Photoshop CS6 Extended: Essentials

Photoshop CS6 Extended: Essentials

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Total Run Time: 6.8 hrs

This series will help you get started using the world's leading image editing software. Adobe Education Leader Debbie Keller will provide you with an overview of the interface, the tools, panels and options you'll need as a foundation for using Adobe Photoshop CS6.

Debbie will review the key new features in this version and teach you about the tools, palettes, and menu bars, as well as the major features such as layers, selections, image editing, compositing, Adobe Bridge, type design, drawing and painting, and creating a web photo gallery.

Highlights

  1. New UI
  2. Content-Aware Move
  3. Content-Aware Patch tool
  4. Paragraph Style and Character Style Panels

 

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Description

With Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS6 Essentials, you will learn Photoshop skills that will allow you to create professional looking images that you can be proud of. By the time you have completed this course you will be prepared to take your ACA Visual Communication exam and you will have excellent beginner to intermediate skills using Photoshop CS6.

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Course outline

Chapter 1: GETTING STARTED (41 min)

  1. Exploring the Interface & Panels
  2. Switching & Customizing Workspaces
  3. Using the Tools Panel & Options Bar
  4. Creating & Opening New Documents
  5. Zooming & Changing Document Views
  6. Saving Documents
Chapter 2: MAKING SELECTIONS (49 min)

  1. Working with Basic Selection Tools
  2. Working with the Lasso Tools
  3. Using the Magic Wand Tool
  4. Using the Quick Selection Tool
  5. Using the Refine Edge Command
Chapter 3: NON-DESTRUCTIVE EDITING & WORKING WITH LAYERS (35 min)

  1. Making Panoramic Pictures with Photomerge
  2. Creating a Layer Mask with Quick Mask Mode
  3. Moving Images to Other Documents & Using Free Transform
  4. Working with Layer Masks & Applying an Adjustment Layer
  5. Creating a Grayscale Image with Actions
Chapter 4: CREATING COMPOSITE IMAGES (66 min)

  1. Arranging Multiple Open Documents On-screen
  2. Loading a Selection & Pasting into a Selection
  3. Creating an Adjustment Layer with a Layer Mask
  4. Working with a Hue Saturation Adjustment Layer
  5. Merging Photos with the Merge to HDR Pro Command
  6. Using Content Aware Fill
  7. Working with the Patch Tool
  8. Using the Gradient Tool to Combine Picture Elements into a New Picture
  9. Working with Layer Styles, Fill Opacity & Opacity
  10. Exploring the Filter Gallery
  11. Adjusting Composited Images using Layer Effects
Chapter 5: DESIGNING WITH TYPE (75 min)

  1. Defining the Project
  2. Brainstorming the Project
  3. Creating Guides
  4. Placing Images
  5. Working with Text
  6. Adding Layer Styles to Text
  7. Designing for a Different Audience
  8. Improving the Design Layout with Filters
  9. Using the New Content-Aware Move Command
  10. Converting Text to a Shape
Chapter 6: RESTORING & CORRECTING PHOTOS & EXPLORING BLENDING MODES (54 min)

  1. Scanning an Image
  2. Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
  3. Using the Healing Brush Tool
  4. Using the Patch Tool & Clone Stamp Tool
  5. Using Content Aware with the Patch Tool
  6. Applying an Action from the Actions Panel
  7. Understanding Blending Modes
  8. Using Blending Modes to Colorize an Image
Chapter 7: DRAWING & PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP (51 min)

  1. Reviewing the Drawing Modes
  2. Using the Pen Tool
  3. Drawing & Altering Shapes
  4. Exploring the Brush Panel
  5. Painting with Brushes
  6. Applying the Oil Paint Filter
Chapter 8: USING ADOBE BRIDGE (12 min)

  1. An Overview of Adobe Bridge
  2. Using Automated Tasks
Chapter 9: CREATING A WEB PHOTO GALLERY (26 min)

  1. Using the Histogram Panel
  2. Using Auto Adjustments
  3. Improving Image Composition with Cropping
  4. Creating a Web Photo Gallery
  5. Credits

Presenter Info

Debbie KellerDebbie Keller is a San Antonio-based teacher, author, video presenter and workshop presenter. She is the author of three textbooks, the Adobe Creative Suite 5 ACA Certification Preparation: Featuring Dreamweaver, Flash and Photoshop, the Adobe® Creative Suite 5 Projects Binder BASIC, and the Video Collection Revealed Featuring Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Soundbooth and Encore CS5. She is currently working on revisions for all three textbooks for Adobe CS6. Debbie has been recognized as is a Discovery Star Educator and has been an Adobe Education Leader since 2002. Debbie is also a presenter for Total Training Essential Series for Photoshop, Flash Professional, Dreamweaver and Premiere Pro. She also conducts workshops and presents at numerous conferences, including Course Technology, ISTE, TCEA, Association for Career & Technology state conferences in Texas and Arkansas, and the Adobe Education Leader Summer Institute.