Photoshop CS5 Digital Photography II

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  • Delivery Method Online
  • Professional Certificate
  • 24hrs Suggested Study Time
  • 3 Months Access
  • Tutor Support
  • Study On Any Device
  • 620 Students

If you already know the basics of Photoshop CS5, take your photo-editing skills to the next level by mastering its advanced features.

Adobe's Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialised editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. If you know the basics of this powerful program, you're ready to master advanced skills including building collages, doing detailed editing, and restoring old photos. This class is perfect for you if you're already familiar with cropping, printing, and color adjustments, as well as the use of selection tools, and you want to take your photo-editing skills to the next level.

In these lessons, you'll explore a wide range of options including portrait editing, image distortion, and filters. In addition, you'll learn how to make the most of Adobe's award-winning layers option by combining images with layers and combining layered work with CS5's tabbed windows feature—a great tool for multi-image work.

You'll also see how and when to use raw images, and you'll discover when to use JPEGs for outstanding prints and projects. You'll be amazed with the new HDR options and the dynamic results.

If you haven't fully unlocked the mysteries of Photoshop CS5, you'll find all the answers you need in this course. By the time you complete these fun, easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on activities, you'll be a true Photoshop guru.

 

Courses are delivered to you through expertly executed lessons, online instruction and interaction with like-minded students. Our courses are designed to deliver all of the benefits of studying in a classroom whilst giving you the flexibility to study at a time and place to suit your needs. You can access your classroom 24/7 from any device with an internet connection.

This course has a 3 month duration. You'll complete comprehensive lessons, quizzes and assignments before submitting your final exam at the end of the course to achieve your certificate. Courses must be completed within the 3 month access period.

Photoshop CS5 is an exciting release of Adobe's popular photo editing software. This is an excellent package for photographers to enhance and edit digital images, and in this class, we move into the advanced features for photographers. In the first lesson, we'll dive into a workflow for digital editing. Photographers often wonder where to start when working with an image, and you'll get a good idea of the options available and a sequence to follow.

Today we'll look at tools to perfect portraits. Although you can use these tools to fine-tune any type of image, you'll find them especially helpful with the detail work associated with portraiture. You'll see how to smooth away wrinkles with the Surface Blur filter, remove red eye, and even turn gray hair brown! If only it were so easy in real life . . .

<i>Distortion</i>. You don't often strive toward distortion in photography, but with the options in Photoshop, you'll discover how it can work wonders!&nbsp; You'll see how to slim a waistline, trim loose edges, and accentuate the positive with distortion tools, including CS5's new Puppet Warp tool. You'll also find out how to correct an image by combining parts of two different photos, and you'll have a chance to get creative with the many brushes available in Photoshop.

Photoshop gives you lots of options for editing images, and in this lesson, we'll turn to the task of restoring old and damaged photographs. You'll see how to reverse the effects of time as well as how to add hints of color to black-and-white images.

In this lesson, we&rsquo;ll explore advanced ways to use text, special effects, and layers. You'll master the art of creating text from images and building multilayer documents with sophisticated edging for both text and image components to draw your viewer's attention right where you want it. You'll also see how to professionally blend layers together by refining edges with CS5's updated Refine Edge technology.

Editing your images isn't all about painstaking details and procedures. It can be a lot of fun, too! Photoshop offers countless special effects and filters that you can use to show off your images.&nbsp;You'll see how to sharpen and blur photos as well as how to salvage an image with these miraculous fixes!

Working with layers is one of Photoshop's most powerful capabilities. In this lesson, you'll see how layers work from beginning to end. You'll build a quickly modifiable business card and a collage as you learn how to use Adjustment and Fill layers to your advantage. You'll also see how to arrange, link, and lock your layers for just the look you want.

As we continue our discussion about layers, you'll see how to add patterns, blend layers with colors and effects, and group them for great framing options using Photoshop's tabbed windowing feature. Using layers in Photoshop is like supercharging a race car&mdash;and you'll be in the driver's seat!

You're going to have fun with this lesson!&nbsp;Today we'll explore the fun and fantastic features of advanced Photoshop editing. You'll see how to patch, clone, fill, and even work magical proportional adjustments with the high-end repair tools Photoshop provides. We'll work with Content-Aware Scale and CS5's new Content-Aware Fill, so you'll know how easy it is to create sophisticated adjustments, even when you need to change the image significantly.

Panoramics are a beautiful way to show off wide scenic shots, and in today's lesson, you'll see how Photoshop helps you blend these to provide seamless imagery. You'll also learn how to add colored borders to make your images just the size you want. With all these options under your belt, you'll see how to create customized photo cards with your own captions and add watermarks to protect your images.

As you work through this lesson, you'll create dazzling images from ordinary ones using Photoshop CS5's new HDR Processing tools. You'll see how to combine several images to get the best exposure from each one, and you'll learn how to create the effects of multiple-image combinations from just one original. We'll work with both color and black-and-white imagery, and I think you'll find the results are surprising. You'll also get some tips on how to shoot for HDR work, so your work will be easier when you're back at the computer.

In our last lesson, you'll have an opportunity to put Photoshop CS5 to work! We'll walk through three separate approaches to improving an image with highly sophisticated editing tools. You'll see real-life applications for the tools and features we've discussed in class, and you'll discover ways to put the class material to work on your own images. You'll also have a chance to analyze differences in workflow and see what works best for you.

Beverly Richards Schulz

Beverly Richards Schulz

Beverly Richards Schulz is a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and an award-winning photographer. She has been teaching photography for more than 15 years. Since her first class with ed2go in 2000, she has written more than 30 onli... Read more

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You'll have 3 months access to your course. In that time you are free to study at your own pace. The course duration is 24 hours.

Online learning is a flexible way to study that fits around your schedule, giving you the freedom to learn at your own pace from anywhere in the world. You'll have 3 months to complete the course and can take the multiple-choice questions and final exam whenever it suits you.

If you need help, you can contact us anytime. You can also join the discussion area where you can interact with other students. The discussion area for each lesson is open for the entire duration of the course.

Of course! We offer a 10-day money back guarantee. As long as you haven't completed the course, you can get a full refund within 10 days of enrolling.

We do not offer extensions or transfers for this self-paced course. However, you will have 3 months to complete the course, and if you need to cancel within the first 10 days of enrolment, we offer a money back guarantee.

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