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Photoshop Intermediate training course 



The aim of this one day intermediate Photoshop course is to build on the skills and content introduced on the 2 day intro Photoshop course. It explores techiques and functionality that enable the delegate work with greater precision and to take creative control when working with images.



To work with layers and layer masks to achieve creative results. To use the Refine Edge dialog box for isolating and extracting complex selections. To use the Curves adjustment layers for colour correction. To introduce the Pen tool for creating precise selections and shapes.



Quick Mask Mode

• Quick Mask Mode and selections • Modifying the Quick Mask • Quick Mask preferences • Quick Mask shortcuts • Quick Mask brush size techniques • Saving and loading selections • Filter Effects and Quick Mask mode


Gradients in Photoshop

• The Gradient tool • Using preset gradients • The Gradient Editor • Transparency in gradients • Creating a Gradient Mask • Gradients in type



• The Paths panel • Editing Anchor points • Editing Direction handles • Drawing Curves and Straight lines • Converting Anchor points • Understanding smooth and corner points • Shape Layers • Converting Selections to Paths • Converting Paths to Selections


Shape Layers

• Creating Shape layers • Shape tool options • Layers palette fill icon / shape icon • Add, delete and convert anchor points • Create custom shapes • Warping Layer content


Advanced Layer Options

• Adjustment Layers – Curves / Levels • Layer Masks – Hide all/Reveal all • Layer Masks – Reveal selection/Hide Selection • Editing Layer Masks • Using gradients on layer masks • Disable, apply, discard layer masks • Pixel and Vector masks • Clipping Groups • Align Linked Layers • Blending Modes • Layer Styles


Transformation Options

• Free Transform • Transform > Numeric • Transform Sub-menu • Content Aware Move tool • Content Aware Fill • Content Aware Scaling



• The Refine Edge dialog box • Defining an extraction • Filling an extraction • Previewing Extractions • Fine Tuning extraction • The Background Eraser tool • The Magic Eraser tool • Paste into selections







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Get Creative



Creative freedom ...   delphi image after photoshop adjustment layer  create a montage




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