Photoshop :

Overview:

Adobe Photoshop is a seriously powerful photo and image editing application. Part of the Adobe suite of productivity software, Photoshop is considered by many to be a benchmark in the world of professional digital image solutions.

Let’s have a quick look at what Photoshop is, and what it isn’t.

Photoshop is Not a Drawing Program!

This is a very common source of confusion and frustration. Although it is possible to use Photoshop to design and construct original graphics, you will find that it is difficult and limited. The reason is that Photoshop is not intended to be used for this type of work. Photoshop is an image editing tool, not a design tool. To create original images, Adobe provides other specialist programs such as Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Image Ready.

So What Does Photoshop Do?

The real power of Photoshop is in working with existing images. Typical tasks include treating and manipulation, compositing, converting to different formats, printing, etc.

Photoshop is very strong in the world of printed media and is popular with newspapers and other publishers.

Compatibility

Photoshop tends to work well with other applications. As well as integrating seamlessly with other Adobe products (such as Premiere, Illustrator, etc), Photoshop formats are also widely recognised and able to be imported into programs such as Macromedia Fireworks, Corel Draw, etc.

Learning Curve

Photoshop is so feature-rich that it does take a while to learn all the ins and outs. Don’t expect to become proficient overnight. However the interface is well set out and quite intuitive.Price

The target market for Photoshop is the professional world, and this is reflected in the price – it is one of the most expensive packages of its type. Cheaper versions are available (such as Photoshop LE) but lose many of the important features.

Why should you learn?

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most famous and all-round image editing software existing in the market today. While professionals in the designing and editing domain rely on it, Photoshop serves out to be quite helpful for others as well. It can turn normal pictures into masterpieces. Most of the software adhere to the features of Photoshop, which makes it quite convenient to work with multiple software. 

One great fact about Photoshop is that it is very user friendly. It provides all the tools which can help in editing and improving pictures. To the professional designers and artists, Photoshop is more than just software. It is a way to express themselves through images.

Why Learn Photoshop

Here are some major reasons why you should learn Photoshop:

  • Professional Importance

Photoshop is largely used in web designing and high quality marketing. This includes designing content for social media marketing, creating animations for banner ads and developing unique designs for blogs.

Photoshop skills are often listed in a lot of job descriptions these days. Learning Photoshop gives you an added advantage over other competing applicants who are not skilled in Photoshop.

  • Expressing Creativity

Using Photoshop one can transform pictures to unimaginable heights of creativity. Photoshop could also be used to depict age progression. This application might need a bit of a talent to explore but it surely interests a lot of people.

You can turn colored pictures into black & white at a single click. You could even edit specific parts by changing the color or adding visual effects through innovative tools. You can do wonders with Photoshop even if think that you can’t draw a straight line on a piece paper.

  • Correcting Photography Mistakes

If you’re a photographer, you can cover up the mistakes you made while clicking pictures. You can adjust all the exposure settings, crop a picture and even replace the parts which you don’t like.

  • Restore Old Images

You can restore the old family pictures and bring them to life using a vast set of patch tools and other.  If you’re a professional editor, you can please your clients if you know how to exploit the brilliant features of Photoshop.

  • Make and Save Money

If you know the Photoshop, you can make money by creating business cards, marketing posters and even by designing parts of a website.

You can also save money by knowledge of Photoshop. Say if you have a website and you want to update the website’s blog with new innovative designs. Now you don’t have to hire and pay a graphic designer if you yourself are well aware of how to use Photoshop.

  • Endless Features to Explore

The possibilities with Photoshop are limitless. You can transform pictures into master pieces; edit images of all kinds and design websites and blogs by using the innovative features of Photoshop.

There are thousands of professionals who use Photoshop every day to either earn for a living or express their creativity. You need to be an expert in technology to learn this brilliant software. Anyone with the basic knowledge of computers can learn Photoshop and play with pictures.

Learning Outcome:

Learning Outcomes:

At the end of the course the participant will

 Design layouts for web pages, Paper Adverts, Brouchers, CD Covers, Package

Designing

 Event and Exhibition stall Designs, Pop Ups

 Touch Ups

Color corrections

 Paintings, Drawings

 Converting B/W photo to colo

 Table of Content :

 Lesson 1: INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS6

  1. About Photoshop
  2. Navigating Photoshop
  3. Menus and panels
  4. Opening new files
  5. Opening existing files

Lesson 2: Getting Started with Photoshop
1. Exploring the Toolbox
2. The New CS4 Applications Bar & the Options Bar
3. Exploring Panels & Menus
4. Creating & Viewing a New Document
5. Customizing the Interface
6. Setting Preferences

Lesson 3: Working with Images
7. Zooming & Panning an Image
8. Working with Multiple Images, Rulers, Guides & Grids
9. Undoing Steps with History
10. Adjusting Color with the New Adjustments Panel
11. The New Masks Panel &VibranceColor Correction Command
12. The New Note Tool & the Save for Web & Devices Interface
13. The New Auto-Blend & Auto-Align Layers Commands
14. The New 3D Commands

Lesson 4: RESIZING & CROPPING IMAGES 
1. Understanding Pixels & Resolution
2. The Image Size Command
3. Interpolation Options
4. Resizing for Print & Web
5. Cropping & Straightening an Image
6. Adjusting Canvas Size & Canvas Rotation

Lesson 5: WORKING WITH BASIC SELECTIONS 
1. Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee Tool
2. Using the Magic Wand & Free Transform Tool
3. Selecting with the Regular & Polygonal Lasso Tools
4. Combining Selections
5. Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool
6. Using the Quick Selection Tool & Refine Edge
7. Modifying Selections

Lesson 6: GETTING STARTED WITH LAYERS 
1. Understanding the Background Layer
2. Creating, Selecting, Linking & Deleting Layers
3. Locking & Merging Layers
4. Copying Layers, Using Perspective & Layer Styles
5. Filling & Grouping Layers
6. Introduction to Blending Modes
7. Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill
8. Creating & Modifying Text

Lesson 7: PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP 
1. Using the Brush Tool
2. Working with Colors& Swatches
3. Creating & Using Gradients
4. Creating & Working with Brushes
5. Using the Pencil & Eraser Tools
6. Painting with Selections

Lesson 8: PHOTO RETOUCHING
1. The Red Eye Tool
2. The Clone Stamp Tool
3. The Patch Tool & the Healing Brush Tool
4. The Spot Healing Brush Tool
5. The Color Replacement Tool
6. The Toning & Focus Tools
7. Painting with History

Lesson 9: INTRODUCTION TO COLOR CORRECTION 
1. Color Spaces &Color Modes
2. The Variations Command
3. The Auto Commands
4. Adjusting Levels
5. Adjust Curves, Non-Destructively, with Adjustment Layers

Lesson 10: USING QUICK MASK MODE 
1. Quick Mask Options
2. Painting a Selection
3. Saving & Removing a Selection from the Background

Lesson 11: WORKING WITH THE PEN TOOL 
1. Understanding Paths & the Pen Tool
2. Creating Straight & Curved Paths
3. Creating Combo Paths
4. Creating a Clipping Path

Lesson 12: CREATING SPECIAL EFFECTS 
1. Getting Started with Photoshop Filters
2. Smart Filters
3. Creating Text Effects
4. Applying Gradients to Text

Lesson 13: EXPORTING YOUR WORK 
1. Saving with Different File Formats
2. Saving for Web & Devices
3. Printing Options
4. Credits