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Photoshop Level II


Class Date: April 5, 2005
Call 847-543-2747 to register by phone.
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Platforms offered: PC and Macintosh

Course length: 1 day

Overview: Students will learn skills that go beyond those covered in the Photoshop Level 1 course. This course will give students a firm grasp on Photoshop concepts that are applicable to almost every facet of using the application, including Web design, preparing photographic images for printing, and illustration.

Prerequisites: Before taking this course, you should complete the Photoshop 7.0 Level 1 course or have equivalent knowledge.

Benefits: Students will further their understanding of isolating image areas by creating and saving masks with specialized tools, commands, modes, and layer elements. Students will learn how to use vector paths for a variety of purposes, including masking, clipping paths, and illustration. Students will also learn to create and apply creative elements such as gradients, patterns, and color overlays, and to save them along with effects in easy to apply layer styles.

Target student: Photoshop 7.0 Level 2 for the student who has completed the Photoshop 7.0 Level 1 course, and who wants to learn additional concepts and techniques that will apply to almost every facet of using Photoshop.

What's next: Photoshop 7.0 Level 1 is the first course in this series, and is followed by this course, 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:

• Use Quick Mask mode, alpha channels, and layer masks to isolate image areas.
• Create clipping groups to use one layer’s contents to mask another’s.
• Create vector paths as tools for selecting images, for creating transparent areas in images to be used with other applications, and for drawing shapes.
• Create color swatches, gradients, and patterns, all of which can be saved and loaded in sets for convenience.
• Create layer styles that can apply effects, colors, patterns, and gradients in one step.
• Use the Background Eraser and the Extract command to create complex masks quickly and accurately, even for images with indistinct edges and very fine details.

Photoshop 7.0 Level 2 for Windows Course content

Lesson 1: Masking and Layers

Editing Quick Masks and Alpha Channels
Layer Masks
Grayscale Masking
Clipping Groups

Lesson 2: Vector Paths

Vector Path Concepts
Creating Vector Paths
Editing Paths
Using Paths for Masking

Lesson 3: Swatches, Gradients, and Patterns


Lesson 4: Layer Types and Styles

Fill Layers
Drawing and Painting Shapes
Layer Styles

Lesson 5: Advanced Masking

The Background Eraser
The Extract Command

 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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