Photoshop Basics

A Three hour Photoshop Training session for beginners from high school to profession. Includes fundamental concepts such as color correction, exposure, handling shadows, alpha channels, compositing images and highlights and file management using tools such selection, move, text, healing and color to enable participants to continue learning on their own following the session. The session begins with desktop organizing files in folders on the desktop via Bridge. Exercises images are opened in Camera Raw through Bridge and then imported directly into Photoshop from Camera Raw. There are two resources included in the package. One is a twenty minute video tutorial focusing on the basic features for image editing in Camera Raw which is can be used by session participants prior to the session. The operations demonstrated in this video will provide conceptual understanding that will accelerate the introductory exercises. The second resource is the last image used in the video tutorial. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with it as they follow along with the video. Participants are encouraged to bring a few of their own images to be used for review during the direct instruction exercise. Materials: Student generated images Printed or digital handouts detailing: operation of commonly used tools commonly used command key shortcutslist of concepts used in session Laser printer Photoshop, Bridge and Camera Raw

Last Updated April 27, 2021



Student Time

1-2 hours estimated class time

Edit, composite, and create beautiful images, graphics, and art on desktop and iPad.

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View a series of short video tutorials to learn the basic tools and techniques of Adobe Photoshop.

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