Photoshop - Essentials

( Duration: 3 Days )

Adobe Photoshop has become an industry standard for many different disciplines including desktop publishing, multimedia design, web design, and digital video editing. Photoshop is often a prerequisite for many other software programs and is the one program that everyone in every area of digital media should know.

By attending Adobe Photoshop - - Essentials workshop, Participants will learn:

  • Photoshop CS6 interface and tools
  • Photoshop CS6 features, tricks, and tips

  • Practical working knowledge of Mac OS X



Digital Images

  • RGB and CMYK color models
  • Image size vs. resolution
  • Pixel aspect ratio
  • Bits per channel
  • Alpha channel


  • Opening an saving a file
  • Using bridge to open a file
  • Tools and tools options
  • Hidden tools
  • Using some keyboard shortcuts
  • Zoom in and out of your picture
  • Selections and adjustments
  • Text
  • Clipping masks
  • Undo and the history panel
  • Customizing your workspace




  • Selecting and selection tools
  • Using selection tools
  • Transforming a selection
  • Refining the edge of a selection

Layer Basics


Photo Corrections: Color

  • Correcting digital photographs
  • Color correction
  • Primary color correction
  • Secondary color correction
  • Adjusting lightness with the dodge tool
  • Adjusting saturation with the sponge tool
  • Comparing automatic and manual results

Photo Corrections: Blemishes

  • Using the right tool
  • Patch tool
  • Content-aware move tool
  • Repairing areas with the clone stamp tool
  • Sharpening your images
  • Fixing lens defects

Masks and Channels

  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Quick masks
  • Loading a mask as a selection
  • Applying a filter to a mask
  • Applying effects using a gradient mask
  • Puppet warp

Using Channels Panel for Selection

  • Channels panel
  • Viewing channels
  • Choosing the right channel
  • Adjusting individual channels
  • Increasing contrast
  • Painting with black and white
  • Removing the background from an image
  • Moving layers between documents
  • Inverting a mask

Adjustment Layers and Clipping Masks

  • Using adjustment layers
  • Grouping layers
  • Clipping masks
  • Using type as a mask

Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

  • Photo merge
  • Auto-align layers
  • Content-aware scaling
  • Content-aware fill

Typographic Design

  • Type in Photoshop
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating a design element from type
  • Warping point type
  • Designing a paragraph of type
  • Difference between point and paragraph text
  • Warping a layer
  • Text on a path

Saving your files

  • File types
  • Right file for the right job

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