Adobe Photoshop CS5: Intermediate

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT229

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For those who are already familiar with the fundamentals of Photoshop but wish they could get more from this immensely powerful and versatile application, this is a two day Adobe authorised intermediate level course designed to enable you to realise your creative and productive potential. In addition to Photoshop’s more advanced features, the course covers tone and colour correction, using adjustment layers and layer masks, retouching techniques, the new Refine Edge command, automating tasks, working with shapes and brushes and using powerful layering and filtering techniques.

This is a practical, hands-on course designed to enable you to work more quickly and effectively using Adobe Photoshop. Feel free to bring along examples of your work if you wish.

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Photoshop essentials (6 topics)

  • Essential keyboard shortcuts
  • Working smarter with Mini Bridge
  • Customising the workspace
  • Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Controlling menu item display
  • Saving custom workspaces

Tone and colour correction (8 topics)

  • Working with Adjustment Layers
  • The Adjustments panel
  • Assessing image faults
  • Tone Range and Contrast enhancements
  • Colour correction techniques
  • Working with levels and curves
  • Using Fixed Colour Samplers
  • Working with the Info panel

Further colour tools (6 topics)

  • Working with Camera RAW images
  • Selective colour adjustments
  • Editing Adjustment Layer Masks
  • Using the Target Adjustment panel
  • Black and White command
  • Image toning effects

Selection techniques (5 topics)

  • Quick Mask mode
  • Introducing Alpha channels
  • Working with Photoshop paths
  • Creating selections from paths
  • Using the Refine Edge command to mask fine details of an image

Retouching techniques (5 topics)

  • The Vanishing Point filter
  • Creating and editing perspective planes
  • Retouching in perspective
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Content Aware Scale

Automating tasks (7 topics)

  • The Actions panel
  • Working with folders
  • Recording Actions
  • Controlling Action playback
  • Inserting non-recordable items
  • Batch processing folders with Actions
  • Saving and loading panel sets

Layering techniques (6 topics)

  • Working faster and smarter using layers
  • The Auto Align Layers command
  • The Auto Blend Layers command
  • Cylindrical, Perspective and Reposition projections
  • Using Layer Blend Modes
  • Using Puppet Warp

Working with Layer Masks (5 topics)

  • Creative techniques with Layer Masks
  • Tools for editing Layer Masks
  • Working with the Masks panel
  • Adjusting Mask density and feathering
  • Using Clipping Groups

Smart Objects (3 topics)

  • Advantages of using Layers as Smart Objects
  • Converting Photoshop Layers to Smart Objects
  • Editing Smart Object content

Working with shapes (4 topics)

  • Vector shape tools
  • Creating custom shapes
  • Editing vector shapes using the Pen tool
  • Combining shapes

Working with brushes (3 topics)

  • Creating custom brushes
  • Working with Shape Dynamics and Scatter effects
  • Adjusting colour dynamics

Filter techniques (4 topics)

  • Working with Smart Filter layers
  • Creative effects with Smart Filters
  • Editing Filter Layer Masks
  • Adjusting filter blend controls

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