Photoshop

This course teaches beginners, step-by-step, how to create cutting-edge graphics and special effects with Photoshop.
 

Target Audience:This Photoshop training is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. Training is available on Mac or PC. No prior experience of Photoshop is needed.

Detailed Course Outline:

Project 1: Getting to know Photoshop CS6 & Adobe Bridge

  • Bridge CS6 Interface
  • Workspaces: Essentials, Filmstrip, Metadata, Output
  • Creating “Favorites”Using Metadata Templates
  • Create a PDF contact sheet
  • Create a Web Photo Gallery
  • Run automated tasks from Bridge
  • Acquiring digital images from cameras
  • Organizing Content with Bridge
  • Label and Rate files
  • Applying Keywords to files
  • Batch rename files
  • Select images using Review Mode
  • Play Slide Shows from Bridge

Project 2: Cropping, Resizing, & Image Composition

  • Cropping for Composition
  • Cropping for Resizing and Resampling
  • Fixing Perspective
  • Straightening Images
  • Content Aware Scale
  • New Blur Gallery: Field Blur, Iris Blur & Tilt Shift
  • Combining Images to Create Depth of Field
  • Auto-Align Images & Auto-Blend Images
  • Resizing Images for the WebResizing Images for Print

Project 3: Working with Colors, Selection Tools & Layers

  • Creating a New Document
  • Selecting & Applying Colors
  • Selection Tools, Layers & Transforming
  • Using Defringe
  • Refining selection edges
  • Adding Canvas
  • Working with Type
  • Effects & Layer Styles
  • Smart Objects & Puppet Warp

Project 4: Non-Destructive Color Correction

  • Analyzing the Image-Histograms
  • Adjusting the Image with Adjustment
  • Layers
  • The Adjustments Panel: Brightness &Contrast, Levels; Curves; Vibrance; Color
  • Balance & Hue/Saturation
  • Using New Gradient Map Presets for Image Toning
  • The Properties Panel
  • Using the Eyedroppers in Levels
  • Using Masks on Adjustment Layers
  • Using Gradient Masks on Adjustment Layers
  • Using a Channel to Enhance a Mask
  • Masking on Different Adjustment Layers
  • Converting Color Images to Black & White

Project 5: Understanding Layers & Channels

  • New & Improved Layers Panel – CS6Working with Selection tools
  • Saving Selections & creating Alpha Channels
  • Loading Selections – using the Channel
  • Panel and Shortcuts Channel Operation
  • Image Channel, Spot Channel, Alpha Channel
  • Alpha Channels & Layer Transparency
  • Recoloring BW Image using Channels and Adjustment Layers

Project 6: Layer Mask, Smart Filters & Smart Objects

  • Creating Simple Bushes
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer Mask
  • Layer Mask From a Selection
  • Paste Into Clipping Mask
  • Smart Filters
  • Smart Objects

Project 7: Retouching and Restoring Images

  • Removing Flaws
  • Reducing Flaws
  • Whiten Teeth
  • Adjusting Tonal Regions
  • Copying a Layer Mask to Another Layer
  • Setting up the Comparison Image
  • Restoring Damaged Images
  • Removing Red Eye
  • Digital Sculpting with Liquify
  • Repairing Images in Perspective with Vanishing Point
  • Aligning & Masking Images to Remove Eye
  • Glass Glare

Project 8: Collaging & Compositing Images

  • Understanding the Rules of Compositing
  • Creating Selections
  • Using Quick Mask
  • Editing Masks
  • Pen Tool & Vector Paths
  • Smart Objects & Transforming Layers
  • Non-Destructive Filters
  • Layer Blending Modes
  • Create Atmosphere – add effects in your composition
  • Color Correction
  • Adding & Using a Custom Brush
  • Adding Canvas and a Fame

Project 9: Working with Vectors

  • Pen Tool & Path Panel
  • Manipulating a Path – Loading/Saving/Merging
  • Creating Work Path from Selection
  • Working with Redesigned Vector Layers
  • Define a Stroke and Fill for any Vector Layers
  • Solid, Patterns, and Gradients Fills
  • Shape Tool/ Shape Libraries
  • Smart Filter/ Smart Objects Layer Effects
  • Paste into Clipping Mask & Layer Mask

Project 10: Type Effects

  • Layer Effects: Advanced Features
  • Layer Blending Modes
  • Layer Transformation
  • Smart Objects/ Smart Filters
  • Image in a Layer Mask
  • Using Vector Shapes
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Creating a custom Style Panel

Extra Project: “Meerkat Manor” TV Guide Ad

  • Transparency Grid preferences
  • Masking Fur – Using the Eraser and Smudge Tool
  • Adding Layers
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Using Fills and Gradients
  • Applying Blend Modes and Opacity to layers
  • Working with Shape Layers
  • Adding Custom Shapes
  • Adding Type
  • Adding and Creating Layer Styles

Extra Project: Safari Swapped Skins

  • Liquify Filter
  • Applying Blend Modes and Opacity to Layers
  • Masking
  • Transforming, Duplicating & Flipping Layers

Extra Project: Creating a new Document

  • Selection Colors
  • Selection Tools: Magic Wand, Quick
  • Selection Tool, Color Range
  • Refine Edge
  • Transform Selection
  • Transform Layer
  • Adding Canvas
  • Working with Type
  • Effect and Layer Style
  • Puppet Warp and Smart Objects
Photoshop Training Schedule
Duration 24 hrs.
Next Batch Starting May 25, 2017
May 28, 2017