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Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Essentials Online Course

Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended Essentials Online Course


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Course Overview

Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended: Essentials is learning the way it needs to be: informative and engaging, with fast results. This series is ideal for the beginning user to learn the essentials of Photoshop, and to get up to speed on all of the major features of this powerful image editing software.

It is also perfect for the intermediate user who needs to upgrade to this new version of Photoshop, or has skipped a version, and needs to learn the new features and interface enhancements of this latest iteration.

You'll learn by following along with professional photographer, author, image editor and teacher, Amadou Diallo, who uses Photoshop everyday in his profession. His real-world lessons, professional techniques, and time-saving tips are presented in a clear, concise manner and they will give you all the foundational knowledge you need to get exceptional results from your Photoshop projects.

By the end of this course you will have excellent beginner to intermediate skills using Photoshop CS5, which is amazing, considering how vast and powerful this software is.

If you are already competent using Photoshop and need more in-depth training try our Adobe Photoshop CS5 Advanced.

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Course Outline

Chapter 1: THE BIG PICTURE (35 min)
  •     Pixels & Resolution
  •     Color
  •     Exploring the Interface
  •     Choosing File Formats
  •     Viewing & Navigating Images
Chapter 2: SETTING UP LIKE A PRO (22 min)
  •     Setting User Preferences
  •     Choosing Color Settings
  •     Customizing the Workspace
  •     Essential Keyboard Shortcuts
  •     Using Rulers & Guides
Chapter 3: GLOBAL EDITING (31 min)
  •     Understanding the Histogram & Levels
  •     Learning the Curves Tool
  •     Exploring Hue & Saturation
  •     Cropping & Straightening
  •     Adjusting Color Balance
  •     Creating a Black & White Image
Chapter 4: MAKING SELECTIONS (21 min)
  •     Manual Selection Tools
  •     Using the Quick Selection Tool
  •     Creating Color-Based Selections & Saving Selections
  •     Using Adjustment Layers
  •     Understanding Layer Masks
  •     Creating Gradient Masks
  •     Applying Layer Blend Modes
  •     Snapshots & the History Brush
Chapter 6: THE FIXER-UPPER (26 min)
  •     The Retouching Tools, including Content-Aware Fill
  •     Removing Noise from an Image
  •     Cloning with Perspective with the Vanishing Point Filter
  •     Adjusting Perspective with the Lens Correction Filter
  •     Content-Aware Scaling
Chapter 7: TYPE DESIGN (35 min)
  •     Working with Type
  •     Paragraph & Character Formatting Options
  •     Typing on a Path
  •     Applying Layer Styles to Type
Chapter 8: VECTORS, SHAPES & PATHS (22 min)
  •     Vectors & the Shape Tools
  •     Creating Paths
  •     Saving & Loading Paths as Selections
  •     Subtracting, Adding Intersecting, & Excluding
Chapter 9: SMART OBJECTS (16 min)
  •     Vector Graphics as Smart Objects
  •     Creating & Replacing Smart Objects
  •     Creating Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
  •     Smart Objects Deserve Smart Filters
Chapter 10: ADOBE BRIDGE (24 min)
  •     Exploring the Workspace
  •     Searching & Organizing Files
  •     Leveraging Metadata
  •     Outputting
  •     Using Mini Bridge
Chapter 11: PHOTOSHOP CAMERA RAW (37 min)
  •     Using the Basic Panel
  •     Applying Selective Edits
  •     Converting to Black & White
  •     Repairing an Image
Chapter 12: IMAGE LAYERS & ALPHA CHANNELS (18 min)
  •     Manipulating Image Layers
  •     Mastering the Layers Panel
  •     Creating Layer Groups & Comps
Chapter 13: COMPOSITING IMAGES (18 min)
  •     Combining Images & Merging the Best Elements
  •     Creating Panoramas
  •     Auto-Aligning Layers
  •     Refine Edges
Chapter 14: WORKING WITH BRUSHES (27 min)
  •     Exploring the Brush Panel
  •     Creating a Custom Brush
  •     Changing Brush Dynamics
  •     Painting with the Mixer Brush
Chapter 15: PRINT & WEB OUTPUT (18 min)
  •     Sharpening Images with Smart Sharpen
  •     Setting Up the Print Dialog Box
  •     Saving for the Web
  •     Credits

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

  • Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
  • Running Time: 6.2 Hours
  • Platform: Windows & MAC OS
  • Level: Beginner to Intermediate
  • Project Files: Included

Presented by Adobe Certified Expert Martin Perhiniak.

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