Adobe Photoshop CS6 Foundation

2 days

Course Overview

This course covers some of the basic features of Photoshop so that the student can navigate the environment and use Photoshop tools to work with photographic images. In addition, the orientation to Adobe Bridge and organization of files in Bridge is covered. Photoshop is the leading graphic creation application, popular among graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers. Additionly this course delves into some of the more advanced image creation and editing techniques, and offers you hands-on activities that demonstrate how these techniques can be used in combination to create exciting visual effects.

Course Objectives

In this course, you will navigate the Photoshop CS6 workspace, identify and use Photoshop tools to enhance photographic images, and organize files in Adobe Bridge.

You will:
Identify the basic components of the Photoshop workspace and Adobe Bridge.
Define image size, resolution, and color modes.
Work with selection tool and layers.
Make image enhancements and adjustments.
Open and modify an image in Camera Raw.
Prepare images for print and web.
Draw images by using raster tools such as brushes, stamps, erasers, and gradients.
Create visuals by using vector tools such as the pen, shape, and type tools.
Create special effects and streamline workflow by using advanced layer tools such as masks, filters, layer styles, smart objects, and layer comps.
Streamline your workflow with actions and batch processing.
Create videos and animate graphics within your videos.

Target student

Target students include professional or amateur photographers who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to enhance, modify, and organize their photographs and professional or amateur graphic designers and illustrators who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to create visual media.

Prerequisites

To ensure your success in your course, you should have a basic comfort level with digital photography. For example, you have used a digital camera and have downloaded images to your computer or other storage device.

You should also have basic computer skills and understand how to launch an application, browse to locate and open files, and can navigate to on-screen elements using a mouse or other navigational devices.

Course Outline

Getting Started with Photoshop

  • Introduction to Photoshop
  • Adobe Bridge and Mini Bridge
  • Navigate the Photoshop Workspace
  • Customize the Photoshop Workspace

Beginning with Image Basics

  • Manage Image Elements and Formats
  • Working with Digital Devices

Managing Selections and Layers

  • Use Selection Tools
  • Manage Layers

Making Image Adjustments

  • Crop, Move, and Straighten Images
  • Image Repairs

Refining Images

  • Layer Adjustments
  • Introduction to Camera Raw

Saving Images for Web and Print

  • Save Images for the Web
  • Save Images for Print

Creating Raster Images

  • Draw with Brushes
  • Create Gradients
  • Use Tool Presets

Working with Vector Image Tools

  • Create Images with Vector Paths
  • Use the Shape Drawing Tools
  • Work with Type
  • Type Special Effects

Using Advanced Layer Techniques

  • Modify Images with Masks
  • Use Filters to Apply Special Effects
  • Apply Special Effects to Layers
  • Use Smart Objects for Nondestructive Editing
  • Utilize Layer Comps

Automating Tasks

  • Create and Use Actions
  • Batch Process Files with Photoshop and Adobe Bridge

Creating and Editing Video

  • Edit Video
  • Add Graphics, Titling, and Animations to Video