Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

Course Objectives

This course is designed to provide attendees with an introduction to this professional Image Editing program.
It covers editing and retouching photographic images, as well as creating original artwork.

Prerequisites

A basic understanding of Windows is recommended.

Course Duration

2 days

Course Content

  • Getting Started
    • Toolbox / Option Bar / Palettes
    • The On-screen Help System
  • Working with Images
    • Understanding Bitmaps
    • Moving around an Image
  • Selecting Image Areas
    • Using Marquee Tools
    • Rectangular / Elliptical
    • Using the Lasso Tools
    • Freeform / Polygonal / Magnetic
  • Cleaning and Editing Photographs
    • Brightness / Contrast / Hue
    • Clean up Tools
    • Dodge / Burn / Sponge
    • Repairing Stains and Scratches
  • Painting and Drawing Tools
    • Using the Brush and the Pencil
    • Blending Mode / Opacity / Flow
  • Altering an Image
    • Transformations / Filters
  • Introduction to Layers
    • The Layers Palette
    • Background Layer / Transparency
  • Adding a Text Layer
    • Working with the Type Tool
    • Selecting and Formatting Text
  • Customising Photoshop
    • Preferences
    • Tool / Workspace Pre-sets
  • Working with Pen Tools
    • Drawing / Editing Pen Lines
    • Curves/Straight/Freeform
    • Saving Lines as a Path
  • Further Selection Techniques
    • Magic Wand / Quick Mask
  • Painting and Drawing Tools
    • Using Brush Sets
    • Working with the Brushes Palette
    • Options and Dynamics
  • Image Size and Resolution
    • Pixel Dimensions
    • Resolution / File Size
  • Layers in Depth
    • Layer Types
    • Layer Masks
    • Merging and Flattening
  • Applying Special Effects to Text
    • Orientation / Blending / Styles
    • Pattern and Gradient Overlays
  • Photoshop on the Web
    • Image Quality / Speed of Delivery
    • Web File Formats
    • Save for Web Command

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