Photoshop Introduction

Duration: 1 day | Book this course
Cost: $500.00 + GST

Course Description

This one day class introduces participants to Adobe® Photoshop® basic features. By the end of the day participants will be able to navigate the environment and use Photoshop tools to work with photographic images. Although Photoshop is used by a variety of professionals, from photographers to designers to videographers, Photoshop Introduction will focus mainly on the photography component. 

Prerequisites
Before taking this course, the student must have basic PC skills, including a basic understanding of a computer’s operating system, how to launch an application and create and save files, as well as how to copy files from USBs and other media.

Who Should Take This Course
New users of Adobe® Photoshop®. If you are unsure, please complete a Training Needs Assessment form by clicking here or email admin@ardito.co.nz

Course Objectives

This course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop CC.  In this course, you will:

  • Identify the components and capabilities of Photoshop CC
  • Create basic images
  • Manage selections and layers
  • Modify and repair images, and manage colour
  • Refine images by adjusting layers, using camera raw, and applying advanced image refinement
  • Import, export, organise and save files

Course Outline

Getting Started

  • Organise the Photoshop workspace
  • Customise the Photoshop workspace

Creating Basic Images

  • Manage image elements and formats
  • Apply design principles, elements and graphic composition
  • Work with digital devices

Managing Selections and Layers

  • Use selection tools
  • Manage layers

Adjusting Images

  • Modify images
  • Repair images
  • Implement colour management

Refining Images

  • Adjust layers
  • Apply camera raw
  • Refine images by using advanced tools

Managing Files in a Production Workflow

  • Import, export, and organise files
  • Save images for the web
  • Save images for print
  • Format images for other programs

Photoshop Intermediate

Duration: 1 day | Book this course
Cost: $500.00 + GST

Course 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.

Prerequisites
Participants should have completed the Photoshop Introduction level or have equivalent experience. If you are unsure, please complete a Training Needs Assessment form by clicking here or email admin@ardito.co.nz.

Who Should Take This Course
Users familiar with the basics of Photoshop who wish to learn how to manipulate images with masks and filters and use paths.

Course Objectives

  • Use brushes, gradients, and tool presets to create raster images
  • Apply vector paths, shape drawing tools, type, and type special effects
  • Apply advanced layer techniques with masks, filters, layers and smart objects
  • Apply actions and batch processing to automate tasks
  • Edit video by using timelines, transitions, graphics, titles, and animation
  • Set project requirements by identifying the purpose, audience, copyright rules, and project management tasks.

Course Outline

Creating Raster Images

  • Draw with brushes
  • Create gradients
  • Apply tool presets

Applying Vector Image Tools

  • Create images with vector paths
  • Apply the shape drawing tools
  • Work with type
  • Apply type special effects

Applying Advanced Layer Techniques

  • Modify images with masks
  • Apply special effects by using filters
  • Apply special effects to layers
  • Apply smart objects for nondestructive editing

Automating Tasks

  • Create and apply actions
  • Batch process files with Photoshop
  • Editing Video
  • Edit video
  • Add graphics, titles and animation to video

Setting Project Requirements

  • Identify purpose, audience, and audience needs
  • Adhere to copyright rules for artwork, graphics and graphics use
  • Determine and evaluation project management tasks and responsibilities