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Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6

Photoshop CS6

3 Sessions -
9 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

  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Know Your Audience
  • Project Plan

Section B: The Photoshop Interface

  • Identify and Label Photoshop Interface
  • Customize Workspace
  • Customize Menus
  • Workspace Switcher
  • Custom Shortcuts
  • Additional Information

Section C: Navigating Files in Photoshop

  • Viewing Images
  • The Navigator Panel and Hand Tools
  • Guides and Rulers, Snapping
  • Preferences and Performance
  • Tabs and N-Up View

Section D: Image Types and Resolution

  • Image Types
  • Rasterization and Aliasing

Section E: Creating a Scanned Image

  • Scanned Image
  • Additional Information

Section F: Working with Adobe Bridge

  • Importing Images with Bridge
  • Navigation in Bridge
  • Working with Metadata and Collections
  • View Modes in Bridge
  • Filters, Ratings, and Contact Sheets
  • Creating a Web Photo Gallery
  • Mini Bridge
  • Additional Information

Section G: Adobe Camera Raw

  • Using the Camera Raw Histogram
  • Exposure, Clarity, Saturation, Vibrancy

Section H: Document Properties

  • New Document Properties
  • Resolution Versus Dimensions
  • Resampling, Resizing, Scale Style
  • Canvas Size

Section I: Changing Image Composition

  • Cropping an Image
  • Straighten Tool, Flip, and Rotate
  • Perspective Tool
  • Additional Information

Section J: Understanding Color Modes in Photoshop

  • Color Modes and Working Spaces
  • Gamut, RGB, Modes, Convert to Profile
  • Additional Information

Section K: File Formats

  • File Format Overview
  • Working With Print
  • Saving for Web and Video, GIF
  • Optimizing and Saving Files

Session 2

Section A: Working with Type

  • The Type Tools
  • Point Type and Paragraph Type
  • Visual Hierarchy, Fonts, Leading
  • Modifying Text, Kerning, Placement
  • Character Formatting, Anti-Aliasing
  • Layer Styles
  • Additional File

Section B: Working with Layers

  • Layered and Flattened Files
  • Layer Types and Ordering, Filters
  • Linking, Grouping, and Merging Layers
  • Drag, Drop, Crop
  • Additional File

Section C: Nondestructrive and Destructive Editing

  • Benefits of Smart Objects
  • Convert to Smart Object, Smart Filters
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Layer Masks
  • Blending Modes, Opacity, and Fill
  • Additional File

Section D: The Shape, Pen, and Pencil Tools

  • Drawing Shapes
  • Line Tool and Pen Tool
  • Pencil Tool
  • Additional File

Section E: The Brush Tools

  • Brush Tool and Brush Tips
  • Brushes and Hardness
  • Other Brush Settings and Eraser Tool
  • Picking Colors, Brush Panel
  • Shape and Color Dynamics, Brush Presets
  • History Brushes and History Panel
  • New Brush Tips and Mixer Brush
  • Additional File

Section F: Color Management

  • Color Spaces and the Histogram
  • The Info Panel and Eyedropper Tool
  • Color Settings and Profiles
  • Soft Proofing and Color Spaces
  • Assign Profile and Convert to Profile
  • Color Management During Printing
  • Additional File

Section G: Adjusting Tone and Color

  • Histogram Analysis and Auto Tone
  • Auto Contrast, Auto Color, and Levels
  • Using Levels and Auto Adjustments
  • Curves and Vibrance
  • Hue, Saturation
  • Additional File

Section H: Advanced Adjustiments

  • Lens Correction Filter
  • Chromatic Aberration, Adjustment Layers
  • More Adjustment Layers
  • Layer Mask

Session 3

Section A: Using the Selection Tools

  • The Marquee Tools
  • Modifying Selections, Lasso Tools
  • Quick Selection Tool, Saved Selections
  • Magic Wand Tool
  • Truer Edge Selection

Section B: Vector-Based Shapes and Paths

  • Shape Tools, Editing Paths
  • Custom Shapes Tool, Pen Tool
  • Creating a Path with the Pen Tool
  • Work Path

Section C: Working with Selections

  • Transforming Selections
  • Polygonal and Magnetic Lasso Tools
  • Inverse, Feather
  • The Refine Edge Command
  • Color Range Selections, Quick Mask Mode
  • Skin Tones, Detect Faces

Section D: Working with Layer Masks

  • Creating Layer Masks
  • Refining Layer Masks
  • Color Fill Layer, Blending Modes
  • Vector Mask, New Group from Layers
  • Additional File

Section E: Photoshop Retouching Tools

  • Red Eye Tool
  • Clone Stamp Tool
  • Healing and Spot Healing Brush Tools
  • The Unsharp Mask Filter
  • The Sharpen and Blur Tools
  • Smudge Tool
  • The Dodge and Burn Tools
  • Patch Tool

Section F: Content-Aware Tools

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

Section G: Distorting and Transforming Images

  • Puppet Warp Tool
  • Filter Gallery
  • Vanishing Point Filter
  • Perspective Clone Stamp
  • Perspective Crop Tool

Section H: New Blur Filters in Photoshop CS6

  • Field Blur Filter
  • Iris Blur and Tilt Blur Filters

Section I: Compositing Multiple Images

  • Merge to HDR Pro, Align Layers

Section J: Actions, Droplets, and Batch Processing

  • Recording Actions
  • Droplets and Batch Processing