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Training in Versions?CS6, CS5, CS4
Class Length?2 Days
Delivery?This class may be delivered on-site or remotely.

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard image edit­ing soft­ware, used world­wide by pro­fes­sional pho­tog­ra­phers, ama­teur pho­tog­ra­phers, design­ers, and hob­by­ists who want to per­fect their dig­i­tal images, cre­ate stun­ning graph­ics, and look their best in print. It’s used by pro­fes­sion­als in many fields, includ­ing film and video, graphic and web design, and mobile design and devel­op­ment. Photoshop Extended, which includes all the fea­tures of the stan­dard edi­tion of Photoshop as well as addi­tional spe­cial­ized tools, is used by pro­fes­sion­als in 3D and motion, man­u­fac­tur­ing and prod­uct design, med­i­cine and sci­ence, foren­sics and law enforce­ment, and archi­tec­ture and construction.

Photoshop—both editions—helps you cre­ate breath­tak­ing images, video, and art that sets your work apart in print, on the Web, and on mobile devices.

What You Will Learn

  • Photo Retouching and Editing
  • Working with Selections
  • Working with the Layers in Photoshop
  • Working with Masks and Channels
  • Camera RAW and Photoshop
  • Typographic Design
  • Compositing and Printing in Photoshop

Lesson Outline

The fol­low­ing is a list of pos­si­ble top­ics for you to use as a guide. Your course will be fully cus­tomized to your unique goals, work­flow, and learn­ing pace. Because every course Workflow Creative teaches is fully cus­tomized to each group, the fol­low­ing list of top­ics to be learned should be con­sid­ered a guide­line, one that will be expanded or altered as required to fit your needs.

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Using the options bar and other panels
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Finding resources for using Photoshop
  • Checking for updates

Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Getting started
  • Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
  • Straightening and crop­ping the image in Photoshop
  • Replacing col­ors in an image
  • Adjusting sat­u­ra­tion with the Sponge tool
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
  • Saving the image for four-color printing

Working with Selections

  • About select­ing and selec­tion tools
  • Getting started
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selec­tions
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Cropping an image and eras­ing within a selection

Layer Basics

  • About lay­ers
  • Getting started
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging lay­ers
  • Applying a gra­di­ent to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Adding an adjust­ment layer
  • Updating layer effects
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and sav­ing files

Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

  • Getting started
  • About cam­era raw files
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Applying advanced color correction
  • Correcting dig­i­tal pho­tographs in Photoshop
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field

Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels

Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Getting started
  • Creating a clip­ping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing para­graphs of type

Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vec­tor graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Getting started
  • Using paths with artwork
  • Creating vec­tor objects for the background
  • Working with defined cus­tom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object

Advanced Compositing

  • Getting started
  • Assembling a mon­tage of images
  • Applying fil­ters
  • Hand-coloring selec­tions on a layer
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Adding drop shad­ows and a border
  • Matching color schemes across images
  • Automating a mul­ti­step task
  • Stitching a panorama
  • Finishing the image

Editing Video

  • Getting started
  • Creating a new video project
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Creating effects
  • Adding tran­si­tions
  • Adding audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering video

Painting with the Mixer Brush

  • About the Mixer Brush
  • Getting started
  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing col­ors
  • Creating a cus­tom brush preset
  • Mixing col­ors with a photograph

Working with 3D Images

  • Getting started
  • Creating a 3D shape from a layer
  • Manipulating 3D objects
  • Adding 3D objects
  • Merging 3D lay­ers to share the same 3D space
  • Positioning objects in a scene
  • Applying mate­ri­als to 3D objects
  • Lighting a 3D scene
  • Rendering a 3D scene

Preparing Files for the Web

  • Getting started
  • Creating slices
  • Exporting HTML and images
  • Using the Zoomify feature
  • Creating a web gallery

Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • About color management
  • Getting started
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image and print­ing a proof
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing