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Photoshop Training

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Photoshop CS6 Training | Los Angeles | San Francisco | Sacramento | Newport

Retouch, Create Graphics, Manipulate Images

Photoshop CC | Bootcamp  teaches you Photoshop from the ground up!

Become a Photoshop Pro in this 4 day Intensive Training Class!
This class is a combination of our Photoshop | Level 1 and Photoshop | Level 2 classes

Learn all about layers, layer effects, layer masks, filters, typography, text styles, image manipulation & compositing, removing backgrounds, creating effects. Learn to output files for the web, photoshop tips, tricks, shortcuts, techniques, advanced selection techniques, retouching, color correction, filter effects, working with the history brush, retouching old photos, creative effects, and more!

Photoshop Training Classes in Los Angeles

  • Learn how to use layers, and add
    images together to create unique photoshop composites!

  • Create and Transform Text, learn how to create a clipping mask to place images within text, and learn how to use filters to create neat artistic painting effects!

  • Learn to transform text, add
    layer effects like drop shadows and glows, and use filters for cool effects.

  • Create and use layer styles,
    add adjustment layers to change the hue, change blend modes, and more in our Beginning Photoshop Training.

  • Transform Text, Use Filters, Distort Images,
    create gradients and create brush effects.

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  • Colorize images, create motion blurs, composite images in this fun Photoshop Level 1 Training Class

  • Use a variety of selection tools to select and save complex selections, swap backgrounds, add images,
    and use blend modes.

  • Learn Advanced Compositing and how
    to remove objects from images

  • Learn advanced compositing techniques to make the unreal
    seem real!

  • Learn Digital Plastic surgery!
    Remove wrinkles,
    remove blemishes, whiten teeth,
    and change eye color.

  • Touch up old photos, remove dust and scratches,
    create gradients, and colorize black and white photographs

  • Learn to use the healing brush
    and patch tool to remove
    blemishes, remove eyebrow
    piercing, drop out background, change eye color,
    and add highlights

  • Take a normal photo and make
    it your own creation, like this poloroid snapshot.

    Learn this and other creative techniques in this Photoshop
    level 2 class in Los Angeles

  • Learn how to use advanced
    and fun filters like Liquify for
    a quick nip and tuck


 

Photoshop Bootcamp Upcoming Classes

 

Location Length Dates Times Cost
Austin 4 days Mar 13-16 Mon-Thu
9am-4pm
$1595
Houston 4 days Feb 21-24 Tue-Fri
Apr 25-28 Tue-Fri
9am-4pm
$1695
Live Online Training 4 days May 15-18 Mon-Thu
9:30am-4:30pm
$1195
Los Angeles 4 days May 15-18 Mon-Thu
9:30am-4:30pm
$1295
Phoenix 4 days Mar 14-17 Tue-Fri
9am-4pm
$1595

 

 

Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp Training Outline

Adobe Photoshop CC Training Los Angeles Photoshop Training Classes in Los Angeles

Audience

Photoshop: Bootcamp is for beginners who need an essential understanding of photo editing.

This course is a beginner level class that moves into advanced techniques for those new to Adobe Photoshop, although the seasoned user would probably gain useful information as well. Also recommended by Adobe for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) status.

Prerequisites
  • Basic Computer Skills on Windows or Mac


Introduction to Photoshop

  • What is Photoshop?
  • The differences between Photoshop (raster based/bitmaps) & Illustrator (vector based)
  • Resolution: What is the correct PPI/DPI for print and onscreen projects
  • Images size versus Canvas size
  • Resizing images for the best result without loosing quality
  • Export file formats: EPS, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PDF, PNG
  • Using Guides, Grids and Smart Guides in Photoshop
  • Cropping images
  • Cropping images using non-distructive cropping, Cropping with Perspective

The New Photoshop Interface

  • Differentiating between the Application bar and the Control panel
  • Using the Workspace Switcher to customize workspaces
  • Managing images in the new Tabbed format
  • Navigation and Open GL: Zooming and panning
  • Rotating the canvas view without rotating the image

Color in Photoshop

  • The different color modes: RGB, CMYK, Bitmap, Grayscale, Indexed Color & Lab
  • Forground and Background colors and how they interact with the Swatches and Color panels
  • Color correction fundamentals
  • Changing Color with Hue and Saturation
  • Using Color Overlays

Adobe Bridge and Mini Bridge

  • Launching Mini Bridge and the differences between Mini Bridge and Bridge
  • Viewing linked Photoshop files within an InDesign document in Mini Bridge
  • Working with the File Bridge to view, search, sort, manage, rename and process image files
  • Searching by file name or keyword
  • How the Bridge works with Illustrator, InDesign & Acrobat files
  • Use Flags, Keywords and Editable Metadata within the File Bridge

Working with Layers, Layer Styles, Blend Modes & Adjustment Layers

  • Creating new Layers, Layer Sets & reordering the stacking order within the layers panel in Photoshop
  • Using the Transform functions to Scale, Rotate, Flip, Skew & Distort images and text
  • Linking & Aligning Layers within Photoshop
  • Grouping Layers
  • Transforming Images
  • Using Layer Styles to create Drop Shadows, Strokes, Bevels, Glows, and Color Overlays
  • Introduction to Adjustment Layers using Hue/Saturation and the CS5 Target Adjustment tool
  • Utilizing the new CS5 Adjustments' Panel for non-destructive alterations
  • Using Smart Objects to scale Illustrator files without losing quality
  • Turning a Photoshop layer into a Smart Object to allow for non-destructive transformations
  • Using Layer Blend Modes & how they affect layers underneath in the stacking order
  • Placing graphics from other applications as layers
  • Creating composites with layers

Selections

  • Creating Selections in Photoshop, adding and subtracting selections
  • Transforming Selections
  • Using the Quick Select tool
  • Improving edges of selections with Refine Edge 
  • Adding to selections, subtracting from selections, and saving selections to an Alpha Channel
  • Using Photoshop's Quick Masks to make selections
  • Feathering selections to create a soft edge
  • More advanced selections
  • Saving Selections

Layer Masks, Filters, Transformations

  • Introduction to the use of Layer Masks to hide or reveal a portion of an image
  • Managing the Masks panel for Pixel or Vector masks
  • Refining masks with the Paintbrush or Color range
  • Using Refine Edge to clean up selections or to automatically output to a Layer Mask
  • Using Filters to create various effects, blurs, drop shadows
  • Changing Layer Opacity

Using Text in Photoshop

  • Working with text as Vector based, as opposed to Raster based
  • Creating Warped text
  • Using kerning, tracking & other new text features
  • Rasterizing Text Layers to turn them from a Vector to a Bitmap Gradients
  • Applying Layer Styles, dupicating layers
  • Transforming Text

Gradients

  • Creating multiple-colored gradients including transparent areas in Photoshop
  • Working with the Fade feature to use half of a gradient, or even change the color mode of each

Intro to Web Graphics

  • What is the best format for my needs?
  • Using the Photoshop Save for Web feature for GIF, JPEG and PNG files
  • Adjusting images for the web & using the Slice tool
  • Dither transparencies to achieve partial transparent effects
  • Optimizing web graphics in Photoshop

The History panel

  • The History panel vs. Undo
  • How Photoshop saves Snapshots on the History panel
  • Using the History Panel and the History Brush for Touch-Ups and Creativity

Intro to Smart Filters

  • Turn layers in to Smart Objects for Smart Filtering

MORE ADVANCED SELECTION TECHNIQUES

  • Using the Color Range command to select colors
  • Refine Edge Tool
  • Selecting Similar Colors
  • Saving Selections

 Advanced Image Compositing

  • Working with Layer Masks and Clipping Masks
  • Blend Modes
  • Layer Effects
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Filters
  • Gradient Masks

 Photo Retouching

  • Using the Clone Tool and the Pattern Stamp
  • Using the Healing Brush and the Patch Tool
  • Red Eye Tool
  • Digital Plastic Surgery (look younger in minutes!)
  • Retouching Old Photos

COLOR CORRECTION

  • Adjustment Layers
  • Using Levels
  • Using Hue and Saturation
  • Using Color Balance
  • Changing Eye Color
  • Whitening Teeth
  • Colorizing Black and White Photos

Getting Creative with BLENDING MODES

  • Using Blending modes for layers
  • Using Blending modes to apply paint
  • Using Blending modes for touch-ups
  • Using Blending modes for compositing

THE HISTORY BRUSH AND HISTORY PALETTE

  • Using the history brush to restore from History states

TRANSFORMING PIXELS

  • Using the Free Transform command
  • Distorting, Scaling, Skewing, Rotating, Warping

WORKING WITH QUICK MASK for Advanced Selections

  • Creating and Saving Selections
  • Transforming Selections
  • Loading Selections
  • Creating Textures

THE BRUSH TOOL

  • Painting with the airbrush
  • Using Various Brushes
  • Loading Different Brush Palettes
  • Using Burn and Dodge
  • Using the History Brush

THE GRADIENT TOOL

  • Using the gradient tool
  • Creating gradients

TEXT & EFFECTS

  • Using the text tool
  • Layer Styles and the Styles Palette
  • Creating Organic Drop Shadows
  • Adding Glints
  • Masking Effects with Text
  • Applying Filters
  • Smart Filters

 

Sample Photoshop Training Video
 

 

 

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We offer Adobe Certified Photoshop Training classes in Los Angeles
Austin | Dallas | Houston | Newport | Phoenix | Sacramento | San Diego | San Francisco
and many other cities throughout the country via our partner network.

We offer Group Photoshop Classes,
1-on-1 Photoshop Training, Live Online Instructor-Led Photoshop Training,
and Onsite Photoshop Training nationwide.

 

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