Photoshop Course (1-2 Days)

  • Photoshop interface
    • Getting around your image
    • Zooming and its many ways
    • Screen Modes
    • Workspaces
  • Image size and resolution
    • Up and down sampling
    • Crop tool and its various flavors
    • Canvas size
  • Working with layers
    • Converting the background layer
    • Adjustment layers
    • Painting on new layers
    • Opacity and blend modes
    • Layer masks
    • Layer styles
    • Fill command
  • Luminance and contrast
    • Auto commands
    • Reading the histogram
    • Using adjustment layers
  • Color Balance
    • Correcting color casts
    • Using adjustment layers
    • Hue/Saturation
    • Vibrance
    • Sepia tone
  • Making selections
    • Marquee tools
    • Quick Selection
    • Add, subtract, and intersect selections
    • Saving selections as channels
    • Applying selections as layer masks
  • Quick Mask mode
    • Workflow
    • Using the brush to add and subtract to selection
    • Making high quality selections
  • Retouching and healing photos
    • Cloning
    • Spot healing brush
    • Healing brush
    • Dodge and burn tools
    • Sponge tool
    • Plastic surgery or the Liquify filter
    • Other mundane filters
  • Working with Raw
    • Camera Raw developing workflow
    • The Camera Raw filter
    • Highlights, shadows, whites, and blacks
    • Processing multiple photos in Raw
  • Working with text
    • Vector-based type in Ps
    • Character and type panels
    • Fundamentals of typography
    • Working with fonts
    • Kerning, leading, and tracking
    • Creating type along a path
  • Printing
    • RGB vs CMYK
    • Print, size, and position
    • Printing on a Mac vs a PC
    • Borderless bleeds
    • Previewing using print size view
  • Web graphics
    • Web colors and resolution
    • Legacy “save for the web” command
    • Using the Quick Export command
    • Creating Cinemagraphs with video as gif
  • Saving to different formats
  • Wrap up