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Photoshop Quickstart 1 Day | 9am to 4pm | $449 PLUS TAX

This one-day course was a client’s idea, and it’s a great one! It’s for people who need a quick introduction to the basics in Photoshop (making selections, retouching, adjustments, and working with layers). They’re actually easy to learn -- Photoshop makes it so simple. You will be amazed at what you can do with your new skills. Excellent practice exercises ensure you remember the lessons learned. Prerequisite: Basic computer skills. 

Introduction

  • » the options bar
  • » the tools
  • » customizing the workspace
  • » changing page magnification
  • » navigating around the page

Getting started

  • » resolution and image size
  • » resizing and re-sampling images
  • » colour modes
  • » undo and the history palette

Basic photo corrections

  • » what to look for
  • » removing colour casts
  • » improving contrast

Making and working with selections

  • » the marquee selection tool
  • » the lasso tool
  • » the quick selection tool
  • » the magic wand
  • » transforming selections
  • » refining selections

Basic Retouching

  • » the clone stamp tool
  • » the healing brush
  • » content aware fill
  • » non destructive retouching

Working with masks

  • » creating a mask
  • » refining a mask
  • » creating a quick mask

Layer Basics

  • » the layers panel
  • » opacity and blending modes
  • » drop shadows and effects
  • » adjustment layers

Working with type

  • » formatting type
  • » point type and area type
  • » creating a clipping mask from type
  • » creating type on a path

Working with brushes

  • » selecting brush settings
  • » the paintbrush
  • » the airbrush
  • » the mix brush
  • » the history brush

Preparing files for the web

  • » creating a web banner
  • » adding animation
  • » exporting images for the web

Saving images

  • » file formats
  • » changing colour modes
  • » saving for print
  • » saving for the web

Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. This outline is intended as a guide to provide structure for the workshop. Don’t be afraid to ask questions outside the box; our instructors are experts in the use of Photoshop at all levels and are prepared to answer your questions on the fly.

Custom Training. We love it when clients ask for custom training. Whether your team wants to combine certain topics from various courses or needs us to create a completely customized solution using your data, this is something we do really well. (Available for groups of three or more.)

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