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Levels: Essentials Intermediate Advanced

Course Outline

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

Basic Photo Corrections

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

Working With Selections

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

Layer Basics

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

Quick Fixes

  • Getting started
  • Improving a snapshot
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating a panorama
  • Filling empty areas when cropping
  • Adjusting facial features with Liquify
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Extending depth of field
  • Removing objects using Content-Aware Fill
  • Adjusting perspective in an image

Masks And Channels

  • Getting started
  • Working with masks and channels
  • Using Select and Mask and Select Subject
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Using an alpha channel to create a shadow

Working in Photoshop 3D

  • Getting started
  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Positioning 3D elements
  • Outputting a 3D file

Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Getting started
  • Creating type on a path
  • Designing paragraphs of type
  • Adding a rounded rectangle
  • Adding vertical text
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Warping point type

Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Getting started
  • Drawing a shape with the Pen tool
  • Creating a logo with text and a custom shape
  • Drawing a path traced from an image
  • Converting a path to a selection and a layer mask
  • Advanced Compositing
  • Getting started
  • Arranging layers
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the History panel to undo edits
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image

Painting With The Mixer Brush

  • About the Mixer Brush
  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colors
  • Mixing colors with a photograph
  • Painting and mixing colors with brush presets

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

Working With Camera Raw

  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Applying an advanced color correction

Preparing Files For The Web

  • Getting started
  • Creating placeholders with the Frame tool
  • Using layer groups to create button graphics
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Designing with artboards

Producing Consistent Colour

  • Getting started
  • About color management
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Proofing document colors on a monitor
  • Converting an image color space
  • Export/output an image from Photoshop
  • Performing a “zoom test”
  • Specifying color management settings
  • Bringing colors into the output gamut.
  • Saving the image for specific output requirements

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