Course Highlights:
  • Advanced Special Effects
  • Photo Optimization & Professional Retouching
  • Website Design
  • Corporate Branding for Web & Print
Course Outline:
 

Module 1: Photoshop Introduction

  • What is Photoshop
  • Organizing the Photoshop Workspace
  • Creating a New Document
  • Configuring Document Presets
  • Print vs. Web/Desktop Publishing
  • CMYK vs RGB Color Modes
  • Changing the Unit of Measurement
  • Preparing for the First Exercise

Module 1-1: Fundamentals

  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Creating New Documents
  • Opening Existing Files
  • Working with Layers & History
  • Merging Layers
  • Changing Layer Order
  • Changing Layer Visibility
  • Changing Layer Opacity
  • Selecting Multiple Layers
  • Creating Basic Shapes
  • Applying Gradients
  • Using the Type Tool
  • Text Formatting
  • Layer Rasterization
  • Resizing Images
  • Casting Selections
  • Modifying Selections
  • Intro to Filters
  • Intro to Layer Styles
  • Intro to Image Transformations
  • Importing Graphics

Module 2: Basic Masking

  • Creating Basic Masks
  • Isolating Image Components
  • Applying Image Adjustments
  • Hue / Saturation / Lightness
  • Using the Eraser Tool

Module 3: Air Brushing & Portrait Photo Editing

  • Adjusting Exposure / Brightness
  • Using Content-Aware
  • Clone Stamping
  • Color Replacements
  • Blur Tool
  • Sharpen Tool
  • Smudge Tool
  • Sponge Tool
  • Dodge Tool
  • Burn Tool
  • Liquify Filter
  • Creating Paths (Pen Tool)
  • Airbrushing
  • Layer Blending Modes

Module 4: Advanced Masking & Special Effects

  • Importing Image Components
  • Advanced Image Transformations
  • Creating Adjustment Layers
  • Advanced Air Brushing Techniques
  • Working with Blending Modes
  • Creating Intricate Masks (Pen Tool)
  • Extraction using Magic Wand Tool
  • Creating and Modifying Layer Masks
  • More with Layer Styles
  • Loading Channel Mixers

Module 5: Quick Mask Mode & Special Effects

  • Shadow / Highlight Adjustments
  • Noise Reduction Filter
  • Blur Filters
  • Editing in Quick Mask Mode
  • Painting in Quick Mask Mode
  • Advanced Masking Techniques
  • Soft Light Blending Mode Defined

Module 6: Image Transformations & Special Effects

  • Advanced Image Transformations
  • Advanced Blending using Layer Masks
  • Creating Smoke Effects
  • Color Correction
  • Exposure Correction
  • Distorting Images for Dramatic Effects
  • Using Fill Effects and Blending Modes

Module 7: Masking & Color Matching

  • Photo Optimization
  • Advanced Color Balancing
  • Advanced Image Transformations
  • Feathering & Color Replacements
  • Color Matching
  • Using the Info Panel
  • Advanced Masking
  • Stroking a Path
  • Blending / Airbrushing
  • Texture Mapping

Module 8: Blending Modes & Special Effects

  • Practice with Image Transformations
  • Selecting Transparent Images
  • Practice with Blending Modes
  • Practice with the Liquify / Eraser Tool

Module 9-1/9-2: Web Graphic Design

  • Designing Web Site Frame Work
  • Creating Advanced Shapes
  • Using the Warp Tool
  • Creating Unique Logos
  • Advanced Text Tool Formatting
  • Working with Blending Modes
  • Inverting Colors
  • Removing Pixelated Edges
  • Inverting Selections
  • Image Adjustments
  • Creating Borders
  • Photo Optimization Techniques
  • Advanced Curve Adjustments
  • Working with Layer Styles / Filters

Module 10: Digital Depth of Field & Cropping

  • Adjusting Magic Wand Tolerance
  • Practice with Selections
  • Adding / Subtracting from Selections
  • Creating Multiple Selections
  • Inverting Selections
  • Unsharp Mask Filter
  • Gaussian Blur Filter

Module 11: Advanced Masking

  • Multiple Color Replacement Function
  • Working with the Channels Palette
  • Isolating Channels
  • Duplicating Channels
  • Image Adjustments with Levels
  • Casting Channel Selections
  • Working with Complex Backgrounds

Module 12: Green Screen Removal and Digital Makeup

  • Removing Solid Backgrounds
  • Using the Background Eraser Tool
  • Using the Diffuse Glow Filter
  • Color Replacements
  • Blemish Removal
  • Hair Color Changing
  • Color Balancing

Module 13: Photo Restoration

  • Practice with Blending Modes
  • Paint Brush Options & Brush Modes

Module 14: Content Aware Object Removal and Color Replace

  • Multiple Color Replacements
  • Curves Adjustment Layers
  • Masking Clouds and Sky
  • Object Removal

Module 15: Dynamic Lighting

  • Mastering the Lighting Effects Filter
  • Object Removal
  • Using the Patch Tool
  • Advanced Masking for Buildings
  • Image Overlays and Transparency

Module 16: Creating Textures

  • Highlight Blending Mode
  • Rendering the Cloud Filter
  • Effects with Unsharp Mask Filter

Module 17: HDR Image Processing

  • Merging to HDR Pro
  • HDR Toning
  • Alignment
  • Bit Depth Considerations

 

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Course Information:
Duration: 14 Hours Instruction: In-Class or Online  
Platform: Windows & Macintosh Concepts: Beginner / Intermediate / Advanced  
Fee: $450 (+HST) Prerequisites: None.  
     
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