Our Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended: Essentials online course 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 our professional photographer, author, image editor and teacher 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.
Our time-tested training methods will have you comfortable using all of the key tools, palettes, and menu bars, as well as, the major features such as layers, selections, image editing, retouching, working with color and swatches, type design, masks, and blend modes.
Once you are proficient in the foundations of Photoshop, our expert will move on to more advanced topics and teach you how to work with vector shapes and paths, smart objects, using Adobe Bridge, the basics of Camera Raw, working with complex image layers, alpha channels, composting images, manipulating brushes, and finally outputting for print and the web.
When you complete this course, you will have the knowledge, confidence and skill to edit your images like a professional, and you will be ready to move on to mastering advanced techniques. If you are already competent using Photoshop and need more in-depth training try our Adobe Photoshop CS5 Advanced.
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
Chapter 5: NON-DESTRUCTIVE EDITING (21 min)
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