Course Overview

This course introduces students to Adobe Photoshop CS5, the world-standard image editing program. Adobe Photoshop is used around the world to create the highest quality images for Web sites, brochures, presentations, and much more. This course is required to prepare for the ACE (Adobe Certified Expert) certification exam.

Prerequisites

  • General knowledge of computer use. 
  • Job Profile 
  • Graphic Designers, Web Design 
  • Course Outline 

GETTING TO KNOW THE WORK AREA

  • Lesson overview 
  • 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 
  • Review questions and answers 

BASIC PHOTO CORRECTIONS

  • Lesson overview 
  • 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 and answers 

WORKING WITH SELECTIONS

  • Lesson overview 
  • 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 and answers 

4 LAYER BASICS

  • Lesson overview 
  • About layers 
  • Getting started 
  • Using the Layers panel 
  • Rearranging layers 
  • Applying a gradient to a layer 
  • Applying a layer style 
  • Flattening and saving fi les 
  • Review questions and answers 

5 CORRECTING AND ENHANCING DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHS

  • Lesson overview 
  • 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 and answers 

6 MASKS AND CHANNELS

  • Lesson overview 
  • 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 and answers 

TYPOGRAPHIC DESIGN

  • Lesson overview 
  • About type 
  • Getting started 
  • Creating a clipping mask from type 
  • Creating type on a path 
  • Warping point type 
  • Designing paragraphs of type 
  • Review questions and answers 

VECTOR DRAWING TECHNIQUES

  • Lesson overview 
  • 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 and answers 

ADVANCED LAYERING

  • Lesson overview 
  • 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 and answers 

ADVANCED COMPOSITING

  • Lesson overview 
  • 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 and answers 

PAINTING WITH THE MIXER BRUSH

  • Lesson overview 
  • About the Mixer Brush 
  • Getting started 
  • Selecting brush settings 
  • Mixing colors 
  • Creating a custom brush preset 
  • Mixing colors with a photograph 
  • Review questions and answers 

WORKING WITH 3D IMAGES

  • Lesson overview 
  • Getting started 
  • 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 
  • Using Repoussé to create 3D text 
  • Creating a 3D postcard 
  • Review questions and answers 

PREPARING FILES FOR THE WEB

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

PRODUCING AND PRINTING CONSISTENT COLOR

  • Lesson overview 
  • 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 and answers

Babylon Center was established in 2000, Babylon Institute is the leading private academic / training institution in Sharjah, offering courses, international examinations and certificates in "Languages" and "Computer Science" (Basic and Professional), and Management courses. Tactically located in Sharjah, Al Ta’awun Street, Al Mansouri Tower, Office 1604Knowledge Village, over 12 years of experience & incessant successful activities has led Babylon Center as one of the most preferred academic / training institute among students from all nationalities.
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