Adobe Photoshop Level 1

Adobe Photoshop is a powerful and popular tool for storing, manipulating, and creating effects with images and photographs. In this introductory course, the first in a series, you learn to use several tools for selecting parts of images, and move, duplicate, and resize images. You learn to use layers and to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects. In addition, you use painting tools and blending modes to create shading effects and perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. You save images in formats for print and Web use.

Course Benefits:

  • Understand basic concepts of image composition and manipulation
  • Explore and become familiar with Photoshop image manipulation and painting tools
  • Select areas within images for editing and compositing
  • Add type to images
  • Apply special effects
  • Prepare images for use in print materials and on the Web

Course Objectives:

  • Identify the differences between raster and vector graphics
  • Manipulate Photoshop's various graphic tools and controls
  • Select appropriate resolutions for different images and output types, and resize and crop image areas
  • Select image areas using the lasso, marquee, and magic wand tools, and use alpha channels to save and load selections
  • Create and manipulate multiple layers to composite images easily
  • Apply blending and shading effects to create realistic composites
  • Identify the characteristics of bitmap, grayscale, duotone, and color images
  • Select colors using the color palette, color picker, and eyedropper tools, and use Photoshop's painting tools to create artwork or to retouch photographs
  • Add and format text within an image, and apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting effects and textures
  • Modify the brightness, contrast, color balance, hue, and saturation of images

Who Should Attend:

  • Individuals who wish to learn to the basic techniques for manipulating images in Adobe Photoshop