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Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC

Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC


Future Media Concepts
299 Broadway
Ste 1510
New York, NY 10007
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Monday, March 18, 2019 - 6:00am


This 3-day course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, tricks, and tips for using Photoshop CC. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice. Who Should Attend: Adobe Photoshop has become an industry standard for so many different disciplines including desktop publishing, multimedia design, web design, digital video editing, and much more. Photoshop is often a prerequisite for many other software programs, and is the one program that everyone in every area of digital media should know. Prerequisites: Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows. Course Outline: Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class. Lesson 1: Understanding How Digital Images Work Understanding RGB and CMYK color models (additive and Subtractive) Image size Vs. Resolution - Whats the difference? Pixel Aspect Ratio - Are all pixels square? Bits per channel - what does that mean? Alpha Channel - Why is this important to us? Lesson 2: Getting to Know the Work Area Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop Using the tools Setting tool properties Undoing actions in Photoshop More about panels and panel locations Customizing the workspace Finding resources for using Photoshop Lesson 3: Working with Selections About selecting and selection tools Using the Quick Selection tool Moving a selected area Manipulating selections Using the Magic Wand tool Selecting with the lasso tools Rotating a selection Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool Selecting from a center point Resizing and copying a selection Cropping an image Lesson 4: Layer Basics About layers Using the Layers panel Rearranging layers Applying a gradient to a layer Applying a layer style Adding an adjustment layer Updating layer effects Adding a border Flattening and saving files Lesson 5: Basic Photo Corrections Strategy for retouching Resolution and image size Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop Adjusting the color and tone Using the Spot Healing Brush tool Using content-aware fill Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool Applying a content-aware patch Sharpening the image Lesson 6: Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs Adjusting shadows and highlights Camera Shake Reduction Correcting red eye Correcting image distortion Adding depth of field Extending objects with the Content-Aware Move tool Adding interactive blur Photo Merge Auto-align layers Content-aware scaling Content-aware fill Lesson 7: Masks and Channels Working with masks and channels Creating a mask Refining a mask Creating a quick mask Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp Working with channels Lesson 8: Typographic Design About type Creating a clipping mask from type Creating type on a path Warping point type Designing paragraphs of type Working with type styles Adding a rounded rectangle Adding vertical text Lesson 9: Vector Drawing Techniques About bitmap images and vector graphics About paths and the Pen tool Using paths with artwork Creating vector objects for the background Working with defined custom shapes Importing a Smart Object Lesson 10: Saving your files Understanding file types The right file for the right job

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