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Adobe Photoshop Essentials

Adobe Photoshop Essentials

Duration: 20

Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essential
 
Overview
This course is centred on the manipulation of digital images through image preparation, image editing, and image creation.  You will learn how to create a new image, crop, transform, retouch, paint, enhance, resize and add artistic touches.  Selection methods and working with layers are also dealt with.
 
Audience
Anyone needing to use Photoshop to manipulate images or those wanting to know the basics with a view to using it with other applications e.g. Pagemaker or InDesign.
 
Course Objectives
At the end of this course, delegates will be able to:
Use tools/palettes effectively and understand the terminology
Select images using a variety of ways and Crop and Transform them
Resize images, change resolution, retouch and repair photos
Understand and work with Layers, Masks and Channels
Optimise graphics for printing and use with the web
 
Prerequisites
No prior knowledge of Photoshop is assumed.
 
Course Contents: 
 
Essentials
The Photoshop Screen
Getting to know the Tools & Palettes
Using guides, grids and rulers
Navigation and Zoom shortcuts
Selections
Why use Selections?
Creating selections using Marquee tools
The Lasso tools
The Magic Wand and Quick Selection tools
Adding or Deleting from selections
Saving and Loading selections
Controlling Tonal Values
Creating Toned and Tinted Images
Selecting by colour range
Feathering selections
Quick Mask mode
Correcting an Image
Using the Histogram palette
Fixing colour with variations
Using Levels and Curves to fix tone & contrast
Colour balance and variations
Hue and saturation controls
The Vibrance command
Re-Touching Techniques
Custom colours
Dodge and burn tools
Crop and rotate artwork
Sharpen and Blur filters
Focus tools
The Clone & Heal tools
The Healing Brush tools
The Colour Replace tool
Red eye reduction
Digital darkroom techniques
Creating and editing gradients
Filters, Painting and Drawing
Using Filters and Plug-ins
Using the Unsharp Mask
Cloning Images
Using the Burn/Dodge/Sponge Tool
Mixing and applying paint and fill colours
Print and web safe colours
Using the Airbrush, Pencil, Paintbrush and Eyedropper tools
Using the Paint Bucket tool
Drawing shapes
Creating vector shape layers
Polygon, line and custom shape tools
The add, subtract, intersect commands
Editing vector shapes using the pen tools
Adding colour fills, gradients and patterns
Working with Layers
Creating and Viewing multiple Layers
Moving, scaling and rotating layers
Linking & aligning Layers
Merging, Flattening and Saving Layers
Locking and protecting layers
Layer groups
Applying and editing type
Rasterizing shape and text layers
Saving and flattening layered files
Merging layers
Applying transparency
Basic layer blending modes
Text layers
Adjustment layers
Special effects
Drop shadows, glows and embossing
Layer masks
Working with Text
New Features
Creating a Text Layer
Text Paragraphs
Adding Text Effects
Painting Text   
Text anti-aliasing
Special Effects
Using Photoshop filters
Working with the Filter Gallery
Fading the effects of filters
Saving Files
File formats
Choosing the right colour mode
Adjusting resolution and image size
Cropping or enlarging the canvas
Printing and Optimising Documents
Colour modes, resolution & image size
Printing from Photoshop
Printing from other applications
The Save for web command
Creating transparent GIF files