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Web, Graphic Design and Multimedia

Adobe® Photoshop® CS4

eLearning Hours: 
7
Price: 
$215.00
Audience: 

Photographers, graphic artists, web designers, media designers and multimedia producers.

Overview: 

This course explains everything you need to create professional-quality Photoshop documents and take your digital art from good to fantastic. Instructor Sandra Burns explains the basics behind working with raster images and shows you how to work more efficiently in the Photoshop workspace. You will also learn to work with camera raw files and properly prepare for output. At the conclusion of this course you will be prepared to pass the ACE Program exam for Photoshop CS4 (9A0-094).

Topics: 

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Photoshop Editions
  • Adobe Certified Expert Program
  • Opening PSCS4
  • Quick Tour
  • Workspaces
  • Arranging and Docking Panels
  • Saving Workspaces

Section B: Application Frame

  • Working with Sample Files
  • Using Application Frame
  • Viewing Tools
  • Zoom Tool
  • Arrange Documents

Section C: Working with Images

  • View Menu
  • Understanding Resolution
  • Using Zoom Shortcuts
  • Image Size
  • Interpolation
  • Canvas Size

Section D: Selection Tools

  • Lasso Tools
  • Save Selection
  • Quick Mask
  • Arranging Document 2-Up
  • Move Tool
  • Transform Tool
  • Layers Panel
  • Save As PSD
  • Magic Wand Tool
  • Using Quick Mask
  • Refining Selections
  • Refine Edge Option

Section E: Layers

  • Working with Layers
  • Locked Layers
  • Quick Select / Inverse Selections
  • Arranging Layers
  • Duplicate Layer
  • Layer Options
  • Layer Group

Session 2

Section A: Advanced Layers

  • Layer Composition
  • Add New Adjustment Layer
  • Using Layer Comps
  • Adding Notes
  • History Panel

Section B: Image Adjustments

  • Making Image Adjustments
  • Desaturate Adjustments
  • Shadows/Highlights
  • Color Balance
  • Photo Filter
  • Comparing Results
  • Levels
  • Curves

Section C: Working with Filters

  • Setting Up for Filters
  • Filter Gallery
  • Filter Options
  • More Filtering Options

Section D: Working with Text

  • Typography Workspace
  • Font Options
  • Character Panel Options
  • Paragraph Panel Options

Section E: Working with Styles

  • Layer Styles
  • Create New Style
  • Style Panel Options

Section F: Photo Retouching

  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Patch Tool
  • Healing Brush Tool
  • Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • Red Eye Tool
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Cropping Images

Section G: Working with Actions

  • Understanding Image Modes
  • Convert to Duotone
  • Vignette Action
  • Creating Actions
  • Applying Actions

Session 3

Section A: Web and Vector Tools

  • Cropping Images
  • Creating Vector Shapes
  • Adding Text to Buttons
  • Duplicating Objects
  • Aligning Buttons
  • Adding Layer Styles to Buttons
  • Slicing Objects
  • Edit Slice Options

Section B: Bridge

  • Bridge Layout
  • Filmstrip View
  • Downloading Images
  • Batch Renaming
  • Batch Automation
  • Merge to HDR
  • HDR
  • Photomerge

Section C: Camera Raw

  • Camera Raw and DNG
  • Camera Raw Metadata
  • Camera in Photoshop
  • Additional Menus
  • Presets
  • Tools
  • Save Options

Section D: File Formats

  • Understanding File Formats
  • Common File Formats
  • BMP
  • GIF
  • JPEG, PNG, and TIFF
  • Adobe File Formats
  • Save As Options

Section E: Managing Color

  • Monitor Calibration
  • Bit Depth
  • Color Gamut
  • Edit Color Settings
  • Color Management Options
  • Color Libraries
  • Color Swatches
  • Additional Extensions

Section F: Preparing for Output

  • Printing Options
  • Creating PDFs
  • PDF Save Settings
  • View Saved PDF
  • Settings for Web
  • GIF Settings
  • Individual Slice Compression
  • Saving the Settings
  • View Saved Web File
  • Web Photo Gallery
  • Contact Sheet
  • Picture Package
  • Device Central
Instruction Methodology: 

Web-based, self-paced eLearning.