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Photoshop CS5 for Mac Course

Photoshop CS5 for Mac Course

Photoshop CS5 for Mac Course

3 Sessions -
9 Hours of Interactive Training

Adobe® Photoshop CS5 is the premiere software used by photographers, graphic designers, and web designers worldwide. This industry-standard application delivers the richest, most robust editing and compositing tools available. If you are serious about your career in web design and digital marketing, becoming proficient in Adobe Photoshop is a must have skill when potential employers are looking at your resume. LearnKey's Photoshop CS5 course will give you all the training you need to effectively and easily prepare to test your skills by certifying on the Photoshop CS5 Visual Communication ACA certification exam. Studying for the Visual Communication ACA certification exam will help students; understand Adobe Photoshop, set project requirements, identify design elements when preparing images, manipulate images and evaluate digital images.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities
  • Learn and understand terminology of digital images
  • Demonstrate knowledge of producing and reusing images
  • Learn to adjust or correct the tonal range, color, or distortions of an image
  • Demonstrate knowledge of preparing images for web, print, and video

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Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Adobe Exams
  • Project Requirements
  • Project Audience
  • Project Specifications
  • Project Management
  • Team Communication

Section B: CS5 Interface Overview

  • Starting Photoshop
  • Tools and Panels
  • Rearranging Panels
  • Using Predesigned Layouts
  • Saving and Removing Workspaces
  • Photoshop Toolbar
  • Zoom Tools and Navigation Options
  • Getting Help

Section C: Making Selections

  • Geometric Selection Tools
  • Add to/Remove from Selection
  • Move/Transform Selection
  • Save/Recall Selections
  • Lasso Tool
  • Magic Wand Tool
  • Quick Selection Tool
  • Selection Refinement Tools
  • Performing Basic Transformations

Section D: Correcting Basic Image Problems

  • Cropping Images
  • Straightening Images
  • Making Tonal Adjustments
  • Setting Black and White Points
  • Color Curves
  • Color Levels
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Shadows/Highlights
  • Automatic Color Correction
  • Healing Tool
  • Red Eye Correction
  • Content-Aware Fill

Section E: Working with Layers

  • Creating New Layers
  • New Layer via Cut
  • New Layer via Copy
  • Paste vs. Paste In Place
  • Layer Groups
  • Selecting Multiple Layers
  • Aligning Multiple Layers
  • Distributing Layers
  • Layer Comps
  • Layer Effects
  • Layer Styles
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Working with Gradients

Session 2

Section A: Resolution, Color, and File Formats

  • Changing Image Resolution
  • Resolution vs. Physical Size
  • RGB vs. CMYK
  • Grayscale
  • Duotone Images
  • Saving Images for Print
  • Preparing Images for Web
  • GIFs
  • JPGs
  • PNGs
  • Saving as a PDF

Section B: Digital Painting

  • The Brush Tool
  • Using Brush Sets
  • Brush Modes
  • History Brush
  • The Pencil Tool
  • The Dodge Tool
  • The Burn Tool
  • Blending Modes
  • Creating Custom Brushes
  • Creating and Applying Patterns
  • Puppet Warp

Section C: Working with Vector Tools

  • Vector vs. Raster Graphics
  • The Pen Tool
  • Curves
  • Direct Selection Tool
  • Complex Paths
  • Shapes

Section D: Working with Masks and Channels

  • Masks vs. Channels
  • The Masks Panel
  • Applying a Mask
  • Quick Mask Mode
  • Channels
  • Alpha Channels

Section E: Working with Type

  • Text
  • Antialiasing, Alignment, and Color
  • Text Effects
  • Character and Paragraph Panel Options
  • Rasterizing Type
  • Warping Text
  • Clipping Masks

Session 3

Section A: Smart Objects and Filters

  • Applying Filters
  • Brush Strokes Filters
  • Unsharp Mask
  • Render Filters
  • Using Drop Shadows and Borders
  • Copying Layer Styles
  • Creating Smart Objects
  • Filtering Smart Objects

Section B: Working with 3D Objects

  • Vanishing Point Defined
  • Vanishing Point Filter
  • Cloning
  • More Vanishing Point Options
  • 3D Postcard Effect
  • Creating 3D Shapes
  • 3D Text

Section C: Slicing for Web Export

  • Slicing Strategy
  • Slice Tool
  • Slice Select Tool
  • Optimizing Slices
  • Saving and Organizing Slices
  • Saving Rollover Slices
  • Export Using Zoomify

Section D: Automation with Photoshop

  • Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Adobe Device Central
  • Using Actions
  • Creating Custom Actions
  • Batch Actions
  • Creating Droplets
  • Adobe Bridge

Section E: Advanced Color

  • Color Management Issues
  • Understand Out of Gamut Color
  • Gamut Warnings View
  • Choosing Safe Colors
  • Color Libraries
  • Adding Colors to Swatches
  • Managing Color Settings

Section F: Working with Camera Raw

  • Camera Raw Processing
  • Camera Raw Adjustment Settings
  • Image Adjustment Tools
  • Camera Raw Preferences
  • Save As .psd
  • Adding Metadata and Keywords
  • Photo Downloader
  • Understanding Copyrights
  • Open With Options