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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Fundamentals

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In this hands-on instructor led Adobe Photoshop CS4 training course you will start by becoming familiar with the fundamental concepts and features of Adobe Photoshop. Once you are comfortable with the basic tools you will learn how to master the art of basic photo correction. You will then move on to the selection tools and learn to choose the right tool for the task at hand. Finally, you will be given an introduction to working with layers, masks and channels and the flexibility that they bring to your ability to work with images.

Course Overview

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

  • Be familiar with the tools available in Photoshop CS4
  • Make Basic Photo Corrections
  • Work with the Selection tools
  • Understand the basics of working with Layers, Masks and Channels.


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
  • Starting to Work with Masks and Channels

    • Working with masks and channels
    • Getting started
    • Creating a quick mask
    • Editing a mask