Photoshop CC Advanced - Web and Video

2 days

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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. This class is aimed at the Photoshop professional who needs to enhance their knowledge to work with web and video images more effectively. 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: 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 5: HDR

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

Lesson 6: Setting up a 2.5D Effect for Animated Photos

  • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field
  • Content-aware scaling
  • Content-aware fill
  • Healing tools
  • Stamp tools

Lesson 7: Editing Video

  • About the Timeline panel
  • Creating a new video project
  • Animating text with keyframes
  • Creating effects
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding audio
  • Muting unwanted audio
  • Rendering video

Lesson 8: Working with 3D Images

  • 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
  • Understanding the 3D environment
  • Positioning 3D elements
  • Printing a 3D file

Lesson 9: Preparing Files for the Web

  • Using layer groups to create button graphics
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Saving assets with Adobe Generator

Lesson 10: Animation

  • Understanding animation
  • Frame-based animation
  • Timeline-based animation
  • Animating a layer
  • Animating a layer style
  • Exporting your animation

Lesson 11: Vanishing Point

  • Setting up a Vanishing Point grid
  • Adding Planes to the Grid
  • Adjusting the angle of the grid
  • Export for After Effects

Lesson 12: Actions

  • Understanding Actions
  • Using Actions
  • Creating Actions
  • Batch Processing
  • Using Actions to create web galleries & PDF presentations
  • Using Actions to modify files for your video projects

Lesson 13: Designing Graphics for Video

  • Aspect ratio- square vs. nonsquare pixels
  • Previewing video images in Photoshop
  • Broadcast legal colors (Vectorscope and Waveform Monitor)
  • Understanding interlaced / Progressive frames
  • Action safe & title safe guides
  • Photoshop in AfterEffect, Motion, Premiere, Final Cut and Avid