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This course is intended for students who want to learn the basics of photographic touch-ups, adjustments and enhancements, and become familiar with basic Photoshop tools

Course Outline
Adobe Photoshop has been a dominant program in the photographic community for years. Photoshop lets you create professional looking photographs, touch-ups and special effects and filters for both print and the Internet. This course is intended for students who want to learn the basics of photographic touch-ups, adjustments and enhancements, and become familiar with basic Photoshop tools
NOTE: Items marked with an asterisk* are only taught for version CS5.

Course Outline
  • Explore Photoshop Interface and Workspace Elements
  • Arrange Toolbox and Panels
  • Understand File Types
  • Open, New and Save Options
  • Use the Help and Window Menus
  • Use the Info and Navigator Panels
  • Use the Hand, Zoom and View tools
  • Explore View Menu Options
  • Display One Image in Two Windows
  • Use the View Toolbar
  • Use Tabs and Tiling
  • Work with Rulers, Grids and Guides
  • Change the Screen Display Mode
  • Switch Workspaces
  • Create and Save Workspaces

  • Pixel and Resolutions Basics
  • Vector vs Raster Images
  • Place Images
  • Resample an Image
  • Use Auto Resolution
  • Recolor the Work Canvas
  • Change Dimensions and Resolution
  • Resize an Image
  • Change the Canvas
  • Flip and Rotate the Canvas
  • Crop, Flip, Rotate and Trim an Image
  • Rule of Thirds for Crop Tool*
  • Straighten Images with Ruler*

  • Image Adjustment Basics
  • Change the Image Mode
  • Auto-Adjust an Image
  • Adjust Exposure, Brightness and Contrast
  • Use Variations

  • Colour management RGB vs CMYK
  • Use Image Modes and Channels
  • Use the Colour Panel
  • Use the Swatches Panel
  • Foreground and Background Colors
  • Use the Eyedropper and Colour Sampler Tools
  • Use Colour Ring for Colour Sampler*
  • Use the Colour Replacement Tool
  • Adjust an Image Using Replace Colors
  • Convert to Grayscale
  • Use the Channel Panel
  • Work with Spot Colour Channels
  • Create a Duotone picture

  • Use the Select Menu
  • Working with the Marquee Tools
  • Working with the Lasso Tools
  • Using the Quick Selection Tool and the Refine Edge Tool
  • Using the Magic Wand
  • Using Color Range to make a Selection
  • Adding to or Subtracting from a Selection
  • Use Edge Detection to Refine Edges*
  • Smooth a Selection Edge
  • Invert, Skew, and Feather Selections
  • Use the Masks Panel to Refine Edges
  • Use Selection and Mask Refinement Tools*
  • Decontaminate Colour Selections*
  • Cut, Copy, Paste, Move, Deselect, Clear, Duplicate and Delete
  • Use Paste in Place*
  • Move, Rotate, Resize and Scale a Selection
  • Save a Selection

  • Create, Delete, Move, Flip, Hide, Link and Lock Layers
  • Transform, Arrange and Group Layers
  • Apply Layer Transparency
  • Make Adjustments with Layers
  • Use the Eraser Tools
  • Use Content Aware Scaling
  • Use Content Aware Fill*
  • Apply Layer Styles and Effects
  • Merge Layers
  • Export Layers
  • Fill a Selection or a Layer
  • Apply a Stroke to a Selection or a Layer

  • Use the Dodge, Sponge and Burn Tools
  • Use the Smudge, Blur and Sharpen Tools
  • Use the Clone, Stamp, and Healing tools
  • Reverse Direction of Clone Source*
  • Use the History Panel
  • Create and Use Snapshots
  • Use Patch and History Brush Tools
  • Use Automatic Lens Correction*
  • Remove Red Eye
  • Adjust Brightness and Contrast
  • Adjust Hue, Brightness and Saturation
  • Adjust Shadows and Highlights

  • Use the Paintbrush or Airbrush Tool
  • Use Brush Previews*
  • Use the Mixer Brush Tool*
  • Use Bristle Tips*
  • Use the Type tools
  • Use Character and Paragraph Panels
  • Warp Text

  • Use the Filter Gallery
  • Apply Different Filters
  • Modify Filters
  • Apply, Create and Edit a Gradient Preset
  • Save the Current Gradients to a File
  • Use Alternate Gradient Libraries
  • Restore the Default Gradients
  • Change the Opacity of Gradient Colors
  • Create a Multicolor Wash
  • Apply a Gradient Map to a Layer
  • Use Graduated Neutral Density Filters*

  • Proof Colours
  • Modify File Info
  • The Print Options Dialog Box
  • The Page Setup Dialog BoxÃ,
  • Save an Image as a Different File Type

  • Modify Menus
  • Modify Program Preferences

* CS5 Only
**Source Material ElementK Adobe Photoshop CS4 Level 1 (until CS5 is written) Additional Value Added Content
Prerequisites & Certificates

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Certificates offered

Certificate of Completion

Cancellation Policy
ctc TrainCanada - We Never Cancel*:
We are unique in the corporate training field in that we do not cancel desktop applications courses due to low enrollment. When there are less than 3 students, ctc TrainCanada will personalize the class (students then receive more time with the instructor to address their individual needs allowing the student to complete the full course in less time) or connect the student remotely to a class at one of our other branches via TrainLive remote classroom instruction. *Microsoft Certified Courses and other technical courses require a minimum enrollment of three students. Business Skills courses require multiple students in order to run due to the interactive nature of the training. Selected Desktop Applications courses may require a minimum enrollment of two students to run. ctc TrainCanada® reserves the right to deliver Microsoft Certified and other technical courses via TrainLive remote classroom instruction in order to guarantee the course to run.

ctc TrainCanada Cancellation policy:
You may cancel or reschedule this registration in writing with no penalty with a minimum of 10 business days' notice prior to the first day of the course. Full payment is required if you cancel or reschedule this registration within 10 business days prior to the first day of the course. However, substitutions are welcome. If you do need to cancel or reschedule a publicly scheduled course within the 10 day non-cancellation period (not a client dedicated course), payment is to be made and a training voucher for a public course will be issued to you. This allows you to attend a future date for the same course at no charge (subject to availability).
No-shows will not be issued a training voucher.

Complimentary Service: We offer all our students coffee, tea, juice or pop, muffins or pastries in the morning and cookies baked in our own oven each afternoon.
Map & Reviews
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It was good to have the instructor in class with us. Someone was brought in remotely and it was awkward. There were many technical issues which delayed our class. By the end of the day we had to rush to get through the last lessons. Would have been good to spend more time on them.
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