Module Title : Course APCS6 : Adobe Photoshop CS6

Duration : 3 days

Course Overview
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS6 choose Adobe Photoshop CS6 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop CS6 and how to manipulate images, edit motion-based content, and create image composites.

In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CS6 edition covers new features, including precise cropping with multiple overlays, expanded content-aware toolkit with skin tone-aware selections and masking, three new blur effects, re-engineered design tools, adaptive Wide Angle adjustments, improved Camera Raw engine, improved auto corrections, Background Save and Auto-recovery, modernized user interface, intuitive video enhancements, simplified 3D interface, improved editing speed with real-time results, and more.

In addition to the lesson files, the companion DVD will feature 2 hours of free video tutorials from Adobe Photoshop CS6: Learn by Video by Adobe Press and video2brain, a great added value!

The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students. -Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training

Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does – an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.

Course Content

1. Getting to Know the Work Area
Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
Using the tools
Using the options bar and other panels
Undoing actions in Photoshop
Customizing the workspace
Finding resources for using Photoshop
Checking for updates
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2. Basic Photo Corrections

Strategy for retouching
Resolution and image size
Getting started
Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
Replacing colors in an image
Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool
Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
Applying a content-aware patch
Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
Saving the image for four-color printing
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3. Working with Selections

About selecting and selection tools
Getting started
Using the Quick Selection tool
Moving a selected area
Manipulating selections
Using the Magic Wand tool
Selecting with the lasso tools
Rotating a selection
Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
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4. Layer Basics

About layers
Getting started
Using the Layers panel
Rearranging layers
Applying a gradient to a layer
Applying a layer style
Adding an adjustment layer
Updating layer effects
Adding a border
Flattening and saving files
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5. Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs

Getting started
About camera raw files
Processing files in Camera Raw
Applying advanced color correction
Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
Correcting image distortion
Adding depth of field
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6. Masks and Channels

Working with masks and channels
Getting started
Creating a mask
Refining a mask
Creating a quick mask
Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
Working with channels
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7. Typographic Design

About type
Getting started
Creating a clipping mask from type
Creating type on a path
Warping point type
Designing paragraphs of type
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8. Vector Drawing Techniques

About bitmap images and vector graphics
About paths and the Pen tool
Getting started
Using paths with artwork
Creating vector objects for the background
Working with defined custom shapes
Importing a Smart Object
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9. Advanced Compositing

Getting started
Assembling a montage of images
Applying filters
Hand-coloring selections on a layer
Applying Smart Filters
Adding drop shadows and a border
Matching color schemes across images
Automating a multistep task
Stitching a panorama
Finishing the image
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10. Editing Video

Getting started
Creating a new video project
Animating text with keyframes
Creating effects
Adding transitions
Adding audio
Muting unwanted audio
Rendering video
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11. Painting with the Mixer Brush

About the Mixer Brush
Getting started
Selecting brush settings
Mixing colors
Creating a custom brush preset
Mixing colors with a photograph
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12. Working with 3D Images

Getting started
Creating a 3D shape from a layer
Manipulating 3D objects
Adding 3D objects
Merging 3D layers to share the same 3D space
Positioning objects in a scene
Applying materials to 3D objects
Lighting a 3D scene
Rendering a 3D scene
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13. Preparing Files for the Web

Getting started
Creating slices
Exporting HTML and images
Using the Zoomify feature
Creating a web gallery
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14. Producing and Printing Consistent Color

About color management
Getting started
Specifying color-management settings
Proofing an image
Identifying out-of-gamut colors
Adjusting an image and printing a proof
Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
Printing
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