Overview

Adobe PhotoShop has long helped graphic designers bring their visions to life in advertisements, magazine layouts, billboards, and virtually every other medium. Wether you create images professionally or just want pro essional results, you can count on Adobe PhotoShop for the ultimate in creative control. At the end of this course the learner will be able to create and edit images, retouch and correct adjustments.


Duration

3 days

Outline

Work Environment
■ Looking at the Work Area ■ Working in 64 and 32 bit modes ■ Customising Preferences & Keyboard Shortcuts ■ Using the tools & Tool Options

Using Adobe Bridge
■ Viewing & Editing Files ■ Reading MetaData & Applying Keywords ■ Searching & Filtering ■ Favourites & Collections ■ Introducing Task Automation ■ Exploring Mini Bridge

Working With Selections
■ About selecting & selection tools ■ Rectangular & Oval selections ■ Lasso tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool ■ Magic Wand ■ Quick Selection Tool ■ Feathering - softening selection edges ■ Selecting by Colour

Understanding Layers
■ Background layers ■ Creating layers ■ Rearrange & editing layers ■ Opacity & Layer Blending Modes ■ Linking Layers ■ Applying Layer Styles ■ Flattening Layers ■ Layer Comps ■ Duplicating & Aligning Layers ■ Layer Groups

Transforming
■ Free Transform ■ Mathematical transforms: Flip, Rotate, Arbitrary ■ Scale, Skew, Distort, Perspective ■ Transform with Warp ■ Canvas Rotation

Basic Photo Corrections
■ Understanding Images: Raster & Vector ■ Image Resolution ■ Exposure & Balance ■ Tonal values & Photography ■ Image Adjustments Options ■ Working with the Adjustments Panel ■ Histogram ■ Levels Dialog Box ■ Curves Dialog Box ■ Straightening & Cropping ■ Using Automatic & Manual Adjustments - Contrast, Shadows & High- lights, Hue & Saturation ■ Replacing colours ■ Dodge, Sponge & Burn tools ■ Black & White Adjustment Feature

Retouching & Repairing
■ Clone Stamp Tool & Clone Panel Options ■ Pattern Tool ■ Spot Healing Brush ■ Healing Brush & Patch Tools ■ Red Eye Removal ■ Separate Layer retouching ■ Layers - Auto Align Layers ■ Spherical Alignment ■ Layers -Auto Blend Layers ■ Content Aware Healing & Fills ■ Typography ■ Adding Type ■ Character & Paragraph settings ■ Justi cation & Hyphenation ■ Tracking, Kerning & Leading ■ Warping Type ■ Type on a Path ■ Vertical Type

Colour Modes
■ Creating New Colour Swatches ■ Creating Colour Blends/ Gradients ■ Applying colour & gradients ■ Hue Sampling Ring

Brushes
■ Working with brushes ■ Changing Brush Options

Correcting Digital Photographs
■ About Camera Raw ■ Processing Files in Camera Raw ■ Merging exposure and application of advanced colour correction ■ Correcting digital photographs in Phoptoshop ■ Correcting image distortion ■ Working with depth of field ■ Quick Masks & Gradient Masks

Creating & Editing Quick Masks
■ Saving selections as Masks ■ Alpha Channels ■ Loading Masks as selections ■ Editing Masks ■ Extracting Images ■ Applying Filter Effects to Masked selections ■ Creating Gradient Masks

Vector Drawing: Paths
■ Pen Tool ■ Using Paths ■ Scaleable Objects ■ Shape Layer ■ Importing Smart Objects (Illustrator/ Acrobat) ■ Complex Path editing ■ Compound Paths ■ Saving Paths ■ Clipping & Work Paths ■ Filling & Stroking paths, selections

Filters
■ Using filters ■ Gamut & Workflow aspects ■ Stacking Orders & Saving multiple filters ■ Fading Filters (Opacity & Blend Modes) ■ Smart Filters ■ Creating, Saving & Editing Smart filters

Working with 3D images
■ Creating a 3D shape from a layer ■ Manipulating 3D objects ■ Using 3D panels to adjust lighting and surface textures ■ Merging 2D onto 3D layers ■ Importing 3D Files ■ Painting onto a 3D object ■ Using Repoussé to create 3D text

Whats New
■ All-new Smart Sharpen ■ Intelligent upsampling ■ Camera Shake Reduction ■ Editable rounded rectangles ■ Improved 3D painting ■ Improved type styles ■ Improved 3D Scene panel ■ Improved 3D effects

*Please note that we offer free electronic support to clients on content covered on our courses.