Photoshop Fundamentals

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This is an entry level Photoshop course recommended for all levels. 

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Photoshop Fundamentals

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Two, 2-hour Modules (9am - 11:30am PT)

This course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC. In this course, you will: Learn how to use layers Effectively utilize selection tools Apply Layer Effects Learn Adjustment Layers, Masking and Clipping Masks How to touch up and restore photos Typography techniques Intro to Filters Color theory and application

This course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC. In this course, you will:

  • Learn how to use layers  
  • Effectively utilize selection tools 
  • Apply Layer Effects 
  • Learn Adjustment Layers, Masking and Clipping Masks 
  • How to touch up and restore photos 
  • Typography techniques 
  • Intro to Filters 
  • Color theory and application 
Course ID
L0045
Available times
June 17 & June 18, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17 & June 18, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17 & June 18, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17 & June 18, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am
June 17, 2021
9:00am-11:30am

Course Outline

Lesson 1 - Interface and Preferences

  • The Photoshop Interface
  • Customizing Panels and Toolbars
  • Photoshop Preferences
  • Photoshop CC Workspaces
  • Intro to Keyboard Shortcuts

Lesson 2 - Image File Formats

  • Photoshop format (PSD)
  • JPEG, PNG, PDF
  • About File Compression

Lesson 3 - Creating a New Document

  • Setting dimensions
  • Setting size and dimension
  • Understanding media units
  • Color profile overview
  • Saving presets

Lesson 4 - Placing images

  • Embedded vs Linked
  • Smart Object intro
  • Selection tool

Lesson 5 - Image Size and Resolution

  • Saving in different formats and compression settings
  • Image size and resolution

Lesson 6 - Layers introduction

  • Reordering layers
  • Renaming layers
  • Grouping layers
  • Locking layers
  • Hiding layers

Lesson 7 - Selection Tools

  • Marquee Tools
  • Magic Wand Tool
  • Quick Selection Tool
  • Lasso Tools
  • Inverse Selection
  • Deselect

Lesson 8 - Layer Effects

  • Drop Shadow
  • Stroke
  • Outer Glow
  • Saving Effects Styles
  • Applying multiple effects
  • Cloning Effects

Lesson 9 - Introduction to Shapes

  • Using the Shapes tool
  • Creating Custom Shapes
  • Intro to Colors
  • Using the Properties Panel
  • Intro to the Direct Selection tool
  • Create a basic poster (examples provided)

Lesson 10 - Type and Typography

  • Working with Type
  • Character and Paragraph Panel
  • Styles Panel
  • Saving favorite fonts
  • Effects and Layer Styles on Type
  • Leading, Tracking, Kerning

Lesson 11 - Colors

  • RGB vs CMYK
  • Selecting colors using Eyedropper
  • Saving colors as Swatches
  • Using Gradient Tool

Lesson 12 - Creating a Clipping Mask

  • What is a Clipping Mask?
  • Using type
  • Using images
  • Using shapes
  • Applying Layer Effects to Clipping Masks

Lesson 13 - Introduction to Masking

  • What is Masking/Usage of Masking?
  • Understanding Brush tool and Masking
  • Shortcuts for Masking
  • Gradient Mask

Lesson 14 - Adjustment Layers

  • Color/Gradient
  • Curves
  • Levels
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Black and White
  • Using Adjustment Layer Mask

Lesson 15 - Image Touch Up

  • Red Eye Removal
  • Spot Healing Brush
  • Patch Tool
  • Content Aware Removal
  • Clone Stamp
  • Dodge/Burn tools
  • Restore an old photo
  • Removing blemishes/unwanted objects
  • Whiten Teeth

Lesson 16 - Filters Intro

  • Intro to Smart Objects/Filter
  • Filters Gallery
  • Blur filter
  • Vantage filter

Lesson 17 - Blending Modes Intro

  • Understanding different Blending Modes
  • Layer overlays and blending modes types
  • Darken, Lighten, Overlay

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Photoshop Fundamentals

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