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Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC

Course Details
Code: PS-CC-INTRO
Tuition (USD): $1,495.00 • Classroom (3 days)
$1,495.00 • Virtual (3 days)

This 3-day course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, tricks, and tips for using Photoshop CC. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice

Who Can Benefit

Adobe Photoshop has become an industry standard for so many different disciplines including desktop publishing, multimedia design, web design, digital video editing, and much more. Photoshop is often a prerequisite for many other software programs, and is the one program that everyone in every area of digital media should know.

Prerequisites

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows

Course Details

Understanding How Digital Images Work

  • Understanding RGB and CMYK color models (additive and Subtractive)
  • Image size Vs. Resolution - What’s the difference?
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio - Are all pixels square?
  • Bits per channel - what does that mean?
  • Alpha Channel - Why is this important to us?

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Setting tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Finding resources for using Photoshop

Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Selecting from a center point
  • Resizing and copying a selection
  • Cropping an image

Layer Basics

  • About layers
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Updating layer effects
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and saving files

Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
  • Adjusting the color and tone
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Using content-aware fill
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Sharpening the image

Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

  • Adjusting shadows and highlights
  • Camera Shake Reduction
  • Correcting red eye
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field
  • Extending objects with the Content-Aware Move tool
  • Adding interactive blur
  • Photo Merge
  • Auto-align layers
  • Content-aware scaling
  • Content-aware fill

Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels

Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type
  • Working with type styles
  • Adding a rounded rectangle
  • Adding vertical text

Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Using paths with artwork
  • Creating vector objects for the background
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object

Saving your files

  • Understanding file types
  • The right file for the right job