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Course Code: 004

Adobe Photoshop allows you to produce all kinds of graphics by manipulating and composing scanned or drawn images, using powerful layering and masking techniques and a wealth of special effect filter. Optimize your images for print or the web with this Photoshop training course.

Overview

Adobe Photoshop allows you to produce all kinds of graphics by manipulating and composing scanned or drawn images, using powerful layering and masking techniques and a wealth of special effect filter. Optimize your images for print or the web with this Photoshop training course.

Prerequisites

All delegates must be confident with Windows or Macintosh environments, including creating, moving and deleting files and folders.

Duration

36 Hours

Objective

Upon completion of this Adobe Photoshop training course, the candidate will be able use Photoshop to:

  • Scan, re-touch, and optimize images for print or the web.
  • Work effectively and flexibly with layer masks in the production of montage and image manipulation.
  • Use filters and layer effects both as tools and effects.
  • Export from Photoshop using the most appropriate file format for the job in hand.
  • Develop Photoshop skills further using the in depth knowledge gained during this training course.

Basics

  • Basic Photoshop concepts.
  • Paint versus Draw.
  • Ways of acquiring images.
  • Overview of Photoshop tools.
  • Document options
  • Background and foreground colors.
  • How text works in Photoshop.

Selection and Masks

  • Use of layer masks in montage.
  • Modifying masks.
  • Rectangular and elliptical marquees
  • Using the lasso tool.
  • How the magic wand works.
  • Defining a feather edge.
  • Defining an anti-aliased edg.
  • Subtracting and adding.
  • Essential keyboard image navigation.
  • Moving and exporting a selection.
  • Saving and reloading a selection.
  • Transforming and editing.

Tools and Layers

  • Brushes and brush types.
  • Erasing and canvas color.
  • How text works in Photoshop.
  • The advantages of using layering.
  • Transforming and distorting.
  • Layer blending modes.

Image Preparation and Re-touching

  • Layer masks adjustment layers.
  • Advantages of adjustment layers.
  • Color correction techniques.
  • Using levels. Levels explained.
  • Colorizing grayscale images.
  • Achieving subtlety when retouching .
  • Removing unwanted detail .
  • Correcting a damaged image .

Combining Images

  • Creating montages.
  • Saving feathered borders.
  • The gradient tool and selection.
  • Working with multiple layers.
  • Overlaying images.
  • Ways of combining images.
  • Creating layer masks.

Working with Paths

  • Creating and saving paths.
  • Adding and deleting points.
  • Converting selection to paths.
  • Exporting paths to Quark.

Filters as Tools

  • Tips on using filters.
  • Blurring and sharpening.
  • Synthesizing texture.
  • Preparing video grabs.

Exporting Files

  • Creating common file types.
  • Setting transparency.
  • Images for print.
  • Images for the web.
  • Examination of file types.
  • Advantages of various formats.
  • Converting the image type.

Importing Files

  • Overview of scanner types.
  • Scan-time resolutions.
  • Output resolutions.
  • Using scanner controls.