Customizing Photoshop

■ Preference

■ Panels

■ Menu

■ Customising Preferences & Keyboard Shortcuts

■ Workspace

■ Presets

■ Hidden tools
■ Maximizing productivity with screen modes

Working With Selections
■ The importance of a good selection

■ About selecting & selection tools
■ Rectangular & Oval selections
■ Lasso tool, Magnetic Lasso Tool, Polygonal Lasso Tool
■ Magic Wand
■ Quick Selection Tool
■ Feathering – softening selection edges
■ Selecting by Colour
■ Using the Marquee tools
■ Changing a selection into a layer
■ Working with the Magic Wand tool
■ Adding to and subtracting from selections
■ Adding to and deleting from the selection
■ Saving a selection
■ Making difficult selections with the Refine Edge feature
■ Using Quick Mask
■ Copying and pasting a selection
■ Using the Pen tool for selections
■ Converting a path to a selection


Understanding Layers
■ Background layers
■ Creating layers
■ Rearrange & editing layers
■ Opacity & Layer Blending Modes
■ Linking Layers
■ Applying Layer Styles
■ Flattening Layers
■ Layer Comps
■ Duplicating & Aligning Layers
■ Layer Groups


Transforming
■ Free Transform
■ Mathematical transforms: Flip, Rotate, Arbitrary
■ Scale, Skew, Distort, Perspective
■ Transform with Warp
■ Canvas Rotation

Basic Photo Corrections
■ Understanding Images: Raster & Vector
■ Image Resolution
■ Exposure & Balance
■ Tonal values & Photography
■ Image Adjustments Options
■ Working with the Adjustments Panel
■ Histogram
■ Levels Dialog Box
■ Curves Dialog Box
■ Straightening & Cropping
■ Using Automatic & Manual Adjustments – Contrast

Shadows & Highlights, Hue & Saturation
■ Replacing colours
■ Dodge, Sponge & Burn tools
■ Black & White Adjustment Feature

Retouching & Repairing
■ Clone Stamp Tool & Clone Panel Options
■ Pattern Tool
■ Spot Healing Brush
■ Healing Brush & Patch Tools
■ Red Eye Removal
■ Separate Layer retouching
■ Layers – Auto Align Layers
■ Spherical Alignment
■ Layers -Auto Blend Layers
■ Content Aware Healing & Fills
■ Typography
■ Adding Type
■ Character & Paragraph settings
■ Justification & Hyphenation
■ Tracking, Kerning & Leading
■ Warping Type
■ Type on a Path
■ Vertical Type

Colour Modes
■ Creating New Colour Swatches
■ Creating Colour Blends/ Gradients
■ Applying colour & gradients
■ Hue Sampling Ring

Brushes
■ Working with brushes
■ Changing Brush Options

Painting and Retouching
■ Setting up your color settings
■ Color primer
■ Understanding color gamut.
■ The RGB color model
■ The CMYK color model
■ Editing color settings
■ Selecting colors
■ Starting to paint
■ Using the Color panel
■ Using the Brush tool
■ Changing opacity
■ Using the Brush Presets
■ Using the Airbrush feature
■ Applying color to an image
■ Changing blending modes.
■ The Eyedropper tool
■ Retouching images
■ Using the Clone Stamp tool
■ Repairing fold lines
■ The History panel
■ The Spot Healing Brush
■ The Healing Brush
■ Using the Patch tool
■ Using the Clone Source panel
■ Cloning from another source

Color Correcting an Image
■ Choosing your color settings
■ Working in RGB
■ Reading a histogram
■ Making the Curve adjustment
■ Defining the highlight and shadow.
■ Locating the White and Black Point
■ Inputting the white and black point values
■ Adjusting the midtones
■ Setting the neutral
■ Sharpening your image
■ Taking care of red eye

Correcting Digital Photographs
■ Merging exposure and application of advanced colour  

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■ correcting digital photographs in Phoptoshop
■ Correcting image distortion
■ Working with depth of field
■ Quick Masks & Gradient Masks

Using Content-Aware Tools in Photoshop
■ Adding image area
■ Viewing the on-screen ruler
■ Converting the Background into a layer
■ Scaling the background
■ Content-Aware Fill
■ Content-Aware Move
■ Content–Aware retouching


Creating & Editing Quick Masks
■ Saving selections as Masks
■ Alpha Channels
■ Loading Masks as selections
■ Editing Masks
■ Extracting Images
■ Applying Filter Effects to Masked selections
■ Creating Gradient Masks

Vector Drawing: Paths
■ Pen Tool
■ Using Paths
■ Scalable Objects
■ Shape Layer
■ Complex Path editing
■ Compound Paths
■ Saving Paths
■ Clipping & Work Paths
■ Filling & Stroking paths, selections

Filters
■ Using filters
■ Gamut & Workflow aspects
■ Stacking Orders & Saving multiple filters
■ Fading Filters (Opacity & Blend Modes)
■ Smart Filters
■ Creating, Saving & Editing Smart filters

Working with 3D images
■ Creating a 3D shape from a layer
■ Manipulating 3D objects
■ Using 3D panels to adjust lighting and surface textures
■ Merging 2D onto 3D layers
■ Importing 3D Files
■ Painting onto a 3D object
■ Using Repoussé to create 3D text

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