Comprehensive Photoshop CS6 Training


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This comprehensive Adobe Photoshop training course will take students new to Photoshop CS6 through the basics of modifying existing photographs and create their own graphics up through using advanced layer and compositing techniques and learning to produce consistent color for print output. This course can also be taught using an older version of Photoshop.

  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
  11. Getting Smart in Photoshop
    1. Creating a Composition Using Smart Objects
    2. Opening an Image as a Smart Object
    3. Converting a Layer to a Smart Object
    4. Placing a Smart Object
    5. Editing a Smart Object
    6. Editing the Contents of a Smart Object
    7. Modifying Multiple Smart Object Layers
    8. Replacing the Contents of a Smart Object Layer
    9. Working with Smart Filters
    10. Modifying a Smart Filter
  12. Using Photoshop Filters
    1. Filter Basics
    2. Starting to Use Filters
    3. Using the Clouds Filter
    4. Fading Your Filter
    5. Using the Filter Gallery
    6. Applying Filters in the Gallery
    7. Taking Advantage of Smart Filters
    8. Applying a Smart Filter
    9. Smart Filter Options
    10. Enabling and Disabling Effects
    11. Using a Filter Effects Mask
    12. Using the Vanishing Point Filter
    13. Building Your Own Perspective Planes
    14. Building and Attached Plane
  13. Creating Images for Web and Video
    1. Changing Your Units of Measurement
    2. Creating the Web Page
    3. Adding the Text
    4. Adding Style to the Text
    5. Creating the Text for the Links
    6. Positioning and Distribution of Text
    7. Creating Slices
    8. Slicing It Up
    9. Selecting and Combining Slices
    10. Applying Attributes to Your Slices
    11. Use Save For Web
    12. Optimizing the Image Slices
    13. Saving Files for Video
    14. Creating Animation
    15. Working in Frame Mode
    16. Saving an Animated GIF
    17. Creating Animation for HD Video
    18. Wording in Timeline Mode
  14. Introducing 3D
    1. Creating a 3D Object
    2. Confirming that You Can Use Photoshop 3D Features
    3. Locating the GPU/OpenGL Preferences in Photoshop CS6
    4. Getting an Image Ready for 3D
    5. Wrapping the Image around a Soda Can
    6. Positioning the Soda Can in 3D Space
    7. Adjusting Materials and Lighting
    8. Working with Light Sources
    9. Animating the Soda Can
    10. Exporting Your Animation
    11. Creating 3D Text
    12. Applying Materials to the 3D Mesh
    13. Rendering and Rasterizing Your 3D Images
    14. Exporting Your 3D Image

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