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Photoshop Level I


Class Date: March 30, 2005
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Platforms offered: PC and Macintosh

Course length: 1 day

Overview: Students will learn to modify and combine scanned photographs to create realistic composite images using Photoshop.

Prerequisites: To ensure your success, you must have a basic understanding of your computer's operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, open files from within the application, and copy files from CDs and other media.

Benefits: Students will learn to use several tools for selecting parts of images, and will move, duplicate, and resize images. Students will learn to use layers, and to apply layer effects and filters to create special effects, including lighting and texture effects. Additionally, students will use painting tools and blending modes to create shading effects, and will perform adjustments to contrast and color balance. Students will save images in formats for print and Web use.

Target student: Photoshop 7.0 Level 1 was specifically created for the student who has little or no experience.

What's next: Photoshop 7.0 Level 1 is the first course in this series, and is followed by Photoshop 7.0 Level 2. Students who want to learn techniques for creating and optimizing graphics for the Web should take Photoshop 7.0 Web Production. Students who want to learn techniques for increasing their efficiency and create a variety of interesting effects should take Photoshop 7.0 Tips & Tricks. Students who want to learn to use Photoshop’s color correction features and to prepare images for print should take Photoshop 7.0 Color Correction & Printing.

Performance-based objectives

Lesson objectives help students become comfortable with the course, and also provide a means to evaluate learning. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

• Select appropriate resolutions for different image and output types.
• Resize and crop image areas.
• Select image areas using the Lasso, Marquee, and Magic Wand tools.
• Use alpha channels to save and load selections.
• Create and manipulate multiple layers to composite images easily.
• Apply blending and shading effects to create realistic composites.
• Select colors using the Color palette, Color Picker, and Eyedropper tool.
• Use Photoshop’s painting tools to create artwork or to retouch photographs.
• Add and format text within an image.
• Apply layer effects and filters to create special effects including lighting effects
and textures.
• Modify the brightness, contrast, color balance, hue, and saturation of images.
• Save images in file formats for use with other applications and the Web.

Photoshop 7.0 Level 1 for Windows course content

Lesson 1: Photoshop's Environment

Raster and Vector Graphics
Photoshop Environment Elements
Navigating in Photoshop

Lesson 2: Sizing Images

Image Size and Resolution

Lesson 3: Selecting Image Areas

The Rectangular and Elliptical Marquee Tools
The Lasso Tools
Saving Selections
The Magic Wand Tool
The Magnetic Lasso Tool
Modifying Selections

Lesson 4: Layers

Floating Versus Fixed Selections
Undoing Previous Steps
Copying Selections
Creating Layers
Transforming Layers
Copying Layers between Images
Arranging Layers
Saving Images in Photoshop Format

Lesson 5: Blending and Compositing

Opacity and Blending Modes
Feathering Edges

Lesson 6: Image Modes

Mode Characteristics
Grayscale and Bitmap Modes
Color Modes

Lesson 7: Color and Painting

Selecting Colors
Painting Tools
The Clone Stamp Tool

Lesson 8: Text, Layer Effects, and Filters

Type Layers
Layer Effects
Merging and Flattening Layers

Lesson 9: Adjusting Images

Levels Adjustment Layers
Toning Tools

Lesson 10: Saving Completed Images

Saving for Use in Print Applications
Saving for the Web

 Photoshop Basic I :: Photoshop Basic II :: Photoshop Artistic Effects ::
Photoshop Color Correction
:: Photoshop Web Production

Class content may vary dependent on software version number and operating system. Please call for information on older versions.

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