Adobe Photoshop Level 1 – 2

From retouching photos to creating graphics and images, Photoshop is the industry standard software that everyone in marketing, or administration should be trained in. How many times has someone from your company come to you to create a poster for an event, or to swap out some graphics on a corporate report cover? It happens more and more as companies look to stop outsourcing small graphic jobs, so that they can improve their bottom line.

Our approach to teaching Photoshop is a very hands-on one. We will teach you how to maximize your skills and creative ability by learning the fundamentals of resolution, working with layers, color correction, selections and transformation, digital painting, photo repair and enhancement, compositing and more.

No longer just a tool for retouching photos, Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard for creating and optimizing graphics for the web.

We offer courses in Photoshop Level 1, Photoshop Level 2, and Custom Photoshop courses. Courses can be delivered in 3-hour blocks, and scheduled in the morning, afternoon, or early evenings. Yes, we also provide weekend training classes.

Photoshop Foundations - Level 1

Who should attend?         This course is intended for new Adobe Photoshop users.
Prerequisites:                     Basic computer skills and knowledge of Windows / Mac OS X.

Duration:                             6 Hours

Course Objectives:
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Identify the components and capabilities of Photoshop CC.
  • Import images and save images.
  • Manage selections and layers.
  • Work with images, color correct.
  • Import, export, organize, and save files for web or print.
  • Difference between CMYK and RGB, resolution.

Course Content

Getting Started with Photoshop:

  • Organize Photoshop Assets by Using Adobe Bridge
  • Navigate the Photoshop Workspace
  • Set up Files and Resolutions

Working with Images:

  • Import images
  • Learn to Zoom and Pan
  • Set the Resolution
  • Resize, Crop and Straighten an image

Understanding Layers:

  • Learn Layer basics and Resize a Layer
  • Add images to a Layered Design
  • Unlock the Background Layer

Selection Basics:

  • Learn How To Use The Quick Selection Lasso Tool and the Lasso Tool
  • Fine-Tune A Selection

Refining Images:

  • Adjust Brightness and Contrast
  • Adjust Color Vibrancy
  • Adjust Hue and Saturation
  • Learn about Adjustment Layers

Use Color:

  • The difference between CMYK and RGB more in depth
  • Use Foreground and Background colors
  • Choosing a Color
  • Working with Gradients

Exporting for Web VS Print:

  • Resolution for Web VS Print
  • Exporting files for Print and for Web
  • How to set up files for Print
  • The different File Formats

 

Photoshop Advanced Techniques - Level 2

Who should attend?         This course is intended for participants who are familiar with Photoshop.
Prerequisites:                     Photoshop Foundations – Level 1 or equivalent.

Duration:                             6 Hours

Course Objectives
Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to accomplish the following:

  • Use brushes, gradients, and tool presets to create raster images.
  • Apply vector paths, shape drawing tools, type, and type special effects.
  • Apply advanced layer techniques with masks, filters, layers, and smart objects.
  • Set project requirements by identifying the purpose, audience, copyright rules, and project management tasks.
  • Apply actions and batch processing to automate tasks.

Course Content

Creating Raster Images:

  • Draw with Brushes
  • Create Gradients
  • Apply Tool Presets

Applying Vector Image Tools:

  • Create Images with Vector Paths
  • Apply the Shape Drawing Tools
  • Work with Type
  • Apply Type Special Effects

Applying Advanced Layer Techniques:

  • Modify Images with Masks
  • Apply Special Effects by Using Filters
  • Apply Special Effects to Layers
  • Apply Smart Objects for Nondestructive Editing
  • Combine images, and type to images

Automating Tasks:

  • Create and Apply Actions
  • Batch Process Files with Photoshop and Adobe Bridge

Setting Project Requirements:

  • Identify Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs
  • Adhere to Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use
  • Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities