Training Photoshop CS6 / Introduction – 3 days

Class overview :

In this Adobe Photoshop training course, students new to Photoshop CS5 will learn to use the tool to touch up and modify existing photos and create their own graphics. It is packed with hands-on exercises so that students can learn by doing. This course can also be taught using an older version of Photoshop.


Class goals :

Get to know the Photoshop CS5 workarea
Learn to use Adobe Bridge
Learn to work with the different selection tools
Learn to work with colors, painting and retouching
Learn to use Photoshop layers effectively

Content of Training Photoshop CS5 / Introduction

Class Outline

  1. Exploring Photoshop CS5
    1. Taking a look at the final project
    2. Creating a panorama from three images
    3. Cropping your image
    4. Adding a selection to your image
    5. Fading one image into another
    6. Using the new Content-Aware feature
    7. Using the improved selection features
    8. Refining your selection
    9. Adding a Type layer
    10. Adding the Vertical text
    11. Making some waves using the Puppet Warp feature
  2. Getting to Know the Workspace
    1. Opening an existing document in Adobe Bridge Mini Bridge
    2. Discovering the Tools panel
    3. Accessing Tools and their options
    4. Hidden tools
    5. Navigating the image area
    6. Using the Zoom tool
    7. Using the Hand tool
    8. Tabbed windows
    9. Maximizing productivity with screen modes
    10. Using panels
    11. Putting the panel system to use
    12. Choosing other panels
    13. Expanding your panels
    14. Customizing your panels
  3. Using Adobe Bridge
    1. What is Adobe Bridge?
    2. Navigating through Bridge
    3. Using folders in Adobe Bridge
    4. Making a Favorite
    5. Creating and locating metadata
    6. Using keywords
    7. Creating a Metadata Template
    8. Opening a file from Adobe Bridge
    9. Searching for files using Adobe Bridge
    10. Searching by name or keyword
    11. Using the Filter panel
    12. Saving a Collection
    13. Automation tools in Adobe Bridge
    14. Batch renaming your files
    15. Automated tools for Photoshop CS5: Web Photo Gallery
    16. Saving or uploading your Web Gallery
    17. Automated tools for Photoshop CS5: PDF contact sheet
    18. Changing the view
  4. The Basics of Working with Photoshop CS5
    1. A look at the finished project
    2. Opening an existing document
    3. Understanding document settings
    4. Viewing an image’s size and resolution
    5. Combining the images
    6. Using Copy and Paste
    7. Dragging and dropping to copy an image
    8. Transforming and editing combined images
    9. Changing the size of a placed image
    10. Removing a background
    11. Understanding the stacking order of layers
    12. Refining the edges of copied images
    13. Adding text
    14. Saving files
    15. Understanding file formats
    16. Choosing a file format
    17. Saving a JPEG file
    18. Saving for print
    19. Changing the color settings
    20. Adjusting image size
    21. Saving a Photoshop CS5 PDF file
  5. Making the Best Selections
    1. The importance of a good selection
    2. Using the Marquee tools
    3. Creating a square selection
    4. Creating a selection from a center point
    5. Changing a selection into a layer
    6. Working with the Magic Wand tool
    7. The Lasso tool
    8. Adding to and subtracting from selections
    9. Using the Quick Selection tool
    10. Understanding the Refine Selection Edge feature
    11. Making difficult selections with the Refine Edge feature
    12. Using Quick Mask
    13. Saving selections
    14. Copying and pasting a selection
    15. Using the Pen tool for selections
    16. Using the Pen tool to select an area of an image
    17. More Pen tool selection techniques
    18. Converting a path to a selection
  6. Painting and Retouching
    1. Setting up your color settings
    2. Color primer
    3. Understanding color gamut
    4. The RGB color model
    5. The CMYK color model
    6. Working in the RGB mode
    7. Editing color settings
    8. Selecting colors
    9. Starting to paint
    10. Using the Color panel
    11. Using the Brush tool
    12. Changing opacity
    13. Save time – learn the shortcuts
    14. Using the New Brushes
    15. Using the Airbrush feature
    16. Creating a Border using the Bristle brushes
    17. Applying color to an image
    18. Changing blending modes
    19. The Eyedropper tool
    20. Retouching images
    21. Using the Clone Stamp tool
    22. Repairing fold lines
    23. The History panel
    24. The Spot Healing Brush
    25. The Healing Brush
    26. Using the Patch tool
    27. Using the Clone Source panel
    28. Cloning from another source
  7. Creating a Good Image
    1. Choosing your color settings
    2. Opening the file
    3. Why you should work in RGB
    4. Reading a histogram
    5. Making the Curve adjustment
    6. Defining the highlight and shadow
    7. Locating the White and Black Point
    8. Inputting the white and black point values
    9. Adjusting the midtones
    10. Setting the neutral
    11. Sharpening your image
    12. Comparing your image with the original
    13. Taking care of red eye
    14. Using the Camera Raw plug-in
    15. Using Camera Raw controls
    16. Saving a DNG file
    17. Reopening a DNG file
  8. Getting to Know Layers
    1. Discovering layers
    2. The Layers panel
    3. Getting a handle on layers
    4. Creating a new blank file
    5. Naming your layer
    6. Selecting layers
    7. Tips for selecting layers
    8. Moving layers
    9. Changing the visibility of a layer
    10. Using masks in a layer
    11. Preserve transparency
    12. Creating a composition
    13. Moving images in from other documents
    14. Creating a layer mask
    15. Editing the layer mask
    16. Cloning layers
    17. Aligning and distributing layers
    18. Applying filters to layers
    19. Creating a type layer
    20. Applying a layer style
    21. Creating a clipping mask
  9. Taking Photoshop CS5 Layers to the Max
    1. Making color changes using adjustment layers
    2. Refining the adjustment layer mask
    3. Adjusting the Hue/Saturation layer
    4. Adding a pattern fill layer
    5. Defining the pattern
    6. Applying the pattern
    7. Using the new Black & White adjustment layer
    8. Adding a tint
    9. Applying a gradient to the adjustment layer
    10. Layer styles
    11. Creating the text layer
    12. Applying the Outer Glow layer style
    13. Applying the Bevel and Emboss layer style
    14. Changing the shading
    15. Changing the fill opacity
    16. Saving the style
    17. Accessing the style

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