This class includes a thorough review of the Photoshop interface including how to use tools and panels, and how to customize and save workspaces.
Core skills you will gain in this course include an understanding of strategies for retouching photographs, how to determine resolution and image size, how to straighten and crop images, and adjust color and tone.
You will learn to work with many of the selection tools in Photoshop to isolate parts of images for adjustment or editing. You will learn how to use layers, and how to apply gradients, styles and effects to layers. In addition to using selection tools, using masks and channels is an important Photoshop skill to create composite images or isolate parts of images. You will learn to create and edit masks and channels in this class.
Finally, you will learn how to use type in Photoshop, including how to create clipping masks from type, create type on a path, create paragraph text, warp point type, and create vertical text.
Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
• Identify the components and capabilities of Photoshop CC.
• Create basic images.
• Manage selections and layers.
• Modify and repair images, and manage color.
• Refine images by adjusting layers, using camera raw and applying advanced image refinement.
• Import, export, organize, and save files.
To ensure your success in your course, you should have a basic comfort level with digital photography. For example, you have used a digital camera and have downloaded images to your computer or other storage device.
1 Getting to Know the Work Area
Sampling a Color
Undoing Actions in Photoshop
More About Panels and Panel Locations
2 Basic Photo Corrections
Resolution, Image Size, and Retouching
Straightening and Cropping Images
Using Spot Healing Brush Tool
Repairing Areas with Clone Stamp Tool
3 Working with Selections
About Selecting and Selection Tools
Moving and Manipulating Selections
Using the Magic Wand and Lasso Tool
Resizing and Copying a Selection
4 Layer Basics
Using the Layers Panel
Adding an Adjustment Layer
Adding a Border
Flattening and Saving Files
5 Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
Improving a Snapshot
Creating a Panorama
Correcting Image Distortion
Moving Objects with the Content-Aware Move Tool
6 Masks and Channels
Creating a Mask
Refining a Mask
Manipulating an Image with Puppet Warp
Working with Channels
7 Typographic Design
Creating a Clipping Mask from Type
Warping Point Type
Designing Paragraphs of Type
Adding a Rounded Rectangle
Adding Vertical Text
8 Vector Drawing Techniques
About Bitmap Images and Vector Graphs
About Paths and Pen Tool
Working with Defined Custom Shapes
Importing a Smart Object
Adding Color and Depth to a Shape Using Layer Styles
8 Advanced Compositing
Using Smart Filters
Adding a Background
Using the History Panel to Undo Tasks
Upscaling a Low Resolution Image
9 Editing Video
About the Timeline Panel
Creating a New Video Project
Animating Text with Keyframes
10 Painting with the Mixer Brush
About the Mixer Brush
Selecting Brush Settings
Creating a Custom Brush Preset
Mixing Colors with a Photograph
11 Preparing Files for the Web
Using Layer Groups to Create Button Graphics
Automating a Multistep Task
Saving Assets with Adobe Generator
12 Producing and Printing Consistent Color
Preparing Files for Printing
Performing a “Zoom Test”
Adjusting an Image
Converting an Image to CMYK
Color Management Printing a CMYK Image from Photoshop