Who should attend:
This 2 day course is aimed at complete beginners to this powerful software.
No previous experience necessary.
At the end of this two day course you will feel confident with getting around Photoshop, creating and editing multi-layer files.
The Photoshop Environment: What does Photoshop do? Introducing pixels and selections. The navigator window: getting around in an image, zoom shortcuts. Using the history palette. Multiple undo and snapshots.
Resolution and file size. Different image formats and their uses. Colour types.
The different selection tools. The magic wand and tolerance settings. Inverting selections. Feathering selections. Anti-aliasing. Expanding and contracting selections, transforming selections, adding to and subtracting from selections.
Working with Levels and Curves. Hue and saturation. The info palette.
Creating new layers and duplicate layers. Importing layers from other images. Giving layers transparency. Linking and merging layers
Adjusting individual channels. Saving and loading selections.
Adjusting image size. Changing colour type. Flattening layers. Cropping images.
The Painting Tools:
Brush selection and adjustment. Colour selection. Creating new brushes. Using patterns. The other painting tools. The healing and clone stamp tools
Quick masks. Layer masks. The graduated fill tool. Editing gradient properties
The Pen Tool:
Creating and editing paths. Generating clipping paths.
More About Layers:
Adding layer effects. Creating and using layer sets. Clipping groups and their uses. Changing the hierarchy of layers.
Working with Type:
Editing type. Colouring type. Distorting type Rasterizing type layers.