Adobe® Photoshop® CS5: A Comprehensive Approach

Course Specifications

Course number: 084660
Course length: 3.0 day(s)

Course Description

Course Objective: You will understand and use the various elements in the Photoshop CS5 interface so as to efficiently work with the software. You will use the different tools in Photoshop to select parts of images and identify the need for having layers in a document. You will also organize the different components of the design as layers You will apply layer effects and other special effects to enhance the design's appearance. You will enhance your ability to create accurate masks and image, effects, retouch images, work with video files, automate repetitive tasks, and integrate with other Adobe applications. You will also use color management techniques and color correct images to ensure optimal print output. You will set Photoshop’s unit preferences and save files in different formats to see how well each format balances image quality with file size reduction. You will then calibrate your system’s color display. You will also use Photoshop as part of creating finished web pages, export individual slices, and create an HTML web page that displays a table containing the sliced sections. Finally, you will create and optimize animations for the web and mobile devices.

Target Student: This course 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 and web; students with an interest in graphic design or those with novice design skills; and professionals who want to learn and use Photoshop CS5 as a complement to other CS5 programs, such as Illustrator. The course covers the Adobe Visual Communications using Photoshop CS5 and Adobe Photoshop CS5 ACE objectives, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Associate and Adobe Certified Expert exams. Please refer to the CD-ROM that came with this course for a document that maps the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS5 objectives and the Adobe Photoshop CS5 ACE exam objectives to the content in the Adobe Photoshop CS5 series.

Prerequisites: Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching program, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows® application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on.

Hardware Requirements

Software Requirements

Each computer requires the following software:

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Course Content

Lesson 1: Initiating a Project

Topic 1A: Plan a Project
Topic 1B: Identify Copyright and Citation Requirements
Lesson 2: Exploring the Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 Environment

Topic 2A: Explore the Photoshop Interface
Topic 2B: Customize the Workspace
Topic 2C: Explore Adobe Bridge
Lesson 3: Determining Graphic Type and Resolution

Topic 3A: Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
Topic 3B: Understand Image Resolution
Lesson 4: Working with Selections

Topic 4A: Create a Selection
Topic 4B: Save a Selection
Topic 4C: Modify a Selection
Topic 4D: Apply Color to a Selection
Lesson 5: Working with Layers

Topic 5A: Create Layers
Topic 5B: Work with Type Layers
Topic 5C: Transform Layers
Topic 5D: Apply Styles
Topic 5E: Undo Previous Steps
Topic 5F: Manage Layers
Lesson 6: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters

Topic 6A: Paint on an Image
Topic 6B: Apply Filter Effects
Lesson 7: Exploring Image Modes and Color Adjustments

Topic 7A: Explore Grayscale and Bitmap Modes
Topic 7B: Apply Color Adjustments
Lesson 8: Saving Images for Web and Print

Topic 8A: Save Images for Print
Topic 8B: Save Images for the Web
Topic 8C: Save Images as PDF
Lesson 9: Enhancing Images

Topic 9A: Create Gradients
Topic 9B: Retouch Images
Topic 9C: Adjust Tonal Range Using Adjustment Layers
Lesson 10: Working with Vector Paths

Topic 10A: Create Vector Paths
Topic 10B: Edit Paths
Lesson 11: Working with Shape Layers and Masks

Topic 11A: Work with Shape Layers
Topic 11B: Work with Masks
Topic 11C: Apply Special Effects to a Layer
Lesson 12: Automating Tasks

Topic 12A: Work with Actions
Topic 12B: Automate Tasks Using Adobe Bridge
Lesson 13: Working with Video Files

Topic 13A: Edit Video Files
Topic 13B: Export Video Files
Lesson 14: Integrating with Other Adobe Applications

Topic 14A: Integrate with Adobe® Illustrator®
Topic 14B: Edit a Photoshop File in Adobe® Acrobat®
Lesson 15: Understanding Color Modes and Workflow

Topic 15A: Compare Color Modes
Topic 15B: Examine Color Workflow
Lesson 16: Setting Color Space

Topic 16A: Calibrate and Profile the Monitor
Topic 16B: Set a Working Color Space in Photoshop
Topic 16C: Convert Images from One Color Space to Another
Topic 16D: Manage Printing and Color
Lesson 17: Using Advanced Image Support

Topic 17A: Work with the Camera Raw Format
Topic 17B: Create High Dynamic Range Images
Topic 17C: Enhance Images Using Lens Correction Filter
Topic 17D: Preview an Image on a Video Monitor
Lesson 18: Combining Images

Topic 18A: Merge and Rescale Images
Topic 18B: Blend Images
Lesson 19: Enhancing Image Quality

Topic 19A: Reduce Noise in Images
Topic 19B: Sharpen Images
Topic 19C: Minimize Moiré Patterns
Topic 19D: Eliminate Red Eye Defects
Lesson 20: Adjusting RGB Colors

Topic 20A: Identify Color Regions for Color Correction
Topic 20B: Make Color and Contrast Adjustments
Topic 20C: Make Basic Curve Adjustments
Topic 20D: Correct Memory Colors
Topic 20E: Adjust Shadows and Highlights Independently
Lesson 21: Creating CMYK Separations

Topic 21A: Adjust Color Settings for Prepress
Topic 21B: Examine Calibration Techniques
Topic 21C: Adjust Out-of-Gamut Colors
Topic 21D: Color Separate Images
Topic 21E: Adjust CMYK Curves
Lesson 22: Working with Grayscale Images and Spot Colors

Topic 22A: Convert Color Images to Grayscale Images
Topic 22B: Create Duotones
Topic 22C: Add Spot Colors to Selected Areas of an Image
Lesson 23: Preparing Web Images

Topic 23A: Understand Images for the Web
Topic 23B: Reduce File Size
Lesson 24: Optimizing Images

Topic 24A: Optimize Photographic Images
Topic 24B: Optimize Flat Color Graphics and Illustrations
Topic 24C: Apply Transparency Settings
Lesson 25: Preparing Images for Cross-Platform Viewing

Topic 25A: Set Up Color Management for the Web
Topic 25B: Alter Images for Displaying Across Platforms
Topic 25C: Snap to Web-Safe Colors
Lesson 26: Creating Web Page Layouts

Topic 26A: Create a Web Page
Topic 26B: Create Web Page Backgrounds
Topic 26C: Draw Editable Vector Shapes
Topic 26D: Create Effects
Lesson 27: Exporting a Web Page

Topic 27A: Prepare a Web Page for Export
Topic 27B: Export a Web Page
Lesson 28: Creating Animations for Web and Mobile Devices

Topic 28A: Create Frame Animations
Topic 28B: Create Timeline Animations
Topic 28C: Save Animations
Topic 28D: Preview Animations on Mobile Devices
Appendix A: Organizing Assets Using Adobe® Bridge
Appendix B: Examining Scanning Preferences
Appendix C: Identifying Scanner Settings and Adjustments
Appendix D: Printing Conditions for Commercial Purposes
Appendix E: Choosing Image Resolution
Appendix F: New Features in Adobe® Photoshop® CS5