Photoshop CS5: Level 1 - Creating & Manipulating Images

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description 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.

Audience
This course 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.

Prerequisites
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.

Learning 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.

Course Content


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