You will explore the Photoshop CS4 interface, customize it, and use tools for selecting parts of images. You will learn to use layers and to apply layer effects and filters for creating special effects. Additionally, you will use painting tools and blending modes to enhance the appearance of your design. Finally, you will save images in both print and web formats.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- explore the Adobe Photoshop CS4 environment.
- determine the resolution and graphic type.
- work with selections.
- work with multiple layers.
- enhance images.
- identify the various image mode characteristics and color adjustment options.
- save images in the web, print, and PDF formats.
Adobe® Photoshop® CS4: 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 CS4 as a complement to other CS4 programs, such as Illustrator.
Before taking this course, students should have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on. It is also recommended that students have some experience with digital photography, and graphics working with Microsoft® Office PowerPoint®, Adobe® InDesign®, or Microsoft® Office Publisher.
Lesson 1: Exploring the Adobe Photoshop CS4 Environment Topic 1A: Explore the Photoshop InterfaceTopic 1B: Explore the Navigation ToolsTopic 1C: Customize the WorkspaceTopic 1D: Explore Adobe BridgeTopic 1E: Use Photoshop HelpLesson 2: Determining Resolution and Graphic TypeTopic 2A: Differentiate Between Raster and Vector GraphicsTopic 2B: Understand Image ResolutionLesson 3: Working with SelectionsTopic 3A: Create a SelectionTopic 3B: Save a SelectionTopic 3C: Modify a SelectionTopic 3D: Apply Color to a SelectionLesson 4: Working with LayersTopic 4A: Create LayersTopic 4B: Work with Type LayersTopic 4C: Transform LayersTopic 4D: Apply Layer StylesTopic 4E: Manage LayersLesson 5: Enhancing Images with Paint and FiltersTopic 5A: Paint on an ImageTopic 5B: Apply Filter EffectsLesson 6: Exploring Image Modes and Color AdjustmentsTopic 6A: Explore Grayscale and Bitmap ModesTopic 6B: Explore Color Modes Topic 6C: Apply Color AdjustmentsLesson 7: Saving Images for Web and Print Topic 7A: Save Images for PrintTopic 7B: Save Images for the WebTopic 7C: Save Images as PDF
The facility is nice and the equipment great. All of the employees were nice. Teacher was informative and nice, prepared. Booklet was great. Wish I was taking the next Photoshop class tomorrow.