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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop Training Course

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop is for people who’ve not much or no experience with Adobe Photoshop and want to be able to perk up their pics, create cutouts, make montages and work with type.

While your creative juices flow, we’ll also explore the nitty gritty of how to make your images play nice with print and work wonders on the Web.

You can book Andrew for a custom, bespoke course at your work place.

Who should attend?

Photographers, Graphic Designers, Layout People, Artworkers, Marketeers, Web Developers – any one who needs Photoshop and has had little or no formal training.

Course outline

The Photoshop Workspace

  • Tools, Options and Panels
  • Workspace customisation features
  • Tool and Document presets
  • Document navigation

Photoshop – Key Concepts

  • Introducing layers
  • The History panel and undoing
  • Understanding image formats
  • Bitmaps and vectors
  • Colour modes and channels
  • File formats
  • Images for the Web
  • Printing images and resolution

Getting stuff done – image editing basics

  • Resizing, cropping and rotating
  • Adjusting brightness and colour
  • Colour channels
  • Using the histogram
  • The adjustment menus
  • Using adjustment layers

Using Photoshop Filters

  • About filters
  • Fading filters
  • Using smart filters
  • Sharpening and blurring
  • Unsharp mask
  • Blurs

Painting and retouching

  • Introduction to brushes
  • Colour replacement tool
  • Bucket and Gradient tool
  • Clone and healing tools

Making selections

  • Understanding and working with selections
  • The marquee tools
  • Quick selection and magic wand tools
  • Feathered selections
  • Refine edges
  • Working with paths
  • What are paths?
  • Making smooth cutouts with the pen tool
  • Creating clipping paths
  • Understanding masks and alpha channels
  • Saving selections as channels
  • Quick masks

Using layers

  • Working with layers
  • Using layers masks
  • Layer styles

Type in Photoshop

  • Typographic features
  • Type layers
  • Type masks
  • Warping type
  • Converting type to paths

Automation – using Actions and Batchs

  • Creating Actions
  • Batch Processing files
  • Creating Droplets