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Photoshop CS5 Extended Essentials Online Course

Photoshop CS5 Extended Essentials Online Course


Our Adobe Photoshop CS5 Extended: Essentials online course is learning the way it needs to be; informative and engaging, with fast results. This series is ideal for the beginning user to learn the essentials of Photoshop, and to get up to speed on all of the major features of this powerful image editing software.

It is also perfect for the intermediate user who needs to upgrade to this new version of Photoshop, or has skipped a version, and needs to learn the new features and interface enhancements of this latest iteration.

You'll learn by following along with our professional photographer, author, image editor and teacher who uses Photoshop everyday in his profession. His real-world lessons, professional techniques, and time-saving tips are presented in a clear, concise manner and they will give you all the foundational knowledge you need to get exceptional results from your Photoshop projects.

By the end of this course you will have excellent beginner to intermediate skills using Photoshop CS5, which is amazing, considering how vast and powerful this software is.

Our time-tested training methods will have you comfortable using all of the key tools, palettes, and menu bars, as well as, the major features such as layers, selections, image editing, retouching, working with color and swatches, type design, masks, and blend modes.

Once you are proficient in the foundations of Photoshop, our expert will move on to more advanced topics and teach you how to work with vector shapes and paths, smart objects, using Adobe Bridge, the basics of Camera Raw, working with complex image layers, alpha channels, composting images, manipulating brushes, and finally outputting for print and the web.

When you complete this course, you will have the knowledge, confidence and skill to edit your images like a professional, and you will be ready to move on to mastering advanced techniques.
If you are already competent using Photoshop and need more in-depth training try our Adobe Photoshop CS5 Advanced.

Chapter 1: THE BIG PICTURE (35 min)

    Pixels & Resolution
    Exploring the Interface
    Choosing File Formats
    Viewing & Navigating Images

Chapter 2: SETTING UP LIKE A PRO (22 min)

    Setting User Preferences
    Choosing Color Settings
    Customizing the Workspace
    Essential Keyboard Shortcuts
    Using Rulers & Guides

Chapter 3: GLOBAL EDITING (31 min)

    Understanding the Histogram & Levels
    Learning the Curves Tool
    Exploring Hue & Saturation
    Cropping & Straightening
    Adjusting Color Balance
    Creating a Black & White Image

Chapter 4: MAKING SELECTIONS (21 min)

    Manual Selection Tools
    Using the Quick Selection Tool
    Creating Color-Based Selections & Saving Selections


    Using Adjustment Layers
    Understanding Layer Masks
    Creating Gradient Masks
    Applying Layer Blend Modes
    Snapshots & the History Brush

Chapter 6: THE FIXER-UPPER (26 min)

    The Retouching Tools, including Content-Aware Fill
    Removing Noise from an Image
    Cloning with Perspective with the Vanishing Point Filter
    Adjusting Perspective with the Lens Correction Filter
    Content-Aware Scaling

Chapter 7: TYPE DESIGN (35 min)

    Working with Type
    Paragraph & Character Formatting Options
    Typing on a Path
    Applying Layer Styles to Type

Chapter 8: VECTORS, SHAPES & PATHS (22 min)

    Vectors & the Shape Tools
    Creating Paths
    Saving & Loading Paths as Selections
    Subtracting, Adding Intersecting, & Excluding

Chapter 9: SMART OBJECTS (16 min)

    Vector Graphics as Smart Objects
    Creating & Replacing Smart Objects
    Creating Multiple Instances of a Smart Object
    Smart Objects Deserve Smart Filters

Chapter 10: ADOBE BRIDGE (24 min)

    Exploring the Workspace
    Searching & Organizing Files
    Leveraging Metadata
    Using Mini Bridge

Chapter 11: PHOTOSHOP CAMERA RAW (37 min)

    Using the Basic Panel
    Applying Selective Edits
    Converting to Black & White
    Repairing an Image

Chapter 12: IMAGE LAYERS & ALPHA CHANNELS (18 min)

    Manipulating Image Layers
    Mastering the Layers Panel
    Creating Layer Groups & Comps

Chapter 13: COMPOSITING IMAGES (18 min)

    Combining Images & Merging the Best Elements
    Creating Panoramas
    Auto-Aligning Layers
    Refine Edges

Chapter 14: WORKING WITH BRUSHES (27 min)

    Exploring the Brush Panel
    Creating a Custom Brush
    Changing Brush Dynamics
    Painting with the Mixer Brush

Chapter 15: PRINT & WEB OUTPUT (18 min)

    Sharpening Images with Smart Sharpen
    Setting Up the Print Dialog Box
    Saving for the Web
Learn anytime, anywhere, at home or on the go.
Length of Subscription: 12 Months Online On-Demand Access
Running Time: 6.2 Hours
Platform: Windows & MAC OS
Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Project Files: Included

Presented by Adobe Certified Expert Martin Perhiniak.

Stream your training via the internet, or download to your computer and supported mobile device, including iPad™, iPhone™, iPod™ Touch and most Android devices.
If you would like a free demo of this course please follow this link

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