Date: April 5, 2005
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Spring 2005 CLC schedule
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,
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 Photoshops color correction
features and to prepare images for print should take
Photoshop 7.0 Color Correction & Printing.
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 layers
contents to mask anothers.
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
Lesson 2: Vector Paths
Vector Path Concepts
Creating Vector Paths
Using Paths for Masking
Lesson 3: Swatches, Gradients, and Patterns
Lesson 4: Layer Types and Styles
Drawing and Painting Shapes
Lesson 5: Advanced Masking
The Background Eraser
The Extract Command
Photoshop Basic I ::
Artistic Effects ::
Photoshop Color Correction ::
content may vary dependent on software version number
and operating system.
Please call for information on older versions.