" 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.
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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.
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.
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."
Quick overview of the different sections of the Photoshop workpace.
Customize panels, panel locations, and save your custom settings.
Open files with Mini Bridge.
Pan and zoom in and out on images using the latest OpenGL drawing features in Photoshop CS5.
View your images in the Photoshop interface or in full screen mode with or without menus, tools, and panels.
Use rulers and ruler guides to assist with layout of compositions.
Set Photoshop Preferences to control the way Photoshop works for you.
Exactly what is resolution and how does it apply to both print and screen graphics.
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.
How to resize images for print purposes.
Rize images for screen and other electronic device purposes.
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.
Create snapshots of work-in-progress using the History Panel.
Rotate images into their proper orientation and flip images vertically or horizontally.
Use the Crop Tool to crop the image canvas.
Trim excess border area and straighten images that were photographed crookedly.
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.
Create a blank canvas on which to start you own, original artwork.
Fill your blank canvas with a solid color or a pattern by using the Fill Command.
Create a blank canvas that matches dimensions and resolution of any open image.
Understanding the Layers Panel functions and options.
Create compositions (collages) from mulitple images.
Align multiple layers into columns and rows, and link related layers so that they move and resize as one item.
When and how to merge layers and how to save your layered documents as .PSD and .JPEG.
How and why to use Adjustment Layers instead of commands under the Image--Adjustments menu.
Correcting exposure with the Levels Command (Part 1)
Correcting exposure using the Levels command (Part 2)
Work through a variety of real life situations correcting exposure with the Levels command.
Clip an Adjustment Layer to the layer below it so that it adjusts only that layer and not all layers underneath it.
Lighten or darken shadow areas independently from lightening and darkening highlight areas. It's Curves for dummies.
Remove incorrect color tints from an image using the Levels command.
Change colors using the Hue/Saturation command
Enhance existing colors with the Hue/Saturation command or the preferred Vibrance command.
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.