Adobe Photoshop CS2: Advanced

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Overview The host, Deke McClelland, provides more than eight hours of detailed instruction for advanced Photoshop topics including 16-bit support, …


The host, Deke McClelland, provides more than eight hours of detailed instruction for advanced Photoshop topics including 16-bit support, HDR integration, tools for adding sharpness and removing blur and noise, as well as how to apply duotones, spot colours, and gradients. Advanced Photoshop techniques are unveiled in this in-depth series. Become an expert in Adobe’s flagship graphics application by following along with your host, Photoshop guru, Deke McClelland.If you want to take on the Advanced course in Photoshop CS2, this course comes highly recommended. Aspiring graphic designers and image editors will benefit from this course, and have the opportunity to advance your career in the industry. This is an expert-conducted tutorial that will teach you colour correcting, image editing and retouching. Getting certified in this course will do wonders for your career in this field.

Learning with Study 365 has many advantages. The course material is delivered straight to you and can be adapted to fit in with your lifestyle. It is created by experts within the industry, meaning you are receiving accurate information, which is up-to-date and easy to understand. This course is comprised of professional learning material, all delivered through a system that you will have access to 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for 365 days (12 months).

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  • Image editors
  • Photographers
  • Photography students
  • Graphic designers

This course consists of the following:

  • Module 01: Setting up ‘Shop
  • Module 02: Advanced Levels and 16 Bit
  • Module 03: The Bridge and Camera RAW
  • Module 04: The Wonders of HDR
  • Module 05: The Art of Sharpen
  • Module 06: Adding Blur and Removing Noise
  • Module 07: Mixing the Perfect Monochrome
  • Module 08: Duotones, Spot Colours, and Gradient Maps
  • Module 09: Advanced Retouching Techniques
  • Module 10: Vanishing Point
  • Module 11: Smart Objects

From the day you purchase the course, you will have 12 months access to the online study platform. As the course is self-paced you can decide how fast or slow the training goes, and are able to complete the course in stages, revisiting the training at any time.

At the end of the course, you will have one assignment to be submitted (you need a mark of 65% to pass) and you can submit the assignment at any time. You will only need to pay £19 for assessment and certification when you submit the assignment. You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days if you have successfully passed the course.

Successful candidates will be awarded a certificate in Adobe Photoshop CS2: Advanced.

Learners must be age 16 or over and should have a basic understanding of the English Language, numeracy, literacy, and ICT.

Once you successfully complete the course in Adobe Photoshop CS2: Advanced, you will gain a recognised qualification that will prove your advanced skills in Photoshop. You can use this certification to gain a number of job positions that you desire in the industry. You will be recognised for your expertise in Adobe Photoshop, and you have the opportunity to impress potential organisations. You will also be eligible for incentives put forth by the organisation. Given below are job titles you can land, along with the average UK salary per annum according to

This course could help you pursue a career in any of the following industries:

  • Graphic Designer - £22,467 per annum
  • Photographer - £21,341 per annum
  • Photo Editor - £22,448 per annum

In 1985, Deke McClelland oversaw the implementation of the first personal computer-based production department in Boulder, Colorado. He later graduated to be artistic director for Publishing Resources, one of the earliest all-PostScript service bureaus in the United States.

These days, Deke is a well-known expert and lecturer on Adobe Photoshop and the larger realm of computer graphics and design. He serves as host to the interactive Video Workshop that ships with Photoshop CS as well as the exhaustive and entertaining Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS. His other DVD- and CD-based video series include Total Training for Adobe Illustrator CS and Total Training Presents: Photoshop Elements 3 Unleashed and QuarkXPress to Adobe InDesign CS—Making the Switch.

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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
Photoshop CS2 Advanced FREE 00:00:00
1: Setting up ‘Shop
1. Customizing Preferences 00:00:00
2. Optimizing Color Settings 00:00:00
3. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts 00:00:00
4. Working in Different Color Spaces 00:00:00
5. Customizing the Info Palette 00:00:00
6. Changing the Background Color 00:00:00
7. Saving Preference Settings 00:00:00
2: Advanced Levels and 16 Bit
1. Introducing Levels & 16 Bit 00:00:00
2. Using the Levels Command 00:00:00
3. Restoring an Image after Adjusting Levels 00:00:00
4. Targeting Shadows & Highlights 00:00:00
5. Setting the Black Point to Match a Target 00:00:00
6. Setting the White Point to Match a Target 00:00:00
7. Adjusting Flesh Tones by Setting the Gray Point 00:00:00
8. Downsampling & Saving for Print 00:00:00
3: The Bridge and Camera RAW
1. Viewing .DNG Images in Bridge 00:00:00
2. Using the White Balance & Color Sampler Tools 00:00:00
3. Adjusting Temperature & Tint 00:00:00
4. Adjusting Exposure & Shadow Levels 00:00:00
5. Adjusting Brightness, Contrast & Saturation 00:00:00
6. Cropping & Upsampling Images 00:00:00
7. Viewing Image Metadata 00:00:00
8. Opening & Saving .DNG Images in Photoshop 00:00:00
9. Editing Multiple Images at Once in Camera Raw 00:00:00
10. Cropping a Group of Images 00:00:00
11. Copying & Pasting Camera Raw Settings 00:00:00
12. Accessing & Purging Cache Files 00:00:00
4: The Wonders of HDR
1. Applying the Levels Command to 16 Bit & 8 Bit Images 00:00:00
2. Applying the Curves Command to 16 Bit & 8 Bit Images 00:00:00
3. Introducing HDR 00:00:00
4. Downsampling with the Image Processor 00:00:00
5. Using the Merge to HDR Command 00:00:00
6. Adjusting the Exposure & Saving HDR Images 00:00:00
7. Downsampling HDR & Adjusting Hue/Saturation 00:00:00
5: The Art of Sharpen
1. Creating a Custom Sharpen 00:00:00
2. Applying the Unsharp Mask Command 00:00:00
3. Adjusting Basic Smart Sharpen Settings 00:00:00
4. Adjusting & Saving Advanced Smart Sharpen Settings 00:00:00
5. Creating a More Accurate Smart Sharpen 00:00:00
6. Using the Fade Command 00:00:00
7. Correcting Motion Blur 00:00:00
8. Sharpening with the Emboss Filter 00:00:00
9. Color Sharpening in Lab Color Mode 00:00:00
10. Color Sharpening with the Fade Command 00:00:00
6: Adding Blur and Removing Noise
1. Using Smart Sharpen to Fix Motion Blur 00:00:00
2. Using the Dust & Scratches Filter to Get Rid of Stray Hairs 00:00:00
3. Adding a Layer Mask to Bring Back Detail 00:00:00
4. Using the Layer Mask to Paint Away Noise inside the Skin 00:00:00
5. Using the Remove Noise Filter 00:00:00
6. Blending Layers in the Layer Style Dialog Box 00:00:00
7. Removing Compression Artifacts with the Reduce Noise Filter 00:00:00
8. Working with the New Surface Blur Filter 00:00:00
9. Getting Rid of Whiskers Using the Average Filter 00:00:00
7: Mixing the Perfect Monochrome
1. Using the Channel Mixer to Create an Autumnal Effect 00:00:00
2. Mixing Channels & Adjusting Blending Options 00:00:00
3. Converting an RGB Image to Grayscale Automatically 00:00:00
4. Creating a Grayscale Image Using the Channel Mixer 00:00:00
5. Using the Color Range Command to Create a Layer Mask 00:00:00
6. Balancing Source Channels 00:00:00
7. Punching up Luminosity Values Using the Curves Command 00:00:00
8. Flattening a Converted Grayscale Image 00:00:00
9. Converting to Grayscale in the Camera Raw Dialog Box 00:00:00
10. Cropping & Adjusting the Curves of a Grayscale Image 00:00:00
11. Editing Curves in the Camera Raw Dialog Box 00:00:00
12. Compositing Versions of a Grayscale Image 00:00:00
8: Duotones, Spot Colors, and Gradient Maps
1. Monochrome & Multi-Ink Monochrome Images 00:00:00
2. Converting Images to Duotones 00:00:00
3. Adjusting a Duotone Curve to Balance the Inks in an Image 00:00:00
4. Editing a Duotone 00:00:00
5. Loading Preset Duotones 00:00:00
6. Inspecting the Independent Channels of an Image 00:00:00
7. Adding Spot Colors to an Image 00:00:00
8. Saving an Image 00:00:00
9. Using Gradient Maps 00:00:00
10. Working with Deke’s Predefined Gradients 00:00:00
11. Modifying Adjustment Layers 00:00:00
9: Advanced Retouching Techniques
1. Rotating a Canvas & Using Variations 00:00:00
2. Creating a Gradient Selection & Filling with History 00:00:00
3. Painting with the History Brush 00:00:00
4. Using the Healing Brush Tools 00:00:00
5. Using Color Range to Generate a Selection to Make a Patch 00:00:00
6. Filling in Seams of a Patch with the Healing Brush 00:00:00
7. Retouching Using the History Brush, Cloning & Fading 00:00:00
8. Adding Noise with the Healing Brush & Fading Opacity 00:00:00
9. Moving & Transforming a Selection from One Image to Another 00:00:00
10. Adjusting the Levels of One Image to Match Another 00:00:00
11. Merging Two Layers Using the Healing Brush 00:00:00
12. Using the Liquify Filter to Retouch an Image 00:00:00
13. Softening Transitions & Bolstering Shadows 00:00:00
10: Vanishing Point
1. Preparing to Use the Vanishing Point Filter 00:00:00
2. Creating a Grid 00:00:00
3. Adding Planes to a Grid 00:00:00
4. Editing an Image inside Vanishing Point 00:00:00
5. Healing Transformed Areas 00:00:00
6. Retouching Using the Stamp Tool 00:00:00
7. Pasting & Compositing with Vanishing Point 00:00:00
8. Adjusting Masks for Better Composites 00:00:00
9. Accounting for Different Perspectives 00:00:00
10. Pasting Text into Vanishing Point 00:00:00
11: Smart Objects
1. Placing an Illustrator® File as a Smart Object 00:00:00
2. Using Illustrator to Edit the Contents of a Photoshop File 00:00:00
3. Importing an Image into a Composition 00:00:00
4. Converting a Standard Layer to a Smart Object 00:00:00
5. Duplicating & Transforming Smart Objects 00:00:00
6. Applying Warp Transformations to Smart Objects 00:00:00
7. Modifying Smart Objects in the Liquify Dialog Box 00:00:00
8. Changing the Color of Smart Objects 00:00:00
9. Applying a Color Overlay to a Single Smart Object 00:00:00
10. Grouping Layers & Making Final Transformations 00:00:00

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