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Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals

Course number: CGIAPF40

This course provides a thorough overview of the interface, tools, features, tricks, and tips for using Photoshop CC.

What you will learn:

  • Interface, tools, and features of Photoshop CC
  • Photoshop CC tricks and tips
Target Audience

Professionals involved in any area of digital media, including desktop publishing, multimedia design, web design, digital video editing, photography, and other similar disciplines

Course Content
1. Understanding How Digital Images Work
  • Understanding RGB and CMYK color models (additive and subtractive)
  • Image size Vs. Resolution – What’s the difference?
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio – Are all pixels square?
  • Bits per channel – what does that mean?
  • Alpha Channel – Why is this important to us?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
10. Saving Your Files
  • Understanding file types
  • The right file for the right job

Available Formats

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