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In this hands-on instructor led Adobe Photoshop CS4 training course you will start by learning the fundamental concepts and features of Adobe Photoshop CS4 and then learn many advanced features, including tips and techniques for using the latest version of Photoshop and for preparing images for the Web. Adobe Photoshop CS4 is the benchmark for digital imaging excellence. Adobe Camera Raw 5, included with Photoshop CS4, offers flexibility and control as you work with raw images and now you can apply the same tools to TIFF and JPEG images, as well. Photoshop CS4 pushes the boundaries of digital image editing and helps you turn your dreams into designs more easily than ever before.

Course Overview

By the end of the class students will be able to:

  • Make Basic Photo Corrections
  • Work with Selections
  • Work with Layers, Masks and Channels
  • Correct and Enhance Digital Photographs
  • Be Familiar With Vector Drawing Techniques
  • Prepare Files for the Web
  • Work with 3D Images
  • Know How to Produce and Print Consistent Color

Prerequisites

Familiarity with Web browsers and the Windows user interface

Course Outline

  • Getting to Know the Work Area

    • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    • Using the tools.
    • Using the options bar and other panels
    • Undoing actions in Photoshop
    • Customizing the workspace
    • Finding resources for using Photoshop
    • Checking for updates
  • Basic Photo Corrections

    • Strategy for retouching
    • Resolution and image size
    • Getting started
    • Straightening and cropping an image
    • Making automatic adjustments
    • Removing a color cast
    • Manually adjusting the tonal range
    • Replacing colors in an image
    • Adjusting lightness with the Dodge tool
    • Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
    • Comparing automatic and manual results
    • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
    • Using the Healing Brush and Patch tools
    • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
    • Saving the image for four-color printing
  • Working with Selections

    • About selecting and selection tools
    • 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
    • Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
    • Refining the edge of a selection
  • Layer Basics

    • About layers
    • Getting started
    • Using the Layers panel
    • Rearranging layers
    • Applying a gradient to a layer
    • Applying a layer style
    • Flattening and saving files
  • Masks and Channels

    • Working with masks and channels
    • Getting started
    • Creating a quick mask
    • Editing a mask
    • Viewing channels
    • Adjusting individual channels
    • Loading a mask as a selection
    • Applying filters to a mask
    • Applying effects using a gradient mask
    • Resizing the canvas
    • Removing the background from an image
    • Moving layers between documents/li>
    • Colorizing with an adjustment layer
    • Grouping and clipping layers
    • Inverting a mask
    • Using type as a mask
  • Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

    • About camera raw
    • Processing files in Camera Raw
    • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
    • Editing images with a vanishing-point perspective
    • Correcting image distortion
    • Adding depth of field
    • Creating a PDF image gallery
  • Typographic Design

    • About type
    • Getting started
    • Creating a clipping mask from type
    • Creating a design element from type
    • Using interactive formatting controls
    • Warping point type
    • Designing a paragraph of type
    • Warping a layer
  • Vector Drawing Techniques

    • About bitmap images and vector graphics
    • About paths and the Pen tool
    • Getting started
    • Using paths with artwork
    • Creating vector objects for the background
    • Working with defined custom shapes
    • Importing a Smart Object
  • Advanced Layering

    • Getting started
    • Clipping a layer to a shape
    • Setting up a Vanishing Point grid
    • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
    • Placing imported artwork
    • Adding artwork in perspective
    • Adding a layer style
    • Placing the side panel artwork
    • Adding more artwork in perspective
    • Adding an adjustment layer
    • Working with layer comps
    • Managing layers
    • Flattening a layered image
    • Merging layers and layer groups
    • Stamping layers
  • Advanced Compositing

    • Getting started
    • Assembling a montage of images
    • Applying filters
    • Hand-coloring selections on a layer
    • Applying Smart Filters
    • Adding drop shadows and a border
    • Matching color schemes across images
    • Automating a multistep task
    • Stitching a Panorama
  • Preparing for the Web

    • Getting started
    • Selecting a web design workspace
    • Creating slices
    • Adding animation
    • Animating a layer style
    • Exporting HTML and images
    • Using the Zoomify feature
    • Creating a web gallery
  • Working with 3D Images

    • Creating a 3D shape from a layer
    • Manipulating 3D objects
    • Using the 3D panel to adjust lighting and surface texture
    • Merging two-dimensional layers onto 3D layers
    • Importing 3D files
    • Merging 3D layers to share the same 3D space
    • Adding a spot light
    • Painting on a 3D object
    • Adding 3D
    • Creating a 3D postcard
  • Working with Scientific Images

    • Viewing and editing files in Adobe Bridge
    • Brightening and boosting color in an image
    • Creating a map border and work area
    • Making a custom border
    • Measuring objects and data
    • Exporting measurements
    • Measuring a cross-section
    • Measuring in perspective using the
    • Vanishing Point filter
    • Adding a legend
    • Creating a slide show
  • Producing and Printing Consistent Color

    • About color management
    • Getting started
    • Specifying color-management settings
    • Proofing an image
    • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    • Adjusting an image and printing a proof
    • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
    • Printing