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Photoshop CC Essentials

Skill Level 1

$595 • two days (12 hours)
meets 9:30am–4:30pm

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Class Description

The instructor was extremely helpful and very outgoing. Did not discourage questions and encouraged us to participate.
Photoshop student

Photographers who need to master their post-shoot workflow should consider our Lightroom Photographic Workflow class. The material in that course and this is augmented by the other classes in our Photoshop curriculum.

Learn the important features and essential workflow for capturing, importing, editing, correcting, and outputing photographic images. We'll also discuss graphic Styles (shadows, etc).

who should take this class?

what we cover—in detail

(always customized for the students attending)

Included:
Videos of the major class projects & all class files are yours to take home!

Mastering Photoshop's Interface and Core Concepts
  • navigating Photoshop's complex interface
  • how to view & organize images for accurate assessment
  • vital keyboard commands
  • the power of layers demystified
  • why Smart Objects are smart to use
Learn how to isolate areas of images
  • selections: geometric and organic
  • when to use each selection tool: Lassos, Marquees, Quick Selection, Wand, etc.
Use the most powerful color adjustment methods
  • both global and local adjustments
  • when to trust your eyes
  • correct for contrast problems and color casts
  • preserving detail
  • non-destructive adjustments with Layers & Smart Objects
Learn the basics of retouching and digital painting
  • brushes and brush presets
  • retouching tools: cloning and healing your images (and other pixel biotech)
  • using painting tools to color correct
Use Filters to rework images
  • sharpening images professionally
  • correct for lens deficiencies (like vignetting, distortions and lens fringing)
  • sculpt your images (or "that's why models look like that!")
Use and understand Layers, Photoshop's core feature
  • nondestructive editing: save your assets
  • masking vs deletion
  • combining images in a new composition
Introduce yourself to Layer Styles and effects
  • drop shadows: not just cheesy ones, either
  • bevel and emboss for dimensional effects
Printing essentials
  • Photoshop vs printer drivers: an ongoing battle
  • preparing images for print

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This is a "Level 1" class

Level 1: For students new to the software or skill being taught, or with broad gaps in knowledge, but familiar with the concepts under discussion

Not required, but may be useful before taking this course:

All of our classes require basic computer skills.

To register for Photoshop CC Essentials,
see prerequisites above, then select starting date below

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