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Web, Graphic Design and Multimedia

Adobe® Photoshop® CS2

eLearning Hours: 
8
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. Expert instructor Andy Anderson provides a deep understanding of the Photoshop terminology, tools, preferences and menus. At the conclusion of the course, you will be able to plan and create dynamic photoshop layouts.

Topics: 

Session 1

Section A: Photoshop Essentials

  • Raster-Based Images
  • Vector-Based Images
  • Planning Projects
  • Interface
  • Navigating a Document

Section B: Photoshop Tools

  • Selection Tools
  • Options Bar
  • Enhancement Tools
  • Vector Tools
  • Adding Notes
  • Eyedropper Tool
  • Changing Screen Mode
  • Shortcuts and Menus
  • Saving and Resetting Workspace

Section C: Preferences and Presets

  • General
  • File Handling
  • Display & Cursors
  • Transparency & Gamut
  • Units & Rulers
  • Guides, Grid & Slices
  • Plug-Ins & Scratch Disks
  • Memory & Image Cache
  • Type
  • Presets

Section D: Getting Started

  • Creating a New Document
  • Opening Existing Documents
  • Using the Bridge

Section E: Working with Color

  • RGB
  • CMYK
  • Lab Color
  • Indexed Color
  • Changing Color Space

Section F: Modifying Images

  • Changing Image Size
  • Hidden Canvas
  • Cropping and Trimming

Section G: History Palette

  • Linear Palette
  • History Brush
  • Creating Snapshots
  • Using the History Brush

Section H: Saving Your Files

  • Working Folders
  • Print Formats
  • Internet Formats
  • Saving Option

Session 2

Section A: Photoshop Layers

  • Layer Types
  • Controlling Layers
  • Creating Layer Effects
  • Working with Masks
  • Creating a Mask

Section B: Working with Channels

  • Color Control
  • Storing Complex Selections
  • Image Adjustments

Section C: Paths in Photoshop

  • The Power of Paths
  • Adjusting Vector Paths
  • Creating Paths From Selections

Section D: Using Actions

  • Understanding Actions
  • Creating Actions
  • Recording Actions
  • Modifying Actions
  • Batch Processing

Section E: Using Selections

  • Understanding Selections
  • Selection Options
  • Selection with the Magic Wand
  • Selection with Color Range

Section F: Color Management

  • Color Settings
  • Color Calibration and Swatches
  • Custom Colors
  • Color Palettes

Section G: Mastering Painting

  • Painting Tools
  • Brush Tool with Options
  • Brushes and Blending Modes

Section H: Working with Layer Styles

  • Styles Palette
  • Saving to the Styles Palette
  • Using Styles with Clipping Groups

Section I: Type in Photoshop

  • Understanding Type Layers
  • Viewing Type
  • Placing Type on a Path
  • Type Masks
  • Converting Text

Session 3

Section A: Photoshop Filters

  • The Filter Gallery
  • Image Adjustments
  • Quick Mask Selections
  • Fade Filter Gallery

Section B: Image Enhancement

  • Adjustment Layers
  • Adjusting with Levels
  • Restoring Image Data
  • Using Threshold
  • Correcting with Curves
  • Creating Composite Images
  • Using the Clone Stamp
  • Using the Healing Brush
  • Using the Patch Tool

Section C: Photoshop for the Web

  • File Compression
  • Optimizing Images
  • Adjusting JPEG's
  • Saving Clip Art
  • Creating a Web Photo Gallery

Section D: Using ImageReady

  • Internet Graphics
  • Creating Rollover Buttons
  • Creating Animation
  • Creating Image Maps

Section E: Automation

  • Picture Package
  • Contact Sheet
  • PDF Presentation
  • Crop and Straighten
  • Photomerge
  • Merge to HDR

Section F: Outputting Images

  • Terminology
  • Image Information
  • Printing
  • Exporting

Section G: Using Paths

  • Exporting Transparency
  • Creating Work Paths
  • Saving Paths
  • Saving PNG-24

Section H: Image Manipulations

  • Vanishing Point
  • Grid Alignment
  • Extract
  • Smart Highlight
  • Extract Settings
  • Creating Smart Objects
  • Modifying a Vector Object
Instruction Methodology: 

Web-based, self-paced eLearning.