Introduction to Photoshop CS6

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In this Adobe Photoshop CS6 class, students will learn to use Photoshop for sizing, image editing, and color correction. Students will also explore creative effects with brushes and other tools.

Our instructor-led online classes are conducted in the Creative Cloud (CC) 2014 version of the software. Your instructor will point out the minor differences between versions where they exist. For our custom instructor-led online and onsite classes, we use the version of the software you use in your office.

  1. Exploring the Photoshop Workspace
    1. Resetting the Photoshop Preferences
    2. Tools and Navigation
    3. The Options Bar
    4. Panels and the Panel Dock
  2. Image Size and Resolution
    1. Understanding Raster Images: The Relationship between Size and Resolution
    2. Targeting Resolution for Print and Web
    3. Using the Crop Tool
    4. Saving an Image for the Web
    5. Adding Canvas to an Image
  3. Selection Tools
    1. Simple Selection Techniques
    2. The Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tools
    3. Layer Masks
    4. The Refine Edge Feature
    5. Working with the Pen Tool
    6. Using Paths to Make Selections
  4. Painting
    1. RGB and CMYK Color Models
    2. Working with the Brush Tool and Brush Panels
    3. Introduction to Brush Blending Modes
  5. Retouching
    1. Retouching and Restoration
    2. Using the Clone Source Panel
  6. Color Correction
    1. Using Blending Modes for Simple Color Correction
    2. Working with Adjustment Layers
  7. Advanced Layer Techniques
    1. Expanding on the the Basics
    2. The Black & White Adjustment Layer
    3. Clipping Masks
    4. Blending Images with a Gradient Mask
    5. Smart Objects
  8. Working with Type and Vector Shapes
    1. Vector Shapes
    2. Working with Type
  9. Designing for Web
    1. Guides and Organization
    2. Slice Tools
    3. Save for Web
    4. Combine Images with Design
  10. Preparing Final Art
    1. Preparing an Image for Print Production
    2. File Formats

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