Adobe Photoshop CS4: Advanced

1 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT136

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Harness the full power and creativity of Adobe Photoshop CS4 with this Adobe authorised one day power-user course. The course includes advanced colour techniques, advanced selection techniques, working with 3D layers, working with Smart Objects and efficient layering and filtering techniques.

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Photoshop essentials (4 topics)

  • Essential shortcuts changes in CS4
  • Using spring loaded shortcuts
  • Setting colour profiles for screen and print
  • Using scripts and extensions

Colour techniques (5 topics)

  • Working with Adjustment Layers
  • Using the Adjustments Panel
  • Working with Curves
  • The Channel Mixer command
  • Using Blend modes to manipulate tone and colour

Selection techniques (5 topics)

  • Working with Alpha channels
  • Selections in Alpha channels
  • Building selections from Colour Channels
  • Combining Alpha Channels using image calculations
  • Using Alpha Channels as Layer Masks

Layer techniques (8 topics)

  • Working with Smart Objects
  • Nesting Layers within Smart Objects
  • Using the Masks panel
  • The Mask Edge command
  • Cut out techniques with Layer Masks
  • Applied effects using Layer Blend modes
  • Neutral Fill layers
  • Using Blend If sliders

Working with 3D layers (7 topics)

  • Importing models as 3D layers
  • Editing diffuse textures
  • Creating primitives
  • Applying 2D images to 3D primitives
  • Object and camera transformations
  • Editing and creating lights
  • Viewing cross sections and render modes

Introducing video layers (3 topics)

  • Timeline based animations
  • Creating video layers
  • Working with keyframes and tweening

Filter techniques (4 topics)

  • Working with Smart Filter layers
  • Using the Lens Blur filter
  • Creating progressive focus effects
  • Using Alpha Channels with filters

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

  • Adobe Photoshop CS4: Introduction

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  • Adobe Photoshop CS4: Intermediate

    This is a two day Adobe authorised intermediate level course which will enable you to realise your creative and productive potential

    2 Day Course Hands On Training Official Curriculum Course Code MT137
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