Photoshop CS6: Part 2 - Advanced Image Editing

COURSE OUTLINE:

Description This course delves into some of the more advanced image creation and editing techniques, and offers you hands-on activities that demonstrate how these techniques can be used in combination to create exciting visual effects.

In this course, you will identify and use raster and vector drawing and painting tools to create and edit images. You will also apply masks to hide and show image layers, filters to create special effects, and layer styles to create layer effects. You will utilize smart objects, layer comps, actions, and batch processing to streamline workflow. You will create and edit video, and animate graphics in your videos.

Audience
This course targets professional or amateur graphic designers and illustrators who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to create visual media.

Prerequisites
In this course, you will identify and use raster and vector drawing and painting tools to create and edit images. You will also apply masks to hide and show image layers, filters to create special effects, and layer styles to create layer effects. You will utilize smart objects, layer comps, actions, and batch processing to streamline workflow. You will create and edit video, and animate graphics in your videos.

You will:

  • Draw images by using raster tools such as brushes, stamps, erasers, and gradients.
  • Create visuals by using vector tools such as the pen, shape, and type tools.
  • Create special effects and streamline workflow by using advanced layer tools such as masks, filters, layer styles, smart objects, and layer comps.
  • Streamline your workflow with actions and batch processing.
  • Create videos and animate graphics within your videos.

Learning Objectives
In this course, you will identify and use raster and vector drawing and painting tools to create and edit images. You will also apply masks to hide and show image layers, filters to create special effects, and layer styles to create layer effects. You will utilize smart objects, layer comps, actions, and batch processing to streamline workflow. You will create and edit video, and animate graphics in your videos.

You will:

  • Draw images by using raster tools such as brushes, stamps, erasers, and gradients.
  • Create visuals by using vector tools such as the pen, shape, and type tools.
  • Create special effects and streamline workflow by using advanced layer tools such as masks, filters, layer styles, smart objects, and layer comps.
  • Streamline your workflow with actions and batch processing.
  • Create videos and animate graphics within your videos.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Creating Raster Images

Topic A: Draw with Brushes

Topic B: Create Gradients

Topic C: Use Tool Presets

Lesson 2: Working with Vector Image Tools

Topic A: Create Images with Vector Paths

Topic B: Use the Shape Drawing Tools

Topic C: Work with Type

Topic D: Type Special Effects

Lesson 3: Using Advanced Layer Techniques

Topic A: Modify Images with Masks

Topic B: Use Filters to Apply Special Effects

Topic C: Apply Special Effects to Layers

Topic D: Use Smart Objects for Nondestructive Editing

Topic E: Utilize Layer Comps

Lesson 4: Automating Tasks

Topic A: Create and Use Actions

Topic B: Batch Process Files with Photoshop and Adobe Bridge

Lesson 5: Creating and Editing Video

Topic A: Edit Video

Topic B: Add Graphics, Titling, and Animations to Video