & LAB
  • Getting started
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image and printing a proof
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing vs. Exporting as PDF
  • Printing
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