Learn Adobe Photoshop

  1. Workflow of Adobe Photoshop
  2. Detailed Usage of Adobe Photoshop
  3. Principles of Design
  4. Elements of Design
  5. Color Theory
  6. Branding & Brand Identity
  7. Layouts
  8. Grid
  9. System
  10. Typography

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

  • Bitmap vs. vector
  • Resolution and quality issues
  • Viewing/opening documents
  • Tool bar
  • Most commonly used palettes

Rulers, guides and grids Layers

  • Background v layer, creating layers
  • Preserving data
  • Re-arranging
  • Hiding, locking/unlocking
  • Naming, deleting
  • Layer opacity

Layers Styles

  • Shadow effect
  • Glow effect
  • Bevel & Emboss effect
  • Color Overlay
  • Gradient Overlay
  • Pattern Overlay
  • Stroke

Transformation

  • Flipping, scaling, rotating, distorting, perspective
  • Control options
  • Free transform, straighten or tilt

Working with Text

  • Warp Text
  • Text with underline and Strikethrough
  • Text with mask

Image

  • Image sizes (handout)
  • Image size vs. canvas size
  • Cropping (and resizing), plus manual
  • Image modes
  • Basic retouching with clone, heal, patch tools

Color adjustment

  • Basic tonal adjustment/enhancement
  • Brightness/contrast: when to use levels (+ auto), shadow/highlight

‘Quality’ adjustment

  • Dust and scratches, reduce noise
  • Blur, Gaussian blur
  • Sharpen/unsharpened, and size issues

Selections

  • Various tools, tool options
  • Inversing, feathering, grow, smooth, expand, similar
  • Pen tool specifics
  • Paths to selections
  • Selection with Mask

Outputting for the Web

  • Optimizing for Web colors
  • Resizing and compressing an image for quick rendering

Saving

  • Save options, file formats for InDesign, web etc.
  • Paths to Illustrator
  • Keyboard shortcuts

Project achievements:

  • House ad/poster
  • Duotone photograph
  • Repaired photograph