Photoshop CS4
Total Courses: 13    Estimated Training Time: 25 Hour(s)

Summary

1 Year Unlimited access to all 13 courses listed below, includes over 25 hours of online courseware.

Adobe Photoshop CS4 is the leading digital image editing software. The Photoshop CS4 interface lets you work intuitively to design and manipulate images for print layouts, web publishing, multimedia, video, and photography. Photoshop CS4 is the perfect tool for establishing a workflow that can help you express creativity in visual form.

Current Price: $59.95 | List Price: $119.99

This Photoshop CS4 online training series provides 25 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 1 year of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

  1. Getting Started with Photoshop CS4
  2. Exploring the Workspace
  3. Using Adobe Bridge
  4. Understanding Photoshop Basics
  5. Making the Best Selections
  6. Painting and Retouching
  7. Creating a Good Image
  8. Working with Layers
  9. Doing More with Layers
  10. Using Smart Objects
  11. Using Filters
  12. Creating Web and Video Images
  13. Working with 3D Objects

Lesson Detail:

  • Photoshop CS4: Getting Started with Photoshop CS4
    This course explains some of the hottest new features available in this version of Photoshop. This course steps you through creating a 3D postcard. The composition for the postcard will come from several different sources, allowing you to use some of the new cloning, masking, and adjustment features.

    • Taking a Look at the Final Project
    • Composing an Image
    • Using the Mask Panel
    • Adding Graphics with the Clone Tool
    • Adding an Adjustment Layer
    • Adding a Text Layer
    • Making a 3D Image

  • Photoshop CS4: Exploring the Workspace
    This course familiarizes you with the features of Adobe Photoshop CS4 that allow you to customize the workspace as you see fit.

    • Exploring the Tools Panel
    • Navigating the Image Area
    • Using Tabbed Windows and Screen Modes
    • Using Panels
    • Expanding and Customizing Panels

  • Photoshop CS4: Using Adobe Bridge
    This course explains the use of Adobe Bridge in relation to the other CS4 applications and Adobe Photoshop. Bridge is a central hub that you can use to locate, organize, and browse the documents you need to create print, Web, video, and audio content.

    • Working with Adobe Bridge
    • Using Folders
    • Creating Metadata and Keywords
    • Finding Files
    • Creating a Web Photo Gallery
    • Creating a PDF Contact Sheet
    • Changing the Adobe Bridge View

  • Photoshop CS4: Understanding Photoshop Basics
    This course explains several of the fundamental uses of Adobe Photoshop CS4. This course teaches about combining images by working with layers. This course also features information on the different image file formats that can be used in Photoshop.

    • Combining Images
    • Transforming Combined Images
    • Removing Backgrounds and Stacking Layers
    • Refining Edges
    • Adding Text
    • Saving Photoshop Files
    • Choosing a New Color Profile
    • Adjusting Image Size and Saving as PDF

  • Photoshop CS4: Making the Best Selections
    This course explains the options that are available for making selections in Photoshop CS4. Building up skills with the selection tools is critical to making natural-looking manipulations and adjustments to an image. This course provides many methods that can be used individually or combined to create the best selection.

    • Square and Center-Point Selections
    • Creating a Layer from a Selection
    • Using the Magic Wand Tool
    • Using the Lasso and Quick Selection Tools
    • Refining Selection Edges
    • Saving and Copying Selections
    • Using the Pen Tool
    • Selecting an Area with the Pen
    • Pen Tool Selection Tips

  • Photoshop CS4: Painting and Retouching
    This course explains the RGB and CMYK color models and how to use them in Adobe Photoshop CS4. This course also discusses how to retouch images using cloning and healing tools.

    • Selecting Colors
    • Painting in Photoshop CS4
    • Changing Opacity and Applying Color
    • Blending Modes and the Eyedropper
    • Retouching Images and Repairing Fold Lines
    • The History Panel and Healing Brushes
    • The Patch Tool and Clone Source Panel
    • Cloning from Another Source

  • Photoshop CS4: Creating a Good Image
    This course explains several different settings you can use to correct color, lighting, or sharpness in order to get the best picture possible.

    • Color Settings and the Histogram
    • Making Image Adjustments
    • Defining Highlights and Shadows
    • Adjusting Midtones and Neutrals
    • Sharpening Images

  • Photoshop CS4: Working with Layers
    This course provides comprehensive information on using layers in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Layers are most helpful to build and use when creating professional composite images.

    • Building Layers
    • Selecting Layers
    • Stacking Order, Visibility, and Masks
    • Preserving Transparency
    • Creating Compositions
    • Creating and Editing Layer Masks
    • Cloning and Aligning Layers
    • Applying Filters to Layers
    • Creating Type Layers
    • Layer Styles and Clipping Masks

  • Photoshop CS4: Doing More with Layers
    This course discusses creating adjustment layers, layer styles, and other advanced layer options. The topics discussed in this course are geared towards maintaining original image information while applying effects.

    • Changing Colors with Adjustment Layers
    • Refining Adjustment Layers
    • Adding Pattern Fill Layers
    • Adjusting Black and White
    • Adding Tints and Gradients
    • Adding Text Layers
    • Using Layer Styles
    • Saving and Accessing Layer Styles

  • Photoshop CS4: Using Smart Objects
    This course covers using Smart Objects to retain an image's original information, even after a filter has been applied. It also covers placing graphics as Smart Objects, converting them to Smart Objects right in Photoshop, and even combining Smart Objects for greater flexibility and creativity.

    • Using Smart Objects

  • Photoshop CS4: Using Filters
    This course explains the fundamentals of applying filters, and shows how to use advanced filter features, like the Filter Gallery and Vanishing Point.

    • Using Filters

  • Photoshop CS4: Creating Web and Video Images
    This course explains how to use Photoshop CS4 to style and distribute text, edit image slices for use with a Web page, and create video files and animations.

    • Creating Web and Video Images

  • Photoshop CS4: Working with 3D Objects
    This course explains how to convert a standard two-dimensional image into a 3D image by creating a 3D object and adjusting the lighting.

    • Working in Three Dimensions

Certification

Photoshop CS4

Audience

This series is for anyone who wants to learn about Adobe Photoshop CS4, and see procedures and techniques developed on and for a Windows PC.

Features

  • Flash and audio provide animated, interactive Lesson Introductions, Activities, and Simulations.
  • Streaming video scenarios illustrate real world issues and solutions discussed in the course.
  • Audio accompanies each lesson page throughout the course.
  • MindNotes provide printable quick-reference sheets and other files to be used as learners apply their skills on the job.
  • Show Me Hows allow learners to access instructional demonstrations from all courses in the series.
  • Simulations teach learners to perform specific tasks in applications through guided, multi-step exercises.
  • Activities allow learners to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment.
  • Full-page images allow learners to experience an application as if it were open on their computer.
  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • Supplied sample files include sample documents, application files, programs, and programming code that enable learners to practice with these files, enhancing the learning experience.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

Technical Requirements

  • Internet connection
  • Browser: Internet Explorer, FireFox, Chrome, Safari, Opera or any standards compliant browser.
  • Authorware and Macromedia Flash player recommended but not required.
  • JavaScript must be enabled.

What You Get

You will receive Unlimited Access to all of the Photoshop CS4 training tutorials listed above. Your online training courses will be available from anywhere you have internet access.This e-learning series includes all of the online training tutorials listed and is provided in an interactive, self-paced format. Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 1 year unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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