Adobe Photoshop

Course Description

Adobe Photoshop is the design industry standard, professional software. It is the current leading image editing program of choice for graphic designers, photographers and web designers, though it is widely used by people at any skill level who want to touch-up or manipulate images, and produce a professional output for both print and web media.

Photoshop is part of the Adobe Creative Suite (CS) and comes integrated with Adobe Bridge, an application designed to organize and enable image management amongst most the CS programs. By enabling the efficient transfer of images and documents from other programs within the suite, such as Illustrator, Adobe fosters an effortless, timesaving workflowenvironment.

Our Photoshop training course aims to develop your familiarity with the workspace, tools and features that this powerful program offers its users for print or web-based design projects.

All the skills needed to understand the basics of photo resolution and manipulation, working with layers and the plethora of effects on offer, will be comprehensively covered to begin to equip you with the tools you need for professional looking images.

What You Will Learn

During Photoshop course, the following topics are covered:

Getting to Know Photoshop

  • Adobe Photoshop Workspace
  • Using the Tools Panel
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Getting to Know the Panels
  • Contextual Menus
  • Support Using Photoshop

Basic Photo Corrections

  • Understanding Resolution & Image Size
  • Color Touch Up
  • Tool Options for Image Correction
  • Images for Four-Colour Printing

Using Selection Tools

  • Selection Tools Overview
  • Moving & Manipulating Selected Areas
  • The Lasso Tools
  • The Quick Selection Tool
  • The Magic Wand Tool

Layer Basics

  • Understanding the Layers Panel
  • The Layers Panel Menu
  • Repositioning Layers
  • Applying Layer Effects & Styles
  • Managing/Grouping Layers
  • Flattening Layers

Masks & Channels

  • Conceptualising Masks & Channels
  • Creating & Refining Masks
  • Producing Quick Masks
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Using Channels

Typographic Design

  • How Photoshop Treats Type
  • Clipping Masks from Type
  • Type on a Path
  • Warping Type
  • Character & Paragraph Panels

Vector Drawing Techniques

  • Basics of Bitmap Images & Vector Graphics
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Drawing Paths for Selection
  • Creating Vector Shapes for Artwork
  • Working with Custom Shapes
  • Importing a Smart Objects

Preparing Files for the Web

  • Web Design Workspace
  • Exporting as HTML
  • Using Zoomify
  • Web Gallery Features

Producing & Printing Consistent Colour

  • Colour Management Overview & Settings
  • Colour Proofing Your Image
  • Saving Images for Print