Adobe Photoshop CS5: Introduction

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT215

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Adobe Photoshop is the worldwide industry standard software for working with digital images. Whether you are using Photoshop for print or the web, this extremely popular course has proved to be the most efficient and effective way of getting started in Adobe Photoshop CS5.

The course covers all major Photoshop features including compositing images, graphics and text, making colour corrections to an image, understanding resolution, creating a montage, using Photoshop filters, the new brush tools introduced in Photoshop CS5, working with layers and channels and preparing images for use in print and the web.

This is an Adobe authorised training course which will allow you to radically increase your creative options.

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Photoshop essentials (5 topics)

  • The Photoshop interface
  • Working with tabbed windows
  • Image Navigation tools
  • Using the History panel and multiple undo
  • History brush and snapshots

The characteristics of a Photoshop file (4 topics)

  • Pixels and paint programs
  • Image resolution, dimensions and file size
  • Understanding colour channels and modes
  • Understanding file formats

Setting basic image characteristics (6 topics)

  • Working with Mini Bridge
  • Creating new documents
  • Cropping, rotating and straightening artwork
  • Changing image resolution and artwork size
  • Making colour mode conversions
  • Saving and exporting files for web and print

Correcting an image (7 topics)

  • Understanding image Histograms
  • Using the Info panel
  • Using the Levels command
  • Checking for colour casts
  • Adjusting colour balance
  • Replacing object colour
  • Editing Hue and Saturation

Defining selections (5 topics)

  • Lasso and marquee tools
  • Quick Selection and Magic Wand tools
  • Feathering selections
  • Modifying and transforming selection shape
  • Saving and loading selections

Retouching techniques (5 topics)

  • Using the Dodge and Burn tools
  • Working with the Focus tools
  • The Clone and Heal tools
  • Removing imperfections and unwanted details
  • Using Content Aware Fill

Working with paint and colour (6 topics)

  • Using the Eyedropper tool
  • Mixing paint and fill colours
  • Print and web safe colours
  • The Paint Brush tool
  • Adding solid colour fills
  • Adding a gradient fill

Working with layers (8 topics)

  • Adding transparency to objects
  • Building a multi-layered document
  • Moving, scaling and rotating layers
  • Linking layers
  • Locking and protecting layers
  • Creating layer groups
  • Merging and flattening layers
  • Exporting layered documents

Creative techniques using layers (6 topics)

  • Creating layers for paint and fill effects
  • Layer opacity and blends
  • Adding layer effects
  • Adding drop shadows
  • Glow and emboss treatments
  • Introducing layer masks

Shape and text layers (5 topics)

  • Introducing vector shape layers
  • Polygons, lines and custom shapes
  • Working with the Text tool
  • Adjusting character attributes
  • Text anti-aliasing

Special effects with filters (4 topics)

  • Using Photoshop filters
  • Sharpen and Blur filters
  • Using Smart Filter layers
  • Using the Liquify command

Printing and optimising documents (3 topics)

  • Printing from Photoshop
  • The Save for Web and Devices command
  • Understanding image compression and optimisation settings

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