Photoshop Intermediate

32 Hours / 180 Days / Self-Paced

Course Overview:

During this course you will learn more about how Photoshop can be used to retouch and restore digital images. You will learn how to correct, change and improve the color of an image, get rid of stains and scratches on scanned images, combine images, add special effects and filters to images and to create images using Photoshop artistic tools. It is recommended that you take the Photoshop Introduction or have worked with Photoshop before taking this class. Students will need a copy of Photoshop. A 30-day trial version is available.

Course Outline:

Lesson 1: Getting Started

In this lesson we are going to get started with learning about by getting things organized. We will discuss ways to organize and archive files. We will look at using Mini Bridge to locate and review images. We will also look at the basic workflow used when editing an image.

Lesson 2: Camera Raw

In this lesson we will look at many of the tools available in Camera Raw for adjusting images. We will look not only at correcting image problems, but also how to add some special effects.

Lesson 3: Cropping

In this lesson we will look at cropping and resizing our images. We will explore the crop tool and look at ways to approach resizing our images depending on the ultimate use for the image.

Lesson 4: Black & White

It's funny to me that although photography has progressed to capture all kinds of color, we still love the look of black and white images. In this lesson we will look at how to make our color images into black and white. The book does not go into much detail on how all the features work so spend some time looking at the online content and playing on your own.

Lesson 5: HDR Images

In this lesson we will look at how to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. Although we simulate this with a single image and using the Camera Raw filter, We will have better luck setting up our camera to take multiple images at different exposures. We'll also look at how to fix the little problems we may encounter when combining images this way.

Lesson 6: Fixing Little Problems

In this lesson we will look at fixing some common image problems. If you took the Photoshop Introduction course, you've seen all the tools covered in this lesson before. This time you will see them used a bit differently and see more details about using them.

Lesson 7: Special Effects and Sharpening

In this lesson we are going to take a look at some of the filters and the special effects we can add to our images with them. We will also explore the Unsharp Mask tool for sharpening the image and also adding special effects.

Lesson 8: Printing and Color Management

In this lesson we will take a look at making sure the print of our image looks as good as it does on the screen. Part of what it takes is making sure the camera colorspace is set correctly, options in Photoshop are set correctly and printing options are set correctly.

Lesson 9: Video Editing and More

In this lesson we are going to look at how to work with video in Photoshop. We are also going to explore features of Photoshop specific to Creative Cloud.

Lesson 10: Putting it All Together

We have learned many techniques for retouching images in Photoshop. Now it will be up to you to practice what you have learned and apply it to the work you plan to do with Photoshop, whether it is photo retouching or creating original works of art.

All necessary materials are included.


System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended.
Hardware Requirements:
  • Minimum Pentium 400 Mhz CPU or G3 Macintosh. 1 GHz or greater CPU recommended.
  • 256MB RAM minimum. 1 GB RAM recommended.
  • 800x600 video resolution minimum. 1025x768 recommended.
  • Speakers/Headphones to listen to Dialogue steaming audio sessions.
  • A microphone to speak in Dialogue streaming audio sessions.
Operating System Requirements:
  • Windows Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 9, 10
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • OpenSUSE Linux 9.2 or higher.
Web Browser Requirements:
  • Google Chrome is recommended.
  • Firefox 13.x or greater.
  • Internet Explorer 6.x or greater.
  • Safari 3.2.2 or greater.
Software Requirements:
  • Adobe Flash Player 6 or greater.
  • Oracle Java 7 or greater.
  • Adobe Reader 7 or greater.
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  • Accept Cookies
  • Disable Pop-up Blocker.


** Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated. Software is not included with the purchase of the course, unless otherwise specified. Students are responsible for the purchase and installation of the necessary course software. **