Adobe Photoshop CS - Foundation Course Outline

Adobe Photoshop CS - Foundation

SECTION 1: Getting Started with Photoshop CS

Lesson 1.1: Introduction

What is Photoshop CS?

New Features in Photoshop CS

Starting Photoshop CS

Getting Help

Exiting Photoshop CS

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.2: The Photoshop CS Screen Components

The Photoshop CS Screen

The Photoshop Menu Bar

The Photoshop Toolbox

Palettes and Windows

The Photoshop Status Bar

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.3: File Management Basics

The Photoshop CS File Browser

Opening Image Files

Creating a New File

Saving Files

Saving Text and Audio Annotations with Your Files

Reverting to a Saved File

File Formats

Practice Exercise

Lesson 1.4: Modifying your Photoshop Layout

Arranging Screen Components

Hiding and Displaying Windows

Workspace Presets

Working with Multiple Documents

Practice Exercise

Section 1: Review Questions

Section 2: Exploring Photoshop CS

Lesson 2.1: Introduction to the Photoshop Toolbox

Selection Tools

Retouch and Painting Tools

Vector Tools

Navigation, Notation, and Colour Tools

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.2: Introduction to Photoshop Palettes

The Navigation and Info Palettes

The Info Palette

The Colour, Swatches, and Styles Palettes

The History and Actions Palettes

The Layers, Channels, and Paths Palettes

Practice Exercise

Lesson 2.3: More Photoshop Features

Alignment Tools, Grids, Rulers, and Guides

The Photoshop Option Bar

Tool Presets

Photoshop Short Cut Keys

Customizing Short Cut Keys

Practice Exercise

Section 2: Review Questions

SECTION 3: Working With Photoshop

Lesson 3.1: Making Selections

Selecting a Complete Image

Working with Marquee Tools

Working with the Lasso Tools

Using the Magic Wand

Using Colour Range to Make a Selection

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.2: Manipulating Selections

Adding or Subtracting from a Selection

Moving a Selection

Resizing and Scaling a Selection

Selection Rotations

Inverting, Skewing, and Feathering

Practice Exercise

Lesson 3.3: Editing With Selections

Saving a Selection

Using Deselect

Deleting a Selection

Cropping an Image

Cutting, Copying, and Pasting with Selections

Extracting Objects

Practice Exercise

Section 3: Review Questions

SECTION 4: Images and Colour

Lesson 4.1: Understanding Digital Images

What are Pixels?

What are Bitmap Images?

What are Vector Graphics?

Image Re-Sampling

Exploring Pixel Information with the Info Palette

The Unsharp Mask

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.2: Image Size and Resolution

Understanding Image Resolution

Changing the Size of an Image in Pixels

Understanding Image Constraints

Changing the Image Document Size

Using Auto-Resolution

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.3: Working with your Canvas and Document Window

What is the Canvas? What is the Document Window?

Changing the Size Colour and Anchor Point of Your Canvas

Flipping a Canvas

Rotating a Canvas

Changing the Colour of the Document Window Background

Practice Exercise

Lesson 4.4: Working with Colour

Setting up Your Monitor

An Introduction to Colour Settings

What is RGB Colour?

What is CMYK Colour?

Using the Colour Palette and the Colour Ramp

Here is what the colour palette looks like:

Working with Colour Modes

Practice Exercise

Section 4: Review Questions

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