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Content Summary: The entire works, from panels and tools to video and 3D, image manipulation and correction for print and web formats.
Results: In the space of 1 week you will move from very little knowledge to being the smug expert in the office, who can do anything in Photoshop.

Ideal for: Those who want to take their colleagues by surprise and move from ignaramus level to expert in one week! Otherwise this course is most often booked by people making a sudden change of career.

Basics

UPGRADE FEATURES

Bitmap vs Vector Interpolation, resolution and quality issues
Import percentages (maximum)
Common File formats
Viewing / opening documents
Title bar info
New document specifications
Colour models
Colour wheel
CMYK vs RGB
Transparency support
Modes
Histogram check
RAW Import warnings
Compression, File degradation
Legacy DPI vs LPI

Tools and Panels

Cropping manually and modifying selection
Workspace
Tool bar, variations
Options bar (introduction)
Panel options
Most commonly used panels
Editing tools vs Vector tools
Rulers, guides and Grids
Using control

Image

Image sizes
Canvas size
Cropping (and resizing)
Image modes
Basic retouching with Clone, Heal, Patch tools

Effects

Movie control
Animated layers as animated gifs
3D
Perspective
Adjustments and Filters
Photographic edges
Neon type
Photo-montage
Layer modes
Realistic reflections
Plug-ins
Posterisation, solarisation
Inverting
Brush effects
History brush
3d, filters, plug-ins
Distortion warps

Painting and restoration

Custom brushes
Vector tools
Fading, Defining
Cloning, Healing, Patching
Liquify
History Brush, History snapshot
Merging
Blur / gaussian blur (web + focal considerations)
Noise: dust and scratches
Channel separations
Sharpen / unsharp mask
High pass
Blending options

Colour adjustment and management

Basic tonal adjustment / enhancement
CMYK-RGB conversion: issues
System requirements
RAW
Brightness / contrast: when to use
Levels: highlights, midtones, shadows
Multi-level (per channel)
Colour cast correction
Curves
Hue / saturation
Colorisation and Desaturation
Info panel
Colour sampler tool
Color range: easy-pick with websafe

Colour conversion

Colour mode conversion, gamut warnings (view)
Colour sampler; info panel
Adding to swatches
Specials; procedure for 5th colours

‘Quality’ adjustment

Dust and scratches
Reduce noise
Blur
Gaussian blur
Sharpen / Unsharpen, and size issues

Transformation

Flipping, scaling, rotating, distorting, perspective
Control options
Free transform
Straighten or tilt
Puppet warp

Brushes

Brush options and parameters
Brush size and hardness

Selections

Various tools
Tool options
Adding / subtracting
Inversing, feathering, grow, smooth, expand, similar
Moving, Transforming
Show / hide
Pen tool specifics
Shape tools, options
Selecting a path, show / hide, active / inactive
Saving, Clipping
Paths to selections
Cutouts, considerations
Multiple path export
Channel - path - export
Selections: modifying, transforming, colour range
Selection variations
Alpha channel selections and combinations
Displacement maps
Bump maps
Masks, calculations
Perspective straightening
Content-aware scaling
Content-aware fill

Pathed shapes

Freeform pen tool
Selecting a path
Saving a path
Clipping paths
Layer clipping paths

Channels

Understanding use
Creating, Deleting, Renaming
Using as selections
Masks
Quick Mask, Editing, Applying Channels
Clipping masks, Vector masks

Layers

Layer management
Layer effects
Layer modes
Sets Arrangement
Alignment
Duplicating, Merging Styles
Fill / adjustment layers
Transparency
Locking layer attributes
Masking vs Blocking
Blending modes
Renaming Shape layers
Selection combinations
Smart Objects

Type

Rasterised vs character
Selecting and editing
Formatting palettes
Fill and stroke
Warp text options
Type on a path
Special effects type

Resolution

Resampling
Trading
Print requirements vs web requirements
Pixel dimensions
Canvas size
Crop tool specifics
DPI vs LPI
JPG standards, PNGs etc

Workflow

Editing Preferences
Quick colour selection
Creative Suite Integration
View screen mode
Drag-dropping 
Position on paste
Best formats
Optimising for web: 1-4 up, droplets
Creating a basic web page 
Actions: recording, saving, setting up batch process
Modifying presets
Droplets

Saving

Save options, file formats for inDesign, web etc
Paths to Illustrator
Placing in Illustrator, InDesign
Smart Object saving and placing
Save for Web and Save for Devices
Device Central
Download speeds
Archiving formats
Creating Contact Sheets
Creating a basic website
Zoomify

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NEW VERSION: CC 2015
Released: Summer 2015

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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CC 2015 –
THE BEST UPGRADE YET!

Adobe Photoshop CS6

New Features Summary:

  • Streamlined interface
  • Improved handling of Camera RAW
  • Content-Aware Move, Extend and Patch
  • Improved type styles
  • Blur Gallery
  • Adaptive Wide Angle
  • New crop tool
  • Enhanced 3D
  • Brilliant video editing
  • Dashed and dotted lines
  • White Balance and Noise Reduction Brushes
  • Face Detection with Skin-aware Masking

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