Date: April 12, 2005
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Spring 2005 CLC schedule
Platforms offered: PC and Macintosh
Course length: 1 day
Overview: Students will expand on the skills
covered in the Photoshop Level 1 and 2 courses
by working on a variety of image types. While students
will learn to work with additional specific Photoshop
commands and tools, they'll also study concepts that
tie together multiple techniques they already know to
create effects and make their work more efficient.
Prerequisites: Completion of the Photoshop 7.0
Level 1 and Level 2 courses, or equivalent knowledge.
Benefits: Students will clean up line art, use
lots of shortcuts and styling techniques for layers.
Students will work with photographic images, repairing
an old damaged picture, softening the focus on one to
add atmosphere, and will colorize grayscale images with
a variety of techniques. Students will learn to create
realistic three dimensional effects by distorting layers
and with lighting effects. Lastly, students will save
multi-step processes to actions that they can apply
later to any image.
Target student: Students should understand the
tools, techniques, and concepts covered in the Photoshop
7.0 Level 1 and 2 courses, and should be interested
in learning techniques that will increase efficiency
as well as tap into Photoshops potential for creating
What's next: 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 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:
Clean up jagged line art and accurately replace
colors in line art with soft edges.
Apply time-saving shortcuts for selecting, stacking,
and blending layers.
Precisely control layer styles with contours
and with combinations of layer effects,
as well as by splitting layer effects onto multiple
Repair and retouch old damaged photos efficiently
Create atmosphere in an image by applying a soft
focus effect and adding emphasis
to the foreground.
Colorize grayscale images with a variety of techniques
to create hand-tinted and
Wrap a two-dimensional object around a three-dimensional
Use lighting effects and create cast shadows
to further simulate three dimensions.
Transform a photographic image into a painted
one with brushes, filters, and blending modes.
Combine multiple steps into one by saving them
Photoshop 7.0 Tips & Tricks for Windows Course content
Lesson 1: Working with Line Art
Cleaning Up Low Resolution Art
Changing Line Art Color
Lesson 2: Layer Shortcuts & Techniques
Layer Styling Techniques
Lesson 3: Photographic Techniques
Making Focus Adjustments to Images
Colorizing Grayscale Photos
Lesson 4: Creating Realism
Simulating Three Dimensions
Simulating Painted Effects
Lesson 5: Actions
Working with Actions