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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Advanced On-Site Training

This on-site training class is also available as Public Schedule Seminar.

Create what you imagine

Course Description/Agenda

Move towards mastery by devoting three days to working through advanced tools and processes with a knowledgeable, Adobe-certified instructor who uses Photoshop for client work.

Create what you imagine.

You'll learn with design, graphic arts, marketing, and communications professionals who are committed to excellence.

Solid knowledge of Photoshop basics learned in Connect Connect Learning's Photoshop CS3 or CS4 Fundamentals class plus a few months experience. Or equivalent learning and experience. This class is not for someone who uses Photoshop occasionally.


1. Masks and Channels
  • Create a quick mask
  • Edit a mask
  • View channels
  • Adjust individual channels
  • Apply filters to a mask
  • Apply effects using a gradient mask
  • Resize the canvas
  • Remove the background from an image
  • Move layers between documents
  • Colorize with an adjustment layer
  • Group and clip layers
  • Invert a mask
  • Use type as a mask
    Q & A
2. Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
  • Process files in Camera Raw
  • Correct digital photographs in Photoshop
  • Edit images with a vanishing-point perspective
  • Correct image distortion
  • Add depth of field
  • Create a PDF image gallery
    Q & A
3. Typographic Design
  • Create a clipping mask from type
  • Create a design element from type
  • Use interactive formatting controls
  • Warp point type
  • Design a paragraph of type
  • Warp a layer
    Q & A
4. Vector Drawing Techniques
  • Create and use paths with artwork
  • Create vector objects for the background
  • Create and use defined custom shapes
  • Import a Smart Object
    Q & A
5. Advanced Layering
  • Clip a layer to a shape
  • Set up a Vanishing Point grid
  • Create your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Place imported artwork
  • Add artwork in perspective
  • Add a layer style
  • Place the side panel artwork
  • Add an adjustment layer
  • Make a layer comp
  • Manage layers
  • Flatten a layered image
  • Merge layers and layer groups
  • Stamp layers
    Q & A
6. Advanced Compositing
  • Assemble a montage of images
  • Apply filters
  • Hand-color selections on a layer
  • Apply Smart Filters
  • Add drop shadows and a border
  • Match color schemes across images
  • Automate a multistep task
  • Stitch a Panorama
    Q & A
7. Preparing Files for the Web
  • Select a web design workspace
  • Create slices
  • Add animation
  • Animate a layer style
  • Export HTML and images
  • Use the Zoomify feature
  • Create a web gallery
    Q & A
      8. Working with 3-D Images
      • Create a 3D shape from a layer
      • Manipulate 3Dobjects
      • Use the 3D panels to adjust lighting and surface texture
      • Merge two-dimensional layers onto 3D layers
      • Add a spot light
      • Paint on a 3D object
      • Add 3D text
      • Create a 3D postcard
        Q & A
      9. Working with Scientific Images
      • View and edit files in Adobe Bridge
      • Brighten and boost color in an image
      • Creating a map border and work area
      • Make a custom border
      • Measure objects and data
      • Export measurements
      • Measure a cross-section
      • Measure in perspective using the Vanishing Point filter
      • Add a legend
      • Create a slide show
        Q & A
      10. Color Management
      • Specify color-management settings
      • Proof an image
      • Identify out-of-gamut colors
      • Adjust an image and print a proof
      • Save the image as a CMYK EPS file
      • Print
        Q & A
  • Next Steps
    Join AIGA, the professional association for design, for stimulating programs. Meet colleagues who share your challenges. Attend eye-opening juried shows and enter competitions.

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