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Adobe Photoshop Level 1: Introduction

Pictures help give any report, presentation, or website a professional edge, and Photoshop is the industry standard for working with digital images. During this class you will learn to create and edit your own digital graphics and photographs. This hands-on course discusses image formats, color correction, retouching digital photos, working with layers, advanced selection techniques, and using various editing tools. You will also learn how several quick fix techniques and how to prepare for both print and web output.


By the end of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Retouch images by removing, replacing, and correcting details
  2. Work with layers, including applying styles and filters
  3. Enhance and modify images with masks and channels
  4. Utilize best practices to export images for use in print and online

Course Content

    Lesson 1. Basic Photo Correction
  • Retouching Images
  • Working with Resolution And Size
  • Color Casts and Tonal Range
  • Content-Aware Patch
  • Cloning Pixels

  • Lesson 2. Working with Selections
  • Learning The Selection Tools
  • Transforming A Selection
  • Using Selections To Create Layers

  • Lesson 3. Layer Basics
  • Using The Layers Panel
  • Rearranging Layers
  • Applying Layer Styles and Filters
  • Working With Smart Objects

  • Lesson 4. Quick Fixes
  • Red Eye Reduction
  • Creating A Panorama
  • Correcting Lens Distortion
  • Working With Depth Of Field And Perspective

  • Lesson 5. Masks and Channels
  • Creating an Advanced Mask
  • Working with Channels

  • Lesson 6. Basics of Type
  • Working with Point Type
  • Working with Paragraph Type

  • Lesson 7. Overview of Photoshop for Print and Web
  • Web Formats
  • Print Considerations