Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud Introduction

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Table of Contents

Getting To Know Adobe Photoshop

Starting Photoshop in Windows 8

The Welcome Experience

Dark Versus Light Interface

The Photoshop CC Workspace

Understanding Panels

Working With The Panel Dock

Working With Panels & Panel Groups

Panel Techniques

Understanding The Tools Panel

Working With The Tools Panel

Resetting the Tools Panel

Understanding The Options Bar

Opening An Existing File

Your First Document

Creating a New Document

Customising & Saving Workspaces

Understanding the Rulers & Ruler Tool

Understanding the Preferences dialog box

Saving a document

Navigating Images

Understanding the document Window

Navigating with the Zoom Tool

Navigating with the hand tool

Navigating with the navigator panel

Navigating with Keyboard shortcuts

Understanding Screen modes

Working with tabbed documents

Arranging multiple documents

Working with Multiple documents

Digital Image Basics

Understanding file formats

Understanding Image size Vs Resolution

Understanding file size

Understanding colour mode

Making Selections

Using the Magic Wand tool

Growing a Selection

Add to or Subtract from a selection

Saving a Selection

Understanding the refine edge dialog box

Refining hard edged selections

Refining soft edged selections

Selecting with colour range

Moving and copying selections


Printing Single Images

Understanding The Print Dialog Box

Using the Print dialog box

Understanding printing marks

Getting Help

Understanding the Help Menu

Investigating New Features

Using Online Help

Searching for Online Help

Accessing Online Tutorials

Working with Layers

Understanding layers

Understanding the Layers Panel

Creating a New Layer

Working with Layers

Adding Images to Layers

Working with Layers

Working with the Background layer

Changing the layer stacking order

Changing layer Opacity

Transforming layers

Organising layers into groups

Moving and copying selections

Resizing Images

Understanding resizing and resampling

Resizing an image for printing

Using the print dialog box to resize images

Resampling an image for email or web

Guidelines for cropping images

Understanding the crop tool options bar

Cropping images

Cropping images to a pre-set size

Applying a non-descriptive crop

Using the Crop Tool to add a border

Moving and copying selections


Understanding colour

Colour fundamentals

Understanding the colour panel

Applying colour with the colour panel

Selecting colours using the swatches panel

Selecting colours using the eyedropper

Selecting colours using the hue cube

Identifying a colour

Using the brush tool to apply colour

Changing brush styles

Creating accustom brush

Using the mixer brush

Working with Text

Understanding vector based text

Adding point text

Changing text size

Changing text colour

Changing the font family

Installing type kit fonts

Editing text

Creating a custom path frame

Adding text inside a custom path

Filling text with an image

Creating and applying paragraph styles

Creating and applying character styles

Creating a watermark


Drawing a standard shape

Drawing a custom shape

Arranging shapes

Drawing a straight line

Selecting and editing shape layers

Understanding guides

Understanding smart guides

Using smart guides to position shapes

Retouching & Repairing

Understanding the retouch and repair tools

Removing blemishes

Reducing wrinkles

Removing stray hairs

Whitening teeth

Intensifying eye colour

Removing Red eye

Sculpting with Liquify

Removing unwanted objects and wires

Moving objects using content aware

Using the clone stamp tool

Removing unwanted objects and wires


Understanding saving

Saving layered files

Saving PSD Images in another format

Understanding the save for web dialog box

Optimising photos for the Web Part 1

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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC – Full Day