Adobe Photoshop CS4: Level 1
Course number: 084040; One day; Instructor-Led
About this Course
Adobe® Photoshop® has been an indispensable image-editing software application for many years. As an aspiring graphic designer, you would like to familiarize yourself with design creation and image editing using this software. Understanding the different tools and features available in Photoshop CS4 will help you maximize your creative potential. In this course, you will use the various tools and features of Photoshop CS4 to work with images.
Adobe® Photoshop® CS4: Level 1 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 CS4 as a complement to other CS4 programs, such as Illustrator.
Before taking this course, students should have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on. It is also recommended that students have some experience with digital photography, and graphics working with Microsoft® Office PowerPoint®, Adobe® InDesign®, or Microsoft® Office Publisher.
You will explore the Photoshop CS4 interface, customize it, and use tools for selecting parts of images. You will learn to use layers and to apply layer effects and filters for creating special effects. Additionally, you will use painting tools and blending modes to enhance the appearance of your design. Finally, you will save images in both print and web formats.
Lesson 1: Exploring the Adobe Photoshop CS4 Environment
Lesson 2: Determining Resolution and Graphic Type
Lesson 3: Working with Selections
Lesson 4: Working with Layers
Lesson 5: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters
Lesson 6: Exploring Image Modes and Color Adjustments
Lesson 7: Saving Images for Web and Print
Appendix A: Work with Adobe® Bridge
Appendix B: New Features in Adobe® Photoshop® CS4