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Photoshop Fast Track Course

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About the course

In this 3 day hands-on course, participants learn to use Photoshop CS6 for everything from retouching and repairing images, to compositing images into artistic montages, to processing camera raw digital photography. The course covers lighting and textural effects, adjustments to contrast and colour balance, and file formats for print and web use.

Who should do this course?

This course is suitable for photographers, graphic artists, webmasters or designers with little or no experience using Adobe Photoshop. Suitable for students with little or no experience using Adobe Photoshop and that need to learn how to master the world's leading imaging software.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for attending this course; however participants are expected to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Details

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    18 - 20 Dec 17 Mon - Wed
    16 - 18 Jan 18 Tue - Thu
    14 - 16 Feb 18 Wed - Fri
    14 - 16 Mar 18 Wed - Fri
    09 - 11 Apr 18 Mon - Wed
    09 - 11 May 18 Wed - Fri
    06 - 08 Jun 18 Wed - Fri
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    15 - 17 Jan 18 Mon - Wed
    12 - 14 Feb 18 Mon - Wed
    14 - 16 Mar 18 Wed - Fri
    16 - 18 Apr 18 Mon - Wed
    16 - 18 May 18 Wed - Fri
    12 - 14 Jun 18 Tue - Thu
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    17 - 19 Jan 18 Wed - Fri
    12 - 14 Feb 18 Mon - Wed
    13 - 15 Mar 18 Tue - Thu
    11 - 13 Apr 18 Wed - Fri
    08 - 10 May 18 Tue - Thu
    04 - 06 Jun 18 Mon - Wed
  • Canberra Class Dates

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    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

    29 - 31 Jan 18 Mon - Wed
    21 - 23 Mar 18 Wed - Fri
    30 Apr - 02 May 18 Mon - Wed
    13 - 15 Jun 18 Wed - Fri
    25 - 27 Jul 18 Wed - Fri
    03 - 05 Sep 18 Mon - Wed
  • Adelaide Class Dates

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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    14 - 16 Feb 18 Wed - Fri
    04 - 06 Apr 18 Wed - Fri
    16 - 18 May 18 Wed - Fri
    25 - 27 Jun 18 Mon - Wed
    08 - 10 Aug 18 Wed - Fri
    17 - 19 Sep 18 Mon - Wed
  • Perth Class Dates

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    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

    05 - 07 Feb 18 Mon - Wed
    06 - 08 Mar 18 Tue - Thu
    16 - 18 Apr 18 Mon - Wed
    29 - 31 May 18 Tue - Thu
    11 - 13 Jul 18 Wed - Fri
    20 - 22 Aug 18 Mon - Wed

Course Units

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Unit 1: Introducing Photoshop CS6

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  • What is Photoshop?
  • What's New in Photoshop CS6?
  • Opening and Finding Images
  • Creating a New File
  • The Photoshop Interface
  • Menus and Keystroke Shortcuts
  • The Toolbox
  • The Options Bar
  • Introduction to Palettes
  • Workspace Presets
  • Resizing Screen Views
  • Tool Presets
  • Navigator Palette
  • Other Navigation Tools
  • Rulers, Guides, and Grids
  • Reverting
  • Getting Help in Photoshop

Unit 2: Managing your Files

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  • Opening Files
  • Using Bridge CS6
  • Working with Multiple Files and Windows
  • Displaying File Information with the Status Bar
  • Saving Files and Working with Multiple Versions
  • Understanding File Formats
  • Leaving Written Notes

Unit 3: Understanding the Selection Tools

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  • Using the Marquee Tools
  • Adding to a Selection
  • Subtracting From a Selection
  • Rotating a Selection
  • Moving a Selection
  • Deleting a Selection
  • Deselecting a Selection
  • Saving a Selection
  • Selecting an Entire Image
  • Moving a Selection Border
  • Cutting, Copying and Pasting a Selection
  • Selecting with the Magic Wand Tool
  • Selecting with the Colour Range Command
  • Selecting with the Lasso Tool
  • Selecting with the Polygonal Lasso Tool
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Inverting a Selection
  • Expanding or Contracting a Selection
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Skewing or Distorting a Selection
  • Using Refine Edge a Selection

Unit 4: Working with Pixels

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  • Understanding Bitmaps and Vectors
  • Image Pixels Versus Screen Pixels
  • Adjusting an Image's Resolution
  • Changing an Image's Resolution Automatically
  • Changing an Image's Pixel Dimensions
  • Changing Image size using Content Aware Scale
  • Changing an Image's Print Dimensions
  • Changing the Canvas Size
  • Rotating and Flipping the Canvas
  • Cropping an Image Using a Marquee
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter

Unit 5: Understanding Colour

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  • Two Types of Colour
  • Colour Settings
  • The Colour Palette
  • Using the Colour Ramp
  • Using the Colour Picker
  • The Paint Bucket Tool

Unit 6: Layers

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  • Exploring Layers
  • Creating a Layer
  • Renaming a Layer
  • Deleting a Layer
  • Linking Layers
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Merging Layers
  • Grouping Layers
  • Using Layer Via Cut and Layer Via Copy
  • Creating a Type Layer
  • The Character Palette
  • Type Setting with Smart Warping
  • Modifying a Type Layer

Unit 7: Channels and Masks

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  • The Channels Palette
  • Saving a Selection as a Channel
  • Loading a Channel as a Selection
  • Using Quick Masks
  • Adding a Layer Mask
  • Moving a Layer Mask
  • Creating a Clipping Group

Unit 8: Retouching Images

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  • Adjusting Brightness and Contrast
  • Using the Blur and Sharpen Tools
  • Using the Dodge and Burn Tools
  • Adjusting Hue and Saturation
  • Using the Sponge Tool
  • Adjusting Levels
  • Using the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using the Pattern Stamp
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush
  • Using the Patch Tool

Unit 9: Drawing and Painting

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  • Foreground and Background Colour
  • Lifting Colour
  • Using the Shape and Line Tools
  • Using the Custom Shape Tool
  • Using the Brush Tool
  • Changing Brush Styles
  • Creating a Custom Brush
  • Create a Custom Brush Tip from an Image
  • Using the Pencil Tool
  • Using the Paint Bucket Tool
  • Applying a Gradient
  • Creating a Stroke Around a Selection
  • Using the Eraser Tool

Unit 10: Advanced Colour

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  • Using the Colour Balance Command
  • Using the Variations Dialog Box
  • Using the Image Mode Function
  • Converting Images to Grayscale

Unit 11: Working with Filters

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  • Introduction to Filters
  • Applying a Filter to Part of an Image
  • Converting a Photograph into a Drawing
  • Liquifying an Image
  • Freezing and Thawing an Image
  • Reconstructing a Distortion
  • Viewing a Mesh and Saving a Distortion
  • Artistic Filters
  • Blur Filters
  • Brush Stroke Filter
  • Distort Filters
  • Pixelate Filters
  • Render Filters and Sharpen Filters
  • Sketch Filters
  • Stylize Filters and Texture Filters

Unit 12: Printing with Photoshop CS6 Print Interface

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  • Printing Basics
  • Selecting a Printer and Previewing Imaging Position
  • Editing Print Options
  • Printing Part of an Image

Training Packages

Adobe Graphic Design Package

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Duration

9 days

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Rachael T [ 20 November, 2017 ]
Andy was a great trainer, taught at a suitable pace for everyone, ensured everyone was clear before moving on.
(5.00 out of 5) Jan Z [ 20 November, 2017 ]
I found the course enjoyable and informative. Plenty of time to go over areas that were more complex. Andy was friendly and had a wealth of relevant experience that he shared freely.
(5.00 out of 5) Sebastian E [ 25 October, 2017 ]
Everything was given to me properly and really clear. It was so complete and useful at the end of the course.
(5.00 out of 5) Tiffany B [ 25 October, 2017 ]
This is my second course with Marte and have enjoyed them both. Marte keeps it interesting and is helpful with adjusting the information to suit my difficult questions

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