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Photoshop Bootcamp Training

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

Retouch Photos, Create SOCIAL MEDIA Graphics, COMPOSIte Images

Photoshop | Bootcamp combines Photoshop | Level 1 & Photoshop | Level 2 classes. Become a Photoshop Pro in this 4 day Intensive Training Class! Learn how to retouch photos, manipulate & composite images, create graphics, color correct images, stylize text, learn shortcuts, tips, tricks, and more in this 4 Day Bootcamp Photoshop Training! Let's Get creative!



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Photoshop Training Outline | Bootcamp

Los Angeles Adobe Photoshop CC Training

Photoshop: Bootcamp is for beginners who need an thorough understanding of Adobe Photoshop.

This is a beginner class that moves into intermediate/advanced skills and techniquesl. Recommended by Adobe for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) status.

  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • Using the history brush to restore from History states


  • 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


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


  • Using the gradient tool
  • Creating gradients


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


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