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Photoshop CC Advanced Print and Photography trains photographers and designers how to catalogue their work as well as how to enhance their photographs. This course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.
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Lesson 1: What's New in CC & CC 2014
- New Cloud Connections
- Adobe Color
- New Filters
- New Exports
- Updated Workflows
In Class Exercise: What's New in Photoshop: Learn what's new in Photoshop and what new workflows they create.
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?
In Class Exercise: Get an understanding RGB & CMYK color models, The differences between image size vs. resolution, learn the different pixel aspect ratios (PAR), what bits per channel mean, and the uses of an alpha channel.
Lesson 3: Adobe Bridge
- Working with Adobe Bridge
- Viewing and managing files
- Running automated tasks
- Metadata and keywords
- Mini Bridge
In Class Exercise: Work with the Adobe Bridge. Learn about the workspaces. View and manage files. Learn to automate tasks. Add keywords and metadata.
Lesson 4: Camera RAW
- About camera raw files
- Applying advanced color correction
- Understanding Camera RAW
- Processing Camera RAW files
- Cropping, straightening and White Balancing
- Exposure and advanced color correction
- Open RAW as a Smart Object
- Synchronize adjustments
- Export as DNG
- Open in Photoshop
In Class Exercise: Get a better understanding of camera raw files. Learn to apply advanced color correction. Crop, straightening and white balancing as well as other advanced color corrections. Learn to open a RAW document as a Smart Object within Photoshop. Synchronize adjustments across many images then export as a digital negative (DNG).
Lesson 5: 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
In Class Exercise: Learn to arrange layers, use smart filters and effects to create an composted image. Learn to better fix your image by drawing on a layer, taking a snapshot in the history panel then backing up with your history tool to erase only parts of the drawn pixels. Finally learn to upscale an image if the resolution is too low for your output.
Lesson 6: HDR
- 16-bit & 32-bit color space
- Creating High Dynamic Range (HDR) files
In Class Exercise: Learn to create a High Dynamic Range (HDR) file. See the differences of creating a HDR in 16 bit vs. 32 bit color space.
Lesson 7: Correcting Images
- Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
- Correcting image distortion
- Adding depth of field
- Auto-align layers
- Content-aware scaling
- Content-aware fill
In Class Exercise: Learn to correct digital photographs in Photoshop. Correcting image distortion made by your lens. Add depth of field in post. Auto-align layers. If you are missing parts of the image learn to use content-aware fill. If you are scaling an image, learn to use content aware scale.
Lesson 8: Smart Objects
- What is a Smart object
- Copying vs. placing
- What can I do with a Smart Object?
- Convert to Smart Object
- New Smart Object Via Copy
- Editing the Smart object
- Export Contents
- Replace Contents
- Introduction to Smart Filters
In Class Exercise: Learn what a smart object/smart filter is and the benefits of using one and when you cannot use one. Learn the differences of copying a smart object vs. placing a smart object. Convert any layer into a smart object then edit the smart object and/or replace the contents of a smart object. Learn to create a smart object with stacking. Finally Rasterize the file.
Lesson 9: Vanishing Point
- Setting up a Vanishing Point grid
- Placing imported artwork
- Healing in perspective
- Copying in perspective
- Adding artwork in perspective
- Placing the side panel artwork using Vanishing Point
In Class Exercise: Learn to set up a Vanishing Point grid. Place new artwork into the vanishing point filter. Heal, paint and copy artwork in perspective.
Lesson 10: Adjustment Layers & Filters
- Working with Adjustment Layers
- Working with some Filters
- The filter Gallery
- Working with Smart Filters
- Adding an adjustment layer
- Working with layer comps
- Modes for groups
- Layer and Vector Masks for Groups
In Class Exercise: Work with Adjustment Layers. Use some of the most useful filters in Photoshop. Create art using your filter Gallery. Make changes easier using a smart filter. Learn the benefits of layer comps. Use groups with new modes and masks.
Lesson 11: Layer Comps
- Understanding Layer Comps
- Using Layer Comps
- Exporting Layer Comps
In Class Exercise: Understanding layer comps: Learn to use and change layer comps. Then export your layer comp into a new Photoshop file, another image format or a PDF.
Lesson 12: Actions & Scripts
- Understanding Actions
- Using Actions
- Creating Actions
- Batch Processing
- Using the Bridge to create web galleries & PDF presentations
- Using Scripts
- Script Event Manager to use actions and scripts together
- Exporting layered files to desktop publishing applications
In Class Exercise: Learn the benefits of actions. Create and use batch processing with your action. Use the bridge to batch your action. Learn the benefits of scripts. Learn to use actions and scripts together with the Script Event Manager.
Lesson 13: Painting with the Mixer Brush
- Selecting brush settings
- Mixing colors
- Creating a custom brush preset
- Mixing colors with a photograph
In Class Exercise: Select brush settings, mix colors, and create a custom brush preset. Learn to mix colors with a photograph.
Lesson 14: Producing and Printing Consistent Color
- About color management
- CMYK, RGB & LAB
- Preparing files for printing
- Getting started
- Performing a "zoom test"
- Identifying out-of-gamut colors
- Adjusting an image
- Converting an image to CMYK
- About color management
- Specifying color-management settings
- Proofing an image
- Saving the image as a CMYK EPS file
- Printing a CMYK image from Photoshop
- 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.
FUTURE MEDIA CONCEPTS, INC. (FMC), established in 1994, is the nation's premier digital media training organization providing manufacturer-authorized training for professionals engaged in the production, editing, design and delivery of digital content. Courses offered in digital video and film editing, motion graphics, web design and development, desktop publishing, Mac IT, sound design and 3D animation. In addition, FMC is a leading producer of education-rich conferences for today's leading electronic entertainment trade shows both in the US and internationally.
- Practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills.
- Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop class or equivalent experience is recommended.
Computer Labs Needed/Technical Specs:
- Windows: Intel® Core 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor; 2 GHz or faster processor, Microsoft Windows 7 with Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1, 8 GB RAM, 5 GB of available hard-disk space, 1280x800 display, 1 GB VRAM (3D features will be disabled with less than 512MB), OpenGL 2.0–capable system.
- Mac OS: Multicore Intel processor with 64-bit support, Mac OS X v10.9 (64-bit) or v10.10 (64-bit), 8 GB RAM, 5 GB of available hard-disk, 1280x800 display, 1 GB RAM (3D features will be disabled with less than 512MB), OpenGL 2.0–capable system
- Adobe CC: Photoshop, Illustrator.