Photoshop essentials

Adobe Photoshop Essentials

Duration: 24 hours

Teaching Methodolody: Hands on

OVERVIEW

Participants who take this course will learn about painting, photo retouching, vector graphics, color correction, compositing, scanning, image size, printing, tracing, smart layers, vanishing points, layer masks, puppet warp, and lens correction.

AUDIENCE

Photographers, web designers, architects, interior designers, decorators, graphic designers, artists, animators, TV graphic designers, art directors and anyone who is interested in editing images.

PREREQUISITES

Basic knowledge with computer operations is enough.

Photoshop essentials
Photoshop essentials
Photoshop essentials
Photoshop essentials

COURSE CONTENTS

Section 1 - Getting Started

01 - Getting Started

  • Choosing a workspace
  • Arranging windows
  • Main interface items
  • Managing workspaces
  • Image window items
  • Screen Modes
  • Opening files
  • Zooming and panning
  • The Navigator Panel
  • The Info Panel
  • The Status Bar
  • The History Panel
  • Common preferences
getting started

02 - Introduction to Photo Retouching

  • Changing the eye color
  • Painting the iris
  • Removing a beauty mark
  • Removing the scar
  • Removing the beauty spot
  • Painting the lips
Introduction to Photoretouching

03 - Introduction to Color Correction and Layers

  • Correcting the image colors
  • Copying and pasting
  • Selection feather
  • Refining edges
  • Adjusting the layer opacity
  • Working with the background layer
  • Changing layer orientation and size
  • Deleting layers
Introduction to Color Correction and Layers

04 - Introduction to Scanning and Filters

  • Introduction to scanning
  • Using filters to remove dust and scratches
  • Using filters to create artistic effects
  • Creating background images
Introduction to Scanning and Filters

05 - Definitions

  • Pixel
  • Image resolution
  • Monitor display resolution
  • Vector graphics
  • Raster images
Definitions

Section 2 - The Toolbox

06 - Painting

  • Erasing
  • Selecting
  • Image mode
  • The Brush tool
  • The Gradient tool
  • The Magic Wand tool
  • Rippling
  • Lighting effects
  • The Polygonal Lasso tool
  • Defining brushes
  • Texturizing
  • Adding borders
Painting

07 - 2D Animation

  • Making image areas transparent
  • Painting the shaded areas of the tree
  • Paintinting the highlighted areas of the tree
  • Painting the plant leaves
  • Painting the blooms
  • Creating a new brush to add tree leaves
  • Adding tree leaves
  • Adding a sky
  • Finishing the background image
  • Tool presets overview
  • Painting the first frame
  • Painting the wing
  • Painting the second frame
  • Using tool presets
  • Saving Frames
  • Creating the Final composition
2D Animation

08 - Titles and Formatting

  • Improving colors using Hue/Saturation
  • Removing noise
  • Removing the stamped date
  • Increasing the image canvas size
  • Adding a copyright note
  • Formatting the typed text
  • Modifying the text properties
  • Aligning text
  • Creating the play's title
  • Outlining the title
  • Changing the text color
Titles and Formatting

09 - Creating Carved Titles

  • Using Auto Tone and Auto Color
  • Creating the carved text
  • Applying effects
  • Modifying effects
  • Emphasizing text
  • Creating clipping groups
Creating Carved Titles

10 - Photo Retouching

  • Removing the scar
  • Fixing the Bruise
  • Creating the image title
  • Creating reflections
  • Creating a layer group
  • Aligning texts
Photo Retouching

11 - Copying and pasting

  • Selecting and copying
  • Pasting and positioning
  • Cleaning up the edge pixels
  • Blending layers
  • Displaying Rita only in the sky
  • Adding a title
Copying and pasting

12 - Coloring a Greyscale Photo

  • Cropping
  • Changing the image mode to RGB
  • Selecting and painting the lips
  • Adding lips contour
  • Selecting and painting the skin
  • Painting the eyes
  • Painting the watch
  • Painting the hair
  • Changing the background
  • Paiting the blouse
  • Improving focus
  • Adding a wooden frame
Coloring a Greyscale Photo

13 - Sharpening and Focusing

  • Sharpening the jewelry
  • Softening the skin
  • Creating the eyeliner
  • Brightening the teeth
  • Bringing Rose into focus
  • Adding a stylized text
  • Checking the spelling
  • Applying a warm filter
Sharpening and Focusing

14 - File Formats

  • Opening files and displaying their sizes
  • TIFF format
  • JPEG format
  • PSD format
  • Saving layers
File Formats

15 - Using Vector Graphics to Design a Logo

  • Creating a new file
  • Viewing the final logo
  • Using drawing aids
  • Creating the half-circles
  • Defining custom shapes
  • Adding the lion and the rhino shapes
  • Organizing the Layers panel
  • Adding text
Using Vector Graphics to Design a Logo

16 - Using Vector Graphics to Annotate an Image

  • Adding pointers
  • Adding annotations
  • Applying presets
  • Copy merge
Using Vector Graphics to Annotate an Image

17 - Tracing Raster Images

  • Creating linear paths
  • Creating curved paths
  • Creating paths with sharp corners
  • Coverting linear paths to curved paths
  • Tracing and recreating a logo
Tracing Raster Images

18 - The Various Uses of Paths

  • Trimming the grey border
  • Selecting the red flower
  • Converting the path into a selection
  • Placing John's photo inside the flower
  • Scaling down the size of John's image
  • Drawing a contour around the flower
  • Creating a clipping path
  • Creating multiple flowers
The Various Uses of Paths

19 - Tools and Techniqes Workshop

  • Making a girl smile
  • Adding a title
  • Fixing the red eye
  • Using the Vanishing Point filter to fix an image
  • Using the Warp command
  • Using the Lens Correction filter
  • Working with smart objects
  • Importing Illustator files as smart objects
  • Testing different design options
  • Creating seameless material for 3DS Max or Maya
  • Importing and working with 3D objects
  • Loading multiple images and distributing layers
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
Tools and Techniqes Workshop

20 - Designing a Web Page

  • Creating simple buttons
  • Web Issues
Designing a Web Page

21 - Restoring a Photo

  • Selecting the red paint
  • Refining the selection
  • Copying pixels
  • Cleaning small spots
Restoring a Photo

22 - Altering Landscapes and Sky Views

  • Selecting the sky
  • Replacing the sky
  • Selecting the exposed soil
  • Covering the soil with grass
  • Blendng color
  • Adding a title
Altering Landscapes and Sky Views

Section 3 - Color Correction

23 - Color Models

  • The Color panel
  • The RGB color model
  • RGB Gamut
  • The HSB color model
  • The CMYK color model
  • The LAB color model
  • The Grayscale color model
  • The Web color model
  • The Color Bar
  • The Color Picker dialogue box
  • Hexadecimal color values
  • Custom colors
  • The System panel
Color Models

24 - Image Modes and Channels

  • RGB mode
  • RGB channels
  • Inspecting the RGB colors
  • Displaying a proof for the RGB image
  • Displaying a CMYK proof for the RGB image
  • CMYK mode
  • Correcting the Out-of-Gamut colors
  • Preparing the file for its final destination
  • CMYK channels
  • Determining a working mode
  • LAB mode
  • Grayscale mode
  • Grayscale channels
  • Bitmap images
  • Duotone mode
  • Index mode
  • Bit depth
  • 16 bit depth images
  • 32 bit depth images
Image Modes and Channels

25 - Calibrating Your Monitor

  • Calibrating your monitor
  • About Color Profiles
  • Choosing a Color Profile
  • Assigning Color Profiles
  • Managing Color Profiles
Calibrating Your Monitor

26 - Color Correction 1 - Levels

  • The Levels command
  • Type of Key Images
  • Color Correction Using Levels
  • Correcting Individual Channels
  • Setting the White and Black Points
  • Checking the Scan Quality
  • Auto Levels
  • Correcting the Greys in an Image
  • The Histogram Panel
Color Correction 1 - Levels

27 - Color Correction 2 - Curves

  • The Curves Command
  • Revealing Details in the Shadow Area
  • Correcting a Specific Tonal Range
  • Correcting Channels
  • Improving Contrast
  • Auto Correcting
Color Correction 2 - Curves

28 - Color Correction 3 - Hue/Saturation

  • The Hue/Saturation Command
  • Changing Colors
  • Changing Selective Colors
  • Adjusting a Preset Color
  • Coloring Images
  • Using the Vibrance Command
Color Correction 3 - Hue/Saturation

29 - Addtional Correction Tools

  • The Desaturate Command
  • The Replace Color Command
  • The Channel Mixer Command
  • The Black & White Command
  • The Invert Command
  • The Threshold Command
  • The Variations Command
29 -  Addtional Correction Tools

30 - Full Color Correction Projects

  • Using Adjustement Layers
  • The Adjustment Panel
  • Sharpening the Image
  • Removing Dust
  • Color Settings
  • Out-of-Gamut Colors
  • Converting to CMYK
Full Color Correction Projects

Section 4 - Layer Masks and Channels

31 - Introduction to Layer Masks

  • Increasing the Lip Size
  • Adding a Layer Mask
  • Testing Layer Modes
  • Adding an Adjustement Layer
Introduction to Layer Masks

32 - Using a Layer Mask and a Layer Clipping Path to Create Effects

  • Duplicating the Background Layer
  • Creating an Image Half Color and Half Gray
  • Making the Top Layer Gradually Transparent
  • Keeping the Eyes in Color
  • Inverting the Mask Color
  • Adding a Layer Vetor Mask
Using a Layer Mask and a Layer Clipping Path to Create Effects

33 - Using a Layer Mask to Control Opacity of Particular Areas

  • Copying the Image
  • Making the Area Surrounding Irene Transparent
  • Breaking the Link Between the Layer and Its Mask
  • Editing the Layer Mask
  • Using the Masks Panel
Using a Layer Mask to Control Opacity of Particular Areas

34 - Using a Layer Mask to Gradually Blend Layers

  • Combining Images
  • Adding a Title
Using a Layer Mask to Gradually Blend Layers

Section 5 - Advanced Layer Techniques

43 - Creating Reflections and Shadows

  • Copying Caroline's image
  • Making the Area around Caroline Transparent
  • Refining the Mask Color
  • Creating Reflections
  • Creating Shadows
Creating Reflections and Shadows

Section 6 - Scanning and Printing

45 - An Overview of Scanning, Printing, and Creating New Files

  • Printing
  • Halftone Dots
  • Common LPIs
  • Color Separation
  • Scanning
  • Photos, Negatives, and Slides
  • Creating New Files
An Overview of Scanning, Printing, and Creating New Files

46 - Scanning and Printing Exercises

  • About Image Size
  • Image Size Exercises
Scanning and Printing Exercises

47 - Page Setup and Printing

  • The Print Dialogue Box
Page Setup and Printing