Photoshop CC

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About this course

Professional, top notch imagery is critical in differentiating your creative work from the others. Photoshop is a foundational tool for most creative projects and effective designers know Photoshop well. This class is an easy and fun way to learn layer basics, photo retouching and image editing. If you want to create great images, this is the place to start.

What you’ll learn

GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Sampling a color
  • Working with tools and tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Finding resources for using Photoshop
  • Review questions and answers

BASIC PHOTO CORRECTIONS

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
  • Adjusting the color and tone
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Sharpening the image
  • Review questions and answers

WORKING WITH SELECTIONS

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Selecting from a center point
  • Resizing and copying a selection
  • Cropping an image
  • Review questions and answers

LAYER BASICS

  • About layers
  • 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
  • Review questions and answers

QUICK FIXES

  • Improving a snapshot
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating a panorama
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field
  • Moving objects with the Content-Aware
  • Move tool
  • Adjusting perspective in an image
  • Review questions and answers

MASKS AND CHANNELS

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels
  • Review questions and answers

TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN

  • About type
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type
  • Working with type styles
  • Adding a rounded rectangle
  • Adding vertical text
  • Review questions and answers

VECTOR DRAWING TECHNIQUES

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Drawing with the Pen tool
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object
  • Adding color and depth to a shape using
  • layer styles
  • Review questions and answers

ADVANCED COMPOSITING

  • Arranging layers
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the History Panel to undo tasks
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image
  • Review questions and answers

PAINTING WITH THE MIXER BRUSH

  • About the Mixer Brush
  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colors
  • Creating a custom brush preset
  • Mixing colors with a photograph
  • Review questions and answers

EDITING VIDEO

  • About the Timeline panel
  • Creating a new video project
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering video
  • Review questions and answers

WORKING WITH CAMERA RAW

  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Applying advanced color correction
  • Review questions and answers

PREPARING FILES FOR THE WEB

  • Using layer groups to create button graphics
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Saving assets with Adobe Generator
  • Review questions and answers

PRODUCING AND PRINTING CONSISTENT COLOR

  • Preparing files for printing
  • Performing a “zoom test”
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • About color management
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
  • Review questions and answers

PRINTING 3D FILES

  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Positioning 3D elements
  • Printing a 3D file
  • Review questions and answers