Beginner Level Adobe Photoshop

Beginner Level Photoshop CS5 Course in Cape Town


2KO International offers Photoshop CS5 training courses in Cape Town, South Africa for all levels. Adobe Photoshop CS4 and Photoshop CS6 also available. Expert Adobe Photoshop training courses on Adobe Photoshop in Cape Town. 2KO presents Adobe courses in Cape Town by means of full time instructor-led training; as well as internet-accessible online training, which are aimed at International IT Certification exams. 2KO is an IT consulting and training company, offering both business services and multi-platform training. 2KO Africa's wide range of computer courses are available as full time classes, or as online learning, enabling 2KO students the opportunity to study courses online world-wide, to ensure students have access to the best training possible.


Audience Profile

Adobe Photoshop CS5: Level 1 is intended for a diverse audience including, but not limited to, computer-savvy professionals who want to create and enhance graphics for marketing materials, newsletters, blogs, and websites; photographers who want to work with and prepare photos for print or web; students with an interest in graphic design or those with novice design skills; and professionals who want to learn and use Photoshop CS5 as a complement to other CS5 programs, such as Illustrator. The course covers the Adobe Visual Communication using Photoshop CS5 objectives, and is intended to help prepare students to take the Adobe Certified Associate exam. .


Photoshop Overview:

You will understand and use the various elements in the Photoshop CS5 interface so as to efficiently work with the software. You will use the different tools in Photoshop for selecting parts of images and identify the need for having layers in a Photoshop document. You will also organize the different components of the design as layers. With the layered Photoshop document thus created, you will apply layer effects and other special effects in order to enhance the appearance of the design. Once the design is finalized, you will save images in both print and web formats.



2 Days


Before taking this course, students should be familiar with the basic functions of their computer's operating system such as creating folders, launching programs, and working with windows. Students should also have basic Windows application skills, such as copying and pasting objects, formatting text, saving files, and so on.


At Course Completion:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

Initiate a project.

Explore the Adobe Photoshop CS5 environment.

Determine the resolution and graphic type.

Work with selections.

Work with multiple layers.

Enhance images with paint and filters.

Identify the characteristics of various image modes and colour adjustment options.

Save images for web and print.


Module Outline:

Module 1: Initiating a Project

Plan a Project

Identify Copyright and Citation Requirements


Module 2: Exploring the Adobe Photoshop CS5 Environment

Explore the Photoshop Interface

Customize the Workspace

Explore Adobe Bridge


Module 3: Determining Graphic Type and Resolution

Differentiate Between Raster and Vector Graphics

Understand Image Resolution


Module 4: Working with Selections

Create a Selection

Save a Selection

Modify a Selection

Apply Colour to a Selection


Module 5: Working with Layers

Create Layers

Work with Type Layers

Transform Layers

Apply Styles

Undo Previous Steps

Manage Layers


Module 6: Enhancing Images with Paint and Filters

Paint on an Image

Apply Filter Effects


Module 7: Exploring Image Modes and Colour Adjustments

Explore Grayscale and Bitmap Modes

Apply Colour Adjustments


Module 8: Saving Images for Web and Print

Save Images for Print

Save Images for the Web

Save Images as PDF


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