This advanced course will enable you to use a wide range of processing techniques including working with powerful layer techniques to creatively combine images and blend exposures, plus an introduction to masking and working in channels. You will also understand how to prepare and render your work effectively for both print and for the web.
This course is designed to suit people who have a strong working knowledge of the basic features and functions of adobe photoshop and who prefer hands on. interactive instruction. This course is billed as an ‘advanced’ course and therefore is suitable for intermediate/advanced skill levels however, as we only use the finest industry experienced tutors be rest assured that the course will be specifically tailored to you, whatever your level of knowledge.
• An understanding of the topics covered in the PS 101 course
• Basic knowledge of the Macintosh OS
Adobe Camera Raw (ACR)
Using ACR to process a raw image and save the adjustments. Opening multiple files in ACR. Correcting and changing white balance (temperature and tint) in ACR manually and using presets. Tone adjustments in ACR, setting white and black points. Synchronising settings across multiple images. Introduction to Smart Objects
Definitions of Mask types. Creating and refining a pixel Mask. Using the Quick Mask function to facilitate selective edits. Re-posing a subject with the Puppet warp tool
Modes and channels. Black and White conversions. Channels and Alpha channels and the relationship to selections. Saving and loading alpha channels, isolating channel data to selectively edit an image.
Creating multi-layered designs and managing layers by grouping. Flattening, merging and stamping layers. Clipping masks and layer blending modes. Using the vanishing point filter to work in faux 3D. Placing an adobe illustrator file into a Photoshop document. Layer styles and adjustment layers. Adjusting canvas size, borders. Text layers including “point text” and “paragraph text”
Montage and Creative Techniques
Combining images in a montage and using Photo merge to create a panoramic image. Rulers, guides and grids. Point and paragraph type, text formatting and text effects. Text as a clipping mask. Pixel bender, filters and the filter gallery. Hand colouring a greyscale image. Smart filters
creating, saving and using output options from comps
Useful scripts, including Image processor, actions and batches
Creating content for the Web
The “Design” workspace. Creating user and auto slices. Slice symbols and slice options, adding hyperlinks and HTML navigation buttons, optimisation and compression of images, JPEG and GIF using save for web and devices. Outputting a web gallery from Bridge
Colour spaces, colour management settings, soft proofing, identifying out of gamut colour, and printing.
Recap with Q&A session
Adobe Training at Alchemea is slightly different from the Avid and Apple models whereby the courses are not designed to
prepare a student for a specific exam. Adobe exams are very demanding and certification is meant to reflect not only a users
understanding of an applications functionality but also their experience as a user. If you wish to work towards certification
Alchemea can administer an Adobe exam for you for £150. Please contact Peter Barter on 020 7359 3986 for more information.
Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)
Adobe Certified Associate is an entry-level certification aimed at validating communication skills using a particular digital
medium. An Adobe Certified Associate credential certifies individuals have the entry-level skills to plan, design, build, and
maintain effective communications using different forms of digital media.
Adobe Certified Expert (ACE)
Adobe Certified Expert is a professional-level certification aimed at industry professionals who have attained a deep level of
mastery in using Adobe technology. Demonstrate your Adobe product expertise by becoming an Adobe Certified Expert. Use
Adobe Certification as a way for getting a raise, finding a job, or promoting your vast expertise.
Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI)
Further your knowledge. As an Adobe Certified Instructor, you can take your classes — and yourself — to the leading edge of
Find out more at the certification area of the Adobe® website
|It is advisable to bring a notepad and a pen to take notes during the course. Everything else will be provided for you!|
This venue for this course it at our Windsor Centre facility in Islington.
Alchemea, The Windsor Centre, Windsor Street, London, N1 8QG
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