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Adobe Photoshop Level 1

Suitable for versions CC / CS

Whether you are a new user or have been using Photoshop for years, this course will vastly increase your understanding of Photoshop. Existing users will learn how to get the most out of Photoshop, break any bad habits, learn shortcuts and discover a massive range of hints and tips from our expert Photoshop trainers.

This course is designed for new or existing basic users of Adobe Photoshop.

Delegates will learn to use several tools for selecting parts of images, and will move, duplicate, and resize images. You will learn to use layers, and to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects. Delegates will also learn shortcuts and tips about how to use Photoshop in the most efficient way.

Whether you're an experienced creative professional or someone who recently purchased a camera, learning how to use Photoshop efficiently and effectively is the best investment you can make to get the most out of your images.

We aim to filter out the noise and complexity often associated with Photoshop, so you'll feel empowered to get the image results you want. We’ll concentrate on enhancing and compositing photos, as well as automating parts of the process for the most efficient workflow possible. We'll cover cropping, retouching, and combining multiple images, and working with non-image-based assets such as type, shapes, and even video. Along the way, you'll learn the secrets of nondestructive editing with Camera Raw, layers, masks, blending modes, Smart Objects, filters, and more. 

Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Starting to Work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the Tools
  • Using the Options Bar and other Panels
  • Undoing Actions in Photoshop
  • Customising the Workspace
  • Working with Adobe Bridge

Basic Photo Corrections
  • Strategy for Retouching
  • Resolutions and Image size
  • Straightening and Cropping an Image
  • Making Automatic Adjustments
  • Removing a Colour Cast
  • Manually Adjusting the Tonal Range
  • Replacing Colours in an Image
  • Adjusting Lightness with the Dodge tool
  • Adjusting Saturation with the Sponge Tool
  • Comparing Automatic and Manual Results
  • Repairing Areas with the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush and Healing Brush Tools
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter

Working with Selections
  • About Selecting and Selection Tools
  • Using the Quick Selection Tools
  • Moving a Selected Area
  • Manipulating Selections
  • Using the Magic Want Tool
  • Selecting with the Lasso Tool
  • Rotating a Selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Cropping an Image and Erasing within a Selection
  • Refining the Edge of a Selection

  • About Layers
  • Using the Layers Panel
  • Rearranging Layers
  • Applying a Gradient to a Layer
  • Applying a Layer Style
  • Flattening and Saving Files
Masks and Channels  
  • Working with Masks and Channels
  • Creating a Quick Mask
  • Editing a Mask
  • Viewing Channels
  • Adjusting Individual Channels
  • Loading a Mask as a Selection
  • Applying Filters to a Mask
  • Applying Effects using a Gradient Mask
  • Resizing the Canvas
  • Removing the Background from an Image
  • Moving Layers between Documents
  • Colorising with an Adjustment Layer
  • Grouping and Clipping Layers
  • Inverting a Mask
  • Using Type as a Mask

Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
  • About Camera Raw
  • Processing Files in Camera Raw
  • Correcting Digital Photographs in Photoshop
  • Editing Images with a Vanishing-Point Perspective
  • Correcting Image Distortion
  • Adding Depth of Field

Typographic Design
  • About Type
  • Creating a Clipping Mask from Type
  • Creating a Design Element from Type
  • Using Interactive Formatting Controls
  • Warping Point Type
  • Designing a Paragraph of Type
  • Warping a Layer

Saving Completed Images
  • Saving Images for Use in Print Applications
  • Saving Images for the Web
  • Saving Images as PDF