Ideal course for a beginner to Photoshop.
Take this course and you will be able to.
Take this course and you will quickly get up and running with.
Extras include an underwater clipart scene with a background and several sea creatures (with full psd files).SEE THE CLIPART IN ACTION - CORAL CANYON game uses some of the clipart supplied in the course.
TAKE THIS COURSE and get started, you will have great fun along the way and a sense of success and achievement at the end.
Introduction to the course which clearly shows you what you will learn and be able to do by the end of the course
How to set up an essentials Photoshop workspace with a light colour background, create an A4 size canvas and save the document as a psd file.
Learn where the tool bar is located and what the main tools are that we are going to be using throughout the course also learn that there are hidden tools and the options for the tools changes depending on what tool is selected. Take a quick look at the menu bar.
Learn basic use of layers and groups by demonstration of a 10 layer document.
Learn how to use the Pen Tool, how to draw straight and curved lines, add anchor points and create a closed path to make a shape. Also learn how to unlock a background layer, how to undo changes and how to use the History panel.
Learn how to use the Direct Selection Tool, how to move the path, add and delete anchor points and how to add or delete adjustment handles from anchor points. Learn how to colour fill a shape.
Learn how to use the Move Tool, how to move, rotate, flip horizontal, flip vertical and how to transform the scale of a shape.
Learn how to use the Paint Bucket Tool and how to colour fill an image with the Colour Picker.
Learn how to use the Shape Tool, how to draw rectangles, squares, ellipses, circles and custom shapes from the custom shape library. Learn how to change the colour of a shape with the Colour Picker using the Tools Options bar and also how to access the Colour Picker from the layer Thumbnail.
Learn how to draw the body of the cartoon fish using the Pen Tool and colour fill the shape.
Learn how to draw the fins and tail of the cartoon fish using the Pen Tool, Direct Selection Tool and Move Tool also using transform path with flip and rotate. Learn how to duplicate layers using the Menu Bar.
Learn how to draw the eyes of the cartoon fish using the Ellipse Tool and free transform and learn how to duplicate the layers using the keyboard shortcut.
Learn how to draw the mouth and cheek of the cartoon fish using initially the rectangle tool to draw rectangles and then learn how to bend the rectangles into a curve using the direct selection tool and pen tool.
Learn how to group layers using the Menu Bar and the keyboard shortcut and rearrange the groups and layers of the cartoon fish in the layers stack.
Learn how to apply layer styles to the cartoon fish and apply Stroke, Shadow and Bevel effects to stylize the clipart.
Learn how to apply a Gradient Colour Overlay to the cartoon fish to further stylize the clipart.
Learn how to save the clipart for Web and reduce the file size.
Learn how to composite several images onto one scene.
I have a degree (honours) in Mechanical Engineering with many years experience in solving engineering problems and I have applied a solutions based approach when making this course.
So if you want to take a course with clear explanations and worked examples in the lectures and a course that enables you to actually produce your own clipart then this is the course for you.