Adobe Photoshop CS3: Introduction

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT090

This course has been retired in favour of the CS4 and CS5 versions.

Modules

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PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIALS (8 topics)

  • The Photoshop interface
  • Organizing palettes
  • Customizing Palette display
  • Using the Tool Options bar
  • Using the Navigator palette
  • The History palette and multiple undo
  • History Brush and Snapshots
  • Using on-line help

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 (7 topics)

  • Working with Adobe Bridge
  • Creating New Documents
  • Cropping and rotating artwork
  • Changing image resolution and artwork size
  • Changing the Canvas Size
  • Making colour mode conversions
  • Saving and exporting files for web and print

CORRECTING AN IMAGE (7 topics)

  • Understanding image Histograms
  • Using the Info palette
  • Levels command
  • Adjusting Colour Balance
  • Variations command
  • Replacing object colour
  • Hue/Saturation command

DEFINING SELECTIONS (7 topics)

  • Lasso, Magic Wand and Marquee tools
  • Quick Selection tool
  • Selecting by colour range
  • Feathering selections
  • Modifying and transforming selection shape
  • Refine Edge command
  • Saving and loading selections

RE-TOUCHING TECHNIQUES (6 topics)

  • Dodge and Burn tools
  • Sharpen and Blur Filters
  • Focus tools
  • Clone and Heal tool
  • Using the Clone Source Palette
  • Red eye reduction

PAINTING AND DRAWING (7 topics)

  • Sampling and mixing paint and fill colours
  • Print and web safe colours
  • Working with Swatches
  • Using the Airbrush, Pencil and
  • Paintbrush tools
  • Using the Paint Bucket tool
  • Adding gradient fills and patterns

WORKING WITH LAYERS (15 topics)

  • Adding transparency to objects
  • Creating New paint and Fill Layers
  • Building a multi-layered document
  • Moving, scaling and rotating Layers
  • Applying shape distortions
  • Using guides, grids and rulers
  • Linking and aligning Layers
  • Locking and protecting Layers
  • Layer Groups
  • Creating Layer Effects
  • Adding Drop Shadow, Glow and Emboss treatments
  • Using the Layers Styles palette
  • Introducing Layer Masks
  • Merging and flattening layers
  • Exporting layered documents

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 (4 topics)

  • Using Photoshop Filters
  • Working with the Filter Gallery
  • Smart Filter Layers
  • Using the Liquify command

PRINTING AND OPTIMIZING DOCUMENTS (4 topics)

  • Printing from Photoshop
  • The Save for Web command
  • Previewing Web images
  • Understanding image compression and optimization settings

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