Adobe Photoshop Introduction

1 day

Course Overview

Adobe Photoshop Introduction focuses on 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. Although Photoshop is used by a variety of professionals, from photographers to designers to videographers, Photoshop Introduction will focus mainly on the photography component. The illustration and animation techniques are covered in subsequent levels of Photoshop.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the components and capabilities of Photoshop
  • Create basic images
  • Manage selections and layers
  • Modify and repair images, and manage color
  • Refine images by adjusting layers, using camera raw and applying advanced image refinement
  • Import, export, organize, and save files

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.

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

  • Organize Photoshop Assets by Using Adobe Bridge
  • Organize the Photoshop Workspace
  • Customize the Photoshop Workspace

Creating Basic Images

  • Manage Image Elements and Formats
  • Apply Design Principles, Elements, and Graphic Composition
  • Work with Digital Devices

Managing Selections and Layers

  • Use Selection Tools
  • Manage Layers

Adjusting Images

  • Modify Images
  • Repair Images
  • Implement Color Management

Refining Images

  • Adjust Layers
  • Apply Camera Raw
  • Refine Images by Using Advanced Tools

Managing Files in a Production Workflow

  • Import, Export, and Organize Files
  • Save Images for the Web
  • Save Images for Print
  • Format Images for Other Programs