Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced

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Take your Photoshop CS4 skills to a new level with Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced. With Jennifer Smith as your host, you’ll learn how to give your images a professional touch. You’ll discover advanced level techniques for colour correction, photo retouching, and compositing using Photoshop. In this Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced series, you’ll learn how to optimise your images for the web and how to work with animation. If you already know the fundamentals of Photoshop, get ready to take what you know one step further and learn tips and techniques that will impress even the most seasoned Photoshop user! If you are comfortable using Photoshop CS4, this is the advanced course that comes complete with a set of features to enhance your understanding and skills in Photoshop CS4. The course focuses on key topics such as using Adobe bridge, navigational features, painting and re-touching and creating images for the web. If you aspire to have a career in the creative industry, this is a good course for you.

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 1: Navigational features
  • Module 2: Using Adobe Bridge
  • Module 3:  Time-Saving tips
  • Module 4: Making Selections
  • Module 5: Painting & Retouching
  • Module 6: Creating Compositions
  • Module 7: Non-Destructive editing
  • Module 8: Colour correction
  • Module 9: Creating vector Artwork
  • Module 10: Creating images for the web
  • Module 11: Working with 3D & Animation

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 CS4 Extended: 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 CS4 Extended: Advanced, you will gain a recognised qualification that will prove your skills in Photoshop CS4 advanced features. You can use this certification to validate your skills in this area and impress potential organisations. You can also take related courses to further your expertise and become a valuable asset to the creative industry. You will be eligible for an increment or incentives put forth by your current employer. Given below are job titles you can go for, along with the average UK salary per annum according to

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

  • Photographer - £21,341 per annum
  • Graphic Designer - £22,467 per annum
  • Photo Editor - £22,448 per annum
  • Photo Retoucher - £23,472 per annum

Jennifer Smith’s expertise bridges the gap between design, and development of print, web, and interactive design. Her career started when she was one of the first creative directors to push the limits of technology and its integration with design. She has since managed and developed projects for companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, Hershey Foods, Hasbro and more. She has written over a dozen books on technology and design, as well as over 100 publications used for curriculum. Her books include: Digital Classroom: Adobe Photoshop CS4, The Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium for Dummies (versions CS thru CS4), Adobe Creative Suite Web Premium (versions CS3 thru CS4) and several more. Jennifer is the co–founder of American Graphics Institute.


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Course Curriculum

Free Introduction
Photoshop CS4 Extended Advanced FREE 00:00:00
1. Tour of the Photoshop CS4 Interface
2. Customizing Workspaces
3. Customizing Keyboard Shortcuts
4. Customizing File Menus
5. Arranging Documents & Navigation
6. More Options, Preferences & Presets
1. Managing Color Settings
2. Organizing Files
3. Batch Renaming & Generating a PDF Contact Sheet
4. Metadata, Keywords, Filters & Find
5. Creating a Panoramic Image Using Photomerge®
6. Creating a Web Photo Gallery
7. Exporting a PDF Slideshow
1. Tips for Creating Print Documents
2. Tips for Creating Web Documents
3. Recording Actions & Creating a Droplet
4. Using the History Panel
1. Using the Pen Tool
2. Using the Marquee Selection Tools & the Magic Wand Tool
3. Removing a Background with Magic Eraser & Defringe
4. Using the Quick Selection Tool & Re¬ning a Mask
5. Compositing
6. Using Channels to Save & Load Selections
7. Working with Pantone® & Other Spot Colors
1. Using a Custom Brush, Quick Mask Mode & Rotate Canvas
2. Using Channels for Complex Selections
3. The Healing Brushes, Creating Patterns & the Patch Tool
4. Using the Clone Stamp Tool & Clone Source Panel
5. Working with Layer Blending Modes
6. Changing a Color with the Color Blending Mode & an Adjustment Layer
1. Keyboard Shortcuts for Working with Layers
2. Keyboard Shortcuts for Transparency & Grouping
3. Combining Vector & Pixel Masks
4. Applying Blending Modes & Layer Styles
5. Saving Versions of Layer Comps
6. Creating Knockouts & Clipping Groups
1. Editing Smart Objects
2. Working with Smart Filters
3. Using Adjustment Layers with Smart Objects, Part 1
4. Using Adjustment Layers with Smart Objects, Part 2
1. Understanding Color Settings
2. Removing a Color Cast by Adjusting Curves
3. Adjusting Curves, Hue/Saturation & Unsharp Mask
4. Correcting Skin Tone
1. Content-Aware Scaling & Creating Vector Text
2. Working with Custom Vector Shapes
3. Creating a Custom Shape from an Illustrator® Pathc
1. Optimizing Files
2. Slicing Images for the Web Using CSS or Tables
3. Creating Basic Frame Animations & Saving for the Web
1. Creating a 3D Sphere & Using the 3D Tools
2. Editing a 3D Texture
3. Animating 3D Objects
4. Exporting & Resizing an Animation
5. Credits

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