Photoshop CC Advanced: Print and Photography

2 days

FMC is an Adobe Authorized Training Center

Course Description

This 2-day course provides a thorough overview for experienced users who wish to further their effectiveness on Photoshop CC. The course trains photographers and designers how to catalogue their work as well as how to enhance their photographs. This course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those involved in any area of digital media, including desktop publishing, multimedia design, web design, digital video editing, and other disciplines for which Photoshop is the industry standard

  • Photographers and artists who work with photographs

Prerequisites

Instructor in Action

Course Outline:

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Lesson 1: What's New in CC & CC 2014

  • New Cloud Connections
  • New Workflows
  • New Filters
  • New Exports
  • Updated Workflows

Lesson 2: Understanding How Digital Images Work

  • Understanding RGB and CMYK color models (additive and Subtractive)
  • Image size Vs. Resolution - What’s the difference?
  • Pixel Aspect Ratio - Are all pixels square?
  • Bits per channel - What does that mean?
  • Alpha Channel - Why is this important to us?

Lesson 3: Adobe Bridge

  • Working with Adobe Bridge
  • Workspace
  • Viewing and managing files
  • Running automated tasks
  • Metadata and keywords
  • Mini Bridge

Lesson 4: Camera RAW

  • About camera raw files
  • Applying advanced color correction
  • Understanding Camera RAW
  • Processing Camera RAW files
  • Cropping, straightening and White Balancing
  • Exposure and advanced color correction
  • Open RAW as a Smart Object
  • Synchronize adjustments
  • Export as DNG
  • Open in Photoshop

Lesson 5: Advanced Compositing

  • Arranging layers
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Painting a layer
  • Adding a background
  • Using the History Panel to undo tasks
  • Upscaling a low-resolution image

Lesson 6: HDR

  • 16-bit & 32-bit color space
  • Creating High Dynamic Range (HDR) files

Lesson 7: Correcting Images

  • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field
  • Auto-align layers
  • Content-aware scaling
  • Content-aware fill

Lesson 8: Smart Objects

  • What is a Smart object
  • Copying vs. placing
  • What can I do with a Smart Object?
  • Convert to Smart Object
  • New Smart Object Via Copy
  • Editing the Smart object
  • Export Contents
  • Replace Contents
  • Stacking
  • Introduction to Smart Filters
  • Rasterizing

Lesson 9: Vanishing Point

  • Setting up a Vanishing Point grid
  • Placing imported artwork
  • Healing in perspective
  • Copying in perspective
  • Adding artwork in perspective
  • Placing the side panel artwork using Vanishing Point

Lesson 10: Adjustment Layers & Filters

  • Working with Adjustment Layers
  • Working with some Filters
  • The filter Gallery
  • Working with Smart Filters
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Working with layer comps
  • Modes for groups
  • Layer and Vector Masks for Groups

Lesson 11: Layer Comps

  • Understanding Layer Comps
  • Using Layer Comps
  • Exporting Layer Comps

Lesson 12: Actions & Scripts

  • Understanding Actions
  • Using Actions
  • Creating Actions
  • Batch Processing
  • Using the Bridge to create web galleries & PDF presentations
  • Using Scripts
  • Script Event Manager to use actions and scripts together
  • Exporting layered files to desktop publishing applications

Lesson 13: Painting with the Mixer Brush

  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mixing colors
  • Creating a custom brush preset
  • Mixing colors with a photograph

Lesson 14: Producing and Printing Consistent Color

  • About color management
  • CMYK, RGB & LAB
  • Preparing files for printing
  • Getting started
  • Performing a “zoom test”
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image
  • Converting an image to CMYK
  • About color management
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop