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Photoshop CS6 for Mac Course

Photoshop CS6 for Mac Course

Photoshop CS6 for Mac Course

3 Sessions -
10 Hours of Interactive Training

Adobe Photoshop CS6 enables a novice photographer to touch up photos, and experienced graphic design professionals to create advertisements, logos, and marketing pieces. Through a vast collection of filters, tools, and palettes, Photoshop offers benefits to users of all skill levels. Learning how to master Photoshop is one of the most sought-after skills in today's job market. LearnKey's Photoshop CS6 course will teach your students what they need to know in order to effectively and easily prepare to test their skills through the ACA Visual Communication using Adobe® Photoshop® certification exam. The ACA exam will help students set project requirements, identify design elements when preparing images, understand Photoshop, manipulate images, and evaluate digital images.

  • Demonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilities
  • Learn and understand terminology of digital images
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Patch Tool in Content-aware fill mode
  • Learn to adjust or correct the tonal range, color, or distortions of an image
  • Demonstrate knowledge of preparing images for web, print, and video

About The Author
Chad is an Adobe Certified Instructor and has a formal education in publishing technology. He has the trial-by-fire production experience that makes him a valuable contributor to every project on which he works. He’s served as the lead consultant for major InDesign migrations for publishing companies throughout the U.S. and is skilled in all aspects of print production, Web production, automation and XML. He is a contributing author of Adobe InDesign CS3 Digital Classroom, Adobe InDesign CS4 Digital Classroom, Adobe Photoshop CS4 Digital Classroom, Adobe Photoshop Elements 7 Digital Classroom and a Technical Editor of Adobe Flash CS3 Professional Dynamic Learning, and Adobe Illustrator CS4 Digital Classroom books.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • What Is the Project Plan
  • Know Your Audience
  • Know Your Purpose

Section B: Identify and Label Photoshop Interface

  • Photoshop Workspace
  • Customize Menus
  • Saving the Workspace
  • Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Additional Information

Section C: Opening Files in Photoshop

  • Opening Files
  • Shortcuts and Naviagtor
  • Guides
  • Preferences and Performance
  • Navigating Documents N-Up View

Section D: Understanding Image Types

  • Scanners, Digital Cameras, and Rasters
  • Rasterize
  • Additional Information

Section E: Creating an Image from a Scanner

  • Creating an Image

Section F: Capturing Images with a Digital Camera

  • Importing Digital Images, Adobe Bridge
  • Camera Raw Continued, Advanced Settings
  • Additional Information

Section G: Making the Most of Adobe Bridge

  • Adobe Bridge
  • Metadata, Copyright, Filter Images
  • Collection
  • Web Galleries and Templates
  • Mini Bridge
  • Additional Information

Section H: Working with Camera Raw

  • Camera Raw
  • Making Image Adjustments

Section I: Understanding Resolution

  • New Document Options
  • Image Size, Pixels Per Inch
  • Resample Image, and Canvas Size of Image

Section J: Straighten Images, Change Orientation

  • Perspective and Angle Correction
  • Straighten an Image
  • Image Rotation and Perspective Crop Tool
  • Additional Information

Section K: Understanding Color Modes

  • Color Settings
  • Grayscale, Bitmap, Color Modes for Print
  • Additional Information

Section L: Overview of File Format

  • File Formats
  • Saving Files for Print, Web, and Video
  • Optimizing Save and Print Settings
  • Additional Information

Session 2

Section A: Working With Type

  • The Type Tools
  • Changing Text
  • Visual Hierarchy and Kerning
  • Character Panels
  • Manipulating Text Format
  • Additional Information

Section B: Working with Layers

  • Layered File and Flattened File
  • The Layers Panel
  • Drag and Drop File, Smart Object
  • Layer Groups
  • Moving, Locking, and Merging Layers

Section C: Nondestructive and Destructive Editing

  • Smart Objects
  • Smart Filters
  • Layer Masks and Styles, Adjustment Layer
  • Blending Modes, Opacity, and Fill
  • Additional Information

Section D: Using Drawing Tools

  • Drawing Shapes
  • Custom Shapes and Lines
  • Pencil Tool
  • Pen Tool
  • Additional Information

Section E: Using the Paint Tools

  • Identifying Brush Tool
  • Brush Sizes and Hardness
  • Brush Opacity and Brush Presets
  • Brush Shape Dynamics
  • History Brush
  • Eraser Tool, Art History Brush
  • Mixer Brush, Erodible, Air Brushes
  • Opacity and Flow
  • Additional Information

Section F: Understanding Color Management

  • Understanding Histograms
  • Color Info Panel
  • Color Settings and Render Intent
  • Soft Proof and Gamut
  • Managing Color Profiles
  • Additional Information

Section G: Auto Adjustment Options

  • Change Tonal Range
  • Auto Tone, Contrast, Color Correction
  • Adjustment, Levels, and Options
  • Auto Tone and Manual Adjustments
  • Manual Curves
  • Adjust Hue and Saturation
  • Additional Information

Section H: Manual Color and Tone

  • Manual Lens Correction
  • Chromatic Aberration
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Photo Filters and Posterize
  • Auto Button, Black and White
  • Add or Modify Adjustment Layer

Session 3

Section A: Selection Tools

  • Marquee and Elliptical Selection Tools
  • Active Selections
  • Lasso and Quick Select Tool
  • Saving, Loading, Editing a Selection
  • Magic Wand, Lasso Tools
  • Free Transform
  • Refine Edge

Section B: Vector-Based Shapes and Paths

  • Drawing Vector Images
  • Shape Picker, Modify Shape
  • Pen Tool
  • Edit Vector Paths
  • Place Vector Paths

Section C: Selection Commands and Transform

  • Select and Transform
  • Lasso Tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Feather, Inverse, Anti-Aliasing, Refine
  • Selection Based on Color
  • Quick Mask Mode and Skin Tones

Section D: Layer Masks

  • Working with Layer Masks
  • Refining the Mask and Properties Panel
  • Masking with Colors
  • Vector Masks and Drop Shadow
  • Additional Information

Section E: Tools for Retouching

  • Red Eye
  • Clone Stamp and Removing Object
  • Patch Tool
  • Sharpen Image
  • Blur and Blending
  • Smudge Tool
  • Dodge and Burn Tool
  • Healing and Spot Healing

Section F: Content-Aware Tools

  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Move and Scale

Section G: Puppet Warp

  • Settings of Puppet Warp
  • Adjust the Settings

Section H: Filter Gallery

  • Using the Filter Gallery
  • Vanishing Point Filter
  • Perspective Crop Tool

Section I: Photography Filters

  • Blur Filter, Field, Iris
  • Simulate Depth of Field

Section J: HDR, Bit Depth, and Auto-Align

  • Merge to HDR Pro
  • HDR Settings, 8-Bit, Auto-Align

Section K: Photoshop Actions

  • Recording Actions
  • Droplets and Batch Processing