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CC Adobe Photoshop Advanced

This course delves into some of the more advanced image editing and manipulation techniques that are used by Photoshop experts, and offers you hands on activities that demonstrate how these techniques can be used in order to create exciting, professional visual effects. It will also cover powerful tools and techniques to automate aspects of your Photoshop workflow.
Duration: 4 Days   |   Location : Online
Course Prerequisites:
CC Adobe Photoshop
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Virtual instruction environments are designed to simulate the traditional classroom or learning experience. Instructor-led training is still the number one delivery method of choice because it allows you to interact and discuss the training material, either individually or in a group setting, and you gain access to expert knowledge from certified instructors. This form of guided learning is impactful and produces positive learning outcomes. Day, evening and Saturday classes are offered.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction to Advanced Navigational Features

  • Speeding up your navigation process
  • Navigational tips
  • Practice with Zooming controls
  • Dynamic zooming and panning
  • Using the Navigator panel
  • Maximizing productivity with screen modes
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Using your new shortcut
  • Saving and summarizing your keyboard shortcuts
  • Editing the menu items
  • Using Photoshop Extras
  • Using rulers and guides
  • Using the Grid
  • Using the guides and grids to align text
  • Turning off and on Extras
  • Customizing your panels
  • Finding the panels you want
  • Customizing workspaces
  • Lesson 2: Taking Advantage of Adobe Bridge

  • Why use Adobe Bridge
  • Changing the view of Adobe Bridge
  • Workspaces
  • Using folders in Adobe Bridge
  • Making a Favorite
  • Stacking your images
  • Creating and locating metadata
  • Using keywords
  • Creating a Metadata Template
  • Searching for files using Adobe Bridge
  • Setting up unique keywords
  • Searching by name or keyword
  • Using the Filter panel
  • Using Adobe Bridge for automation
  • Batch renaming your files
  • Saving time with the Image Processor
  • Load Files into Photoshop Layers
  • Correcting images right from Adobe Bridge
  • Lesson 3: Advanced Selection Techniques

  • Review of the common selection tools
  • Rectangular Marquee tool
  • Elliptical Marquee tool
  • Building a selection
  • Transforming your selection
  • Saving your selection
  • Transforming to create a second selection
  • Combining your selections
  • Taking the Lasso tool to the max
  • Default Lasso tool
  • Polygonal Lasso tool
  • Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Alternating between the Polygonal and regular Lasso tool
  • Covering up a non-perfect selection
  • About the Quick Selection tool
  • Refining your selection
  • Going beyond the Magic Wand
  • Cleaning up your selection with Quick Mask
  • Lesson 4: The Pen Tool: Beyond the Primer

  • Practicing with the Pen tool
  • Creating controlled paths
  • About precision creation of Pen paths
  • Creating guides
  • Beginning the Pen path
  • Editing your arch
  • Continuing the path
  • Practicing with an image
  • Saving your path
  • What you can do with a path
  • Loading your path as a selection
  • Creating a vector mask of the gumball machine
  • Using a Pen path to create a Smart filter selection
  • Applying Unsharp mask to the selection
  • Stroking a Pen path
  • Defining a custom brush preset
  • Editing your brush
  • Applying your custom brush to the path
  • Saving the image for other applications
  • PNG-24
  • EPS, DCS 2.0
  • Lesson 5: Color Correcting like a Pro

  • Understanding color
  • Tools you will use
  • Using the Histogram panel
  • Intentionally creating a bad Histogram reading
  • What images need to be color corrected?
  • Choosing your color settings
  • Importance of RGB vs. CMYK color modes
  • Understanding Gamuts
  • Working in the RGB mode
  • Locating the white and black point
  • Defining highlight and shadow
  • Adjusting the midtones
  • Balancing the neutrals in an image
  • Adding additional curve corrections
  • Adding more variation to your curve adjustment
  • Sharpening the image
  • Painting your filter on your image
  • Adjusting the Blending of the filter
  • Lesson 6: Painting and Retouching

  • Content Painting tools
  • Retouching an image
  • Repositioning the branch
  • Creating a new layer from the selection
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Adding a vector mask
  • Retouching the frog’s nose
  • Organizing your Layers panel
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Adding a vignette
  • Lesson 7: Creating Compositions

  • Reviewing Smart Objects
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Adding a second image to the composition
  • Adding an image with the place feature
  • Masking a layer
  • The Adaptive Wide Angle filter
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool to copy a window
  • Adding an additional building
  • Blending the church
  • Removing some of the architecture
  • Blending the church using Adjustment Layers
  • Final flourish
  • Using a color look-up table
  • Lesson 8: Creating Special Effects

  • Using Oil Paint as a Smart Filter
  • Exploring Oil Paint options
  • The power of Smart Filters
  • Deleting a Smart Filter
  • Using Camera Raw as a Smart Filter
  • Adding Layer Style effects
  • Adding lighting effects
  • Adding interesting lighting effects
  • Adjusting the lighting
  • Adding sunlight effects
  • Creating a Depth of Field effect
  • Adding text effects
  • Adding Swash Characters
  • Lesson 9: Advanced Use of the Vector Tools

  • Starting up
  • Taking advantage of vector objects in Photoshop CC
  • Location of the vector tools
  • Opening the image
  • Starting with a vector shape
  • Adding a mask
  • Adding vector text
  • Converting your text to a path
  • Adding a stroke to the text
  • Adding a drop shadow
  • Using a custom shape
  • Pasting vector objects from Illustrator
  • Adding the Illustrator logo
  • Saving your file for use outside of Photoshop
  • Lesson 10: Creating Images for the Web and Application Design

  • Optimizing graphics for on-screen presentation
  • Resizing the image
  • Adjusting the image size
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter to an image
  • Selecting the best image format
  • Choosing the right file format
  • Choosing the best file format for your image
  • Saving images as JPEGs
  • Choosing the quality of a JPEG 251 Previewing your image
  • Creating a transparency effect in a JPEG image
  • Saving your settings
  • Saving images as GIFs
  • Optimizing the GIF image
  • Using the color table
  • Adding a matte to a GIF
  • Animating a GIF
  • Saving as a PNG
  • Slicing an image
  • Viewing the completed file
  • Creating slices
  • Changing the attributes of the slices
  • Saving slices out of Photoshop
  • Lesson 11: Zipping it up with Automation Tools

  • What is an action?
  • Creating a simple action
  • Creating your own action
  • Adding an Image Size and a Save action
  • Playing your action
  • Editing your script to change settings
  • Creating a Droplet
  • Using a Droplet
  • Using the Panorama feature in Photoshop
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Using actions in Button mode
  • Lesson 12: Using Photoshop for 3D

  • Creating 3D objects
  • Creating primitives
  • Extruding paths
  • Extruding 3D text 300 Viewing and transforming 3D objects
  • Working with 3D camera tools
  • Using the 3D object tools
  • Object appearances
  • Lighting
  • Materials
  • Changing the properties of the extruded text
  • Rendering
  • Textures and painting
  • Adding texture to a 3D object
  • Painting a 3D object
  • Using Photoshop 3D in production workflows
  • Working with custom meshes
  • Downloading external 3D content
  • CTU Training Solutions , Updated: July 7th, 2017

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