Photoshop ACA – Zero to HERO

Photoshop ACA – Zero to HERO

£897.00 + VAT

Become a YELLOW BELT & GREEN BELTin Adobe Photoshop (Adobe Authorised Training)

As we’ve all seen in celebrity magazines, Photoshop can work wonders on your photographs. As a complicated piece of software it does take some learning, however, and with the Photoshop ACAJumpstart course you’ll go from beginner to Adobe Certified Associate in no time at all. Five days to be precise! Afterwards you’ll be able to re-touch photos, layer, and edit your photographs to a professional standard, and create beautiful images suitable for print, design, and the web.

Zero to Photoshop Hero in just 5 days and gain the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) in Photoshop Accreditation.

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Description

Zero to Photoshop Hero in just 5 days and become an Adobe Certified Associate(ACA)

Get recognised for the new skills you’ve just gained: Get Certified!

This Photoshop course provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe Photoshop effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through advanced techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will learn layer basics, photo retouching and image editing. Whether you are a designer, illustrator, photographer, video artist, webmaster or just a beginner, Photoshop offers you many opportunities to make your images look great.

Whatever your career path, proven Adobe software expertise will keep you ahead of the curve and help you develop a solid competitive advantage in today’s complex marketplace. Adobe certifications are a reliable validation of your skills and knowledge, and can lead to accelerated professional development, improved productivity, and enhanced credibility in your field.

You will be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam at the end of this course.

 

Who is this course for?

This class is for all levels of Photoshop Delegates. From complete novices to seasoned Delegates who may wish to take this class in to rid themselves of bad Photoshop habits. Target customers are Advertising Agencies, Marketing Agencies, Production Houses, or departments that work in such disciplines within larger organisations.

 

Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this Photoshop course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example, you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.

 

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Remove red eyes, blemishes, scratches etc. using retouch technique
  • Improve image colours and adjust contrast and brightness settings
  • Create simple compositions by blending images together
  • Add text and modify type settings in your designs
  • Output artwork for web, print or video
  • Use advanced retouching and manipulation techniques
  • Improve the tonality and contrast of an image using curves and levels
  • Work with masks and blending effects to create sophisticated compositions
  • Use colour profiles to create a consistent and reliable colour workflow
  • Prepare artwork for print, web and video
  • Take the Adobe Certified Associate Exam and gain ACA status

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PUBLIC SCHEDULED CLASSES

Come into one of our centrally located training facilities. Small class sizes, industry experienced instructors, and many classes lead towards certification.

VIRTUAL STUDENT

Attend a real-time class without leaving home.

PRIVATE TRAINING

We can organise training for you. We can do it for only one person or a group. Give us a call an we can make arrangements for your course.

LIVE ONLINE TRAINING

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Outline

Digital Imaging Foundation

  • Image quality and resolution
  • Bitmap and vector graphics
  • Image and canvas size
  • Colour spaces and bit depth
  • Design principles
  • Files formats and media

Interface

  • Create a new document
  • Controlling the workspace
  • Screen layout and window arrangements
  • Navigation and zoom shortcuts
  • Undo, redo and history
  • Guides, grid and ruler

Layers

  • Create, delete and edit layers
  • Name, hide, arrange layers
  • Merge and group layers
  • Change opacity and blending modes
  • Cropping Images
  • Transform, Scale and Distort Layers

Selections

  • Creating selections using the selection tools
  • Improve and refine selections
  • Transform, scale and distort selections
  • Saving and loading selections
  • Create layer masks and clipping masks

Image Retouching

  • Use the healing brushes, Patch and content-aware tools
  • Use the Red Eye tool
  • Use the Clone Stamp tools
  • Use the Blur, Sharpen and Smudge tools
  • Use the Dodge, Burn and Sponge tools
  • Content-Aware Tools

Colours and Gradients

  • Work with the Color Picker
  • Use the Eyedropper tools
  • Save and share colours and swatches
  • Create and control gradients
  • Correct and retouch images

Painting and working with Brushes

  • Use the brush tools
  • Creating brushes
  • Loading external brushes

Colour Correction and Adjustment

  • Use Adjustment layers
  • Levels and curves
  • Hue and saturation
  • Shadow and highlights

Text

  • Create text using  the Type tool
  • Discover character properties
  • Discover paragraph properties
  • Working with styles and adding styles to text

Output

  • Output graphics for web, print and video
  • Compress image size

Retouch & Correct

  • Change models using liquify
  • Adding lighting effects
  • Replace colour and colour range
  • Perspective adjustments
  • Black and white conversion
  • Understanding LAB Colors
  • Photo Filters

Filters

  • Explore Photo filters
  • Add and combine Filters
  • Smart Filters

Advanced Composition

  • Masking techniques
  • Save and reuse graphic styles
  • Define and use layer comps

Selections and Masks

  • Select tricky objects in an image like hair
  • Hide and show masks full screen
  • Work with alpha channels

Advanced Working with Layers

  • Auto blend and align layers
  • Use Smart objects for non-destructive edits
  • Layer blending modes for advanced compositions

Vectors

  • Use the Pen tool to create and modify shapes
  • Create selections and mask with the Pen Tool
  • Draw shapes from the shapes library
  • Combine and merge vector shapes

Typography

  • Advanced Typography options
  • Create Paragraph and Character styles

Colour management

  • ICC profiles explained
  • Assigning colour profiles
  • Proof setup options

Output

  • Creating animated GIF images for web
  • Slicing images and exporting for use on the web
  • Prepare graphics for print
  • Add keywords to images

ACA Prep

  • Overview the exam objectives
  • Understanding copyrights and intellectual properties
  • Design principles, elements, and image composition
  • Design project requirements and deliverable
  • Mock exam