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Adobe Photoshop Intro Training Course

Adobe Photoshop Intro Training Schedule

Photoshop Training Course Synopsis

Professional, top notch imagery is critical in differentiating your creative work from the others. Photoshop is a foundational tool for most creative projects and effective designers know Photoshop well. This class is an easy and fun way to learn layer basics, photo retouching and image editing. If you want to create great images, this is the place to start.

What You Will Learn in This Photoshop Training Course

  • Workspace and Palettes in Photoshop
  • Photo Retouching and Editing
  • Working with Selections
  • Working with the Layers in Photoshop
  • Working with Masks and Channels
  • Camera RAW and Photoshop
  • Typographic Design
  • Compositing and Printing in Photoshop

Photoshop - Enrollment

Please see our Enrollment Page (http://www.ledet.com/enroll) for our enrollment form.

Locations for this Photoshop Training Course

We have training centers in Atlanta, Houston, Chicago, Denver, San Diego and Washington DC. We also offer classes at a network of rental facilities. We offer private onsite training and instructor-led, live online training. If coming to a rental facility, please double-check the location of your class with our office to make sure you get to the right location.

Prerequisites for this Photoshop Training Course

This class is appropriate for novice to intermediate level users of Photoshop. We also recommend that you have the Adobe Photoshop software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Adobe website.

Goals for this Photoshop Training Course

Sterling Ledet and Associates realizes the importance of education and we take pride in being able to offer you classes that are more custom fit to your needs. Call us at (877) 819-2665 if you have any special questions or e-mail us at sales@ledet.com.

Lesson 1 - Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the tools
  • Sampling a color
  • Working with tools and tool properties
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • More about panels and panel locations
  • Finding resources for using Photoshop
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 2 - Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
  • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
  • Adjusting the color and tone
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Applying a content-aware patch
  • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Sharpening the image
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 3 - Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • 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
  • Selecting from a center point
  • Resizing and copying a selection
  • Cropping an image
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 4 - Layer Basics

  • About layers
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Updating layer effects
  • Adding a border
  • Flattening and saving files
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 5 - Quick Fixes

  • Improving a snapshot
  • Blurring a background
  • Creating a panorama
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field
  • Moving objects with the Content-Aware Move tool
  • Adjusting perspective in an image
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 6 - Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 7 - Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type
  • Working with type styles
  • Adding a rounded rectangle
  • Adding vertical text
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 8 - Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and the Pen tool
  • Drawing with the Pen tool
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object
  • Adding color and depth to a shape using layer styles
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 9 - Advanced Compositing

  • Arranging layers
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the History Panel to undo tasks
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 10 - Painting With The Mixer Brush

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

Lesson 11 - Editing Video

  • About the Timeline panel
  • Creating a new video project
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering video
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 12 - Working with Camera Raw

  • About camera raw files
  • Processing files in Camera Raw
  • Applying advanced color correction
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 13 - Preparing Files for the Web

  • Using layer groups to create button graphics
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Saving assets with Adobe Generator
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 14 - Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • Preparing files for printing
  • Performing a “zoom test”
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • About color management
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
  • Review questions and answers

Lesson 15 - Printing 3D Files

  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Positioning 3D elements
  • Printing a 3D file
  • Review questions and answers

Disclaimer

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.

Upcoming Classes

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Mon. Feb 27, 2017

Online $895

Mon. Mar 13, 2017

Mon. Mar 27, 2017

Mon. Apr 03, 2017

Comments from Students

It was extremely useful for short cuts and basic knowledge of photoshop. This definitely helped me use the photoshop tools better.

- Anonymous, Sep 02, 2015

It was great to learn from an expert, who knew the ins and outs of Photoshop.

- N. Y., Sep 02, 2015

Introduces beginners of Photoshop to the many different aspects available that they may or may not have ever used, or how to use them more efficiently.

- Anonymous, Sep 02, 2015