Photoshop Lite Course

Want to get up and running with Photoshop, but don't need to learn the whole program? This course is ideal for those who will be using Photoshop to prepare images to a minimum requirement i.e. resize images, crop images, change the brightness and contrast and to prepare images for either print purposes or for your websites. We teach you the newest techniques (like the new Select and Mask Workspace) which helps make more efficient and accurate selections – saving time and frustration.

If you decide later to build on your Photoshop knowledge or need more comprehensive training, you can then attend the 2 day Photoshop Essentials course.

Our instructors are Adobe Certified, industry experienced and passionate about training! Our training highlights the features and updates in the latest version of the software - Photoshop CC 2018.

At City Desktop Training – an Adobe Authorised Training Centre – upon course completion participants receive a Certificate endorsed by Adobe.

  • Training Modules (Overview only)

    • Workspace
    • Panels & Working Documents
    • Image Modes & Colour
    • Selections
    • Working with Type
    • Layers
    • Painting
    • Retouching
  • What You Get

    • Designed Workbooks
    • Class exercises relevant to industry
    • AATC Adobe Authorised Certificate
    • Choice of Mac or PC
    • After Course Support
    • Free Course Resit
    • Small Classes (average 4 to 6)

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Price: 540 +GST
$445+GST
1 Day | 9am–4:30pm

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    MAC or PC

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Course Outline

The Photoshop Interface

  • A note about Operating Systems, Versions, Menus and Shortcuts
  • Dialogue Boxes & Panels – some efficiency tips
  • The Start Workspace
  • Graphic formats
  • Photoshop Preferences
  • The Photoshop Interface
  • The Tools Panel
  • The Options Bar
  • Photoshop Panels
  • Photoshop Workspaces
  • Viewing File information
  • Zooming and Scrolling
  • Screen Modes
  • Arranging Images
  • Undoing, Redoing and Reverting
  • The History Panel
  • Photoshop Help
  • The Photoshop Learn panel

Photoshop Fundamentals

  • Resolution
  • PPI versus DPI
  • Working out the required resolution and size of images
  • Changing the size and resolution of images
  • Photoshop colour modes
  • Creating a new image
  • Commonly used image formats

Selection Techniques

  • Selecting an entire image
  • Removing a selection
  • The Selection tools
  • Selection tool options
  • The Marquee Tools
  • Transforming Selections
  • The Lasso Tools
  • The Quick Selection tool
  • The Magic Wand Tool
  • Inversing a selection
  • The Colour Range command
  • The Select and Mask Workspace
  • Feathering and shifting selections

Layers

  • Layers and the .psd format
  • The Layers panel
  • Layer Visibility
  • Renaming layers
  • Changing the background into a layer
  • Selecting layers
  • Moving Layers
  • Creating a New Layer
  • Rearranging Layers
  • Deleting Layers
  • Selecting the pixels on a layer
  • Layer Opacity
  • Layer Blending modes
  • Duplicating layers
  • Duplicating layers between images
  • Linking layers
  • Merging layers
  • Flattening layers
  • Erasing
  • The Eraser
  • Selecting and deleting
  • Layer Styles

Introduction to Colour Correction

  • The Adjustment menu versus the Adjustment panel
  • The Hue/Saturation command
  • Applying an Adjustment layer
  • Editing an Adjustment layer
  • Hiding and showing adjustment layers
  • Making adjustment layer effect only the layer below
  • Deleting an adjustment layer
  • Brightness and Contrast

Type

  • Type Layers
  • Point type
  • Paragraph type
  • Selecting Type
  • Formatting type
  • Working with type layers
  • Layer Styles
  • Rasterizing type
  • Saving type as vector type

Cropping and Transforming

  • Cropping images
  • Cropping to extend the area around an image
  • Transforming
  • Aligning Layers

Projects

  • Creating a Facebook header (Cover Photo)

Output

  • Supplying files for printing purposes
  • Supplying files for Screen usage
  • Common file types for screen usage
  • The Save for Web command.
  • The Export As Dialogue box
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