Adobe Photoshop CS3: Intermediate

2 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code MT089

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

Modules

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PHOTOSHOP ESSENTIALS (5 topics)

  • Essential keyboard shortcuts
  • Using the Purge command
  • Working with libraries
  • Annotations
  • Working smarter with the Bridge

CUSTOMIZING THE WORKSPACE (4 topics)

  • Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
  • Controlling menu item display
  • Saving Custom Workspaces
  • Creating tool presets

TONE AND COLOUR CORRECTION (6 topics)

  • Assessing image faults
  • Tone Range and Contrast enhancements
  • Colour correction techniques
  • Working with Levels and Curves
  • Introducing Fixed Colour Samplers
  • Working with the Info Palette

FURTHER COLOUR TOOLS (7 topics)

  • Working with Adjustment layers
  • Editing Adjustment Layer Masks
  • Changing Adjustment Layer content
  • The Selective Colour command
  • Black and White command
  • Image Toning effects
  • The Shadow Highlight command

SELECTION TECHNIQUES (6 topics)

  • Quick Mask mode
  • Alpha Channels
  • Working with Photoshop Paths
  • Creating Selections from Paths
  • The Extract command
  • Refine Edge command

RETOUCHING TECHNIQUES (6 topics)

  • Clone Source Palette
  • Working with Clone Source Overlays
  • The Vanishing Point Filter
  • Creating and editing Perspective Planes
  • Re-touching in Perspective
  • Blurring and noise reduction

AUTOMATING TASKS (7 topics)

  • The Actions palette
  • Working with Folders
  • Recording Actions
  • Controlling Action Playback
  • Inserting non-recordable Items
  • Batch processing folders with Actions
  • Saving and loading Palette Sets

WORKING WITH SHAPES (5 topics)

  • Vector Shape tools
  • Editing Vector Shapes using the Pen Tools
  • Combining Shapes with
  • add, subtract and intersect commands
  • Creating Custom Shapes

WORKING WITH BRUSHES (5 topics)

  • Creating Custom Brushes
  • Working with the Brushes Palette
  • Working with Shape Dynamics and Scatter effects
  • Adjusting Colour Dynamics
  • Adding stroke effects to Paths

LAYERING TECHNIQUES (17 topics)

  • Working faster
  • and smarter in Layers
  • Auto-Align Layers command
  • Auto Blend Layers command
  • Working with Smart Object Layers
  • Editing Smart Object content
  • Rasterizing Smart Object Layers
  • Techniques with Layer Masks
  • Useful tools for editing Layer Masks
  • Grouping Layers with Clipping Masks
  • Solid Colour and Gradient Fill Layers
  • Working with Layer Styles
  • Fill Opacity vs. general Opacity
  • Using Image Warp Transformations
  • Wrapping artwork
  • Free Transform and Alignment commands
  • Creating and Applying Layer Comps

FILTER TECHNIQUES (4 topics)

  • More useful Filters
  • Working with Smart Filter Layers
  • Stacking Smart Filter effects
  • Editing Filter Masks and Blend controls

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