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INPSCS6 - Adobe Photoshop CS6: Basic and Advanced

Adobe® Photoshop® CS6: Part 1 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 Part 1 will focus mainly on the photography component. The illustration and animation techniques are covered in subsequent levels of Photoshop.

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To ensure your success in your course, you should have a basic comfort level with digital photography. For example, you have used a digital camera and have downloaded images to your computer or other storage device.
You should also have basic computer skills and understand how to launch an application, browse to locate and open files, and can navigate to on-screen elements using a mouse or other navigational devices. You can obtain this level of skills and knowledge by taking the Logical Operations course Introduction to Personal Computers Using Windows 7.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Lesson 1: Getting Started with Photoshop

Topic A: Introduction to Photoshop
Topic B: Adobe Bridge and Mini Bridge
Topic C: Navigate the Photoshop Workspace
Topic D: Customize the Photoshop Workspace

Lesson 2: Beginning with Image Basics

Topic A: Manage Image Elements and Formats
Topic B: Working with Digital Devices

Lesson 3: Managing Selections and Layers

Topic A: Use Selection Tools
Topic B: Manage Layers

Lesson 4: Making Image Adjustments

Topic A: Crop, Move, and Straighten Images
Topic B: Image Repairs

Lesson 5: Refining Images

Topic A: Layer Adjustments
Topic B: Introduction to Camera Raw

Lesson 6: Saving Images for Web and Print

Topic A: Save Images for the Web
Topic B: Save Images for Print

Lesson 7: Creating Raster Images

Topic A: Draw with Brushes
Topic B: Create Gradients
Topic C: Use Tool Presets

Lesson 8: Working with Vector Image Tools

Topic A: Create Images with Vector Paths
Topic B: Use the Shape Drawing Tools
Topic C: Work with Type
Topic D: Type Special Effects

Lesson 9: Using Advanced Layer Techniques

Topic A: Modify Images with Masks
Topic B: Use Filters to Apply Special Effects
Topic C: Apply Special Effects to Layers
Topic D: Use Smart Objects for Nondestructive Editing
Topic E: Utilize Layer Comps

Lesson 10: Automating Tasks

Topic A: Create and Use Actions
Topic B: Batch Process Files with Photoshop and Adobe Bridge

Lesson 11: Creating and Editing Video

Topic A: Edit Video
Topic B: Add Graphics, Titling, and Animations to Video