Adobe Photoshop Basics Course

Adobe Photoshop is the premiere image manipulation tool for print design, Web design, and photography. It’s a must-know if you’re planning to work with photos or design projects at any level. This six-lesson Photoshop Basics course starts you off with the basics of the Photoshop interface and quickly gets you working on hands-on projects based on real-world design scenarios. You’ll learn to choose and use the best techniques for common Photoshop jobs including selecting and isolating objects, creating image composites, masking and vignetting images, setting typography, and improving images with retouching and effects. In this course, students learn how to make high-quality selections and edits, and develop an efficient imaging workflow.

COURSE PREREQUISITE(S)

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METHOD OF DELIVERY

Online training supported by online instructors

COURSE NOTES

A Student Guide is provided for this course. Evaluation is based solely on an Academy of Learning Career College final exam. Prior to taking the final exam, students must successfully complete all the components of the online course material. Participants who receive 75% or higher on their exam will receive a certificate.

LESSON 1

Getting around in Photoshop; Demystifying Photoshop; Navigating in Photoshop; Selections, layers, and transformations; File format essentials

LESSON 2

Photo correction and retouching; Why we alter images; Image correction; Image retouching

LESSON 3

Advanced layers and selections; Selection edges; The barnyard boogie bar; Barn conversion

LESSON 4

Typography; Type in Photoshop images; Basic type editing; Type panels; Other type tools and features; Alignment and readability effects; Creating a complete type and image layout

LESSON 5

Filters and effects; Applying filters; Uses for filters; Image enhancement; Illustration effects; Creative alterations; Filters in a project

LESSON 6

Image management and creative applications; Image management; Source image files; Organize and manage with Adobe Bridge; Gather and distribute your images; Changing spaces

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