Getting to Know Photoshop (250)
• User Interface
• Image fundamentals
• Selecting Pixels
• Creative Alterations
• Image Corrections
Start with this class if you are new to Photoshop. This class gets you quickly up to speed with Photoshop’s interface, basic tools, layers palette, and will teach you some common Photoshop uses. By the end of this course you will be able to use Photoshop to perform basic photo enhancements, create simple photo layouts, and save your images in the correct format for your intended use.
Adobe Photoshop is the most powerful image-manipulation program for the desktop, but getting great results and getting work done quickly depends on your knowing how it operates.
In this class you will learn how to manipulate the desktop, toolbox, and palettes for maximum efficiency, gain an understanding of how Photoshop images are constructed and how colors are displayed on the monitor. You will understand the factors determining image file size that cause images to print poorly and slow the display of web pages.
Learn how to use selection tools to isolate and edit parts of an image; use the Quick Mask to make complex selections; make and save complex selections; and modify and transform selections. Learn to use layers and combine images.
Learn about colors and how to mix and save custom colors. For images going to press, learn to identify and avoid impossible colors that won't print as you see them on screen. Learn to create gradients and to build custom color gradients.
Edit out or add to images using cloning techniques for images and patterns. Discover the three adjustments every photo needs. Learn how to fixing fuzzy images and how to repair spots, tears, and wrinkles. Learn how to add type to images and control type sharpness through anti-aliasing.
When you are finished with your image, learn how to select the right file format according to how your images will be used.
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