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Photoshop 101 Rookie

Description
This class provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe Photoshop effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through to intermediate techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will use Adobe Photoshop tools for painting, retouching and enhancing images.

Prerequisites
This class is for all levels of Photoshop users, for those who are completely new to the application through to seasoned users may wish to take this class to rid themselves of those bad Photoshop habits.

Assumed Knowledge
Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example; you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.

Skills
Enhance an image by removing colour cast
Compensate for flash lightning and red eyes
Increase/Decrease the contrast and brightness of your artwork
Create simple compositions by blending images together
Use colour in Photoshop effectively
Create type and produce simple adverts
Output an artwork for web


  • Course content

    Introductory level

    The Adobe Photoshop environment:
    Controlling the workspace
    The screen layout
    Navigation and zoom shortcuts
    Working with selections

    What are selections, and why are they useful?
    Creating selections using the Marquee tools
    The Lasso tools
    The Magic Wand and Quick Selection tools
    Adding to or deleting from selections
    Saving and loading selections
    Cropping and rotating an image
    Fixing problem images

    Using Levels to fix tone range
    Using Curves to fix contrast
    The Clone Stamp and Heal tools
    Shadow and highlight adjustments
    Fixing colour with Variations
    Hue and saturation controls
    Blurring and sharpening filters
    Painting and retouching Images

    Creating, saving and loading custom colours
    The Paintbrush tools
    Creating and using new brushes
    Digital darkroom techniques
    Creating and editing gradients
    Working with layers

    Layers and selections
    The Transform commands
    Building layered compositions
    Merging layers
    Applying transparency
    Basic layer blending modes
    Adding text layers
    Adjustment layers
    Special effects
    Layer masks
    Saving files

    Choosing the right colour mode
    Adjusting resolution and image size
    Cropping or enlarging the canvas
    File formats
    Optimising images for the web
    Merging layers

    Applying transparency
    Basic layer blending modes
    Adding text layers
    Adjustment layers
    Special effects
    Layer masks
    Saving files

    Choosing the right colour mode
    Adjusting resolution and image size
    Cropping or enlarging the canvas
    File formats
    Optimising images for the web

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