Photoshop: Introduction

Photoshop: Introduction

Learning Outcomes:

• Select appropriate resolutions for different image and output types, and successfully resize and crop image areas using the instructions from the Lesson Lab.
• Correctly create and manipulate multiple layers to composite images easily; apply blending and shading effects to create realistic composites as directed in the manual.
• As directed by the Instructor, correctly use Photoshop’s painting tools to create artwork or to retouch photographs.
• Utilizing the directions from the Activity Lab, efficiently apply layer effects and filters to create special effects including lighting effects and textures.

During this two day class, the student will learn to use several tools for selecting parts of images, and will move, duplicate, and resize images, learn to use layers, and to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture effects and much more.

• Exploring The Photoshop Environment
• Working with Image Areas
• Enhancing an Image
• Working with Layers and Selections
• Creating Images for the Web
• Explore Adobe Bridge
• Paint Strokes on an Image
• Apply Metadata and Keywords to files

Photoshop: Introduction

Select image areas using the Lasso, Marquee, and Magic Wand tools; and use alpha channels to save and load selections. Create and manipulate multiple layers to composite images easily. Apply blending and shading effects to create realistic composites. Identify the image mode characteristics, channels and bit depth; identify attributes that distinguish grayscale mode from bitmap mode; and identify attributes that distinguish each color mode. Select color using the Color palette, Color Picker, and Eyedropper tool. Modify the brightness, contrast, color balance, hue, and saturation of images. Save images in file formats for use with other applications and the Web and much more.

Class targeted to: New students to Photoshop who want to create compelling graphics for any medium.

Prerequisites: Windows: Introduction. No previous graphic experience necessary.

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