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Photoshop Fundamentals

In this two-day course you'll learn basic photo correction, image selection techniques, working with layers, and introduction to processing files in Camera Raw. We'll introduce masking and the use of channels to make selections and masks, and typographic design within Photoshop.

Upcoming Classes

Saint Paul, MN

  • Aug 08 - Aug 098:30am - 4:30pm$995Register
  • Sep 09 - Sep 108:30am - 4:30pm$995Register
  • Oct 07 - Oct 088:30am - 4:30pm$995Register

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

Course Outline

Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Finding tools in the work area
  • Using the options bar and other panels
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Using the History panel
  • Using panels and panel menus
  • Using a context menu
  • Using Photoshop Help
  • Using Adobe online services

Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
  • Straightening and cropping an image
  • Replacing colors in an image
  • Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
  • Repairing areas in the image
  • Using the Spot Healing Brust tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
  • Saving the image for four-color printing

Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Quick selection
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Want tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Cropping an image and erasing within a selection

Layer Basics

  • Using the layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Updating layer effects
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and saving files

Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

  • Processing camera raw files
  • Applying advanced color correction
  • Correcting digital photographs
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field

Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Creating and refi ning a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulataing an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels

Typographic Design

  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type