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Photoshop CS5 Advanced Course Outline

 (2 days)

** This class is taught on PC running Windows **

Photoshop CS5: Advanced, ACA Edition, is the second of three titles in this series. In this course, students will learn how to use color fills, gradients, patterns, and overlays. Students will also create layer masks, grayscale masks, and clipping masks to show or hide various parts of an image. Students will then learn how to create and edit paths and convert type to paths. In addition, students will learn how to apply a variety of creative effects, use the Vanishing Point feature and Smart Filters. Finally, students will learn how to work more efficiently in Photoshop. Course manual comes with CertBlaster exam prep software (download).

Two days

Table Of Contents

Unit 1: Fills and overlays
Topic A: Filling image areas
Topic B: Gradients and patterns
Topic C: Layer overlays

Unit 2: Masks
Topic A: Mask channels
Topic B: Layer masks
Topic C: Grayscale masks
Topic D: Clipping masks and type masks

Unit 3: Vector paths
Topic A: Creating vector paths
Topic B: Editing vector paths
Topic C: Vector masks
Topic D: Paths for creative imagery

Unit 4: Creative image effects
Topic A: Painting effects
Topic B: Warping
Topic C: Efficient compositing
Topic D: Vanishing Point
Topic E: Smart Filters

Unit 5: Automating tasks
Topic A: Creating actions
Topic B: Organizing actions
Topic C: Batch processing
Topic D: Customizing Photoshop

Appendix A: ACA exam objectives map
Topic A: Comprehensive exam objectives

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