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In this hands-on instructor led Adobe Photoshop CS4 training course you will learn many advanced features, including tips and techniques for using the latest version of Photoshop including how to work with 3D images and how to prepare images for the Web. Adobe Camera Raw 5, included with Photoshop CS4, offers flexibility and control as you work with raw images. In this course you will learn how to apply the same tools to TIFF and JPEG images. 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:

  • 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

4225 - Fundamentals of Adobe Photoshop CS4

Course Outline

  • Masks and Channels

    • 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
    • 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 managemente
    • 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