Photoshop CS3: Essentials

Photoshop CS3: Essentials

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Total Run Time: 8 hrs

If you are just starting out with Photoshop or you need a refresher on keyboard shortcuts, the basics of making selections, special effects and layering, then the Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS3 Essentials series is what you need to make your images dazzle.

 

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Description

By the end of this Photoshop CS3: Essentials course you will be proficient at: understanding the toolbars and interface, navigating documents, the fundamentals of color correction, layering, doctoring images, filters and special effects. You will have the foundations to manipulate images and the comfort of understanding the tools and interface of Photoshop CS3.

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Course outline

DISC 1 – Photoshop Fundamentals

Chapter 1: THE GLORY OF PHOTOSHOP (27 min)

  1. Color Correction
  2. Editing Non-Destructively
  3. Painting with Digital Paint
  4. Doctoring Images
  5. Using Special Effects
  6. Automating Your Workflow
  7. Sorting & Organizing Photos in Adobe Bridge
  8. Understanding Industry-Specific Work
  9. Integration with Other Programs
Chapter 2: PREPARING TO USE PHOTOSHOP (36 min)

  1. Using the New CS3 Interface
  2. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
  3. Customizing Menus
  4. Customizing Your Workspace
  5. Creating a New Document
  6. Examining the Document Window
  7. Navigating Documents
  8. Using Essential Keyboard Shortcuts
  9. Differences between Mac & PC Functionality
Chapter 3: SELECTION BASICS (34 min)

  1. Introducing Selecting
  2. Using the Marquee Tools
  3. Using the Lasso Tools
  4. Experimenting with Selection Tricks
  5. Manipulating Selections
  6. Using the Magic Wand Tool
  7. Using the Quick Selection Tool
  8. Refining Selection Edges
  9. Saving Selections
Chapter 4: LAYER BASICS 26:59 min)

  1. Utilizing Layers Will Save Your Life
  2. Stacking Order
  3. Renaming & Duplicating Layers
  4. Applying Layer Locks
  5. Understanding Opacity
  6. Selecting & Linking Multiple Layers
  7. Creating a Layer Group
  8. Learning My Favorite Trick
Chapter 5: COLOR THEORY & COLOR CORRECTION (48 min)

  1. Understanding Color Theory
  2. Using the Adobe Color Picker
  3. Creating & Using Swatches
  4. Using Tools for Correcting Luminance
  5. Using Commands for Correcting Luminance
  6. Using Tools for Correcting Color
  7. Using Commands for Correcting Color
  8. Making Black & White Adjustments
Chapter 6: PAINTING 101 (27 min)

  1. Discovering the Power of Brushes
  2. Creating a Soft-Edged Brush
  3. Changing the Brush Tip
  4. Using Brushes with Other Tools
  5. Previewing Advanced Brushes
  6. Creating Brushes from Scratch
  7. Using the Eyedropper Tool
Chapter 7: UNDO OPTIONS & THE HISTORY PALETTE (17 min)

  1. Undoing Mistakes
  2. Changing History State Preferences
  3. Using the History Palette
  4. Allowing Non-Linear History
  5. Using Scratch Disks
Chapter 8: GUIDES, RULERS & THE HELP VIEWER (22 min)

  1. Referencing the Adobe Help Viewer
  2. Using Rulers
  3. Working with Guides
  4. Choosing Color Samples
  5. Using the Count Tool
  6. Using the Ruler Tool
  7. Using the Annotation Tools
Chapter 9: RASTER VS. VECTOR-BASED IMAGES (32 min)

  1. Contrasting Raster & Vector Images
  2. Making Shapes
  3. Creating Text
  4. Learning Typography Basics
  5. Warping Type
  6. Final Comments & Credits

DISC 2 – Making Photoshop Magic Happen

Chapter 1: DOCTORING IMAGES (31 min)

  1. Transforming Objects
  2. Rasterizing & Warping Text
  3. Using the Perspective Crop Tool
  4. Using the Clone Stamp Tool
  5. Using the Healing Brush & Patch Tool
  6. Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
Chapter 2: SMART OBJECTS ARE SMARTER THAN ME (17 min)

  1. Placing External Files
  2. Editing Smart Objects
  3. Saving Smart Objects
  4. Making Custom Smart Objects
  5. Converting Smart Objects to Regular Objects
Chapter 3: FILTERS & SPECIAL EFFECTS (34 min)

  1. Introducing Smart Filters
  2. Using Blur Effects
  3. Using Sharpening Effects
  4. Using the Liquify Effect
  5. Using Distortion Effects
  6. Using Render Effects
  7. Using Multiple Effects
Chapter 4: THE POWER OF AUTOMATION (28 min)

  1. Saving & Loading Dialog Presets
  2. Applying Actions
  3. Cropping & Straightening Photos
  4. Introducing Photomerge®
  5. Using the Web Photo Gallery
  6. Automating from Bridge
Chapter 5: INTERMEDIATE LAYER CONCEPTS (36 min)

  1. Introducing Layer Styles
  2. Adding a Drop Shadow
  3. Creating a Simulated 3D Effect
  4. Touring the Other Effects
  5. Painting with 3D Paint
  6. Using Adjustment Layers
  7. Creating Layer Comps
Chapter 6: OUTPUT OPTIONS (38 min)

  1. Saving for Print & Web Overview 03:05
  2. Introducing Zoomify(TM)
  3. Saving for Video & Devices Overview
  4. Discussing Print File Formats
  5. Discussing Web & Video File Formats
  6. Saving Images for the Web
  7. Understanding Image Size & Resolution
  8. Trimming & Cropping
  9. Using the New Print Dialog Box
Chapter 7: ADOBE BRIDGE, CAMERA RAW & DEVICE CENTRAL (26 min)

  1. Organizing Images in Bridge
  2. Creating Metadata in Bridge
  3. Importing Photos from Your Camera
  4. Working with Camera Raw
  5. Using Adobe Device Central
  6. Final Comments & Credits

 

Presenter Info

Chad PerkinsChad Perkins is an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, After Effects, Premiere, and was one of the first in the world to be a Certified Expert in Adobe Encore DVD. He is also an Adobe Certified Print Specialist, an Adobe Certified Video Specialist, and is a CompTIA CTT+ Certified Technical Trainer. He has been teaching graphics applications at advanced levels for 5 years and has a very charismatic and humorous approach to teaching that keeps students entertained and enlightened.

Chad also owns Aveconta, an architectural rendering studio that creates photo-realistic renders from AutoCAD drawings and blueprints.

Chad served for over two years as the Digital 3D and Animation Specialist at a leading lenticular art creation facility in Southern California, where he produced finished art for Warner Brothers, Paramount, and Disney, among others. True to his passion for movies and animation, Chad is currently directing and producing an all-CGI short film.