Photoshop Beginning: Photoshop Essentials

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What You'll Get

In this three-day class taught by an Adobe Certified Instructor, you will learn all of the essential concepts and techniques needed to use Photoshop efficiently, including understanding the interface, workspaces and image file formats. You will learn how to size images appropriately for print or web use, use Adobe Bridge to browse and organize images, learn to crop and straighten images, use layers and apply color, make and save selections, transform pixels, and create spectacular type effects. You will also learn the art of correcting and retouching images.


This class is designed for people with good computer skills, but no prior Photoshop experience is required.


Application Overview

  • Photoshop interface and workspaces
  • image file formats and compression
Image Production
  • sizing files for print and web
  • production workflow
Adobe Bridge
  • understanding workspaces
  • enhanced file management and automation
  • getting around in the Navigator panel
  • zooming in and out, using the Hand tool
  • navigation shortcuts
The Crop and Measure Tools
  • cropping images
  • fixing perspective
  • straightening images and adding canvas
  • types of layers
  • creating, reordering, linking and moving layers
  • grouping and locking layers
  • automatic layer alignment and blending
  • using the Swatches Palette
  • CMYK safe colors/output in RGB
  • using the color sliders to choose colors
  • choosing custom and spot colors
Selection Tools
  • using the basic selection tools: Marquee and Lasso
  • quick selection and refine edge
  • selecting by color, using the Magic Wand 
  • adding and subtracting from selections
  • filling selections with colors
  • saving selections as channels
  • understanding channels vs. layers
  • feathering selections
Moving and Transforming Pixels
  • using the Move tool 
  • using the Free Transform command
  • moving pixels vs. moving selections
  • blending modes
Text and Type Effects
  • using the Text tool and warping text
  • blending type and images
  • using layer styles
Layer Masks
  • creating and applying layer masks
  • refining edges
  • creating layer masks from a selection
  • clipping masks
  • adjusting masks and layers using Properties panel
  • smart ojects and smart filters
Image Adjustment and Color Correction
  • using adjustment layers
  • black and white conversion

  • using the Clone Tool and Pattern Stamp
  • healing brushes, Patch and Red Eye tools
  • using the Liquify filter
  • using Burn, Dodge and Saturate tools

Class Starting Monday, July 29

3 sessions

  • Monday, July 29, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Tuesday, July 30, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Wednesday, July 31, 9:00AM- 4:00PM

Class Starting Wednesday, September 04

3 sessions

  • Wednesday, September 04, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Thursday, September 05, 9:00AM- 4:00PM
  • Friday, September 06, 9:00AM- 4:00PM

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  • Must be 16 or older to attend
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