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Adobe Photoshop CC Boot Camp

Course length: 4 days (24 hours)

Overview: Adobe Photoshop is the de facto standard in the design industry. If you’d like to get a jump start in Photoshop in a fun, practical way, this four-day class covers the most important parts of Photoshop you’ll use on a day-to-day basis.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Windows, as well as basic keyboarding skills.

Note: Each participant will receive a USB flash drive to take their exercise files with them.

All Adobe classes are taught by Adobe Certified Instructors.

Class Fee: $1,349

Printable Class Outline: Photoshop Boot Camp PDF

 

Class Outline

Day One

1 Getting To Know the Work Area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Sampling a color
  • Working with tools and tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Finding resources for using Photoshop
  • Review questions and answers

2 Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
  • Adjusting the color and tone
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Sharpening the image
  • Review questions and answers

3 Working With Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Getting started
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Selecting from a center point
  • Resizing and copying a selection
  • Cropping an image
  • Review questions and answers

4 Layer Basics

  • About layers
  • Getting started
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Updating layer effects
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and saving files
  • Review questions and answers

Day Two

5 Quick Fixes

  • Getting started
  • Improving a snapshot
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating a panorama
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field
  • Moving objects with the Content-Aware Move tool
  • Adjusting perspective in an image
  • Review questions and answers

6 Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Getting started
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels
  • Review questions and answers

7 Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Getting started
  • 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
  • Review questions and answers

8 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 color and depth to a shape using layer styles
  • Review questions and answers

Day Three

9 Advanced Compositing

  • Getting started
  • Arranging layers
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the History Panel to undo tasks
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image
  • Review questions and answers

10 Painting With the Mixer Brush

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

11 Editing Video

  • Getting started
  • About the Timeline panel
  • Creating a new video project
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering video
  • Review questions and answers

12 Working With Camera Raw

  • Getting started
  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Applying advanced color correction
  • Review questions and answers

Day Four

13 Preparing Files for the Web

  • Getting started
  • Using layer groups to create button graphics
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Saving assets with Adobe Generator
  • Review questions and answers

14 Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • Preparing files for printing
  • Getting started
  • Performing a “zoom test”
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • About color management
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
  • Review questions and answers

15 Printing 3d Files

  • Getting started
  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Positioning 3D elements
  • Printing a 3D file
  • Review questions and answers

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If you would like to register for a course, call (619) 876-4224 ext 210 or you may register online.