Adobe Photoshop CS2

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Overview Learn from Photoshop Hall of Famer, Deke McClelland, as he presents 22 hours of valuable tutorials. McClelland proactively addresses …


Learn from Photoshop Hall of Famer, Deke McClelland, as he presents 22 hours of valuable tutorials. McClelland proactively addresses real-world situations and offers additional tips and techniques used by the pros. As an added bonus, this training package also includes stock photography, courtesy of PhotoSpin, Inc. and iStockphoto, Inc.

Explore the endless possibilities of digital imaging with Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS2. The comprehensive videos are indispensable for getting up to speed on Adobe’s flagship graphics programme. Novice to professional designers can utilise the next generation design tools only found in this product. Intuitively select, align, and group multiple layers for ease of design and creative development. Experience new levels of flexibility and quality using Smart Objects.

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:

Part 1

  • Module 1: What Photoshop Can do
  • Module 2: The Bridge
  • Module 3: Setting up ‘Shop
  • Module 4: Navigation and Resolution
  • Module 5: Rotate and Crop
  • Module 6: Basic Colour Correction
  • Module 7: Red Eye Removal and Recolour
  • Module 8: Painting with the Edit Tools
  • Module 9: Clone, Heal, and Patch
  • Module 10: Using the Selection Tools
  • Module 11: Selecting with Colour Range
  • Module 12: Making the Most of History

Part 2

  • Module 1: Introducing Layers
  • Module 2: Groups and Comps
  • Module 3: Opacity and Blend Modes
  • Module 4: Advanced Blending
  • Module 5: Layer Styles
  • Module 6: Masks and Channels
  • Module 7: Transform and Warp
  • Module 8: Creating and Editing Type
  • Module 9: Special Type Effects
  • Module 10: Vector-based Shapes
  • Module 11: Printing and Output
  • Module 12: Actions

Part 3:

  • Module 1: Adjusting Levels
  • Module 2: Curves, Shadows, & Highlights
  • Module 3: Adjustment Layers
  • Module 4: Camera Raw
  • Module 5: High Bit Depth and Exposure
  • Module 6: Sharpening Focus
  • Module 7: Blurring and Averaging
  • Module 8: Filters and Masks
  • Module 9: Distort and Displace
  • Module 10: Liquify
  • Module 11: Vanishing Point
  • Module 12: 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 for Adobe Photoshop CS2.

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, you will gain a recognised qualification that will prove your expertise 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 skills in Adobe Photoshop, and you have the opportunity to impress potential employers. 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 FREE 00:00:00
Part 01
1: What Photoshop Can do
1. Introducing Adobe Photoshop CS 2
2. Moving a Selection from One Image into Another
3. Correcting Colors
4. Fixing Details with the Clone Stamp Tool
5. Using Adjustment Layers
6. Sharpening the Focus
7. Creating a Dramatic Sky & Cropping the Image
8. Text Effects
2: The Bridge
1. Introducing the Adobe Bridge
2. Using the Lightbox & Thumbnail View
3. Using the Filmstrip View
4. Viewing Thumbnail Metadata & Labeling
5. Showing Off New Features
6. Managing Your Images
7. File Naming Inside the Bridge
8. Workspaces, Location Tracking & Slide Shows
3: Setting up ‘Shop
1. Setting Preferences
2. Choosing Color Settings
3. Choosing Creative Suite Color Settings
4. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
5. Organizing Palettes & Saving Workspaces
4: Navigation and Resolution
1. Zooming an Image
2. Scrolling & Panning
3. Changing Resolution & Image Size
4. Upsampling an Image
5. Downsampling an Image
6. Using the Navigator Palette
7. Customizing Your View
5: Rotate and Crop
1. Introducing the Crop Tool
2. Cropping with the Crop Tool
3. Cropping with the Marquee Tool
4. Automating Crop & Straighten
5. Straightening with the Measure Tool
6. Cropping with Perspective
6: Basic Color Correction
1. Introducing Variations
2. Adjusting Color with Variations
3. Correcting Color with Variations
4. Using the Fade Command
5. Modifying Colors with Hue/Saturation
6. Specifying Colors in Hue/Saturation
7. Selecting Color Ranges in Hue/Saturation
7: Red Eye Removal and Recolor
1. Correcting Red Eye
2. Using the Red Eye Tool
3. Recoloring with the Brush Tool
4. Using the Color Replacement Tool
8: Painting with the Edit Tools
1. Introducing the Dodge Tool
2. Introducing the Burn Tool
3. Introducing the Sponge & Focus Tools
4. Using the Dodge Tool
5. Using the Burn Tool
6. Working with the Sponge Tool
7. Pushing Pixels with the Smudge Tool
9: Clone, Heal, and Patch
1. Introducing the Clone Stamp Tool
2. Compositing with the Clone Stamp Tool
3. Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
4. The Healing Brush & the Options Bar
5. Healing & Fading
6. Creating Textures & Patterns
7. Using the Patch Tool
10: Using the Selection Tools
1. Introducing the Selection Tools
2. Using the Magic Wand Tool
3. Exploring Magic Wand Options
4. Using the Grow & Similar Commands
5. Selecting with the Polygonal Lasso Tool
6. Selecting with the Marquee Tool
7. Saving & Loading a Selection Outline
8. Making a Composite
9. Adding a Drop Shadow
10. Cleaning Up a Selection Edge
11: Selecting with Color Range
1. Selecting Translucency
2. Darkening with the Multiply Blend Mode
3. Defining a Color Range
4. Selecting Image Highlights
5. Compositing Highlights into an Image
12: Making the Most of History
1. Modifying an Image Using Variations
2. Using Undo
3. Using the History Brush
4. Understanding History States
5. Fixing Saved Files
6. Choosing History Options
7. Saving Snapshots
Part 02
1: Introducing Layers
1. Customizing the Layers Palette
2. Creating a Layer Via Copy
3. Using the Spherize Command & the Eraser Tool
4. Moving Layers in the Canvas
5. Blending Layers
6. Creating a Clipping Mask
7. Changing the Layer Order
8. Using the Fade Command
9. Using a Levels Adjustment Layer
10. Activating a Layer & Making a Composite
11. Resizing the Canvas
12. Feathering a Selection to Create a Vignette
2: Groups and Comps
1. Introducing Layer Groups & Comps
2. Applying Gaussian Blur & Deleting Layers
3. Merging Layers
4. Creating a Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer
5. Working with Layer Groups
6. Creating a Repeating Pattern
7. Modifying a Layer Comp
8. Creating a New Layer Comp
3: Opacity and Blend Modes
1. Introducing Opacity & Blend Modes
2. Adjusting Layer Opacity
3. Adjusting the Fill Value
4. Understanding Last Document State
5. Introducing Blend Modes
6. Using the Normal & Dissolve Blend Modes
7. Using the Darkening Blend Modes
8. Changing Blend Modes with Keyboard Shortcuts
9. Using the Lightening Blend Modes
10. Using Overlay through Hard Mix Blend Modes
11. Using Difference through Luminosity Blend Modes
12. Applying Motion Blur to a Text Layer
13. Updating Layer Comps
4: Advanced Blending
1. Introducing Advanced Blending
2. Creating a Lens Flare
3. Merging Layers with Screen Mode
4. Preserving Keyboard Shortcuts for Mac Dock
5. Previewing Free Transform
6. Merging Blend Modes
7. Adding a Logo Element
8. Grouping & Naming Layers
9. Creating Knockouts
10. Using the Luminance Blend Mode
11. Colorizing a Layer
12. Creating a Knockout from a Layer
5: Layer Styles
1. Introducing Layer Styles
2. Colorizing an Individual Group Using Blend Modes
3. Selecting Layers with Keyboard Shortcuts
4. Applying a Drop Shadow to a Layer
5. Creating a Directional Inner Glow Using Inner Shadow
6. Adjusting Layer Colors
7. Duplicating Layer Effects
8. Working with the Layers Palette
9. Transparency Masking & Painting with Layer Styles
10. Enabling Layer Masks & Effects
11. Adjusting Opacity & Fill inside Layers
12. Saving & Applying a New Layer Style
6: Masks and Channels
1. Selecting an Image with the Magic Wand Tool
2. Using the Channels Palette & Mixing Channels
3. Choosing a Blend Mode Best Suited for a Mask
4. Using the Variations Tool to Improve a Mask
5. Fixing the Edge of a Mask Using Inner Glow
6. Selecting a Color Channel Best Suited for a Mask
7. Adjusting Levels in a Color Channel
8. Using the Dodge & Burn Tools to Make a Mask
9. Inverting & Combining Channels for Mask Edges
10. Changing the Color of the Rebuilt Overlay
11. Fixing Masks with the Brush Tool
12. Compositing a Masked Image into Another Background
13. Matching the Color Temperature of Images
14. Fixing Mask Edges with Inner Shadow
7: Transform and Warp
1. Introducing Transformations
2. Masking with the Levels Command
3. Using Free Transform
4. Duplicating Transformations
5. Transforming Selections
6. Masking with the Calculations Command
7. Warping an Image
8. Modifying an Image with a Layer Mask
8: Creating and Editing Type
1. Working with the Pen Tool
2. Introducing Text
3. Editing Text
4. Creating Point & Area Text
5. Modifying Existing Text
6. Modifying Multiple Text Layers at Once
7. Using Advanced Formatting Options
9: Special Type Effects
1. Checking Spelling in a Type Layer
2. Warping & Transforming Text
3. Working with Text on a Path
4. Applying Effects to Text on a Path
5. Placing Text inside a Path
6. Using Advanced Text Formatting
7. Adjusting Leading
8. Adjusting Kerning
10: Vector-based Shapes
1. Resolving Font Issues
2. The Advantages of Vector-Based Shapes
3. Introducing the Vitruvian Man & Shapes
4. Introducing the Shape Tools & Fill
5. Applying a Stroke Layer Effect
6. Using the Exclude Overlapping Command
7. Modifying a Shape Using the Arrow Tools
8. Intersect, Subtract, Add & Combine Path Components
9. Working with the Polygon Tool
10. Deleting Paths & Drawing a Gradient Arrow
11. Working with Custom Shapes
12. Creating a Custom Shape
11: Printing and Output
1. Using the Print with Preview Command
2. Exploring Output Options
3. Managing Color
4. Using the Printer Dialog Box
5. Using the Contact Sheet II Command
6. Creating a Picture Package
7. Creating a Web Photo Gallery
12: Actions
1. Introducing Actions
2. Creating a Custom Action
3. Modifying an Action
4. Playing an Action
5. Loading & Saving Actions
6. Deleting & Adding Steps in an Action
7. Applying a Gradient Map
8. Correcting Anti-Aliasing
9. Adding a Drop Shadow
10. Testing an Action
11. Final Comments & Credits
Part 03
1: Adjusting Levels
1. Using the Brightness/Contrast Command
2. Adjusting Levels Automatically
3. Using the Auto Commands
4. Working with the Levels Command
5. Adjusting Individual Color Channels
6. Fixing Washed Out Colors
2: Curves, Shadows, & Highlights
1. When Levels Won’t Do
2. Introducing Curves
3. Using the Histogram Palette
4. Adjusting Values in Curves
5. Balancing Color in Curves
6. Making Final Corrections
7. Working with the Pencil Tool
8. Using the Shadow/Highlight Command
9. Using the Advanced Shadow/Highlight Options
3: Adjustment Layers
1. Pasting an Image into a Selection
2. Using a Photo Filter Adjustment Layer
3. Affecting an Adjustment Layer with a Gradient Mask
4. Using a Levels Adjustment Layer
5. Creating an Adjustment Layer without a Layer Mask
6. Adding a Layer Mask or a Vector Mask
7. Using a Gradient Map Adjustment Layer
8. Using an Inverse Adjustment Layer
9. Assigning a Shortcut for a Levels Adjustment Layer
4: Camera Raw
1. Using the Adobe Digital Negative Converter
2. Working inside the Camera Raw Dialog Box
3. Making Color Adjustments
4. Modifying Levels
5. Using the Detail & Lens Tabs
6. Using the Curve & Calibrate Tabs
7. Using Advanced Camera Raw Options
5: High Bit Depth and Exposure
1. Understanding Bit Depth
2. Comparing 8 & 16 Bit Grayscale Ranges
3. Using an Amalgam Mask to Isolate Grays
4. Comparing 8 & 16 Bit File Types & Sizes
5. Getting Ready to Merge Images
6. Using the Image Processor to Convert Camera Raw to JPEG
7. Performing an HDR Exposure Merge
8. Adjusting the Exposure in an HDR Image
9. Converting from HDR to 16 Bit
6: Sharpening Focus
1. Introducing the Sharpen Filters
2. Using Unsharp Mask
3. Understanding How Unsharp Mask Works
4. Sharpening a Low Quality JPEG Image
5. Fading & Blending Unsharp Mask
6. Introducing Smart Sharpen
7. Correcting a Lens Blur with Smart Sharpen
8. Correcting Motion Blur with Smart Sharpen
7: Blurring and Averaging
1. Using Gaussian Blur
2. Using the Median & Dust & Scratches Filters
3. Creating Box & Surface Blurs
4. Using Smart Blur
5. Creating Lens & Shape Blurs
6. Creating Motion & Radial Blurs
7. Removing Stray Hairs Using Median
8. Painting a Blur inside of a Layer Mask
9. Reducing Noise & Restoring Highlights
10. Removing JPEG Artifacts
11. Creating Clouds & Adding a Gradient
12. Creating Stars Using the Add Noise Filter
13. Averaging Colors
8: Filters and Masks
1. Using the Lens Blur Filter
2. Using a Gradient as a Depth Mask
3. Blending Channels to Create a New Mask
4. Using a Mask to Create a Depth of Field Effect
5. Looking at Different Sharpening Results
6. Applying Multiple Filters to a Layer
7. Creating an Edge Mask to Sharpen an Image
8. Applying Smart Sharpen to an Edge Mask
9: Distort and Displace
1. Using the Spherize Filter
2. Using the Pinch Filter
3. More Distortion Wackiness
4. Making a Lens Correction
5. Introducing Displacement Maps
6. Understanding Displacement Maps
7. Using the Displace Filter
8. Creating a Displacement Map
9. Making Someone Thinner with a Displacement Map
10: Liquify
1. Introducing the Liquify Filter
2. Using the Show Backdrop Options
3. Setting Brush Options
4. Warping Images with the Forward Warp Tool
5. Viewing Wireframes with the Show Mesh Command
6. Warping with Other Liquify Tools
7. Restoring & Masking Warped Images
8. Creating a Superhero Face Using the Liquify Tools
9. Using the Reconstruct Tool to Restore Details
10. Saving & Reloading Wireframe Meshes
11: Vanishing Point
1. Introducing the Vanishing Point Filter
2. Selecting in Perspective with the Marquee Tool
3. Cloning in Perspective with the Stamp Tool
4. Compositing Images Using Vanishing Point
5. Using Copy Merged in Vanishing Point
6. Fixing Edges with a Black Outer Glow
7. Working with Text in Vanishing Point
12: Smart Objects
1. Introducing Smart Objects
2. Creating a Smart Object
3. Dynamically Transforming Smart Objects
4. Introduction to Updating Smart Objects
5. Changing the Color of a Transparency Pattern
6. Replacing & Updating Smart Objects
7. Importing Vector Smart Objects
8. Pasting Illustrations as Smart Objects
9. Importing a Camera Raw Image as a Smart Object
10. Final Comments & Credits

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