ADPHCS5L1 – Adobe Photoshop CS5: Level 1

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  • Code: ADPHCS5L1
  • Duration: Days 1
  • Price per delegate: £325.00 +VAT

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Course Description

You will understand and use the various elements in the Photoshop CS5 interface so as to efficiently work with the software. You will use the different tools in Photoshop for selecting parts of images and identify the need for having layers in a Photoshop document. You will also organize the different components of the design as layers. With the layered Photoshop document thus created, you will apply layer effects and other special effects in order to enhance the appearance of the design. Once the design is finalized, you will save images in both print and web formats.

Target Student:

Adobe® Photoshop® CS5: Level 1 is intended for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, computer-savvy professionals who want to create and enhance graphics for marketing materials, newsletters, blogs, and websites; photographers who want to work with and prepare photos for print or web; students with an interest in graphic design or those with novice design skills; and professionals who want to learn and use Photoshop CS5 as a complement to other CS5 programs, such as Illustrator. The course covers the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS5 objectives, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam. Please refer to the CD-ROM that came with this course for a document that maps the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS5 objectives to the content in the Adobe Photoshop CS5 series


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on. 
Delivery Method:

Instructor led, group-paced, classroom-delivery learning model with structured hands-on activities.

Performance-Based Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: initiate a project.
explore the Adobe Photoshop CS5 environment.
determine the resolution and graphic type.
work with selections.
work with multiple layers.
enhance images with paint and filters.
identify the characteristics of various image modes and color adjustment options.
save images for web and print.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Initiating a Project
Topic 1A:
Plan a Project
Project Plan Phases
Target Audience
Project Management
How to

Topic 1B:
Identify Copyright and Citation Requirements
Copyright Terminology
Copyright Permission
How to

Lesson 2: Exploring the Adobe® Photoshop® CS5 Environment

Topic 2A:
Explore the Photoshop Interface
Adobe Photoshop CS5
The Photoshop Window
The Tools Panel
Navigation Tools
How to Explore the Photoshop Interface

Topic 2B:
Explore the Photoshop Interface
Adobe Photoshop CS5
The Photoshop Window
The Tools Panel
Navigation Tools
How to

Topic 2C:
Customize the Workspace
Predefined Workspaces
Custom Workspaces
The Preferences Dialog Box
The Preset Manager
How to Customize the Workspace

Topic 2D:
Explore Adobe Bridge 
Adobe Bridge Components
Views in Adobe Bridge
How to Explore Adobe Bridge

Lesson 3: Determining Graphic Type and Resolution

Topic 3A:
Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics
Raster Graphics
Vector Graphics
How to

Topic 3B:
Understand Image Resolution
Image Resolution
Image Size
Photoshop File Formats
How to Understand Image Resolution

Lesson 4: Working with Selections
Topic 4A
Create a Selection
The New Dialog Box
The Marquee Tools
The Lasso Tools
The Quick Selection Tool
The Magic Wand Tool
How to Create a Selection

Topic 4B
Save a Selection
The Alpha Channel
How to Save a Selection

Topic 4C:
Modify a Selection
The Refine Edge Dialog Box
The Feather Effect
How to Modify a Selection

Topic 4D:
Apply Color to a Selection
Painting Tools
The Eyedropper Tool
The Color Picker Dialog Box
How to Apply Color to a Selection

Lesson 5: Working with Layers

Topic 5A:
Create Layers
Types of Layers
The LAYERS Panel
How to Create Layers

Topic 5B
Work with Type Layers
Type Layers
The Type Tool Options Bar
How to Work with Type Layers

Topic 5C:
Transform Layers
The Free Transform Command
The Transform Menu Commands
How to Transform Layers

Topic 5D:
Apply Styles
Blending Modes
Layer Styles
The STYLES Panel
How to Apply Styles

Topic 5E:
Undo Previous Steps
Tools to Undo Previous Actions
How to Undo Previous Steps

Topic 5F:
Manage Layers
Stacking Order of Layers
Layer Groups
The Alignment and Distribution Options
Advantages of Merging Layers
Image Flattening
How to Manage Layers

Lesson 6: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters
Topic 6A
Paint on an Image
The Brush Tool Options Bar
The Tool Preset Feature
The Mixer Brush Tool
How to Paint on an Image

Topic 6B
Apply Filter Effects
Filter Effects
The Filter Gallery
How to Apply Filter Effects

Lesson 7: Exploring Image Modes and Color Adjustments
Topic 7A
Explore Grayscale and Bitmap Modes
How to

Topic 7B:
Apply Color Adjustments
Pixel Depth
Color Mode
Different Color Modes
Color Adjustments
How to Apply Color Adjustments

Lesson 8: Saving Images for Web and Print

Topic 8A:
Save Images for Print
File Formats for Print Applications
TIFF Options
The Print Commands
The Print Dialog Box
Contact Sheets
Picture Packages
How to Save Images for Print

Topic 8B
Save Images for the Web
File Formats for the Web
The Save for Web & Devices Dialog Box
 How to Save Images for the Web

Topic 8C:
Save Images as PDF
Adobe PDF Presets
How to Save Images as PDF