Adobe Photoshop CS3 Level 1 New Vision Training Center

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Adobe Photoshop CS3 Level 1: Fundamentals to Intermediate
This class is for all levels of Photoshop users. Seasoned users may wish to take this class in order to fill in “holes” in their Photoshop knowledge or to rid themselves of bad Photoshop habits. Students will learn not only about how Photoshop works, but also about many of the new CS3 features.

Prerequisite: Computer skills on a Mac or a PC

Course Outline

Introduction to Photoshop

  • The differences between Photoshop (raster based) & Illustrator (vector based)
  • How Photoshop CS3 works with the other programs in the CS3 family
  • Resolution: What is the correct PPI for a particular project
  • Export file formats: EPS, TIFF, JPEG, BMB, GIF, PDF, PNG
  • Using Guides, Grids and Smart Guides in Photoshop CS3

The Adobe CS3 File Bridge

  • Working with the File Bridge to view, search, sort, manage, rename and process image files
  • How the Bridge works with Illustrator, InDesign & Acrobat files
  • Use Flags, Keywords and Editable Metadata within the File Bridge

Color in Photoshop

  • The different color modes: RGB, CMYK, Bitmap, Grayscale, Indexed Color & Lab


  • Making Selections in Photoshop and how it differs from Illustrator
  • Using the new Quick Select tool
  • Improving edges of selections with the new Refine Edge feature
  • Adding to selections, subtracting from selections, and saving selections to an Alpha Channel
  • Using Photoshop's Quick Masks to make selections
  • Feathering selections to create a soft edge

The History Palette

  • The History Palette vs. Undo
  • How Photoshop saves Snapshots on the History palette

Working with Layers and Alpha Channels

  • Creating new Layers, Layer Sets & reordering the stacking order within the layers palette in Photoshop
  • Using the Transform functions to Scale, Rotate, Flip, Skew & Distort
  • Linking & Aligning Layers within Photoshop
  • Grouping Layers
  • How Transforming affects linked layers in Photoshop
  • Using Smart Objects to scale Illustrator files without loosing quality
  • Turning a Photoshop layer into a Smart Object to allow for non-destructive transformations
  • Working with Photoshop's Styles Palette on layers
  • Adding individual Layer Styles such as Drop Shadow & using the Contour option
  • Introduction to Adjustment Layers using Hue/Saturation
  • Layer Modes & how they affect layers underneath in the stacking order
  • Using Photoshop's Adjustment Layers

Text in Photoshop

  • Working with text as Vector based, as opposed to Raster based
  • Creating Warped text
  • Using kerning, tracking & other new text features
  • Rasterizing Text Layers to turn them from a Vector to a Bitmap Gradients


  • Creating multiple-colored gradients including transparent areas in Photoshop
  • Working with the Fade feature to use half of a gradient, or even change the color mode of each

Layer Masks

  • Introduction to the use of Layer Masks to hide a portion of an image

Intro to Web Graphics

  • What is the best format for my needs?
  • Using the Photoshop Save for Web feature for GIF, JPEG and PNG files
  • Adjusting images for the web & using the Slice tool
  • Dither transparencies to achieve partial transparent effects
  • Optimizing web graphics in Photoshop

Intro to Smart Filters
Turn layers in to Smart Objects for Smart Filtering 
This workshop is offered in our Deerfield or Chicago training centers. We also do onsite training in the Chicago area, and around the country at your location.

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