This instructor-led course in Adobe Photoshop is ideal for beginning or intermediate users who want to learn key Photoshop concepts and techniques. Project-based lessons take students through the creation of a specific project, with each lesson building on growing knowledge and skills. Photoshop, long the industry standard for digital imaging software, offers plenty of new features and enhancements for creative professionals and digital photographers alike.


Course Outline | Adobe Photoshop CC — Level I

Getting To Know The Work Area

  • Using the tools
  • Setting tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Finding Resources for using Photoshop

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

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
  • Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
  • Refining the edge of a selection

Layer Basics

  • About layers
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Flattening and saving files

Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

  • About camera raw
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Merging exposures and applying advanced color correction
  • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field

Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels

Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Create type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing a paragraphs of type

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
  • Woring with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object

Course Outline | Adobe Photoshop CC — Level II

Level II Layering

  • Clipping a layer to a shape
  • Setting up a Vanishing Point grid
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Placing imported artwork
  • Adding artwork in perspective
  • Adding a layer style
  • Placing the side panel artwork
  • Adding more artwork in perspective
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Working with layer comps
  • Managing layers
  • Flattening a layered image
  • Merging layers and layer groups
  • Stamping layers

Level II Compositing

  • Assembling a montage of images
  • Applying filters
  • Hand-coloring selections on a layer
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Adding drop shadows and a border
  • Matching color schemes across images
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Stitching a Panorama

Painting With the Mixer Brush

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

Working with 3D images

  • Creating a 3D shape from a layer
  • Manipulating 3D objects
  • Using the 3D panel to adjust lighting and surface texture
  • Merging two-dimensional layers onto 3D layers
  • Importing 3D files
  • Merging 3D layers to share the same 3D space
  • Adding a spot light
  • Painting on a 3D object
  • Using Repoussé to create 3D text
  • Creating a 3D postcard

Preparing Files for the Web

  • Selecting a web design workspace
  • Creating slices
  • Adding animation
  • Exporting HTML and images
  • Using the Zoomify feature
  • Creating a web gallery

Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • About color management
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image and printing a proof
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing