Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC

Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC Course Description

Duration: 3.00 days (24 hours)

Price: $1,495.00

An Introduction to Photoshop CC course provides a thorough overview of the interface, the tools, the features, tricks, and tips for using Photoshop CC.

Next Class Dates

Dec 11, 2017 – Dec 13, 2017
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Jan 29, 2018 – Jan 31, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
Mar 19, 2018 – Mar 21, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT
May 7, 2018 – May 9, 2018
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM CT

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Intended Audience for this Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC Course

  • » Adobe Photoshop has become an industry standard for so many different disciplines including desktop publishing, multimedia design, web design, digital video editing, and much more. Photoshop is often a prerequisite for many other software programs, and is the one program that everyone in every area of digital media should know.

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Course Prerequisites for Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC

  • » Practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills

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Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC Course Objectives

  • » Understanding How Digital Images Work
  • » Getting to Know the Work Area
  • » Basic Photo Corrections
  • » Working with Selections
  • » Layer Basics
  • » Quick Fixes
  • » Masks and Channels
  • » Typographic Design
  • » Vector Drawing Techniques
  • » Saving your files

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Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC Course Outline

      1. Understanding How Digital Images Work
        1. Understanding RGB and CMYK color models (Additive and Subtractive)
        2. Image size vs. Resolution - What's the difference?
        3. Pixel Aspect Ratio - Are all pixels square?
        4. Bits per channel - What does that mean?
        5. Alpha Channel - Why is this important to us?
      2. Getting to Know the Work Area
        1. Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
        2. Using the tools
        3. Sampling a color
        4. Working with tools and tool properties
        5. Undoing actions in Photoshop
        6. More about panels and panel locations
        7. Finding resources for using Photoshop
      3. Basic Photo Corrections
        1. Strategy for retouching
        2. Resolution and image size
        3. Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
        4. Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
        5. Adjusting the color and tone
        6. Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
        7. Applying a content-aware patch
        8. Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
        9. Sharpening the image
      4. Working with Selections
        1. About selecting and selection tools
        2. Getting started
        3. Using the Quick Selection tool
        4. Moving a selected area
        5. Manipulating selections
        6. Using the Magic Wand tool
        7. Selecting with the lasso tools
        8. Rotating a selection
        9. Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
        10. Selecting from a center point
        11. Resizing and copying a selection
        12. Cropping an image
      5. Layer Basics
        1. About layers
        2. Getting started
        3. Using the Layers panel
        4. Rearranging layers
        5. Applying a gradient to a layer
        6. Applying a layer style
        7. Adding an adjustment layer
        8. Updating layer effects
        9. Adding a border
        10. Flattening and saving files
      6. Quick Fixes
        1. Improving a snapshot
        2. Blurring a background
        3. Creating a panorama
        4. Correcting image distortion
        5. Adding depth of field
        6. Moving objects with the Content-Aware Move tool
        7. Adjusting perspective in an image
      7. Masks and Channels
        1. Working with masks and channels
        2. Getting started
        3. Creating a mask
        4. Refining a mask
        5. Creating a quick mask
        6. Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
        7. Working with channels
      8. Typographic Design
        1. About type
        2. Getting started
        3. Creating a clipping mask from type
        4. Creating type on a path
        5. Warping point type
        6. Designing paragraphs of type
        7. Adding a rounded rectangle
        8. Adding vertical text
      9. Vector Drawing Techniques
        1. About bitmap images and vector graphics
        2. About paths and the Pen tool
        3. Getting started
        4. Drawing with the Pen tool
        5. Working with defined custom shapes
        6. Importing a Smart Object
        7. Adding color and depth to a shape using layer styles
      10. Saving your files
        1. Understanding file types
        2. The right file for the right job

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Skills Assessment

We ensure your success by asking all students to take a FREE Skill Assessment test. These short, instructor-written tests are an objective measure of your current skills that help us determine whether or not you will be able to meet your goals by attending this course at your current skill level. If we determine that you need additional preparation or training in order to gain the most value from this course, we will recommend cost-effective solutions that you can use to get ready for the course.

Our required skill-assessments ensure that:

  1. All students in the class are at a comparable skill level, so the class can run smoothly without beginners slowing down the class for everyone else.
  2. NetCom students enjoy one of the industry's highest success rates, and pass rates when a certification exam is involved.
  3. We stay committed to providing you real value. Again, your success is paramount; we will register you only if you have the skills to succeed.
This assessment is for your benefit and best taken without any preparation or reference materials, so your skills can be objectively measured.

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Award winning, world-class Instructors

Beata B.
- Adobe Certified Expert and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+)
- A.A.S. in Commercial Art - Computer Graphics Specialization.
- Graphic Designer Specialist, including advanced photo retouching and color correction, masking, realistic photo collages, preparation of complex digital files for commercial output, digital illustration and complex vector graphics

Bio:

Beata Bogaczewicz is a highly accomplished, results driven Graphic Designer and Certified Technical Trainer (CTT+), bringing over fourteen years of combined graphic design, creative production, technical training and project management experience. She is an Adobe Certified Expert with a multitude of Adobe certifications including Adobe Photoshop Certified Expert and Adobe Illustrator Certified Expert.

Her signature teaching style involves breaking down complex topics to their core basics so they are easily and comfortably understood by each learner. She not only explains how features work but also why and when they should be used to gain the best results. Her hands on approach makes memorizing effortless while promoting creative thinking.
Carmille A.
- Highly-skilled in graphics and web software including Adobe CS3, CS4 & CS5 Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Captivate, Acrobat and Quark; - Expert in Microsoft Office, including Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer since 2000. - Over 20 years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations such as McCann Erickson, Lintas, and Publicis. Bio: Carmille has been a Licensed Application Instructor and Microsoft Certified Trainer for years. She specializes in web development, business productivity and digital media applications such as SharePoint, Quark and the Adobe Creative Suite as well as numerous programming languages including XML, XHMTL, HTML and CSS. Carmille is passionate about educating and has a unique talent for making complex design and development principals seem "easy" to students from all levels of expertise. She currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, Microsoft Office Specialist, SharePoint End User and the acclaimed Website Development Professional courses at NetCom Learning. Her 20+ years of experience as Creative Director for multinational corporations bring a special and innovative approach to her classes at NetCom Learning.
Charles W.
- Expert in Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access as well as Adobe Graphic and Web Designer (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)
- Holds an A.A.S in Graphic Design as well as various Awards and Affiliations, including MCT, MCP, MCAS, and Office 2007 Master.
- Senior Lead Trainer for over 10 years.

Bio:

Charles is a Technical Trainer & Instructional Designer for over 10 years. He is a Microsoft Certified Trainer and dedicates himself to Microsoft Office applications such as Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, Visio, and Access. He is also an Adobe specialist and holds a degree in Graphic Design.

Charles is well known for his high evaluation scores, achieving 8.75 out of 9 on a regular basis, teaching in one-on-one, instructor-led, and web-based environments; one of the reasons for his high evaluation is his expertise in increasing personnel performance by developing and implementing programs constructed from the job task analysis process. Charles currently teaches Adobe Graphic and Web Designer, and Microsoft Office Specialist courses at NetCom Learning.
Erick P.
- In-depth experience in all phases of project lifecycle: requirements gathering, specifications, development and team management, testing, end user training, and maintenance in addition to .NET, ASP, ADO, SQL, JavaScript, and SharePoint.
- Developed the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University as well as multiple online multimedia projects for the North Carolina State Government.
- Highly rated instructor averaging 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.

Bio:

Erick has been training business and IT professionals since 1989, when he developed and introduced the first online multimedia training content system to Harvard University. Since then he has honed his business, programming, and database skills providing highly customized software solutions and education programs for multiple clients such as North Carolina State Government, Cisco, IBM, and Time Warner Cable.

Erick's teaching prowess and real-world experience leading a team of software application developers make him a top Instructor and Subject Matter Expert at NetCom Learning, where he averages 8.7 out of 9 on evaluation reports.
Sam P.
- Team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge.
- Over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.
- NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011.

Bio:

Sam Polsky has spent his entire career in entrepreneurial pursuits, including such fields as biotechnology, software development, data management, and business process management. He began in entrepreneurship as team leader for the first undergraduate team to win the Duke Startup Challenge, a business development competition geared towards Duke Universitys various graduate schools.

Sam Polsky has since co-founded a consulting firm where he has been involved in software architecture, development and implementation. On top of that, Sam has been delivering acclaimed solutions in software architecture, development and implementation for over 15 years. He is a much-admired Subject Matter Expert and Trainer at NetCom Learning and was voted NetCom Learning Instructor of the Year 2011

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Really liked the teaching style of the instructor. Exercises felt relevant and we created full works vs. just practicing and following steps in the book.
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» Adobe Photoshop CS6 Combo

Excellent Instructor! Very clear instructions, easy to understand, patient and a good sense of humour
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» Adobe Graphic and Web Designer CS5 (InDesign, Acrobat, Photoshop, Illustrator, Dreamweaver and Flash Catalyst)

Ramesh was friendly and knowledgable and answered all questions while bringing in real-world examples to help explain the concepts better.
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