Course Duration: 2 Days
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
Quick tour through Photoshop
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
Image capture overview.
Line art 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
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
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
Drawing with the Pen tool
Working with defined custom shapes
Importing a Smart Object
Adding colour and depth to a shape using layer styles.
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
Selecting brush settings
Creating a custom brush preset
Mixing colours with a photograph
Review questions and answers
Shadows, Highlights, and Contours
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
About the Time line panel
Creating a new video project
Animating text with key frames
Muting unwanted audio
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