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Advanced Photoshop

£449.00 + VAT

About Advanced Photoshop

Successful completion of this course will see delegates achieve professional results. The course covers RGB – CMYK conversion, colour correction and introduces other advanced features. It is directed towards the needs of the professional publishing environment.

Upcoming Course Dates

29th-30th September
14th-15th November


£449.00 + VAT

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  • Advanced Photoshop

    Course Overview
    Adobe Photoshop is the pre-eminent raster image editor. It is the software of choice for most professionals working in this field, offering an unrivalled selection of tools and effects.
    This course goes beyond the basics and focuses on the features and techniques that will improve your images and maximize your efficiency. Learn how to make better selections, refine their edges, and paint in adjustments, as well as increase the colour accuracy of your images with Levels and Curves
    Mastering Photoshop, starts with layers: targeting, moving, and merging them with greater speed and efficiency. . Learn to work with blending modes, apply creative colour effects, and use the Burn and Dodge tools to improve contrast. The course also covers correcting perspective and distortion, creating photo composites and panoramas.

    What you will learn
    Technology of Photoshop
    The working environment, and calibration of the work area.
    Specifying colour management settings
    How RGB-CMYK conversion works
    The startling facts about resizing images
    Quick fixes for Photos.
    Improving a snapshot that needs a bit of sorting out.
    Moving objects and replacing missing with the Content-Aware Move tool
    Adjusting the perspective in an photograph.
    Correcting for camera shake with the Shake Reduction filter
    Image capture overview.
    Highlights, shadows, and mid-tones
    The Auto commands: Auto Tone, Auto Contrast, and Auto Colour
    Using curves and colour balance. Correcting colour cast
    Using Camera Raw as a Smart Filter
    Making colour changes with Hue/Saturation
    Retouching skin tones
    Monochrome images
    Layers and masks
    Using vectors and type in Photoshop
    Making text in Photoshop
    Font and type style
    Combining layer effects and type
    Warping point type
    Designing paragraphs of type
    Masking vector-based shape layers
    Drawing with the Pen tool
    Working with defined custom shapes
    Advanced compositing
    Using Smart Filters
    Adding a background.
    Using the History Panel to undo tasks
    Fixing old photos
    Creating an HDR Image
    Combining Multiple Images Together.
    Combining the best expressions in two group photographs
    Painting with the mixer brush
    Selecting brush settings
    Mixing colours
    Shadows, Highlights, and Contours
    Creating shadows.
    Editing video
    Creating a new video project
    Animating
    Creating effects.
    Adding audio
    Preparing files for the web
    Using layer groups to create button graphics
    Preparing files for printing
    Proofing an image

    Who Should Attend
    This course is intended as a follow up to the Introduction course, and it is ideal for those wishing to develop their Photoshop skills further or improve the results of current projects. This course is aimed at people who have some experience of Photoshop, it is also suitable for self-taught people wishing to expand and deepen their knowledge. Further Learning Have a personalised course designed for you. Bring real-world issues or troublesome files and get your questions answered. Cover the corners of Photoshop not normally covered in our scheduled courses. Fast-track learning into Photoshop's extended features. Call our training consultant on 0117 922 5661 with your requirements for a quote or to make a booking. 

    How Do I Book?
    To book a training course, please call our Training Coordinator on 0117 922 5661 or alternatively send an email to trainingenquiries@western.co.uk

  • Course Duration: 2 Days

    Course Outline
    The following outline is a summary of the subjects that will be covered on the course. All of our courses are responsive to the requests and learning needs of learners and as such content may be changed, adjusted or otherwise altered on the day and as thus should be taken as indicative only.
    Delegates should note that content on the day may change due to circumstances outside of our control, such as changes by the manufacturer. The working environment, and calibration of the work area.

    Technology of Photoshop
    Colour, adjustments, environment, gamut
    The working environment, and calibration of the work area.
    Calibrating your screen.
    What is colour management?
    Specifying colour management settings
    How RGB-CMYK conversion works
    Identifying out-of-gamut colours
    Adjusting an image
    Converting an image to CMYK
    The startling facts about resizing images

    Revision
    Quick tour through Photoshop
    Using Bridge

    Quick fixes for Photos.
    Improving a snapshot that needs a bit of sorting out.
    Blurring a background
    Correcting image distortion
    Adding depth of field to a photograph
    Moving objects and replacing missing with the Content-Aware Move tool
    Adjusting the perspective in an photograph.
    Correcting for camera shake with the Shake Reduction filter

    Scans
    Image capture overview.
    Line art scans.
    Monochrome
    Colour scans.

    Colour correction and retouching photographs
    Highlights, shadows, and mid-tones
    The Auto commands: Auto Tone, Auto Contrast, and Auto Colour
    Colour correction using a channel-by-channel histogram (Levels)
    Using Levels as an adjustment layer
    Using curves and colour balance. Correcting colour cast
    Understanding gamma.
    Masking away colour problems in specific areas
    Using Camera Raw as a Smart Filter
    Changing and adjusting colour.
    Adjusting colour with Replace Colour, Hue/Saturation, and the replace colour brush.,
    Making colour changes with Hue/Saturation
    Introducing how to change colour with selective Colour

    Retouching skin tones
    Removing small blemishes quickly
    Smoothing skin details with Gaussian Blur
    Smoothing with High Pass

    Monochrome images
    Colour becomes monochrome, converting an image to black and white.
    Grey scale or colour?
    Improving a black and white photograph
    Using the black and white command.
    Saving variations of a picture as layer comps
    The default grey-scale recipe
    Shadows/Highlights in black and white
    Adjusting Black and White settings
    Mixing a Black and White portrait

    Layers and masks
    Short-cuts for copying layers and layer style effects
    Changing fill and opacity
    Creating layer clipping masks
    Using layers to create a two-image layout
    Increasing the size of the Layers panel
    Merging and flattening layers down
    Merging all layers to the top
    Creating a mask
    Refining a mask, Improving the edges of a mask and masking short-cuts
    Refining mask edges with the Maximum filter
    Using colour range to build a mask
    Copying masks from one layer to another
    Working with Quick Select
    Making gradient and hand-painted masks
    Creating smoother transitions with a gradient mask
    Making advanced tone corrections with hand-painted masks

    Using vectors and type in Photoshop
    Making text in Photoshop
    Creating and editing a text layer
    Font and type style
    Type size and colour
    Combining layer effects and type
    Drawing a custom shape layer
    Side bearing, kerning, and tracking
    Point text vs. area text
    Selecting and formatting a paragraph
    Copying and pasting unformatted text
    Creating text inside a custom path
    Creating text along a path
    Adjusting baseline shift
    Creating a clipping mask from type.
    Creating type on a path
    Warping point type
    Designing paragraphs of type
    Adding a rounded rectangle
    Adding vertical text
    Drawing with shape outlines
    Combining vector-based shapes
    Masking vector-based shape layers
    Correcting spacing problems
    Preparing text for commercial output
    Saving a high-resolution PDF file
    Vector drawing techniques
    About bitmap images and vector graphics
    About paths and the Pen tool
    Getting started
    Drawing with the Pen tool
    Working with defined custom shapes
    Importing a Smart Object
    Adding colour and depth to a shape using layer styles.

    Advanced compositing
    Arranging layers
    Using Smart Filters
    Painting a layer
    Adding a background.
    Using the History Panel to undo tasks
    Up-scaling a low-resolution image

    Fixing old photos
    Creating an HDR Image
    Creating an HDR effect with HDR Toning.
    Achieving a high-contrast portrait.
    Creating a desaturated effect.
    Combining Multiple Images Together.
    Combining the best expressions in two group photographs
    Combining smaller elements from one frame to another
    Using Photo merge to combine two images together

    Painting with the mixer brush
    About the Mixer Brush
    Getting started
    Selecting brush settings
    Mixing colours
    Creating a custom brush preset
    Mixing colours with a photograph
    Review questions and answers

    Shadows, Highlights, and Contours
    Introducing Shadows/Highlights
    Creating a “bounce” with Gaussian Blur
    Sharpening on top of blur
    Sharpening the merged composition
    Grouping and masking layers
    Adjusting the density of a mask
    Restoring detail with Shadows/Highlights
    Changing the Shadows/Highlights defaults
    Lowering contrast with Gaussian Blur
    Blending shadows.
    Creating shadows.

    Editing video
    About the Time line panel
    Creating a new video project
    Animating text with key frames
    Creating effects.
    Adding transitions
    Adding audio
    Muting unwanted audio
    Rendering video

    Preparing files for the web
    Using layer groups to create button graphics
    Creating images for the web

    Producing and printing consistent colour
    Preparing files for printing
    Proofing an image
    Sing the image as CMYK ESP file.
    Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
    Review questions and answers