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Photoshop Advanced

In this two-day course, you'll learn advanced selection techniques and perform transformations and distortion on images. Utilize advanced masking and adjustment techniques, create complex compositions, correct perspective, work with lighting and shadows, and be introduced to Photoshop's 3D tools.

Upcoming Classes

Saint Paul, MN

This course is currently offered as a Private Training. Please contact us to customize and schedule your individual or group event.

To conform with social distancing guidelines, we are only offering our classes online at this time.

Course Outline

Advanced navigational features

  • Speeding up your navigation process
  • Dynamic zooming and panning
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Customizing your menu items
  • Maximizing rulers, guides, and grids
  • Customizing your panels and workspaces

Using Adobe Bridge

  • Maximizing Adobe Bridge workspaces
  • Creating and locating metadata
  • Creating a Metadata Template
  • Searching and filtering your content
  • Using Adobe Bridge for automation
  • Batch renaming your files

Advanced selection techniques

  • Building selection and transforming your selection
  • Saving your selection as channels
  • Refining your selection
  • Going beyond the Magic Wand
  • Quick Mask

The Pen tool: Beyond the primer

  • Precision creation of Pen paths
  • Loading your path as a selection
  • Creating a vector mask
  • Defining a custom brush preset
  • Saving the image for other applications

Color correcting like a Pro

  • Understanding color
  • Using the Histogram panel
  • Choosing your color settings
  • Understanding Gamuts
  • Defining highlight, shadow, and midtones
  • Balancing the neutrals in an image
  • Adding additional curve corrections
  • Sharpening the image
  • Painting your filter on your image
  • Adjusting the Blending of the filter

Painting and retouching

  • Painting and retouching tools
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Adding a vector mask
  • Organizing your Layers panel

Creating compositions

  • Applying Smart Filters
  • The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Cloning buildings and other image areas
  • Using a color look-up table

Creating special effects

  • Adding Layer Style effects
  • Adding interesting lighting effects
  • Adding text effects

Advanced use of vector tools

  • Taking advantage of vector objects
  • Adding pixel and vector masks
  • Converting your text to a path
  • Adding a stroke to the text
  • Adding a drop shadow
  • Using a custom shape
  • Pasting vector objects from Illustrator
  • Saving your file for use outside of Photoshop

Creating images for the Web and application design

  • Optimizing graphics for on-screen presentation
  • Adjusting the image size
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter to an image
  • Choosing the best file format for your image
  • Previewing your image
  • Creating a transparency effect in a JPEG image
  • Saving your settings
  • Using the color table
  • Creating animations
  • Saving slices out of Photoshop

Automation tools

  • Creating your own action
  • Adding an Image Size and a Save action
  • Creating a Droplet
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Using actions in Button mode