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2 days. From photo editing and compositing to digital painting, animation, and graphic design to posters, packaging, banners, and websites; all graphic design starts with Photoshop. Combine photos, graphics, and text to create entirely new images. Select your subjects quickly. Learn to use color and effects to polish any design project.This course provides an introduction to the powerful, versatile photo manipulation features of Adobe Photoshop 2021 software. Topics include:

  • Getting to know and customize the Photoshop 2021 interface
  • Bitmap image editing basic facts and concepts
  • How to zoom in and out and pan about efficiently
  • The top 10 photo preparation tasks
  • How to crop, rotate, color balance, and set image resolution
  • How to plan and think about pixel size and crop ratio
  • Why we set images to certain pixels per inch
  • Understanding RGB and CMYK color models
  • Color contrast and color saturation in photos
  • Restoration and touch-up to improve images
  • How to alter a human face in a photo
  • Destructive vs non-destructive editing techniques
  • Why there can be multiple approaches to editing
  • Type in a PSD file vs a Photoshop PDF file
  • What is a RAW image file vs any other bitmap file?
  • Selection tools techniques for selecting pixels
  • Layers panel and layer manipulation
  • Workflow from Bridge to Adobe Camera Raw to Photoshop
  • Painting and related tools and optional settings
  • An introduction to selections, channels, and quick masks
  • How to cut a portion of a picture out of a background
  • How to set the color mode and correct pixel resolution
  • How to replace or synthetically improve the background sky
  • Quick Export and the Save for Web module for gif, jpg, and png
  • A simple color-matching technique

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Adobe Photoshop logoAdobe Photoshop Advanced level II training

3 days. This course is for Adobe Photoshop 2021 software users who want to learn more and to apply Adobe Photoshop techniques more professionally. The two (or three) days of hands-on training centers mostly on channel operations and the main 5 kinds of masking techniques. Topics include:

  • Finetuning Photoshop: tools to preferences
  • Adjusting the Brush Settings vs the Brush Preset Picker Panel
  • Color management for color gamut translation 
  • Suppressing and reducing digital noise
  • File formats for web, print, and digital
  • Channel and masking techniques
  • The Properties panel in Adobe Photoshop 2021
  • The family of healing brush/content aware features
  • Layer masking and blending techniques and clip groups
  • Destructive vs non-destructive editing techniques compared
  • Touching up and smoothing skin in a portrait
  • Neural filters for altering a face
  • Advanced spot channel techniques, including duotones
  • Use of the Bézier Pen in vector drawing and the Paths panel
  • Working with the Adobe Camera Raw module via Bridge or Filter menu
  • Smart Layers, Smart Objects, Smart Filters, Linked Smart Objects
  • Vanishing point filter and Warp Perspective
  • Auto Align and Auto Blend commands
  • Stitching together a photo panorama
  • Build a mock-up magazine cover
  • Simulated camera lens effects and distortions
  • Scripted patterns and fills
  • Collaboration and commenting
  • Cloud-saved PSDC documents
  • Image Processor and other automation scripts
  • Generator for automation of assets and new ways to export assets
  • What's new in Adobe Photoshop 2021

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Adobe Photoshop logoAdobe Photoshop Advanced level III training

2 days. This fast-paced course will enhance your productivity with Photoshop software and teach you the most advanced techniques and effects. Topics include:

  • What's new in Photoshop 20201
  • Understanding Adobe Camera RAW workflow
  • Painting a color image to grayscale
  • Designing with filters and/or Smart Filters
  • Tips for unsharp masking
  • Advanced use of the Curves dialog box
  • Using the calculations command to create depth
  • Combining color and grayscale images
  • Creating the metal/steel look
  • Pixel selection with Quick Selection and Refine Edge
  • Managing limited RAM
  • Painting contrast into a grayscale image
  • Tips and tricks

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