Photoshop CS5 Level 1 (Basic)

Course Length: 6hrs (1 Day)

You will understand and use the various elements in the Photoshop CS5 interface so as to efficiently work with the software. You will use the different tools in Photoshop for selecting parts of images and identify the need for having layers in a Photoshop document. You will also organize the different components of the design as layers. With the layered Photoshop document thus created, you will apply layer effects and other special effects in order to enhance the appearance of the design. Once the design is finalized, you will save images in both print and web formats.

Learning Objectives:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

- Initiate a project.
- Explore the Adobe Photoshop CS5 environment.
- Determine the resolution and graphic type.
- Work with selections.
- Work with multiple layers.
- Enhance images with paint and filters.
- Identify the characteristics of various image modes and color adjustment options.
- Save images for web and print.

Target Student:
Adobe Photoshop CS5: Level 1 (Basic) is intended for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, computer-savvy professionals who want to create and enhance graphics for marketing materials, newsletters, blogs, and websites; photographers who want to work with and prepare photos for print or web; students with an interest in graphic design or those with novice design skills; and professionals who want to learn and use Photoshop CS5 as a complement to other CS5 programs, such as Illustrator.

Course Outline:
Section 1: Initiating a Project
Plan a Project
Identify Copyright and Citation Requirements

Section 2: Exploring the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Environment
Explore the Photoshop Interface
Explore the Photoshop Interface
Customize the Workspace
Explore Adobe Bridge

Section 3: Determining Graphic Type and Resolution
Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
Understand Image Resolution

Section 4: Working with Selections
Create a Selection
Save a Selection
Modify a Selection
Apply Color to a Selection

Section 5: Working with Layers
Create Layers
Work with Type Layers
Transform Layers
Apply Styles
Undo Previous Steps
Manage Layers

Section 6: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters
Paint on an Image
Apply Filter Effects

Section 7: Exploring Image Modes and Color Adjustments
Explore Grayscale and Bitmap Modes
Apply Color Adjustments

Section 8: Saving Images for Web and Print
Save Images for Print
Save Images for the Web
Save Images as PDF