Special Notices

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When delivered in a QA training centre, this course will be delivered using PCs. Events can be delivered on Apple Macs by request.

Overview

This course delves into some of the more advanced image editing and manipulation techniques that are used by Photoshop experts, and offers you hands on activities that demonstrate how these techniques can be used in order to create exciting, professional visual effects. It will also cover powerful tools and techniques to automate aspects of your Photoshop workflow.

Prerequisites

  • Delegates should have a good working knowledge of Photoshop and be able to create and manipulate images, including:
  • Cropping, straightening and rotating images
  • Make, modify and work with selections
  • Use layers, including layer styles and type layers
  • Be able to use common retouching tools such as the Eraser and Spot Healing Brush
  • Save files as different formats to export from Photoshop

Dual monitor setup is required for when attending this course via the QA Attend from Anywhere delivery method.

Learning Outcomes

  • Control and composite images using various masking techniques
  • Retouch images using some of Photoshop's more advanced tools such as Liquify and Puppet Warp
  • Correct the lighting and exposure of images using different dodging and burning techniques
  • Work with Smart Objects to improve workflow
  • Use both raster and vector artwork in images
  • Work with different automation tools and commands to speed up day-to-day tasks

Course Outline

Module 1 - Masking

  • Layer masks
  • Adjustment layers
  • Clipping masks

Module 2 - Advanced retouching tools

  • The Perspective Crop Tool
  • Correcting image distortion
  • The Liquify filter
  • Using Content Aware Scale
  • Working with Puppet Warp
  • Cloning parts of an image
  • Dodging and burning

Module 3 - Working with Smart Objects

  • Creating Smart Objects
  • Smart Filters
  • Stacking modes

Module 4 - Working with vector graphics

  • Vector terminology
  • Working with shapes
  • Using the Pen Tool

Module 5 - Automation

  • Tool presets
  • Actions
  • Automations
  • Batch Rename
  • Scripts

Certification/Exams

This course, in conjunction with the Introduction course, will help prepare delegates for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) and Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification exams

When delivered in a QA training centre, this course will be delivered using PCs. Events can be delivered on Apple Macs by request.

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