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Adobe Photoshop CC - Beginner

Course Overview

Adobe Photoshop is the premier photo editing programs. In this course, students will learn about the types of documents and how resolution plays a role. Students will customize their workspace, work with layers and fill layers, apply blending modes, and use layer styles. In addition, students will learn to use the various selection stools, save selections and work with Quick Mask. Students will understand color modes and create swatches, apply layer masks, flatten layers, work with layer comps, use adjustment layers, and work with filters and patterns. They will learn to crop, transform, and add text to images. Finally, students will understand how to print, convert color modes, and export to other file types.

Course Objectives

Introduction to Photoshop, Customizing the Workspace, Working with Layers, Understanding Selections, Understanding and Using Color, Using Masks and Advanced Layers, Using Adjustment Layers, Cropping Images, Moving and Transforming Pixels, Adding Text and Text Styles, Applying Special Effects, Exporting from Photoshop

Course Outline

1 - Introduction

  • Introduction

2 - Introduction to Photoshop

  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Understanding Types of Documents
  • Understanding Resolution
  • Creating New Documents
  • Using Artboards
  • Using CC Templates
  • Utilizing the Search Feature

3 - Customizing the Workspace

  • Using Workspace Presets
  • Moving, Closing, and Opening Panels
  • Understanding Document Views
  • Using the History Panel

4 - Working with Layers

  • Why Layers
  • Using Layers
  • Creating Fill Layers
  • Applying Blending Modes
  • Using Layer Styles
  • Discovering the Properties Panel

5 - Understanding Selections

  • Creating Basic Selections
  • Using the Lasso Tools
  • Understanding the Quick Select Tools
  • Editing the Quick Mask
  • Saving Selections
  • Moving Selections to Layers

6 - Understanding and Using Color

  • Understanding Color Modes
  • Creating Swatches

7 - Using Masks and Advanced Layers

  • Applying Layer Masks
  • Deleting Layer Masks
  • Organizing Layers
  • Merging Layers
  • Flattening Layers
  • Working with Layer Comps

8 - Using Adjustment Layers

  • Using Image Adjustments
  • Understanding Adjustment Layers
  • Using Layer Masks with Adjustment Layers

9 - Cropping Images

  • Using the Crop Tool
  • Using the Crop Tool to Add Canvas

10 - Moving and Transforming Pixels

  • Using Free Transform
  • Working with Other Transform Options
  • Flipping Pixels

11 - Adding Text and Text Styles

  • Using the Type Tool
  • Discovering Typesetting
  • Formatting Text
  • Creating Type on a Path
  • Warping Type
  • Using Styles on Type

12 - Applying Special Effects

  • Using Layer Styles
  • Working with Patterns
  • Applying Filters
  • Creating Pixels with Filters

13 - Exporting from Photoshop

  • Printing in Photoshop
  • Converting to CMYK
  • Converting to Other File Types
  • Using File Info

14 - Conclusion

  • Course Recap

4 Hours, 42 Minutes

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