Enjoy the best in Adobe Photoshop: Level 1 Training

Ignite your creative spark and delve into the world of digital imaging with Applied Technology Academy’s specialized Adobe Photoshop: Level 1 Training. Whether you’re a photography enthusiast or an aspiring designer, our comprehensive training program empowers you with the skills and knowledge needed to bring your creative visions to life.

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Adobe Photoshop: Level 1

This class includes a thorough review of the Photoshop interface including how to use tools and panels, and how to customize and save workspaces.

Core skills you will gain in this course include an understanding of strategies for retouching photographs, how to determine resolution and image size, how to straighten and crop images, and adjust color and tone.

You will learn to work with many of the selection tools in Photoshop to isolate parts of images for adjustment or editing. You will learn how to use layers, and how to apply gradients, styles and effects to layers. In addition to using selection tools, using masks and channels is an important Photoshop skill to create composite images or isolate parts of images. You will learn to create and edit masks and channels in this class.

Finally, you will learn how to use type in Photoshop, including how to create clipping masks from type, create type on a path, create paragraph text, warp point type, and create vertical text.

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Course Outline

Getting to Know the Work Area

Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop

Using the tools

Sampling a color

Working with tools and tool properties

Undoing actions in Photoshop

More about panels and panel locations

Basic Photo Corrections

Strategy for retouching

Resolution and image size

Opening a file with Adobe Bridge

Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop

Adjusting the color and tone

Using the Spot Healing Brush tool

Applying a content-aware patch

Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool

Sharpening the image

Working with Selections

About selecting and selection tools

Getting started

Using the Quick Selection tool

Moving a selected area

Manipulating selections

Using the Magic Wand tool

Selecting with the lasso tools

Rotating a selection

Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool

Selecting from a center point

Resizing and copying a selection

Cropping an image

Layer Basics

About layers

Getting started

Using the Layers panel

Rearranging layers

Applying a gradient to a layer

Applying a layer style

Adding an adjustment layer

Updating layer effects

Adding a border

Flattening and saving files

Masks and Channels

Working with masks and channels

Getting started

Using Select and Mask

Creating a quick mask

Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp

Using an alpha channel to create a shadow

Typographic Design

About type

Getting started

Creating a clipping mask from type

Creating type on a path

Warping point type

Designing paragraphs of type

Adding a rounded rectangle

Adding vertical text

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Target Audience

This course is appropriate for beginners and for anyone who is self taught on the basics of Photoshop. Quite often even experienced users find they benefit from a Core Skills: Level 1 class to fill in the gaps in their knowledge. However, if you feel that you are already familiar with the content covered in the Level 1 course, you can view the Level 2 course outline here:
Photoshop CC Core Skills: Level 2

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Basic computer and file management skills are required for Core Skills level Adobe courses. Students should know how to – locate, copy and open files; create folders; arrange, re-size, minimize and maximize application windows; start and exit programs; manage use of multiple programs simultaneously; and switch between open programs.
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