Adobe Photoshop CS5 - Level 1
Overview: You will understand and use the various elements in the Photoshop CS5 interface so as to efficiently work with the software. You will use the different tools in Photoshop for selecting parts of images and identify the need for having layers in a Photoshop document. You will also organise the different components of the design as layers. With the layered Photoshop document thus created, you will apply layer effects and other special effects in order to enhance the appearance of the design. Once the design is finalised, you will save images in both print and web formats.
Target Audience: Adobe® Photoshop® CS5: Level 1 is intended for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, computer-savvy professionals who want to create and enhance graphics for marketing materials, newsletters, blogs, and websites; photographers who want to work with and prepare photos for print or web; students with an interest in graphic design or those with novice design skills; and professionals who want to learn and use Photoshop CS5 as a complement to other CS5 programs, such as Illustrator. The course covers the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS5 objectives, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam. Please refer to the CD-ROM that came with this course for a document that maps the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS5 objectives to the content in the Adobe Photoshop CS5 series.
Pre-requisites: Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on.
At Course Completion: After completing this course, students will be able to:
- Initiate a project.
- Explore the Adobe Photoshop CS5 environment.
- Determine the resolution and graphic type.
Outline: Lesson 1: Initiating a Project
- Plan a Project
- Identify Copyright and Citation Requirements
Lesson 2: Exploring the Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 Environment
- Explore the Photoshop Interface
- Customize the Workspace
- Explore Adobe Bridge
Lesson 3: Determining Graphic Type and Resolution
- Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
- Understand Image Resolution
Lesson 4: Working with Selections
- Create a Selection
- Save a Selection
- Modify a Selection
- Apply Colour to a Selection
Lesson 5: Working with Layers
- Create Layers
- Work with Type Layers
- Transform Layers
- Apply Styles
- Undo Previous Steps
- Manage Layers
Lesson 6: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters
- Paint on an Image
- Apply Filter Effects
Lesson 7: Exploring Image Modes and Colour Adjustments
- Explore Grayscale and Bitmap Modes
- Apply Colour Adjustments
Lesson 8: Saving Images for Web and Print
- Save Images for Print
- Save Images for the Web
- Save Images as PDF
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