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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Fundamentals

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This course shows students step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop CS5. 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.


No required prerequisites

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
    • 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