This two-day instructor-led course is for creative professionals seeking a solid foundation in using Adobe Photoshop. You will learn about the many features of the application including retouching photographs, resolution and image sizing, straightening and cropping, adjusting color and tone, gradients, layering, editing masks, channels and text.

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Sampling a color
  • Working with tools and tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations

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 the content-aware patch
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Sharpening the image

Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Using Cloud Documents
  • Using the Magic Want tool
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Using the Object Selection tool
  • Manipulating selections
  • 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

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 basics
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and saving files

Quick Fixes

  • Improving a snapshot
  • Adjusting facial features with Liquify
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating a panorama
  • Filling empty areas when cropping
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Extending depth of field
  • Removing objects using Content-Aware Fill
  • Adjusting perspective in an image

Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Using Select and Mask and Select Subject
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Using an alpha channel to create a shadow

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

Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen Tool
  • Drawing a shape with the Pen tool
  • Drawing a path traced from a photo
  • Converting a path to a selection and a layer mask
  • Creating a logo with text and a custom shape

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

Painting with the Mixer Brush

  • About the Mixer Brush
  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colors
  • Mixing colors with a photograph
  • Painting and mixing colors with brush presets

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

Working with Camera Raw

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

Preparing Files for the Web

  • Creating placeholders with the Frame tool
  • Using layer groups to create button graphics
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Designing with artboards

Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • Preparing files for printing
  • Performing a “zoom test”
  • About color-management settings
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Proofing document colors on a monitor
  • Bringing colors into the output gamut
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS files
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop

Printing 3D Files

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