Photoshop CS5:

Production, First Look Edition

Activity-Level Outline

                         Days:  1

         Prerequisites:  Photoshop CS5: Basic and Photoshop CS5: Advanced or equivalent experience

                         Unit 1 :  Project management

                               Topic A: 0  Project plans

                                      A-1:  Discussing project management

                               Topic B: 0  Layer comps

                                      B-1:  Creating layer comps

                                      B-2:  Exporting layer comps

                               Topic C: 0  Design principles

                                      C-1:  Discussing design principles

                         Unit 2 :  Color management

                               Topic A: 0  Color management basics

                                      A-1:  Examining RGB and CMYK gamuts

                                      A-2:  Examining color space differences

                               Topic B: 0  Color space conversion

                                      B-1:  Opening images with mismatched profiles

                               Topic C: 0  Printing with color management

                                      C-1:  Proofing colors onscreen

                                      C-2:  Printing with a color management profile

                                      C-3:  Proofing by using a simulated device

                         Unit 3 :  Photographic techniques

                               Topic A: 0  The camera raw format

                                      A-1:  Adjusting settings for camera raw images

                                      A-2:  Applying camera raw settings in Adobe Bridge

                               Topic B: 0  Photographic adjustments

                                      B-1:  Applying photo filters

                                      B-2:  Matching colors in multiple images

                               Topic C: 0  Lens adjustments

                                      C-1:  Correcting lens distortions

                                      C-2:  Simulating depth-of-field effects

                                      C-3:  Counteracting focus blur

                               Topic D: 0  Merging images

                                      D-1:  Creating a panorama with Photomerge

                                      D-2:  Creating an HDR image

                                      D-3:  Viewing and converting an HDR image

                         Unit 4 :  RGB image adjustments

                               Topic A: 0  Color correction principles

                                      A-1:  Determining the necessary adjustments

                               Topic B: 0  Measuring color

                                      B-1:  Setting up the workspace for measuring color

                                      B-2:  Locating shadows and highlights

                               Topic C: 0  Automatic adjustments

                                      C-1:  Comparing automatic adjustment methods

                                      C-2:  Setting target points with eyedroppers

                                      C-3:  Correcting shadow and highlight problems

                               Topic D: 0  Curves adjustments

                                      D-1:  Adjusting contrast with curves

                                      D-2:  Adjusting specific tones

                                      D-3:  Correcting flesh tones

                               Topic E: 0  Hand-retouching color

                                      E-1:  Using the Burn tool to darken image areas

                               Topic F: 0  Color replacement

                                      F-1:  Replacing a color throughout an image

                                      F-2:  Replacing a color by painting

                         Unit 5 :  CMYK separations

                               Topic A: 0  Prepress color settings

                                      A-1:  Discussing CMYK conversion

                                      A-2:  Choosing RGB and CMYK color spaces for prepress

                                      A-3:  Choosing custom CMYK ink options

                                      A-4:  Setting separation options

                                      A-5:  Separating an image

                               Topic B: 0  CMYK image adjustments

                                      B-1:  Adjusting CMYK curves

                               Topic C: 0  Sharpening

                                      C-1:  Applying the Unsharp Mask filter

                         Unit 6 :  Grayscale and spot colors

                               Topic A: 0  Grayscale conversion

                                      A-1:  Creating a grayscale image

                                      A-2:  Converting an image from RGB to Grayscale

                               Topic B: 0  Spot-color images

                                      B-1:  Adding a spot-color channel

                                      B-2:  Saving a DCS file

                               Topic C: 0  Duotones

                                      C-1:  Creating a duotone

                                      C-2:  Adjusting duotone curves

                         Unit 7 :  Web and video images

                               Topic A: 0  Web image size

                                      A-1:  Discussing Web image size

                                      A-2:  Downsampling images

                                      A-3:  Trimming images

                                      A-4:  Exporting an image with Zoomify

                               Topic B: 0  Optimizing images for the Web

                                      B-1:  Optimizing with the JPEG format

                                      B-2:  Optimizing with the GIF format

                               Topic C: 0  Fine-tuning quality

                                      C-1:  Optimizing to a target file size

                                      C-2:  Changing lossiness

                               Topic D: 0  Creating transparency

                                      D-1:  Creating transparent GIF images

                                      D-2:  Choosing matte colors for GIF and JPEG images

                                      D-3:  Simulating partially transparent areas

                               Topic E: 0  Preparing images for video

                                      E-1:  Viewing pixel aspect ratios

                                      E-2:  Creating an image for video

                                      E-3:  Scaling a square-pixel image for video