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Photoshop Quick Start

Course Description

This 1-day beginner class is designed to get you up and running quickly in Photoshop. You will learn basic photo retouching, color correction, selections, replacing backgrounds, adding type, and preparing your images for print and web.


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.


This 6-hour class is meant to get you started fast. If you want to learn Photoshop in greater depth, check out our 18-hour Photoshop Fundamentals class or view our full range of Adobe Photoshop training courses.


1 Days | $495.00


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Detailed course outline

  • Getting Around Photoshop

In this exercise, you will learn the basics of viewing/navigating around images and use some basic Photoshop tools.

    • Computer Requirements
    • What’s new in the current version?
    • Raster vs Vector
    • Creating A New Document
    • Workspaces Overview
    • Opening an Image
    • Place Embed vs Place Linked
    • Interface Layout and Navigation
    • Navigational Keyboard Shortcuts
    • 2018 Properties Panel Update
  • Basic Image Retouching

In this lesson, you will perform common retouching tasks: eliminating red eye, erasing facial blemishes.

    • Fixing Blemishes using the Spot Healing Tool
    • Fixing Blemishes using the Healing Brush Tool
    • Removing and modifying elements using the Clone Stamp Tool
    • Using the Patch Tool group fixes
    • Removing Red Eye with the Red Eye Tool
  • Selecting with Magic Wand, Quick Selection Tool & Quick Mask Mode

Selecting parts of an image can often be tricky with conventional selection tools. Quick Mask Mode and other tools allows you to make or refine selections with greater precision.

    • Starting the Selection using Traditional Selection Tools
    • Using the Magic Wand
    • Using the Quick Select Tool
    • Redefining the Selection in Quick Mask Mode
  • Replacing Backgrounds & Tweaking Color

In this exercise, you will combine two separate photos. The first image features an alien against a boring background, you will 'cut the alien out' and place him in front of a more interesting background.

    • More Work with the Magic Wand Tool
    • Simple Image Compositing
    • Working with Brightness & Contrast
    • Working with Color Balance
  • Creating Text & Adding Effects

Learn to the basics of using text and commonly used effects like drop shadows, glows and more.

    • Creating Text
    • Adding Drop Shadows Manually
    • Working with Layer Styles
    • Adding a Drop Shadow
  • Image Tweaking & Effects

In this exercise, you will create a social media post and learn several new ways to modify, tweak and add effects to your images.

    • Using the Crop tool
    • Crop Awareness
    • Ratio vs Resolution
    • Straightening Crooked Photos
    • Image Size vs Canvas Size
    • Size Interpolation
    • Adding the Text Layer
    • Adjust the Opacity of the Layer
    • Feathering the Layer to Add More Subtlety
    • Using simple drop shadows and border effects
    • Cleaning Up the Background
  • Retro Movie Poster

In this lesson, you will make selections and learn some new tools and techniques to create this retro B-Movie poster.

    • Making a Selection using the Polygonal Lasso tool
    • Desaturate the Background to make the Foreground "Pop"
    • The Layers Panel
    • Adding Basic Type
    • Warping Text
  • The Basics of Preparing Digital Photos for Print

In this exercise, you will use an image taken with a digital camera (RGB image) and convert it an image ready for print (CMYK image) with a resolution of 300 ppi (pixel per inch)

    • Image Size
    • Resampling
    • Saving as PSD
    • Saving as TIFF
    • Document Size
    • Preparing for Print
  • Saving Photos for the Web

In this lesson, you will prepare images for the Web, converting them to RGB, reducing the resolution to 72 ppi, and reducing the file size to ensure fast download times.

    • Resizing an Image for the Web
    • Saving Images as JPEGs
    • Reducing the Image File Size
    • Resampling
    • Adding Metadata
    • Comparing GIF and PNG
    • Saving as GIF and PNG
    • Web Transparency


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.

Timetable

Chicago

230 W Monroe St
#610
Chicago
IL 60606View Map

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Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Arlington Heights, Aurora, Bollingbrook, Chicago Loop,
Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Highland Park, Joliet, Naperville,
Schaumburg, Skokie, South Chicago and surrounding areas.

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Los Angeles

915 Wilshire Blvd
#1800
Los Angeles
CA 90017View Map

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Class times: 9.00am to 4.30pm

Servicing Anaheim, Burbank, Covina, Downtown, Fullerton,
Irvine, Long Beach, Northridge, Pasadena, San Bernardino,
Santa Monica, Van Nuys, Ventura and surrounding areas.

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