Adobe Photoshop CC

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Overview

Adobe describes its legendary image software as: “The world’s best imaging and design app … at the core of almost every creative project. Create anything you can imagine. Anywhere you are.” Effective designers and photographers have long regarded Photoshop as the industry standard for editing and managing digital color images. Photoshop for the Creative Cloud offers robust tools, features and enhancements. DBC class participants will master the fundamental concepts and advanced features necessary to work effectively with the application. Course topics present best practices for organizing, managing, and showcasing photos, as well as how to optimize images for print, internet, and mobile devices. Adobe Certified Experts also present information about new features and earn proven tips and techniques to small groups in the DBC’s state-of-the-art training suites.

Who Should Use Photoshop?

Creative professionals, including photographers, graphic artists, multimedia developers, educators, instructional designers and all types of business users who want to create stunning digital images. Our goal is to make sure training meets your objectives.

Available Courses

  • Intro (3 days)
  • Advanced (2 days)
  • Comprehensive (5 days – Intro and Advanced taken consecutively)

Prerequisites

  • A practical working knowledge of Mac OS X or Windows
  • Basic web knowledge

Training Sessions

Class time is 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Breaks are provided throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled from 12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. Participants provide their own lunch. Refrigerator available.

Course outlines are guides and do not guarantee all the topics can be covered in the allotted time. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet individual class member needs.

Occasionally the DBC has to reschedule or cancel a class because it does not meet minimum enrollment requirements. Should that occur, enrollees will be notified as soon as possible and offered alternative course dates.

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Adobe Photoshop CC – Intro

Day 1

Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Using the tools
  • Sampling a color
  • Working with tools and tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Finding Resources for using Photoshop

Lesson 2: Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
  • Adjusting the color and tone
  • Using the spot healing brush tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Sharpening the image

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

Day 2

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: Quick Fixes

  • Improving a snapshot
  • Adjusting facial features with liquify
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating panorama
  • Filling empty areas when cropping
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Extending depth of field
  • Moving objects with the content-aware move tool
  • Adjusting perspective in an image

Lesson 6: Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Using select and mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with puppet warp
  • Using an alpha channel to create a shadow

Day 3

Lesson 7: Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type
  • Adding a rounded rectangle
  • Adding vertical text

Lesson 8: Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the pen tool
  • Drawing with the pen tool
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a smart object
  • Adding color and depth to a shape using layer styles

Lesson 9: Advanced Compositing

  • Arranging layers
  • Using smart filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the history panel to undo edits
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image

Adobe Photoshop CC – Advanced

Day 1

Lesson 1: Painting with the Mixer Brush

  • About the mixer brush
  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colors
  • Creating a custom brush preset
  • Mixing colors with a photograph

Lesson 2: Editing Video

  • About the timeline panel
  • Creating a new video project
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering video

Lesson 3: Working with Camera Raw

  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in camera raw
  • Applying advanced color correction

Day 2

Lesson 4: Preparing Files for the Web

  • Using layer groups to create button graphics
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Designing with artboards

Lesson 5: Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • Preparing files for printing
  • Performing a “zoom test”
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • About color management
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image on screen
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop

Lesson 6: Printing 3D Files

  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Positioning 3D elements
  • Printing a 3D file

Adobe Photoshop CC – Comprehensive

Day 1

Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Using the tools
  • Sampling a color
  • Working with tools and tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Finding Resources for using Photoshop

Lesson 2: Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
  • Adjusting the color and tone
  • Using the spot healing brush tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Sharpening the image

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

Day 2

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: Quick Fixes

  • Improving a snapshot
  • Adjusting facial features with liquify
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating panorama
  • Filling empty areas when cropping
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Extending depth of field
  • Moving objects with the content-aware move tool
  • Adjusting perspective in an image

Lesson 6: Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Using select and mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with puppet warp
  • Using an alpha channel to create a shadow

 Day 3

Lesson 7: Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type
  • Adding a rounded rectangle
  • Adding vertical text

Lesson 8: Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the pen tool
  • Drawing with the pen tool
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a smart object
  • Adding color and depth to a shape using layer styles

Lesson 9: Advanced Compositing

  • Arranging layers
  • Using smart filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the history panel to undo edits
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image

 Day 4

Lesson 10: Painting with the Mixer Brush

  • About the mixer brush
  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colors
  • Creating a custom brush preset
  • Mixing colors with a photograph

Lesson 11: Editing Video

  • About the timeline panel
  • Creating a new video project
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering video

Lesson 12: Working with Camera Raw

  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in camera raw
  • Applying advanced color correction

 

Day 5

Lesson 13: Preparing Files for the Web

  • Using layer groups to create button graphics
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Designing with artboards

Lesson 14: Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • Preparing files for printing
  • Performing a “zoom test”
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • About color management
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image on screen
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop

Lesson 15: Printing 3D Files

  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Positioning 3D elements
  • Printing a 3D file