ADB_PHOT_0L1 - Adobe Photoshop CC Level 1

Learn what the pros use! Adobe® Photoshop® is the standard for image-editing software. Understanding the different tools and features available in this program will help you maximize your ability to create and edit digital images and learn retouching, color correcting, image enhancement and compositing. You will explore the Photoshop interface, learn basic masking techniques, retouching techniques and the use of layers, and learn to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects. Additionally, you will learn to use painting tools and blending modes to create shading effects. Finally, you will save images in print and web formats.

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?Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, and saving files.

Detailed Class Syllabus

Lesson 1: 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
Customizing the Workspace

Lesson 2: Basic Photo Corrections

Strategy for Retouching
Resolution and Image Size
Use Adobe Bridge
Straightening and Cropping the Image
Adjust the color and tone
Adjusting Saturation with the Sponge Tool
Repairing Areas with the Clone Stamp Tool
Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
Applying the Content-Aware Patch
Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter
Convert a color image to black and white

Lesson 3: Working with Selections

About Selecting and Election Tools
Using the Quick Selection Tool
Moving a Selected Area
Manipulating Selections
Using the Magic Wand Tool
Selecting with the Lasso Tools
Rotating a Selection
Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso Tool
Cropping an Image and Erasing within a Selection

Lesson 4: Layer Basics

About Layers
Using the Layers Panel
Rearranging Layers
Applying a Gradient to a Layer
Applying a Layer Style
Adding an Adjustment Layer
Updating Layer Effects
Adding a Border
Flattening and Saving Files

Lesson 5: Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

Red eye removal
Using the curves to brighten an image
Using the Blur Gallery
Creating a panorama
Correcting Image Distortion
Adding Depth of Field
The content aware tool
Adjusting perspective in an image
Camera shake reduction

Half hour lab:

Students will work on their own image with assistance from the instructor

Lesson 6: Masks and Channels

Working with Masks and Channels
Creating a Mask; Refining a Mask
Creating a Quick Mask
Manipulating an Image with Puppet Warp
Working with Channels