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CC Adobe Photoshop

Discover essential skills and explore new features and capabilities of Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud). This course covers Adobe Bridge, Camera RAW, masks and layers, painting and retouching, and selections and layers. This Photoshop CC course takes you from the basics through intermediate-level topics and helps you find the information you need in a clear, approachable way. Adobe Photoshop is the industry leading image-editing program for digital photographers, graphic designers, and web developers, and the newest version includes even more great tools to manage and enhance your images.
Duration: 4 Days   |   Location : Online
Course Prerequisites:
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Virtual Interactive Lecturer-led Teaching (VILT)

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: Navigating Photoshop CC: Workspace, Tools, and Panels

  • Opening an existing document in Mini Bridge
  • Discovering the Tools panel
  • Selection, Cropping, and Measuring Tools
  • Retouching and Painting Tools
  • Drawing and Type Tools
  • Navigation Tools
  • Accessing tools and their options
  • Using panels
  • Putting the panel system to use
  • Choosing other panels
  • Expanding and collapsing your panels
  • Customizing your panels
  • Hidden tools
  • Navigating the image area
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Using the Hand tool
  • Tabbed windows
  • Maximizing productivity with screen modes

Lesson 2: Introduction to Photoshop CC

  • Opening a file
  • Saving the work file 38
  • Cropping an image
  • Quick image correction
  • Increasing contrast using curves
  • Adjusting the neutral
  • Using the improved Smart Sharpen feature
  • A look back in History
  • Saving files
  • Understanding file formats 4
  • Choosing a file format
  • Saving a JPEG file
  • Saving for print
  • Changing the color settings
  • Adjusting image size
  • Saving a Photoshop PDF file

Lesson 3: Organizing and Managing Your Files with Adobe Bridge

  • What is Adobe Bridge?
  • Navigating through Bridge
  • Using folders in Adobe Bridge
  • Making a Favorite
  • Creating and locating metadata
  • Using keywords
  • Creating a Metadata Template
  • Opening a file from Adobe Bridge
  • Searching for files using Adobe Bridge
  • Searching by name or keyword
  • Using the Filter panel
  • Saving a Collection
  • Automation tools in Adobe Bridge
  • Batch renaming your files
  • Additional Photoshop Tools
  • Changing the view

Lesson 4: Making Selective Changes in Photoshop CC

  • The importance of a good selection
  • Using the Marquee tools
  • Creating a square selection
  • Creating a selection from a center point
  • Changing a selection into a layer
  • Working with the Magic Wand tool
  • The Lasso tool
  • Adding to and subtracting from selections
  • Deleting from the selection
  • Adding to the selection
  • Saving a selection
  • Feathering the selection
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Making difficult selections with the Refine Edge feature
  • Using Quick Mask
  • Saving selections
  • Copying and pasting a selection
  • Using the Pen tool for selections
  • Using the Pen tool to select an area of an image
  • More Pen tool selection techniques
  • Converting a path to a selection

Lesson 5: Painting and Retouching

  • Setting up your color settings
  • Color primer
  • Understanding color gamut
  • The RGB color model
  • The CMYK color model
  • Working in the RGB mode
  • Editing color settings
  • Selecting colors
  • Starting to paint
  • Using the Color panel
  • Using the Brush tool
  • Changing opacity
  • Save time–learn the shortcuts
  • Using the Brush Presets
  • Using the Airbrush feature
  • Creating a Border using the Bristle brushes
  • Applying color to an image
  • Changing blending modes
  • The Eyedropper tool
  • Retouching images
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Repairing fold lines
  • The History panel
  • The Spot Healing Brush
  • The Healing Brush
  • Using the Patch tool
  • Using the Clone Source panel
  • Cloning from another source

Lesson 6: Color Correcting an Image

  • Choosing your color settings
  • Opening the file
  • Why you should work in RGB
  • Reading a histogram
  • Making the Curve adjustment
  • Defining the highlight and shadow
  • Locating the White and Black Point
  • Inputting the white and black point values
  • Adjusting the midtones
  • Setting the neutral
  • Sharpening your image
  • Comparing your image with the original
  • Taking care of red eye
  • Using the Camera Raw plug-in
  • Using Camera Raw controls
  • Saving a DNG file 188 Reopening a DNG file

Lesson 7: Using Content-Aware Tools in Photoshop

  • Creating extra image area with the content-aware scale tool
  • Opening the file
  • Viewing the on-screen ruler
  • Converting the Background into a layer
  • Protecting the teacher
  • Scaling the background
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Move
  • Content–Aware retouching

Lesson 8: Introduction to Photoshop Layers

  • Discovering layers
  • Getting a handle on layers
  • Creating a new blank file 06
  • Naming your layer
  • Selecting layers
  • Tips for selecting layers
  • Moving layers
  • Changing the visibility of a layer
  • Using masks in a layer
  • Preserve transparency
  • Creating a composition
  • Moving images in from other documents
  • Creating a layer mask
  • Editing the layer mask
  • Cloning layers
  • Aligning and distributing layers
  • Applying filters to layers
  • Creating a type layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Filtering your layers

Lesson 9: Removing Backgrounds to Create Layered Compositions

  • A look at the finished project
  • Opening existing image files
  • Understanding document settings
  • Viewing an image’s size and resolution
  • Combining the images
  • Using Duplicate to move a layer
  • Dragging and dropping to copy one image to another
  • Transforming and editing combined images
  • Changing the size of a layer
  • Removing a background
  • Creating a vector mask
  • Creating your path
  • Starting your pen path
  • Turning into vector mask
  • Using Refine Edge to select the dog
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Refining a selection
  • Adding the tennis ball to the composition
  • Using layer styles
  • Reusing layer styles
  • Grouping the layers

Lesson 10: Using Layer Styles and Adjustment Layers

  • Making color changes using adjustment layers
  • Painting on the adjustment layer mask
  • Adjusting the Hue/Saturation layer
  • Adding a pattern fill layer
  • Defining the pattern
  • Applying the pattern
  • Using the Black & White adjustment layer
  • Adding a tint
  • Applying a gradient to the adjustment layer
  • Layer styles
  • Creating the text layer
  • Applying the Outer Glow layer style
  • Applying the Bevel and Emboss layer style
  • Changing the shading
  • Changing the fill opacity
  • Saving the style
  • Accessing the style

Lesson 11: Working with the Pen Tool

  • Working with the Pen tool
  • Reading the Pen tool cursor
  • Uses of the Pen tool in Photoshop
  • Creating your first path
  • Using the Selection tools
  • Adding and deleting anchor points
  • Working with curved paths
  • Changing anchor points
  • Selecting your path
  • Path exercises
  • Creating straight lines
  • Creating the curved path
  • Drawing hinged curves
  • Creating a selection with the Pen tool
  • Starting your path
  • Saving the path
  • Turning the path into a selection
  • Turning the path into a vector mask
  • Using the path to adjust color

Lesson 12: Using Smart Objects in Photoshop

  • Creating a composition using Smart Objects
  • Opening an image as a Smart Object
  • Converting a layer to a Smart Object
  • Placing a Smart Object
  • Editing a Smart Object
  • Editing the contents of a Smart Object
  • Modifying multiple Smart Object layers
  • Replacing the contents of a Smart Object layer
  • Working with Smart Filters
  • Modifying a Smart Filter
  • Creating multiple Smart Objects
  • Working with Illustrator files

Lesson 13: Creating Images for Web, Video, and Interactive Use

  • Viewing the completed file
  • Changing your units of measurement
  • Creating the web page
  • Adding the Text
  • Adding Style to the text
  • Creating text for the links
  • Positioning and distribution of text
  • Creating slices
  • Slicing it up
  • Selecting and combining slices
  • Applying attributes to your slices
  • Using Save for Web
  • Saving files for video
  • Creating animation
  • Working in Frame mode
  • Saving an animated GIF
  • Creating animation for HD video
  • Working in Timeline mode

Lesson 14: New Features in Photoshop CC

  • Viewing the finished file
  • Easier methods to manage your layers
  • Using Camera Raw as a filter
  • Shake Reduction
  • Finishing the image composition
  • Putting the image into the print frame
  • Changing the Blending mode
  • Additional new features
  • Live Shape properties
  • Upscaling improvements
  • Share on Behance
CTU Training Solutions , Updated: October 27th, 2020

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