|Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 10th - 11th June 2013||East Midlands, UK||2||2 left||book now|
|Introduction to Adobe Photoshop 4th - 5th July 2013||East Midlands, UK||2||5 left||book now|
This course includes :
- 2 days trainer led in small groups (maximum 6)
- Your own printed course manual
- Course files & exercises to take away
- Professional environment with high spec computers
- Refreshments throughout the day
- Lunch provided
- Printed course certificate
- Post course support via email
- Access to our FREE workshop days
Adobe Photoshop is the design industry standard, professional software. It is the current leading image editing program of choice for graphic designers, photographers and web designers, though it is widely used by people at any skill level who want to touch-up or manipulate images, and produce a professional output for both print and web media.
Photoshop is part of the Adobe Creative Suite (CS) and comes integrated with Adobe Bridge, an application designed to organize and enable image management amongst most the CS programs. By enabling the efficient transfer of images and documents from other programs within the suite, such as Illustrator, Adobe fosters an effortless, timesaving workflow environment.
Our introductory Photoshop training course aims to develop your familiarity with the workspace, tools and features that this powerful program offers its users for print or web-based design projects.
Adobe Photoshop CS6 : New Features
All the skills needed to understand the basics of photo resolution and manipulation, working with layers and the plethora of effects on offer, will be comprehensively covered to begin to equip you with the tools you need for professional looking images.
At the end of the training course, students will be able to use the basics PhotoShop offers to create the best quality images for print & web designs by :
- Understanding the significance of image resolution & colour space
- Learning which tools are best suited for repairing & retouching images
- Maximising the use of layers
- Manipulating masks & channels to enable detailed selections
- Adopting the best practices for organising & managing images for optimum work flow
To attend the Introduction to Adobe PhotoShop course you should have experience using either the Windows or the Mac operating systems, be capable of basic file management and know how to use standard menus and commands.
No previous design or graphics/image editing software experience is required, however, a basic knowledge of graphic design, a bit of creative flair and an eye for detail are always helpful. Previous experience using any of Adobe's Creative Suite software is also beneficial but not essential.
The Photoshop training course will readily guide you through the workspace, toolbox and multiple panels, which allow you to customise your workspace to best meet your final media output goals, be they for print or the Web. Working within the Creative Suite, we will briefly touch on how Photoshop correlates with some of the other CS programs. Incorporating hands-on practice lessons will teach you to the basics of image resolution, colour-space and how and when to use certain selection tools.
You will also gain an understanding of how to obtain the best possible use and control of Photoshop's powerful layers features. This will include applying effects, styles, working with text and managing groups of layers to better organise your work.
We will also cover how to utilise masks and channels to allow one even greater control of photo enhancement. In conjunction with all of these techniques, colour control and the use of filters, you will be able to build one professional looking image out of many components.
Further building on these foundations, we will look at how Photoshop handles characters, paragraphs and how typography can be enhanced and manipulated.
Finally, we will look at the output functions within Photoshop to either proof your images for print or optimise them for web publication.
"The course was excellent and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. I hope to use the course to produce marketing materials for my business." - Paula
"I learned everything I wanted to and was able to ask questions about some of the things I needed to know. " - Donna @ NCHA
"Relaxed informal approach, small group for personal attention. Good introduction with lots of practical examples which will make my work more efficient " - Jonathan @ Yellow6
Tilky has been working as a professional graphic designer for 15 years and has experience in both the private and public sector.
After spending some time at an advertising agency in Miami, Florida, she transitioned to an in-house role at a large US engineering firm where she specialised in corporate identity branding and print design for marketing campaigns and various publications including magazines and annual reports.
Having previously conducted training to assist media groups transitioning from using Quark XPress to Adobe InDesign in America, she hopes to facilitate the process for Creative Suite users in Nottingham.
The trainers of our Adobe training courses are familiar with most previous versions of Adobe's Creative Suite and therefore will be able to guide your learning no matter which version of the software you have. We try to provide course content that is generic to versions CS3 to CS6, but your trainer will also showcase the features of the latest version. Currently we now demonstrate the functionality of the Adobe CS6 suite.
This Photoshop training course is run from our rooms in Nottingham's Lace Market district which are a part of the city's main commercial district. These are serviced by a state-of-the-art tram system allowing easy access to the city centre as well as direct hourly rail services from London, Liverpool, Manchester, Birmingham, Derby and Leicester.
- Course Duration :
2 days | 9.30am - 4.30pm
- Course Location :
City Centre, Nottingham, UK
- Course Price :
- Applicable versions :
Photoshop CS3 - CS6
- View course feedback [?]
The course covers the following areas :
- Getting to Know Photoshop
- Adobe Photoshop Workspace
- Using the Tools Panel
- Customizing the Workspace
- Getting to Know the Panels
- Contextual Menus
- Support Using Photoshop
- Basic Photo Corrections
- Understanding Resolution & Image Size
- Colour Touch Up
- Tool Options for Image Correction
- Images for Four-Colour Printing
- Using Selection Tools
- Selection Tools Overview
- Moving & Manipulating Selected Areas
- The Lasso Tools
- The Quick Selection Tool
- The Magic Wand Tool
- Layer Basics
- Understanding the Layers Panel
- The Layers Panel Menu
- Repositioning Layers
- Applying Layer Effects & Styles
- Managing/Grouping Layers
- Flattening Layers
- Masks & Channels
- Conceptualising Masks & Channels
- Creating & Refining Masks
- Producing Quick Masks
- Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
- Content Aware Fill
- Using Channels
- Typographic Design
- How Photoshop Treats Type
- Clipping Masks from Type
- Type on a Path
- Warping Type
- Character & Paragraph Panels
- Vector Drawing Techniques
- Basics of Bitmap Images & Vector Graphics
- Working with the Pen Tool
- Drawing Paths for Selection
- Creating Vector Shapes for Artwork
- Working with Custom Shapes
- Importing a Smart Objects
- Preparing Files for the Web
- Web Design Workspace
- Exporting as HTML
- Using Zoomify
- Web Gallery Features
- Producing & Printing Consistent Colour
- Colour Management Overview & Settings
- Colour Proofing Your Image
- Saving Images for Print