Adobe Photoshop Level 1 (Basic)



Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
Adobe Photoshop CC Level 1 (Basic) focuses on some of the basic features of Photoshop so that the student can navigate the environment and use Photoshop tools to work with photographic images. In addition, the orientation to Adobe Bridge and organization of files in Bridge is covered. Although Photoshop is used by a variety of professionals, from photographers to designers to videographers, Photoshop Level 1 (Basic) will focus mainly on the photography component. The illustration and animation techniques are covered in subsequent levels of Photoshop.

Learning Objectives:
This course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC. In this course, you will:
  • Identify the components and capabilities of Photoshop CC
  • Create basic images
  • Manage selections and layers
  • Modify and repair images, and manage color
  • Refine images by adjusting layers, using camera raw and applying advanced image refinement
  • Import, export, organize, and save files
Target Student:
Target students include professional or amateur photographers who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to enhance, modify, and organize their photographs.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Getting Started with Photoshop
Organize Photoshop Assets by Using Adobe Bridge
Organize the Photoshop Workspace
Customize the Photoshop Workspace

Section 2: Creating Basic Images
Manage Image Elements and Formats
Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphic Composition
Work with Digital Devices

Section 3: Managing Selections and Layers
Use Selection Tools
Manage Layers

Section 4: Adjusting Images
Modify Images
Repair Images
Implement Color Management

Section 5: Refining Images
Adjust Layers
Apply Camera Raw
Refine Images by Using Advanced Tools

Section 6: Managing Files in a Production Workflow
Import, Export, and Organize Files
Save Images for the Web
Save Images for Print
Format Images for Other Programs
Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
Adobe Photoshop CS6 Level 1 (Basic) focuses on some of the basic features of Photoshop so that the student can navigate the environment and use Photoshop tools to work with photographic images. In addition, the orientation to Adobe Bridge and organization of files in Bridge is covered. Although Photoshop is used by a variety of professionals, from photographers to designers to videographers, Photoshop Level 1 (Basic) will focus mainly on the photography component. The illustration and animation techniques are covered in subsequent levels of Photoshop.

Learning Objectives:
In this course, you will navigate the Photoshop CS6 workspace, identify and use Photoshop tools to enhance photographic images, and organize files in Adobe Bridge. You will:
  • Identify the basic components of the Photoshop workspace and Adobe Bridge
  • Define image size, resolution, and color modes
  • Work with selection tool and layers
  • Make image enhancements and adjustments
  • Open and modify an image in Camera Raw
  • Prepare images for print and web
Target Student:
Target students include professional or amateur photographers who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to enhance, modify, and organize their photographs.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Getting Started with Photoshop
Introduction to Photoshop
Adobe Bridge and Mini Bridge
Navigate the Photoshop Workspace
Customize the Photoshop Workspace

Section 2: Beginning with Image Basics
Manage Image Elements and Formats
Work with Digital Devices

Section 3: Managing Selections and Layers
Use Selection Tools
Manage Layers

Section 4: Making Image Adjustments
Modify an Image
Image Repairs

Section 5: Refining Images
Layer Adjustments
Introduction to Camera Raw

Section 6: Saving Images for Web and Print
Save Images for the Web
Save Images for Print
Course Length: 6 hours (1 day)
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.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Initiate a project
  • 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
Target Student:
Adobe Photoshop CS5: Level 1 (Basic) 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.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Initiating a Project
Plan a Project
Identify Copyright and Citation Requirements

Section 2: Exploring the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Environment
Explore the Photoshop Interface
Customize the Workspace
Explore Adobe Bridge

Section 3: Determining Graphic Type and Resolution
Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
Understand Image Resolution

Section 4: Working with Selections
Create a Selection
Save a Selection
Modify a Selection
Apply Color to a Selection

Section 5: Working with Layers
Create Layers
Work with Type Layers
Transform Layers
Apply Styles
Undo Previous Steps
Manage Layers

Section 6: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters
Paint on an Image
Apply Filter Effects

Section 7: Exploring Image Modes and Color Adjustments
Explore Grayscale and Bitmap Modes
Apply Color Adjustments

Section 8: Saving Images for Web and Print
Save Images for Print
Save Images for the Web
Save Images as PDF

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December 2, 2020 9am to 4pm EST $535.00 (CAD)*  
March 4, 2021 9am to 4pm EST $535.00 (CAD)*  

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