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Photoshop Fundamentals Training Course

Course Description

This beginners course will teach you, step-by-step, how to create cutting-edge graphics and special effects with Adobe Photoshop. Trainees will complete 10 real world projects, where they will learn photo retouching, color adjustment, working with masks and layers, composites and much more.

Live face-to-face instructor. No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

This course is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. No prior experience of Photoshop is needed. Training available on Mac and PC.

View our full range of Adobe Photoshop training courses, or see below for the detailed outline for Photoshop Fundamentals.

3 Days | $1195.00

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Detailed course outline

  • Getting to know Photoshop
  • Adobe Bridge Overview
    • The Bridge Interface
    • Essentials Workspace
    • Metadata Templates
    • Filmstrip Workspace
    • Metadata Workspace
    • Output Workspace
    • Run Automated Tasks
    • Acquiring Digital Images from Cameras
    • Label and Rate Files
    • Apply Keywords to Files
    • Select Images using Review Mode
    • Play slides shows from Bridge
  • Project 1: Layers and Selections
    • Overview of Layers Panel
    • Creating, Deleting, Duplicating Layers
    • Dragging and Dropping Layers
    • Grouping Layers
    • Searching Layers
    • Resizing Layers
    • Selection Tools
    • Lasso and Magic Wand Tools
    • Quick Selection Tools
    • Polygonal, Marquee Selection Tools
    • Blending Modes
  • Project 2: Channels vs Layers
    • Working with Selection Tools
    • Saving Selections
    • Creating Alpha Channels
    • Loading Selections
    • Loading Selections using Shortcuts
    • Alpha Channels and Layers Transparency
    • Recoloring B&W Images
    • Adjustment Layers
  • Project 3: Layer Masks, Smart Objects and Filters
    • Drawing Tools
    • Creating and Saving Simple Brushes
    • Layer Masks
    • Layer Masks from a Selection
    • Refine Edge
    • Paste Into
    • Clipping Mask
    • Smart Objects
    • Smart Filters
    • Modifying Channels
  • Project 4: Brushes Overview
    • Brush and Present Brushes Panel
    • Creating a Simple Brush
    • Saving Presets
    • Capture Brushes
  • Project 5: Non-Destructive Color Correction
    • Histogram
    • Egs. of Histogram and Image Exposure
    • Using the Eyedroppers in Levels
    • Color Theory
    • The Adjustments Panel
    • Using Masks on Adjustment Layers
    • Using Gradient Masks on Adjustment Layers
    • Converting Color Images to B&W
    • Using new Gradient Map Presets for Image Toning
  • Project 6: Retouching and Restoring Images
    • Beauty Retouching Analysis
    • Removing and Reducing Flaws
    • Whiten Teeth
    • Adjusting Tonal Ranges
    • Copying a Layer Mask to another Layer
    • Setting up a Comparison Image
    • Editing a Smart Object
    • Applying Digital Makeup
    • Restoring Damaged Images
    • Removing Red Eye
    • Digital Sculpting with Liquify
    • Fixing Bloodshot Eyes
    • Repairing Images in Perspective
  • Project 7: Vector Drawing
    • Pen Tool and Path Panel
    • The Path Panel
    • Editing Path: Merge Load and Save
    • Creating a Work Path from a Selection
    • Define Stroke Fill for any Vector Layer
    • Main Section
    • Solid Patterns and Gradient Fill
    • The Shape Tools
    • Shape Libraries
    • Layer Effects
  • Project 8: Creative Compositing
    • Adding Layers
    • Using Quick Mask
    • Editing a Mask
    • Creating a Path with a Pen Tool
    • Applying Filters and Creating Effects
    • Creating a Lightning Effect
    • Adding Canvas and a Frame
    • Making an Isolated Color Adjustment
    • Adding a Custom Brush
  • Project 9: Types Effects
    • Layer Effects and Styles
    • Layer Blending Modes
    • Layers Transformation
    • The Style Panel
    • Smart Filters and Smart Objects
    • Image in a Layer Mask
    • Shapes
    • Adjustment Layers
  • Extra Project: Swap Skins
    • Combing and Aligning Images
    • Reshaping Images with Liquify
    • Blending and Masking Layers
  • Extra Project: Meerkat Manor
    • Changing Transparency Preferences
    • Masking Fur - Using the Eraser and Smudge Tools
    • Adding Layers
    • Using Adjustment Layers
    • Using Fills and Gradients
    • Applying Blend Modes and Opacity to Layers
    • Working with Shape Layers
    • Adding Custom Shapes
    • Adding Type
    • Adding and Creating Layer Styles

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.



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