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In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this course shows readers how to edit images with precise selection control, correct a wide range of lens-based errors, interactively transform their images with the new Puppet Warp tool, and easily remove or replace image elements with the new Content-Aware Fill mode. It also covers new powerful painting effects to artistically enhance images and shows how to combine multiple exposures into a single HDR image.

Course Overview

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

  • Work with selections and various types of masks
  • Create textures and seamless tiles as backgrounds for Web pages
  • Create image maps and construct image rollovers
  • Design animations using animated GIFs
  • Work with Photoshop’s typographic design tools
  • Take advantage of Photoshop's superb vector support
  • Leverage advanced layering techniques
  • Work with scientific images
  • Prepare images for print and Web

Prerequisites

No required prerequisites

Course Outline

  • Getting to Know the Work Area

    • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    • FUsing the tools
    • Using the options bar and other panels
    • Undoing actions in Photoshop
    • Customizing the workspace
    • Finding resources for using Photoshop
    • Checking for updates
    • Tools panel overview
    • 3D tools overview (Photoshop Extended)
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Basic Photo Corrections

    • Strategy for retouching
    • Resolution and image size
    • Getting started
    • Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
    • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
    • Replacing colors in an image
    • Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
    • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
    • Using content-aware fill
    • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
    • Saving the image for four-color printing
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • 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
    • Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
    • Refining the edge of a selection
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • 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
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

    • Getting started
    • About camera raw files
    • Processing files in Camera Raw
    • Merging exposures and applying advanced color correction
    • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
    • Correcting image distortion
    • Adding depth of field
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • 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
    • Review answers
  • Typographic Design

    • About type
    • Getting started
    • Creating a clipping mask from type
    • Creating type on a path
    • Warping point type
    • Designing paragraphs of type
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • 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
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • 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
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • 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
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • 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
    • Review answers
  • Working with 3D Images

    • Getting started
    • Creating a 3D shape from a layer
    • Manipulating 3D objects
    • Using the 3D panel to adjust lighting and surface texture
    • Merging 2D 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
    • Using Repoussé to create 3D text
    • Creating a 3D postcard
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • Preparing Files for the Web

    • Getting started
    • Selecting a web design workspace
    • Creating slices
    • Exporting HTML and images
    • Using the Zoomify feature
    • Creating a web gallery
    • Review questions
    • Review answers
  • 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
    • Review questions
    • Review answers