Adobe Photoshop CS5: Beginner Level

Get a head start and acquire a solid understanding of Photoshop's basic features!
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  • Lectures 10
  • Length 5 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 11/2013 English

Course Description

Course Overview

In this course, we cover the Photoshop interface, editing and repairing images and working with vectors and smart objects.

About The Instructor

Moylin Yuan has over 8 years of experience with Adobe Photoshop, and is an Animation graduate of the SAE institute. She is an expert in graphic design, visual media and has an extensive portfolio of 2D and 3D Design. Through gradberry, she aims to educate the masses in designing with Photoshop.

What are the requirements?

  • Software Requirement: Adobe Photoshop CS4 or CS5 or CS5 Extended

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the end of this course, you will have basic working knowledge of Photoshop and its basic features
  • After completing this course, you will be able to take on and understand our intermediate and advanced lessons in Photoshop!

Who is the target audience?

  • Individuals with no experience at image editing or Photoshop, but are interested in learning about it.
  • Aspiring Graphic Designers
  • Designers who need a refresher in using Photoshop
  • Creative individuals who want to learn how to fully express their ideas visually by using Photoshop
  • Individuals who want to improve their résumé by adding image editing as a skill and hobby

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Desktop, iOS and Android.

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Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction to Photoshop CS5

Lesson Summary:

1) Pixels, Resolution & Color
2) Exploring the Interface
3) Choosing File Formats

Stock images under Resources.


Lesson Summary:

1) Viewing & Navigating Images
2) Setting User Preferences
3) Choosing Color Settings
3) Customizing the Workspace
4) Essential Keyboard Shortcuts

Stock images under Resources.


Lesson Summary:

1) Using Rulers & Guides
2) Introduction to the Adjustment tools and their purpose
3) Learning the Curves Tool vs. the Levels tool
4) Exploring Hue & Saturation
5) Cropping & Straightening
6) Adjusting Color Balance

Stock images under Resources.

Section 2: Making selections, editing and type design

Lesson Summary:

1) Introduction to Photoshop Tools and their use

2) Manual Selection Tools

3) Using the Quick Selection Tool

4) Understanding the Selection panel

5) Creating Color-Based Selections & Saving Selections

6) Using Adjustment Layers

7) Understanding Layer Masks

Stock images under Resources.


Lesson Summary:

1) Applying Layer Blend Modes
2) Snapshots & the History Brush
3) The Retouching Tools, including Content-Aware Fill
4) Removing Noise from an Image
5) Adjusting Perspective with the Lens Correction Filter
6) Content-Aware Scaling

Stock images under Resources.


Lesson Summary:

1) Working with Type
2) Paragraph & Character Formatting Options
3) Typing On a Path
4) Applying Layer Styles To Type

Stock images under Resources.

Section 3: Manipulating vectors, images and objects in Photoshop

Lesson Summary:

1) Vectors & the Shape Tools
2) Creating Paths
3) Saving & Loading Paths as Selections
4) Subtracting, Adding Intersecting, & Excluding
5) Vector Graphics as Smart Objects
6) Creating & Replacing Smart Objects
7) Creating Multiple Instances of a Smart Object

Stock images under Resources.


Lesson Summary:

1) Smart Objects Deserve Smart Filters
2) Exploring the Workspace
3) Searching & Organizing Files
4) Leveraging Metadata
5) Outputting
6) Repairing an Image

Stock images under Resources.


Lesson Summary:

1) Manipulating Image Layers
2) Mastering the Layers Panel
3) Understanding the Layer Style Window
4) Creating Layer Groups & Comps

Section 4: Course Outcome
Course Outcome
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