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Adobe® PHOTOSHOP CS5 LEVEL 1
 

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Level 1
Course length: 1 day
Course Description
Course Objective: You will understand and use the various elements in the Photoshop CS5 interface so as to efficiently work with the software. You will use the different tools in Photoshop for selecting parts of images and identify the need for having layers in a Photoshop document. You will also organize the different components of the design as layers. With the layered Photoshop document thus created, you will apply layer effects and other special effects in order to enhance the appearance of the design. Once the design is finalized, you will save images in both print and web formats.

Target Student: Adobe Photoshop CS5: Level 1 is intended for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, computer-savvy professionals who want to create and enhance graphics for marketing materials, newsletters, blogs, and websites; photographers who want to work with and prepare photos for print or web; students with an interest in graphic design or those with novice design skills; and professionals who want to learn and use Photoshop CS5 as a complement to other CS5 programs, such as Illustrator. 
Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on.
Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • explore the Adobe Photoshop CS5 environment.
  • determine the resolution and graphic type.
  • work with selections.
  • work with multiple layers.
  • enhance images with paint and filters.
  • identify the characteristics of various image modes and color adjustment options.
  • save images for web and print.

Course Outline
Lesson 1: Exploring the Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 Environment

Explore the Photoshop Interface
Adobe Photoshop CS5
The Photoshop Window
The Tools Panel
Navigation Tools
The MINI BRIDGE Panel

Customize the Workspace
Predefined Workspaces
Custom Workspaces
The Preferences Dialog Box
The Preset Manager
How to Customize the Workspace

Explore Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge
Adobe Bridge Components
Views in Adobe Bridge
How to Explore Adobe Bridge

Lesson 2 Determining Graphic Type and Resolution

Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
Pixels
Raster Graphics
Vector Graphics

Understand Image Resolution
Image Resolution
Image Size
Photoshop File Formats
How to Understand Image Resolution

Lesson 3: Working with Selections

Create a Selection
The New Dialog Box
The Marquee Tools
The Lasso Tools
The Quick Selection Tool
The Magic Wand Tool
Rulers
How to Create a Selection

Save a Selection
Channels
The Alpha Channel
The CHANNELS Panel
How to Save a Selection

Modify a Selection
The Refine Edge Dialog Box
The Feather Effect
How to Modify a Selection

Apply Color to a Selection
Painting Tools
The Eyedropper Tool
The Color Picker Dialog Box
How to Apply Color to a Selection

Lesson 4: Working with Layers

Create Layers
Layers
Types of Layers
The LAYERS Panel
How to Create Layers

Work with Type Layers
Type Layers
The Type Tool Options Bar
The CHARACTER Panel
The PARAGRAPH Panel
How to Work with Type Layers

Transform Layers
The Free Transform Command
The Transform Menu Commands
How to Transform Layers

Apply Styles
Opacity
Blending Modes
Layer Styles
The STYLES Panel
How to Apply Styles

Undo Previous Steps
Tools to Undo Previous Actions
The HISTORY Panel
How to Undo Previous Steps

Manage Layers
Stacking Order of Layers
Layer Groups
The Alignment and Distribution Options
Advantages of Merging Layers
Image Flattening
How to Manage Layers

Lesson 5: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters

Paint on an Image
Fill
The SWATCHES Panel
Brushes
Patterns
The Brush Tool Options Bar
The Tool Preset Feature
The Mixer Brush Tool
How to Paint on an Image

Apply Filter Effects
Filters
Filter Effects
The Filter Gallery
How to Apply Filter Effects

Lesson 6: Exploring Image Modes and Color Adjustments

Explore Grayscale and Bitmap Modes
Bitmap
Grayscale
Duotone

Apply Color Adjustments
Pixel Depth
Color Mode
Different Color Modes
Color Adjustments
How to Apply Color Adjustments

Lesson 7: Saving Images for Web and Print

Save Images for Print
File Formats for Print Applications
TIFF Options
The Print Commands
The Print Dialog Box
Contact Sheets
Picture Packages
How to Save Images for Print

Save Images for the Web
File Formats for the Web
The Save for Web & Devices Dialog Box
How to Save Images for the Web

Save Images as PDF
Adobe PDF Presets
How to Save Images as PDF

 

 

 

 

 

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