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Photoshop Bootcamp

Learn the essential tools and techniques to perfect photo manipulation in our comprehensive Photoshop course. Master Photoshop in just five days with step-by-step instruction from a professional graphic designer. Ideal for designers, marketers, and anyone pursuing a career in graphic design.

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Class Description

Description

What you'll learn in this photoshop class:

Students will learn all the essential tools and techniques to perfect photo manipulation.

Our most comprehensive Photoshop course, taking you from Photoshop beginner to Photoshop master in 5 days. The trainer will show you step-by-step how Professional Graphic Designers use Photoshop on a range of different photo editing jobs.

This approach not only teaches you proper workflow techniques but is also a proven training method for those looking to master Photoshop.

Target Audience: This Photoshop training is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. Training available on both Mac and Pc. No prior experience of Photoshop is needed.

Course Outline:

Project 1: Getting to Know Photoshop CS6 & Adobe Bridge
  • Bridge CS6 Interface
  • Workspaces: Essentials, Flimstrip, Metadata, Output
  • Creating "Favorites"
  • Using Metadata Templates
  • Create a PDF contact sheet
  • Create a Web Photo Gallery
  • Run automated tasks from Bridge
  • Acquiring digital images from cameras
  • Organizing Content with Bridge
  • Label and Rate Files
  • Applying Keywords to files
  • Batch rename files
  • Select images using Review Mode
  • Play Slide Shows from Bridge
Project 2: Cropping, Resizing & Image Composition
  • Cropping for Composition
  • Cropping for Resizing and Resampling
  • Fixing Perspective
  • Straightening Images
  • Content Aware Scale
  • New Blur Gallery: Field Blur, Iris Blur, & Tilt Shift
  • Combining Images to Create Depth of Field
  • Auto-Align Images & Auto-Blend Images
  • Resizing Images for the Web
  • Resizing Images for Print
Project 3: Working with Color Profiles, Sharpening & Automation
  • Add External Color Profiles
  • Proofing with Color Profiles: RGB & CMYK
  • Fixing Out of Gamut images
  • Sharpening Images - Unsharp Mask, Smart
  • Sharpen & High Pass Techniques
  • Automating Photoshop with Actions
  • Duplicating and Modifying Actions
  • Recording Complex Actions
  • Batch Processing Images with Actions
  • Creating a Watermark
  • Adding a Watermark to multiple images
Project 4: Non-Destructive Color Correction
  • Analyzing the Image-Histograms
  • Adjusting the Image with Adjustment Layers
  • The Adjustments Panel: Brightness & Contrast; Levels; Curves; Vibrance; Color
  • Balance & Hue/Saturation
  • Using New Gradient Map Presets for Image Toning
  • The Properties Panel
  • Using the Eyedroppers in Levels
  • Using Masks on Adjustments Layers
  • Using Gradient Masks on Adjustments Layer
  • Using a Channel to Enhance a Mask
  • Masking on Different Adjustments Layers
  • Converting Color Images to Black & White
Project 5: Understanding Layers & Channels
  • New & Improved Layers Panel - CS6
  • Working with Selection tools
  • Saving Selections & creating Alpha Channels
  • Loading Selections - using the Channel
  • Panel and Shortcuts Channel Operation
  • Image Channel, Spot Channel, Alpha Channel
  • Alpha Channels & Layer Transparency
  • Recoloring BW Image using Channels and Adjustments Layers
Project 6: Layer Mask, Smart Filters & Smart Objects
  • Creating Simple Brushes
  • Blending Modes
  • Layer Mask
  • Layer Mask From a Selection
  • Paste Into Clipping Mask
  • Smart Filters
  • Smart Objects
Project 7: Retouching and Restoring Images
  • Removing Flaws
  • Reducing Flaws
  • Whiten Teeth
  • Adjusting Tonal Regions
  • Copying a Layer Mask to Another Layers
  • Setting up the Comparison Image
  • Restoring Damaged Images
  • Removing Red Eyes
  • Digital Sculpting with Liquify
  • Repairing Images in Perspective with Vanishing Point
  • Aligning & Masking Images to Remove Eye
  • Glass Glare

Project 8: Collaging & Compositing Images

  • Understanding the Rules of Compositing
  • Creating Selections
  • Using Quick Mask
  • Editing Masks
  • Pen Tool & Vector Paths
  • Smart Objects & Transforming Layers
  • Non-Destructive Filters
  • Layer Blending Modes
  • Create Atmosphere - add effects in your composition
  • Color Correction
  • Adding & Using a Custom Brush
  • Adding Canvas and a Frame
Project 9: Working with Vectors
  • Pen Tool & Path Panel
  • Manipulating a Path - Loading/ Saving/ Merging
  • Creating Work Path from a Selection
  • Working with Redesigned Vector Layers
  • Define a Stroke and Fill for any Vector Layers
  • Solid, Patterns and Gradient Fills
  • Shape Tool/ Shape Libraries
  • Smart Filters/ Smart Objects
  • Layer Effects
  • Paste into Clipping Mask & Layer Mask
Project 10: Type Effects
  • Layer Effects: Advanced Features
  • Layer Blending Modes
  • Layer Transformation
  • Smart Objects/ Smart Filters
  • Image in a Layer Mask
  • Using Vector Shapes
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Creating a custom Style Panel
Project 11: Camera RAW in Photoshop and HDR (High Dynamic Range)
  • What is a RAW file?
  • What is HDR?
  • Taking Photos for HDR Images?
  • Camera RAW Interface
  • Tool Bar Functions?
  • Basic Tonal Adjustments?
  • Curves Adjustments
  • Sharpening & Noise Reduction
  • Using Snapshots
  • Cropping Images
  • Graduated Filter to Balance Exposure
  • White Balancing
  • Developing Multiple Images
  • Creating Black & White Images
  • Applying Split Toning & Saving Presets
  • Spot Removal Tool & Adjustments Brush
  • Cropping & Lens Vignetting
  • Working with RAW files in Photoshop
  • Archiving RAW Images: Digital Negative Format (DNG)
  • Editing TIFF & JPEG Images in Camera RAW
  • The Differences Between JPEG & RAW File Processing
  • Combining Images for HDR (High Dynamic Range) as a 32-bit 
  • Fixing Lens Distortion with Adaptive Wide Angle
  • Combining Images for HDR (High Dynamic Range) as a 16-bit or 8-bit Images.
Project 12: Movie Poster and Merchandizing
  • Advanced Compositing
  • Layer Mask: Clipping Mask, Paste into Smart Object and Smart Filters
  • Blending Modes
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Vanishing Point
  • Displacement Map
  • Photomerge
Project 13: Working with Color Profiles, Sharpening & Automation
  • Add External Color Profiles
  • Proofing with Color Profiles: RGB & CMYK
  • Fixing Out of Gamut Images
  • Sharpening Images - Unsharp Mask, Smart
  • Sharpen & High Pass Techniques
  • Automating Photoshop with Actions
  • Duplicating and Modifying Actions
  • Recording Complex Actions
  • Batch Processing Images with Actions
  • Creating a Watermark
  • Adding a Watermark to multiple images
Project 14: Creating TV Graphics/Advert
  • Using Smart Files to create interesting backgrounds
  • Layer Mask & Smart Object
  • Cast shadows
  • Creating and using Vector Shapes
  • Importing Smart Objects from Adobe Illustrator
  • Creating Variation using Layers Comps
  • Creating Presentations Boards
Project 15: Advanced Vector Drawing 
  • Working with the New and Improved Vector Tools
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Creating Vector Mask
  • Define Custom Shapes
  • Working with Styles and Adjustment Layers
  • Creating Icons
Project 16: Advanced Compositing & Layer Comps -"Add Tattoos" 
  • Level Adjustments and White
  • Balancing an Image
  • Importing Illustrator Vector Files
  • Rasterizing Vector Smart Object Files
  • Creating Photoshop Smart Objects
  • Free Transform & Wrap
  • Pen Tool Paths
  • Vector Masks
  • Editing Smart Objects
  • Adding Layers
  • Using Eyedropper, Brush & Gradient Tools
  • Painting with Brushes and Gradients
  • Using Blend modes, Blending Options & Opacity
  • Using Selection Tools & Refining Selections
  • Creating a simple Action
  • Adjusting Hue & Saturation
  • Clipping an Adjustment to a Layer
  • Adding Text and Effects
  • Using Layer Comps
  • Using Photoshop Scripts to export Layer Comps as files
Project 17: Advanced Retouching 
  • Advanced Selection Tools:
  • Refine Edge, Pen Tool, Channel
  • Operations
  • Special Techniques to Retouch Faces and Wrinkles
  • Combining and Compositing different Images
  • Creating Cast Shadows
  • Creating an environment using
  • Content Aware Scale
  • Content Aware Movie
Project 18: Advanced Painting
  • Using the Wacom Tablet
  • Creating a Custom Brushes
  • Saving a Preset
  • Creating Brushes
  • Using Bristle Brushes
  • Painting with the Mixer Brush Tool
  • Creating a Painting using a Photograph
Extra Project: "Meerkat Manor" TV Guide Ad
  • Transparency Grid preferences
  • Masking Fur - Using the Eraser and Smudge Tool
  • Adding Layers
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Using Fills and Gradients
  • Applying Blend Modes and Opacity to layers
  • Working with Shape Layers
  • Adding Custom Shapes
  • Adding Type
  • Adding and Creating Layer Styles
Extra Project: Safari Swapped Skins
  • Liquify Filter
  • Applying Blend Modes and Opacity to Layers
  • Masking
  • Transforming, Duplicating & Flipping Layers
Extra Project: Selection Tools
  • Creating a New Document
  • Selecting Colors
  • Selection Tools: Magic Wand, Quick Selection Tool, Color Range
  • Refine Edge
  • Transform Selection
  • Transform Layers
  • Adding Canvas
  • Working with Type
  • Effect and Layer Style
  • Puppet Warp and Smart Objects
Extra Project: Creating a Water Reflection
  • Resize Canvas
  • Layer Mask
  • Displacement Map
  • Smart Object/Smart Filter
  • Adjustment Layers
What's Included:
  • 8 GB Flash Drive with Students Files & Training Manual
  • Adobe Certificate of Course Completion
  • Free Repeat Policy
Note: Outlines are a guide to the content covered on a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.
School Notes:


Please note: Free retake/refresher should be coordinated directly with the school

Refund Policy

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]

  • Rescheduling requests made 9 business days before the commencement of the training are free.
  • Rescheduling that takes place within 9 business days of the commencement of the training will incur a $150 administration fee.
  • We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.

While we make every effort to deliver classes as scheduled, we reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively, the illness of the Trainer. In such cases, we will endeavor to inform the Client as soon as possible of the new training dates. We are not liable for any additional expenses incurred as a result of rescheduling training.

We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

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