Adobe® Photoshop® CS5: Beginner
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 for selecting parts of images and identify the need for having layers in a Photoshop document. You will also organize the different components of the design as layers. With the layered Photoshop document thus created, you will apply layer effects and other special effects in order to enhance the appearance of the design. Once the design is finalized, you will save images in both print and web formats.
Adobe® Photoshop® CS5: Beginner 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 or 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 Communication using Photoshop CS5 objectives, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam.
Course Objectives: Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
* Initiate a project.
* Explore the Adobe Photoshop CS5 environment.
* Determine the resolution and graphic type.
* Work with selections.
* Work with multiple layers.
* Enhance images with paint and filters.
* Identify the characteristics of various image modes and color adjustment options.
* Save images for web and print.
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
Appendix A: Organizing Assets Using Adobe® Bridge
Appendix B: New Features in Adobe Photoshop CS5
Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, 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.