PP140 Introduction to Photoshop Tools

Course Description

Students with a strong understanding of Lightroom’s digital workflow, RAW development, presentation, and output capabilities are ready to explore far more sophisticated image processing and retouching techniques using pixel editing software like Adobe Photoshop. This Photography class introduces Photoshop’s key features and basic capabilities including proper setup, “round tripping” from Lightroom to Photoshop and back, the overall interface, general editing tools, layers, adjustments, selections, and simple retouching methods. Through instructor-led classroom exercises and assignments aided by tutorial videos, students will develop a thorough knowledge of the fundamentals of this powerful image-editing tool.

Learning Outcomes/Topics

  • Interface
  • Tabbed Windows
  • Photoshop Preferences
  • Color Settings
  • Monitor Calibration
  • History States and Brushes
  • Info Panel
  • Round Tripping from Lightroom
  • Application Frame
  • Color Spaces
  • Bit Depth
  • Zooming and Rotating
  • General Navigation
  • Direct Adjustments
  • Introduction to Layers
  • The Adjustment Panel
  • Basic Adjustment Layers
  • Masking Basics and Quick Mask
  • The Histogram
  • Making and Modifying a Selection
  • The Quick Selection
  • The Basics on Cloning
  • The Basics on Healing and Patching
  • Bridge Overview
  • Camera RAW Overview
  • Printing from Photoshop vs. Lightroom: When, Why and How
  • Workspaces and Customizing Photoshop
  • File Formats, PSD vs TIFF vs JPEG