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Photoshop CC 2018 Quickstart
1 day | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this beginner class you will learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop. Topics include learning the interface, basic retouching, sharpening images, replacing backgrounds, selection techniques, adding effects, creating a poster, ghosting part of an image, adjusting color and saving files for the Web

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe Photoshop is needed . Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of Photoshop.

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Lesson 1: Getting Started

Computer Requirements
What’s New In Current Version?
Raster vs Vector
Creating A New Document
Workspaces Overview
Opening an Image
Place Embed vs Place Linked
Interface Layout and Navigation
Navigational Keyboard Shortcuts
2018 Properties Panel Update

Lesson 2: Simple Retouching

Fixing Blemishes using the Spot Healing Tool
Fixing Blemishes using the Healing Brush Tool
Removing and modifying elements using the Clone Stamp Tool
Using the Patch Tool group fixes
Removing Red Eye with the Red Eye Tool

Lesson 3: Selecting with Magic Wand, Quick Selection Tool & Quick Mask Mode

Starting the Selection using Traditional Selection Tools
Using the Magic Wand
Using the Quick Select Tool
Redefining the Selection in Quick Mask Mode

Lesson 4: Replacing Backgrounds & Tweaking Color

More Work with the Magic Wand Tool
Simple Image Compositing
Working with Brightness & Contrast
Working with Color Balance

Lesson 5: Creating Text & Adding Effects

Creating Text
Adding Drop Shadows Manually
Working with Layer Styles
Adding a Drop Shadow

Lesson 6: Image Tweaking & Effects

Using the Crop tool
Crop Awareness
Ratio vs Resolution
Straightening Crooked Photos
Image Size vs Canvas Size
Size Interpolation
Adding the Text Layer
Adjust the Opacity of the Layer
Feathering the Layer to Add More Subtlety
Using simple drop shadows and border effects
Cleaning Up the Background

Lesson 7: Retro Movie Poster

Making a Selection using the Polygonal Lasso tool
Desaturate the Background to make the Foreground "Pop"
The Layers Panel
Adding Basic Type
Warping Text

Lesson 8: The Basics of Preparing Digital Photos for Print

Image Size
Resampling
Saving as PSD
Saving as TIFF
Document Size
Preparing for Print

Lesson 9: Saving Photos for the Web

Resizing an Image for the Web
Saving Images as JPEGs
Reducing the Image File Size
Resampling
Adding Metadata
Comparing GIF and PNG
Saving as GIF and PNG
Web Transparency

Photoshop CC 2018 Fundamentals
3 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this beginner class you will learn the fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop. Topics include learning the interface, basic retouching, sharpening images, replacing backgrounds, selection techniques, adding effects, ghosting part of an image, adjusting color, saving files for the Web, non-destructive editing and smart objects, text effects, blending with masks, paths and the pen tool, working with Illustrator, special effects and much more.

Prerequisites

No prior experience of Adobe Photoshop is needed . Basic computer knowledge is required.

Target Audience

Aimed at new users of Photoshop.

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Lesson 1: Getting Around Photoshop

Computer Requirements
What’s new in the current version?
Raster vs Vector
Creating A New Document
Workspaces Overview
Opening an Image
Place Embed vs Place Linked
Interface Layout and Navigation
Navigational Keyboard Shortcuts
2018 Properties Panel Update

Lesson 2: Basic Image Retouching

Fixing Blemishes using the Spot Healing Tool
Fixing Blemishes using the Healing Brush Tool
Removing and modifying elements using the Clone Stamp Tool
Using the Patch Tool group fixes
Removing Red Eye with the Red Eye Tool

Lesson 3: Selecting with Magic Wand, Quick Selection Tool & Quick Mask Mode

Starting the Selection using Traditional Selection Tools
Using the Magic Wand
Using the Quick Select Tool
Redefining the Selection in Quick Mask Mode

Lesson 4: Replacing Backgrounds & Tweaking Color

More Work with the Magic Wand Tool
Simple Image Compositing
Working with Brightness & Contrast
Working with Color Balance

Lesson 5: Creating Text & Adding Effects

Creating Text
Adding Drop Shadows Manually
Working with Layer Styles
Adding a Drop Shadow

Lesson 6: Image Tweaking & Effects

Using the Crop tool
Crop Awareness
Ratio vs Resolution
Straightening Crooked Photos
Image Size vs Canvas Size
Size Interpolation
Adding the Text Layer
Adjust the Opacity of the Layer
Feathering the Layer to Add More Subtlety
Using simple drop shadows and border effects
Cleaning Up the Background

Lesson 7: Retro Movie Poster

Making a Selection using the Polygonal Lasso tool
Desaturate the Background to make the Foreground "Pop"
The Layers Panel
Adding Basic Type
Warping Text

Lesson 8: The Basics of Preparing Digital Photos for Print

Image Size
Resampling
Saving as PSD
Saving as TIFF
Document Size
Preparing for Print

Lesson 9: Saving Photos for the Web

Resizing an Image for the Web
Saving Images as JPEGs
Reducing the Image File Size
Resampling
Adding Metadata
Comparing GIF and PNG
Saving as GIF and PNG
Web Transparency

Lesson 10: Non-Destructive Editing: Adjustment Layers and Masks

Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
Using Layer Masks to Mask out Unwanted Adjustments
Using the Curves Tool
Using Hue/Saturation Tool
Tricks for Hue Shifting Black
Tricks for Hue Shifting White

Lesson 11: Non-Destructive Editing: Working with Smart Objects & Other Amazing Tools

Understanding Smart Objects
Creating a Smart Object
Smart Objects & Resolution
Smart Objects & Filters
Working with Layer Masks
Working with Textures and Layer Masks
Working with Clipping Masks

Lesson 12: Type Mastery 01: Down The Rabbit Hole

Formatting Special Titles
The Character and Paragraph Panels
Lorem Ipsum, Ligatures and Glyphs
Formatting a Paragraph
Drop Caps
Getting creative with fonts
To rasterize text or not

Lesson 13: The Pen Tool: Working Creatively with Paths

Working with the Pen Tool
Stroke & Fill Effects across a Path
Accent Lines & Florals
Erasing across a path
Sharpening Hi-Res Photos for Print
Removing Motion Blur

Lesson 14: Type Mastery 02: Text & Effects

Text in a Path
Text on a Path
Closed Paths vs Open
Controlling The Position of your Text
Concentric Rings of Text
Flow text across objects

Lesson 15: Working with Presets

What are Presets?
Preset Management
Create Custom Shapes
Create Patterns
Creating Swatches
Creating Brushes

Lesson 16: Stranger Things: Bringing It All Together

Creating assets in the Upside Down
Manipulating Images
Working with Vector Art
Modifying Type
Adding non-destructive lighting
Working with glow effects
Giving you project a film treatment

Lesson 17: Project Essentials: Film/TV & Social Media

Size Matters: Designing for Various Screen Sizes (SD, FHD, UHD, DCI)
Title/Action Safe-Center-cut
Photoshop does Video?
Designing & Creating Lower 3rds
Designing & Creating
Texturizing your title
Testing your title with against video
Exporting your title to Editorial
Bugs/Watermarks/IDs
Export Graphics for Broadcast
Export for Social Media
Export for Another Application

Lesson 18: Project Essentials: Working for Print

Setting up Photoshop for print art
RGB vs CMYK vs Other
Resolution and Pixel Density
Important Preferences affecting print
Setting up bleed
Formatting guides
Process vs Spot Colors
Delivery essentials
Working with TIFF, PDF, and more

Lesson 19: Working with Illustrator

Sending media and paths to Illustrator
How much should a Photoshop user need to know about Illustrator?
Creating simple text elements in Illustrator
Cleaning and Saving Elements in a Vector Format
Transferring Vector to Photoshop (The Best)
Made for TV or the Big Screen: Photoshop has it all
Setting up your project in Photoshop
Setting up a quick project in Illustrator

Lesson 20: Useful Effects 01: Filter Highlights

What are Smart Filters?
Blurring the Background
Motion & Radial Blurs
Adding Spinning Blur to the Wheels
Layers
Working with Distortion Effects
Lens flares and lighting Effects
Sketch and Cartoon Conversions

Lesson 21: Useful Effects 02: Special & Legacy Effects

Working with Paths to Define Effects
Using Fibers for Texture
Generated Effects: Flame,Trees and Picture Frame

Lesson 22: Social Media Design & Delivery

Designing Dimensions (IG,TW,FB,etc)
Text Overlays
Video & Animated GIFs
3rd Party Plugin Mentions
Create Artwork for Instagram & Twitter
Create An Animated GIF for Facebook
Photoshop’s New Sharing Functions
Tips on designing Interactively for Youtube End Cards, etc.

Lesson 23: The Haunted Mansion: Beyond the Pixels

Building Selections
Organic Selections
Replacing backgrounds
Re-lighting elements
Working with damage
Color grading artwork
Re-formatting for web and social media

Photoshop CC 2018 Advanced
2 days | Windows | Mac
9.00am to 4.30pm
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Course Description

On this advanced class you will learn the advanced features and techniques in Adobe Photoshop. Topics include learning the colors correction, advanced retouching, liquify filter, advanced selection techniques, advanced blending modes, working with perspective, compositing, color matching, CMYK conversions, Camera Raw and much more.

Prerequisites

Students should have completed Photoshop Fundamentals or have equivalent knowledge prior to attending.

Target Audience

Aimed at existing users of Photoshop.

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Lesson 1: Color Correction using Levels

Color Correction with Adjustments Layers vs Adjustment Filters
What is Tone?
What is a Histogram?
Levels Adjustment Explained
Practical Work with Levels
Repairing Photos

Lesson 2: Color Correction Using Curves

The Curves Tool Explained
Setting White, Black, and Gray Points
Setting Midpoints
Saving and Loading Curves Presets
Correcting Tone & Color
Setting White, Black, and Gray Points

Lesson 3: Retouching Techniques Part I

Understanding Healing & Awareness
Using the Clone Stamp Tool
Using the Spot Healing Tool
Using the Healing Brush Tool
Using the Patch Tool
Removing Blemishes & Stray Hairs

Lesson 4: Retouching Techniques Part 2

The Power of Frequency Separation In Theory and Practice
Creating High and Low Frequency Layers
Isolating Skin Texture
Isolating Skin Tone
Re-combining Layers
Using Masks & Brushes for Airbrush Effect

Lesson 5: Retouching: Liquify

An Overview of the Liquify Panel
Brush Tool Options
Using the Liquify Filter: Bloat, Pucker, Forward Warp, Restoration Tools
Artistic Retouching of Facial Features
Having fun with Face-Aware
Freezing and Unfreezing
Creating Your Own Alien
Losing weight without a diet

Lesson 6: Displacement Technique

What is Displacement?
How Displacement is used Professionally
Displacement Workflow
Creating a Displacement Map
Working with Displacement Filter
Improving the Distortions

Lesson 7: Blending Modes Techniques & Effects

About Blending Modes
Experimenting with different Blend Modes (Screen, Multiply, Overlay)
Using the Color Blending Mode to Tint an Image
Mask Blending
Adding Scars and Blood

Lesson 8: Working In Perspective

Manually putting in perspective
Manually Editing Perspective
Using Perspective Filters
Troubleshooting perspective issues
Selecting In Perspective
Healing In Perspective

Lesson 9: Compositing: Matching Color

A Over B
It’s All About Selections
Lighting & Shadow
Backlight Technique
Matching Color
Curves Color Channels
Contrast Matching
Clipping Masks
Matching Noise/Grain

Lesson 10: Working with Lighting Effects

Compositing Lighting FX
Creating & Working with Flares
Creating A Neon Sign
Techniques for Sabers

Lesson 11: Organic Text

Endless Possibilities of Organic Text
Text Out of Grass
Working with Smoke

Lesson 12: Advanced Selection Techniques

Select & Mask Review
Going off-road with Procedurals
It’s All About Channels
Working with Levels to create contrast maps
Configuring your Selection Brushes to isolate edges
Selecting Hair - No Easy Thing
Employing the Burn and Dodge Tool

Lesson 13: Large Project Design

Working with Large Projects
Photoshop limitations and workarounds
Tweaking Preferences for a smoother workflow
Design a large format poster

Lesson 14: Working with Camera Raw

Opening & Editing Raw Files
Camera Raw Panels
Editing Color and Tone
Fixing Exposure Issues
Selective Corrections
Applying Grades to Multiple Photos
Removing Noise
DeHaze Images
Saving Settings and Versions
Opening Images in Photoshop

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way to up-skill your entire team.

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