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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended Essentials Online Course

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended Essentials Online Course

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Course Overview


Mastery of Adobe Photoshop CS4 requires a solid foundation in the fundamental tools and techniques used by the pros to create eye-popping effects, achieve stunning visuals. Our Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials online course is intended for the beginner to intermediate user as a guide through comprehensive tutorials on color correction, layout techniques, special effects and image touch up. This series will give you the confidence and know-how to achieve fantastic results using Photoshop CS4 new interface and enhanced tools.

The updates to Photoshop CS4 include the Adjustments and Masks panel, the 3D commands, annotations and an improved interface. In addition you will learn non-destructive color effects and color correction, how to set file format and image compression for use on the web and how to create and apply special effects.

By the time youve finished watching you will be proficient will the skills required for managing and manipulating images in Photoshop. You will know all about photo retouching, color correction and how to use the Quick Mask mode, work with selections, resize images and many more valuable and time saving techniques to use when working with Photoshop CS4.

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS4 (55 min)

    Exploring the Toolbox
    The New CS4 Applications Bar & the Options Bar
    Exploring Panels & Menus
    Creating & Viewing a New Document
    Customizing the Interface
    Setting Preferences
    Zooming & Panning an Image
    Working with Multiple Images, Rulers, Guides & Grids
    Undoing Steps with History
    Adjusting Color with the New Adjustments Panel
    The New Masks Panel & Vibrance Color Correction Command
    The New Note Tool & the Save for Web & Devices Interface
    The New Auto-Blend & Auto-Align Layers Commands
    The New 3D Commands

Chapter 2: EXPLORING ADOBE BRIDGE (16 min)

    Browsing Images in Bridge
    Metadata, Keywords & Filters
    Building Collections & Smart Collections
    Moving, Copying & Renaming Images

Chapter 3: RESIZING & CROPPING IMAGES (29 min)

    Understanding Pixels & Resolution
    The Image Size Command
    Interpolation Options
    Resizing for Print & Web
    Cropping & Straightening an Image
    Adjusting Canvas Size & Canvas Rotation

Chapter 4: WORKING WITH BASIC SELECTIONS (38 min)

    Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee Tool
    Using the Magic Wand & Free Transform Tool
    Selecting with the Regular & Polygonal Lasso Tools
    Combining Selections
    Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool
    Using the Quick Selection Tool & Refine Edge
    Modifying Selections

Chapter 5: GETTING STARTED WITH LAYERS (55 min)

    Understanding the Background Layer
    Creating, Selecting, Linking & Deleting Layers
    Locking & Merging Layers
    Copying Layers, Using Perspective & Layer Styles
    Filling & Grouping Layers
    Introduction to Blending Modes
    Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill
    Creating & Modifying Text

Chapter 6: PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP (43 min)

    Using the Brush Tool
    Working with Colors & Swatches
    Creating & Using Gradients
    Creating & Working with Brushes
    Using the Pencil & Eraser Tools
    Painting with Selections

Chapter 7: PHOTO RETOUCHING (31 min)

    The Red Eye Tool
    The Clone Stamp Tool
    The Patch Tool & the Healing Brush Tool
    The Spot Healing Brush Tool
    The Color Replacement Tool
    The Toning & Focus Tools
    Painting with History

Chapter 8: INTRODUCTION TO COLOR CORRECTION (25 min)

    Color Spaces & Color Modes
    The Variations Command
    The Auto Commands
    Adjusting Levels
    Adjust Curves, Non-Destructively, with Adjustment Layers

Chapter 9: USING QUICK MASK MODE (13 min)

    Quick Mask Options
    Painting a Selection
    Saving & Removing a Selection from the Background

Chapter 10: WORKING WITH THE PEN TOOL (18 min)

    Understanding Paths & the Pen Tool
    Creating Straight & Curved Paths
    Creating Combo Paths
    Creating a Clipping Path

Chapter 11: CREATING SPECIAL EFFECTS (27 min)

    Getting Started with Photoshop Filters
    Smart Filters
    Creating Text Effects
    Applying Gradients to Text

Chapter 12: EXPORTING YOUR WORK (16 min)

    Saving with Different File Formats
    Saving for Web & Devices
    Printing Options
    Credits

Learn anytime, anywhere, at home or on the go.

  • Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
  • Running Time: 7.2 Hours
  • Platform: Windows & MAC OS
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Project Files: Included

Presented by Adobe Certified Expert Martin Perhiniak.

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