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Photoshop Essentials 2 Days | 14 hours | $749 PLUS TAX

For many, learning how to use Photoshop effectively is an essential part of their job. This comprehensive course covers all the basics plus features like masking, colour correction, sharpening (the correct way), and compositing -- things a marketing pro needs day to day. The most amazing things are the new time-saving features (where you click once and save 20 minutes on some common tasks). We’ll give you lots of practice to be sure you remember the lessons learned. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. 

Introduction

  • » the options bar
  • » the tools
  • » customizing the workspace
  • » changing page magnification
  • » navigating around the page

Getting started

  • » resolution and image size
  • » resizing and re-sampling images
  • » colour modes
  • » undo and the history palette

Basic photo corrections

  • » what to look for
  • » removing colour casts
  • » improving contrast

Making and working with selections

  • » the marquee selection tool
  • » the lasso tool
  • » the quick selection tool
  • » the magic wand
  • » transforming selections
  • » refining selections

Layer Basics

  • » the layers panel
  • » opacity and blending modes
  • » layer styles
  • » drop shadows and effects
  • » adjustment layers
  • » creating layer comps
  • » liquify

Retouching

  • » the clone stamp tool
  • » the healing brush
  • » content aware fill
  • » non destructive retouching

Sharpening and clarification

  • » unsharp mask
  • » high pass
  • » smart sharpen

Advanced color correction

  • » using levels, curves
  • » correcting skintones
  • » using selective color
  • » using hue saturation

Using basic shape layers

  • » using the shape tools
  • » custom shape layers

Working with masks

  • » creating a mask
  • » refining a mask
  • » creating a quick mask

Working with type

  • » formatting type
  • » point type and area type
  • » creating a clipping mask from type
  • » creating type on a path

Using the pen tool

  • » using paths with artwork
  • » creating vector objects
  • » exporting paths to illustrator

Smart objects

  • » when to use them
  • » placing a smart object
  • » editing a smart object in illustrator
  • » breaking the smart object link
  • » editing originals; updating clones

Compositing

  • » assembling a montage of images
  • » matching color across images
  • » stitching a panorama
  • » using photomerge

Working with brushes

  • » selecting brush settings
  • » the paintbrush
  • » the airbrush
  • » the mix brush
  • » the history brush

Preparing files for the web

  • » creating a web banner
  • » adding animation
  • » exporting images for the web

Saving images

  • » file formats
  • » changing colour modes
  • » saving for print
  • » saving for the web

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. This outline is intended as a guide to provide structure for the workshop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside the box; our instructors are experts in the use of Photoshop at all levels and are prepared to answer your questions on the fly.

Custom Training. We love it when clients ask for custom training. Whether your team wants to combine certain topics from various courses or needs us to create a completely customized solution using your data, this is something we do really well. (Available for groups of three or more.)

  • Online:
  • Dec 20-21
  • Jan 17-18
  • Feb 01-02
  • Mar 07-08
  • Apr 13-14
  • May 26-27