Practical Photoshop CS5 Level 1
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Practical Photoshop CS5 Level 1

Practical Photoshop skills for photographers and marketing professionals.
4.2 (3 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
13 students enrolled
Created by Steve Markos
Published 1/2012
Price: $50
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  • 17 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Understand resolution
  • Navigate the Photoshop interface
  • Understand color spaces and create appropriate colors for the job
  • Modify the original canvas
  • Correct exposure and color
  • Understand the basics of layers
  • Use the touch-up tools correctly
  • Create compositions of multiple images
  • Understand different file formats
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" Learn Photoshop CS5: Photoshop CS5 Tutorials for Beginners- Level 1" is geared toward photographers who need to professionally re-touch their images and marketing professionals who need to create quality images for company marketing materials, both print and electronic. However, anyone looking to learn Photoshop will highly benefit from the course.

This Photoshop CS5tutorials for beginners course is comprised of 14 Lessons and runs 16.5 hours in length.

The " Learn Photoshop CS5 : Photoshop CS5 Tutorials for Beginners " video course was created by Steve Markos, an Adobe Certified Instructor and Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CS5, as well as a professional photographer and graphic designer.  He has been teaching Photoshop for six years in business and photography professionals and has designed his courses, both classroom and video, based on what students need to know to get their jobs done.  Steve is not here to "WOW" you with cool but useless information, but to teach you practical Photoshop skills needed for the business and photography world. If you are looking to create surreal artwork or turn people into lizards, look elsewhere. But if you are looking to create professional graphics for your company newsletters, brochures, web sites, videos, and electronic presentations, or if you are a photographer looking to professionally re-touch your images, then Practical Photoshop CS5 Level 1 video course is the perfect starting point to achieve your goals.

Take this course now and learn Photoshop CS5 for Beginners.

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Curriculum For This Course
78 Lectures
The Patch Tool
3 Lectures 18:28

This lesson on the Patch Tool has been placed here for promotional purposes.  This lesson also appears in Lesson 10: Image Manipulation and Touch-up. Please watch it in that lesson, its proper place in the course flow.

The Patch Tool

This introduction to the course discusses how the course works and how you can get the most out of the course by working along with the instructor.

Course Introduction

Download this ZIP file to get all the course files.  This file is approximately 600MB in size. You will need WinZip or software that will open WinZip files, as well as the knowledge of how to use it.  The Zip file includes all of the images used in this course, which you will need to work along with the instructor.  Within the Zip file will be a main folder called "Photoshop CS5 Level 1 Course Files," and within this folder you will find all the individual lesson folders, as well as a document entitled, "Photoshop CS5.pdf."

Photoshop Class Files
685.0 MB
Lesson 1: The Photoshop Workspace
7 Lectures 01:13:38

Quick overview of the different sections of the Photoshop workpace.

Preview 06:36

Customize panels, panel locations, and save your custom settings.

Lesson 1.2: Arranging The Workspace

Open files with Mini Bridge.

Lesson 1.3: The Mini Bridge

Pan and zoom in and out on images using the latest OpenGL drawing features in Photoshop CS5.

Lesson 1.4: Image Navigation

View your images in the Photoshop interface or in full screen mode with or without menus, tools, and panels.

Lesson 1.5: Document View Modes

Use rulers and ruler guides to assist with layout of compositions.

Lesson 1.6: Rulers And Ruler Guides

Set Photoshop Preferences to control the way Photoshop works for you.

Lesson 1.7 Photoshop Preferences
Lesson 2: Image Resolution
4 Lectures 35:15

Exactly what is resolution and how does it apply to both print and screen graphics.

Preview 07:19

Before enlarging or reducing image size, first analyze the native resolution of the image to see if you can get a print size you need without resampling.

Lesson 2.2: Analyzing Resolution for Print Graphics

How to resize images for print purposes.

Lesson 2.3: Resampling Print Graphics

Rize images for screen and other electronic device purposes.

Lesson 2.4: Resampling Screen Graphics
Lesson 3: History
3 Lectures 26:42

Set up the number of "undos" you get with Photoshop (the default is a disturbingly low 20) and set the way history works--linear or non-linear.

Lesson 3.1 History Set Up

Create snapshots of work-in-progress using the History Panel.

Lesson 3.2: Snapshots

Selectively erase area of work to reveal the orginal image by using the History Brush.

Preview 06:25
Lesson 4: Creating Colors
3 Lectures 51:18

Definition of the RGB and CMYK color spaces.

Preview 09:35

Create solid colors with the Color Panel or the Color Picker.

Lesson 4.2: Creating Solid Colors

Using, creating, and editing gradients.

Lesson 4.3: Creating Gradients
Lesson 5: Modifying an Image Canvas
4 Lectures 50:20

Rotate images into their proper orientation and flip images vertically or horizontally.

Preview 05:28

Use the Crop Tool to crop the image canvas.

Lesson 5.2: Cropping

Trim excess border area and straighten images that were photographed crookedly.

Lesson 5.3: Trimming And Straightening Images

Enlarge or reduce the canvas size, create a caption area, and create a uniform, decorative border around your images by using the Canvas Size command.

Lesson 5.4: The Canvas Size Command
Lesson 6: Creating a Blank Canvas
3 Lectures 20:00

Create a blank canvas on which to start you own, original artwork.

Preview 10:51

Fill your blank canvas with a solid color or a pattern by using the Fill Command.

Lesson 6.2: The Fill Command

Create a blank canvas that matches dimensions and resolution of any open image.

Lesson 6.3: Image Size Matching
Lesson 7: Layer Basics
4 Lectures 01:12:37

Understanding the Layers Panel functions and options.

Lesson 7.1: The Layers Panel

Create compositions (collages) from mulitple images.

Lesson 7.2: Basic Compositing

Align multiple layers into columns and rows, and link related layers so that they move and resize as one item.

Preview 11:33

When and how to merge layers and how to save your layered documents as .PSD and .JPEG.

Lesson 7.4: Merging Layers And Saving Layered Documents
Lesson 8: Correcting Exposure
6 Lectures 01:31:46

How and why to use Adjustment Layers instead of commands under the Image--Adjustments menu.

Preview 17:12

Correcting exposure with the Levels Command (Part 1)

Lesson 8.2: Levels Part 1

Correcting exposure using the Levels command (Part 2)

Lesson 8.3: Levels Part 2

Work through a variety of real life situations correcting exposure with the Levels command.

Lesson 8.4: Levels Practice

Clip an Adjustment Layer to the layer below it so that it adjusts only that layer and not all layers underneath it.

Lesson 8.5 Clipping Adjustment Layers to a Layer

Lighten or darken shadow areas independently from lightening and darkening highlight areas.  It's Curves for dummies.

Lesson 8.6: Shadow Highlights
Lesson 9: Correcting and Altering Color
4 Lectures 42:52

Remove incorrect color tints from an image using the Levels command.

Lesson 9.1: Correcting Colors

Change colors using the Hue/Saturation command

Lesson 9.2: Changing Hue

Colorize an image using the Hue/Saturation command.

Preview 04:19

Enhance existing colors with the Hue/Saturation command or the preferred Vibrance command.

Lesson 9.4: Saturation And Vibrance
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About the Instructor
Steve Markos
4.2 Average rating
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13 Students
2 Courses
Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert

Adobe Certified Instructor Steve Markos only teaches software products he uses on a regular basis, which allows him to provide students with real world instruction and advice. Steve began using Photoshop in 1994 as a tool to touch-up photos of models for the fashion industry.  He became an Adobe Certified Instructor and Expert in Photoshop in 2005 and began teaching corporate training classes under his own company name, Art=Visual, as well as for various software training centers around the country, such as  Media Technology Associates (Atlanta, GA), Sterling Ledet and Associates (Atlanta, GA), Future Media Concepts (Orlando, FL), Roundpeg (San Francisco, CA), IT Training & Solutions (Greensboro, SC), and Echo-Eleven (Atlanta, GA).  Steve also holds a CompTia CTT+ certificate (Certified Technical Trainer) and is an Adobe Certified Expert and Instructor in InDesign and Premiere Pro as well. He was the co-author of Adobe's InDesign CS3 Certification Exam.