How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Adobe Photoshop CC Training course, students will learn how to correct, enhance, and distort digital images, create image composites, and prepare images for print and the web. In addition to learning the essential elements of the Photoshop interface, students will also learn about new features in Photoshop like the Frame tool, designing reflected and radial art with Paint Symmetry, correcting mistakes with updated Undo, Navigating the redesigned Home screen, removing objects with upgraded Content-Aware Fill, saving time with simplified editing and transformations, and much more.

Course Prerequisites

Students should have a working knowledge of their computer and its operating system. Make sure that you know how to use the mouse and standard menus and commands, and also how to open, save, and close files.

Course Audience

This course is designed for both new and experienced Adobe Photoshop users who are interested in becoming more proficient in their use of Adobe Photoshop CC.

What You'll Learn

After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • Navigate the Photoshop work area
  • Perform basic photo corrections
  • Use the selection tools in Photoshop
  • Work with layers
  • Correct and enhance digital photographs
  • Work with masks and channels
  • Work with type and text
  • Use vector drawing techniques
  • Record and playback actions
  • Use filters
  • Edit video
  • Use the mixer brush
  • Work with 3D images
  • Prepare files for use on the web
  • Understand how images are prepared for printing on presses

Course Duration

2 Days

Certification Exam

This course utilizes the Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team. This book is a recommended tool to help prepare for the Adobe Certified Expert exam (ACE). You can learn more about the certification process by viewing the Adobe Photoshop CC Recertification Exam Guide.

Course Outline

  1. Getting to Know the Work Area
    • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    • Using the tools
    • Sampling a color
    • Working with tools and tool properties
    • Undoing actions in Photoshop
    • More about panels and panel locations
  2. Basic Photo Corrections
    • Strategy for retouching
    • Resolution and image size
    • Opening a file with Adobe Bridge
    • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
    • Adjusting the color and tone
    • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
    • Applying a content-aware patch
    • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    • Sharpening the image
  3. Working with Selections
    • About selecting and selection tools
    • Using the Quick Selection tool
    • Moving a selected area
    • Manipulating selections
    • Using the Magic Wand tool
    • Selecting with the lasso tools
    • Rotating a selection
    • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
    • Selecting from a center point
    • Resizing and copying a selection
    • Cropping an image
  4. Layer Basics
    • About layers
    • Using the Layers panel
    • Rearranging layers
    • Applying a gradient to a layer
    • Applying a layer style
    • Adding an adjustment layer
    • Updating layer effects
    • Adding a border
    • Flattening and saving files
  5. Quick Fixes
    • Improving a snapshot
    • Adjusting facial features with Liquify
    • Blurring a background
    • Creating a panorama
    • Filling empty areas when cropping
    • Correcting image distortion
    • Extending depth of field
    • Removing objects using Content-Aware Fill
    • Adjusting perspective in an image
  6. Masks and Channels
    • Working with masks and channels
    • Using Select and Mask and Select Subject
    • Creating a quick mask
    • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    • Using an alpha channel to create a shadow
  7. Typographic Design
    • About type
    • Creating a clipping mask from type
    • Creating type on a path
    • Warping point type
    • Designing paragraphs of type
    • Adding a rounded rectangle
    • Adding vertical text
  8. Vector Drawing Techniques
    • About bitmap images and vector graphics
    • About paths and the Pen tool
    • Drawing with the Pen tool
    • Working with defined custom shapes
    • Importing a Smart Object
    • Adding color and depth to a shape using layer styles
  9. Advanced Compositing
    • Arranging layers
    • Using Smart Filters
    • Painting a layer
    • Adding a background
    • Using the History panel to undo edits
    • Upscaling a low-resolution image
  10. Painting with the Mixer Brush
    • About the Mixer Brush
    • Selecting brush settings
    • Mixing colors
    • Mixing colors with a photograph
    • Painting and mixing colors with brush presets
  11. Editing Video
    • About the Timeline panel
    • Creating a new video project
    • Animating text with keyframes
    • Creating effects
    • Adding transitions
    • Adding audio
    • Muting unwanted audio
    • Rendering video
  12. Working with Camera Raw
    • About camera raw files
    • Processing files in Camera Raw
    • Applying advanced color correction
  13. Preparing Files for the Web
    • Creating placeholders with the Frame tool
    • Using layer groups to create button graphics
    • Automating a multistep task
    • Designing with artboards
  14. Producing and Printing Consistent Color
    • Preparing files for printing
    • Performing a “zoom test”
    • About color management
    • Specifying color-management settings
    • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
    • Proofing document colors on a monitor
    • Bringing colors into the output gamut
    • Converting an image to CMYK
    • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
    • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
  15. Printing 3D Files
    • Understanding the 3D environment
    • Positioning 3D elements
    • Printing a 3D file

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual with samples and hands-on exercises for use during and after class.
  • A PC headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your Photoshop Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your Photoshop Training course
  • Six months of post-class live, online chat support from a Photoshop Instructor