Adobe Photoshop & Web Images Introduction
Two day Adobe Photoshop beginners course and creating images and designs for web sites will introduce you to Photoshop and the basic techniques of image editing and design. You will learn techniques for creating web images, designs and simple web graphics for web sites, social media and marketing emails.
The course is aimed at users who want to use Photoshop to create images and designs for their web sites, social media sites or for marketing emails.
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Beginners Photoshop and web images course summary
Photoshop course duration: 2
Level: Beginners and intermediate.
Software: Photoshop CC, Photoshop CS6, Photoshop CS5.
Who is the course aimed at ?
This course is aimed at those who currently have little or no Photoshop skills, and want to learn Photoshop basics as well as learning about creating images and designs for web sites.
You should have good general computer skills.
Some previous knowledge of design or image editing software would be helpful, but not essential.
One to one or small group of up to 4 trainees.
Trainees in a group should have the same skill level and the same requirements.
Adobe Photoshop courses are available for on-site training at the client's premises (office or home) in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Worcester, Warwick, Oxford, Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds, Yorkshire, Manchester, Bristol and around the UK.
Beginners Photoshop and web images course outline
Beginners Photoshop & web images - Day 1
Introduction to Adobe Photoshop, the main tools and techniques.
Photoshop basics - interface and tools
Using the main Photoshop Tools
Using floating palettes: Layers, Swatches, History, etc.
Colour modes used for web graphics files - RGB and Indexed - the differences and limitations of each
Cropping & Rotating
Cropping images to remove unwanted areas
Rotating or flipping an image
Adjusting the brightness & contrast with Levels
Adjusting image colours
Creating a tinted image
Introduction to the use of Layers - organising, deleting, layer visibility
Creating text, setting text attributes, choosing colours
Applying drop shadow and emboss effects to text
Using the colour picker
Choosing RGB colours
Choosing web safe colours
Storing colours for later use
Filling areas with solid colour or gradient
Creating vector shapes using the built in shapes
Creating customised shapes or using a shape created in Illustrator
Changing the colour of a vector shape
Modifying a vector shape
Filters for image enhancement - sharpening and blurring
Resizing Images for your web site
Correctly re-sizing images so that you don’t get blurred or distorted images
Use Image Size, Canvas Size, and the Crop tool to resize your images to an exact size
Keeping image quality as good as possible when resizing
Designing simple web graphics
Creating some simple web graphics such as buttons or tiles
Creating a simple repeating designs for web page backgrounds
Saving images and graphics for web sites
File formats and compression settings - the correct ones to use
Image optimisation and choosing the correct file format and settings
Beginners Photoshop & web images - Day 2
Photoshop techniques to prepare images and simple artwork for your web site, social media sites or HTML email designs.
Changing the colour balance or removing a colour cast
Using the colour adjustment tools to create artistic colour changes
Setting areas of an image to pure black or pure white
Organising layers and the content on them
Copying layers to other open documents
Using and editing layer masks
Using opacity and layer blending modes to obtain different effects when montaging
Selection tool options, cropping to a selection - fixed aspect ratio selection
Saving selections - reloading and modifying saved selections later
Making a mask from a selection
Create a set of images, all of the same dimensions
Recording a series of steps to be performed on a number of images, such as resizing or colours adjustments.
Create an action to resize images
Naming, editing, saving, loading and running actions
Batch processing a complete folder of files
Designing web graphics
Create some web images and graphics, combining photographs, logo, graphics and text into the designs.
Design an advertising banner or tile.
Create a header design to fit at the top of a web page or email.
Bring Illustrator artwork and graphics into Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop training is available at your home or office in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Warwick, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Oxford, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester and other areas around the UK.
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