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Web, Graphic Design and Multimedia

Adobe® Photoshop® CS5

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


This course takes a top to bottom approach of teaching you the basics of the Photoshop environment and shows you some of the intermediate to advances tools and features. Instructor Mark Lassoff will show you how to use the many filters and effects to help you master Photoshop and enhance your digital images and artwork. At the end of this course you will be prepared to take the Adobe Photoshop certification exam.


Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Adobe Exams
  • Project Requirements
  • Project Audience
  • Project Specifications
  • Project Management
  • Team Communication

Section B: CS5 Interface Overview

  • Starting Photoshop
  • Tools and Panels
  • Rearranging Panels
  • Using Predesigned Layouts
  • Saving Workspaces
  • Photoshop Toolbar
  • Toolsets
  • Context Sensitive Options
  • Zoom Tool and Image Navigation
  • Getting Help

Section C: Making Selections

  • Geometric Selection Tools
  • Add to/Remove from Selection
  • Feathering
  • Move/Transform Selection
  • Save and Recall
  • Lasso Tool
  • Magic Wand Tool
  • Quick Selection Tool
  • Selection Refinement Tools
  • Basic Transformation

Section D: Correcting Basic Image Problems

  • Cropping Images
  • Straightening Images
  • Color Correction
  • Image Vibrancy
  • Color Balance
  • Black and White Points
  • Color Curves and Levels
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Shadows/Highlights
  • Automatic Color Correction
  • Healing Tool
  • Content-Aware Fill

Section E: Working with Layers

  • Creating New Layers
  • New Layer via Copy
  • Layer Order
  • Layer Groups
  • Working with Multiple Layers
  • Aligning and Distributing Layers
  • Layer Comps
  • Layer Effects
  • Layer Styles
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Working with Gradients

Session 2

Section A: Resolution, Color, and File Formats

  • Changing Image Resolution
  • Resolution vs. Physical Size
  • RGB vs. CMYK
  • Lab Color and Grayscale
  • Duotone Images
  • Saving Images for Print
  • Preparing Images for Web
  • GIFs
  • JPGs
  • PNGs
  • Saving as a PDF

Section B: Digital Painting

  • The Brush Tool
  • Using Brush Sets
  • Brush Modes
  • History Brush
  • The Pencil Tool
  • The Dodge Tool
  • The Burn Tool
  • Blending Modes
  • Creating Custom Brushes
  • Creating and Applying Patterns
  • Puppet Warp

Section C: Working with Vector Tools

  • Vector vs. Raster Graphics
  • The Pen Tool
  • Direct Selection Tool
  • Converting Anchor Points
  • Drawing Shapes
  • Paths Panel

Section D: Working with Masks and Channels

  • Masks vs. Channels
  • Using the Masks Panel
  • Masking by Color Range
  • Applying Masks
  • Quick Mask Mode
  • Creating Channels
  • Editing and Viewing Channels

Section E: Working with Type

  • Adding Text
  • Antialiasing, Alignment, and Color
  • Text Effects
  • Character and Paragraph Panel Options
  • Rasterizing Type
  • Warping Text
  • Clipping Masks

Session 3

Section A: Smart Objects and Filters

  • Applying Filters
  • Render Filters
  • Drop Shadows and Borders
  • Effects vs. Filters
  • Copying Layer Styles
  • Creating Smart Objects
  • Filtering Smart Objects

Section B: Working with 3D Objects

  • Vanishing Point Filter
  • Cloning
  • More Vanishing Point Options
  • 3D Postcard Effect
  • 3D Shapes from Layers
  • 3D Text

Section C: Slicing for Web Export

  • Slicing Strategy
  • Slice Tool
  • Slice Select Tool
  • Optimizing Slices
  • Previewing Sliced Document
  • Saving Rollover Slices
  • Zoomify

Section D: Automation with Photoshop

  • Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Adobe Device Central
  • Using Actions
  • Creating Custom Actions
  • Batch Actions
  • Creating Droplets
  • Adobe Bridge

Section E: Advanced Color

  • Color Management Issues
  • Understanding Out of Gamut Color
  • Gamut Warnings View
  • Using and Saving Swatches
  • Color Libraries
  • Managing Color Settings

Section F: Working with Camera Raw

  • Camera Raw Processing
  • Camera Raw Adjustment Settings
  • Image Adjustment Tools
  • Camera Raw Preferences
  • Image Correction Tools
  • Save Options
  • Adding Metadata and Keywords
  • Copyrights and Open With Options

Web-based, self-paced eLearning.