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Adobe Photoshop Introduction

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Introduction

Adobe Photoshop is a professional photo manipulation application. Using this package users can create images for use in marketing material, presentations or a web-site. 

Objectives

At the end of the course users will be able to create and manipulate images and export them for use with other applications. 

Designed for

New users with little of no previous experience of Photoshop. Users should have a good knowledge of the Windows environment and experience of using the keyboard and the mouse. 

Duration

One day 

Topics

  • Understanding Photoshop Images
  • Keeping file sizes under control.
  • Specifying the best resolution for an image
  • Viewing an image in Photoshop and using the Navigator palette
  • Using the Painting Tools
  • Drawing, painting, airbrushing and erasing
  • Using and creating brushes
  • Creating gradients (blends from one colour to another)
  • Selection and Positioning Techniques
  • Using the selection tools to isolate part of an image
  • How accurate selections facilitate image editing
  • Techniques such as moving, copying and scaling selections
  • Using guides and rulers to position selections
  • Positioning elements with layers
  • Saving and reloading complex selections
  • Tidying up a selection with Quick Mask mode
  • Working with greyscale images
  • Adjusting brightness and contrast
  • Understanding greyscale and bitmap formats
  • Working with adjustment layers to make reversible changes
  • Creating a duotone image using Pantone colours
  • Additive and subtractive colour theories'
  • The difference between indexed colour, RGB and CMYK modes
  • Adjusting brightness, contrast, hue and saturation.
  • Selectively replacing one colour with another
  • Using the dodge, burn and sponge tools
  • Creating composite images
  • Manipulating layers to isolate parts of an image
  • Combining different images
  • Adding text layers
  • Exporting images
  • Creating TIFF and EPS files for page layout applications
  • Creating GIF and JPEG files for multimedia and the world wide web
  • Understanding when to use each file format.

Follow-up

Individual consultancy and tuition as required. 

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