Photoshop Basic & Advanced Combo

BASIC PHOTOSHOP CLASS: (4 sessions)

ADVANCED PHOTOSHOP CLASS: (3 evening weeknight classes)

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ENROLLMENT FEES: Enroll in both classes together=$499.00
(for schedule conflicts, take the Adv’d class at a later date and still benefit from the discount)

ENROLLMENT FEES: Enroll in classes separately=$325.00 each

WORKSHOP LOCATION: American Intercontinental University • 9999 Richmond Ave, Hou, TX 77042

Requirements:

  • Good computer literacy skills
  • Familiar with opening and saving files on your computer
  • Proficiency in navigating through computer hard drive
  • Own Photoshop CS6 or CC(preferable)
  • Sufficient time in your schedule to practice the materials covered in the workshop

About the Class:
Classes begin with a friendly introduction, assuming you have no experience using Photoshop. The goal at the start is to help you feel comfortable and not intimidated by this great program that is so much fun to learn and use. Here is an outline of the class material.

Introduction to Photoshop – a must for NEW Users
Become familiar with the Workspace & Navigation inside Photoshop. Window menus; Preference settings; Adobe Bridge; Image Management: create, open, save, resize, crop, rotate & duplicate files. Understand resolution, DPI, scanning, digital camera issues.

Painting – Color Picker – Color Filling, Etc.
Understand Color Sampling, filling w/ color. Master the paint brush tools and mighty brushes palette. Examine the editing tools: red eye, sharpen, blur, burn & dodge & gradient.

Selection Techniques – Channels & Masks
Learn everything about the Marquee, lasso, Quick Select & Magic Wand selection tools. Become familiar with all the best ways to apply and modify selections. Demystify working with channels & masks.

Retouching Techniques – Undo History
Mastering the Clone Stamp tool, the Healing Brush, the Patch tool and all the “Must Know” techniques to retouch and restore photos. Maximize image editing flexibility by learning all the techniques using the History palette and History Brush.

Layers I – Working with Multi-layered Images
Learn all of the techniques used to create and edit layers in your image. Undertand how layers work independently; layer transparency, opacity, linking, merging, layer groups, layer styles, layer masks, clipping groups, and smart objects, taking Photoshop to the next level of creativity and productivity.

Layers II – Working with Multi-layered Images(cont)
Learn all of the techniques used to create and edit layers in your image. Undertand how layers work independently; layer transparency, opacity, linking, merging, layer groups, layer styles, layer masks, clipping groups, and smart objects, taking Photoshop to the next level of creativity and productivity.

Vector Imaging: Paths – Shapes – Type
Although a bitmap pixel based program, Photoshop has three vector tools enabling the creation and editing of Paths, Shapes and Type. We will learn how to create with these outstanding tools.

Image Adjustments: Brightness – Contrast – Color – Hue & Saturation
Understand how to judge color and how to make color corrections, control brightness contrast and produce outstanding digital images using many of the professional adjustment features in Photoshop, including Adjustment Layers.

Filters – Image altering Techniques
In this session you will be introduced to filters like blurring and sharpening and as well as filters that can dramatically enhance your image. Filters to create dramatic backgrounds, reduce noise, correct lens distortion, make textures and other special effects.

Color Management – Print Output – Using Actions
Understand and apply proper computer and Photoshop settings necessary for successful print output. Learn about the Color Settings command; converting color space; embedding profiles, monitor calibration, and more. Learn about Actions to automate work flow.

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