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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials

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Overview Mastery of Adobe Photoshop CS4 requires a solid foundation in the fundamental tools and techniques used by the pros …


Mastery of Adobe Photoshop CS4 requires a solid foundation in the fundamental tools and techniques used by the pros to create eye-popping effects and achieve stunning visuals. Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials is intended for the beginner to intermediate user as a guide through comprehensive tutorials on colour correction, layout techniques, special effects and image touch up. This series will give you the confidence and know-how to achieve fantastic results using Photoshop CS4’s new interface and enhanced tools.

The updates to Photoshop CS4 include the Adjustments and Masks panel, the 3D commands, annotations, and an improved interface. In addition you will learn non-destructive colour effects and colour correction, how to set file format and image compression for use on the web, and how to create and apply special effects.

By the time you’ve finished watching Total Training for Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials, you will be proficient will the skills required for managing and manipulating images in Photoshop. You will know all about photo retouching, colour correction and how to use the Quick Mask mode, work with selections, resize images and many more valuable and time saving techniques to use when working with Photoshop CS4.

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: Introduction to Adobe Photoshop CS4
  • Module 2: Exploring Adobe Bridge
  • Module 3: Resizing & Cropping Images
  • Module 4: Working with Basic Selections
  • Module 5: Getting Started with Layers
  • Module 6: Painting in Photoshop
  • Module 7: Photo Retouching
  • Module 8: Introducing to Colour Correction
  • Module 9: Using Quick Mask Mode
  • Module 10: Working with the Pen Tool
  • Module 11: Creating Special Effects
  • Module 12: Exporting Your Work

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: Essentials.

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: Essentials, you will gain a recognised qualification that will prove your skills in Photoshop CS4 essential 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 understanding of Photoshop CS4 and become a valuable asset in 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

Geoff Blake is a Toronto-based author, trainer, designer, and artist. For the past ten years, he’s provided a wide range of graphic design, artwork, consulting, in-class training, and web design services.

A professional public speaker since 1997, Geoff has taught desktop publishing, web design, and graphics courses in both the corporate and post-secondary environments, working closely with some of the largest training providers and colleges in the Toronto area. His appearances, in-class training, and consulting have taken him throughout North America, where he’s built a solid reputation for delivering otherwise jargony material in a fun, enjoyable, and entertaining way.

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Course Curriculum

1. Exploring the Toolbox 00:00:00
2. The New CS4 Applications Bar & the Options Bar 00:00:00
3. Exploring Panels & Menus 00:00:00
4. Creating & Viewing a New Document 00:00:00
5. Customizing the Interface 00:00:00
6. Setting Preferences 00:00:00
7. Zooming & Panning an Image 00:00:00
8. Working with Multiple Images, Rulers, Guides & Grids 00:00:00
9. Undoing Steps with History 00:00:00
10. Adjusting Color with the New Adjustments Panel 00:00:00
11. The New Masks Panel & Vibrance Color Correction Command 00:00:00
12. The New Note Tool & the Save for Web & Devices Interface 00:00:00
13. The New Auto-Blend & Auto-Align Layers Commands 00:00:00
14. The New 3D Commands 00:00:00
1. Browsing Images in Bridge 00:00:00
2. Metadata, Keywords & Filters 00:00:00
3. Building Collections & Smart Collections 00:00:00
4. Moving, Copying & Renaming Images 00:00:00
1. Understanding Pixels & Resolution 00:00:00
2. The Image Size Command 00:00:00
3. Interpolation Options 00:00:00
4. Resizing for Print & Web 00:00:00
5. Cropping & Straightening an Image 00:00:00
6. Adjusting Canvas Size & Canvas Rotation 00:00:00
1. Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee Tool 00:00:00
2. Using the Magic Wand & Free Transform Tool 00:00:00
3. Selecting with the Regular & Polygonal Lasso Tools 00:00:00
4. Combining Selections 00:00:00
5. Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool 00:00:00
6. Using the Quick Selection Tool & Refine Edge 00:00:00
7. Modifying Selections 00:00:00
1. Understanding the Background Layer 00:00:00
2. Creating, Selecting, Linking & Deleting Layers 00:00:00
3. Locking & Merging Layers 00:00:00
4. Copying Layers, Using Perspective & Layer Styles 00:00:00
5. Filling & Grouping Layers 00:00:00
6. Introduction to Blending Modes 00:00:00
7. Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill 00:00:00
8. Creating & Modifying Text 00:00:00
1. Using the Brush Tool 00:00:00
2. Working with Colors & Swatches 00:00:00
3. Creating & Using Gradients 00:00:00
4. Creating & Working with Brushes 00:00:00
5. Using the Pencil & Eraser Tools 00:00:00
6. Painting with Selections 00:00:00
1. The Red Eye Tool 00:00:00
2. The Clone Stamp Tool 00:00:00
3. The Patch Tool & the Healing Brush Tool 00:00:00
4. The Spot Healing Brush Tool 00:00:00
5. The Color Replacement Tool 00:00:00
6. The Toning & Focus Tools 00:00:00
7. Painting with History 00:00:00
1. Color Spaces & Color Modes 00:00:00
2. The Variations Command 00:00:00
3. The Auto Commands 00:00:00
4. Adjusting Levels 00:00:00
5. Adjust Curves, Non-Destructively, with Adjustment Layers 00:00:00
1. Quick Mask Options 00:00:00
2. Painting a Selection 00:00:00
3. Saving & Removing a Selection from the Background 00:00:00
1. Understanding Paths & the Pen Tool 00:00:00
2. Creating Straight & Curved Paths 00:00:00
3. Creating Combo Paths 00:00:00
4. Creating a Clipping Path 00:00:00
1. Getting Started with Photoshop Filters 00:00:00
2. Smart Filters 00:00:00
3. Creating Text Effects 00:00:00
4. Applying Gradients to Text 00:00:00
1. Saving with Different File Formats 00:00:00
2. Saving for Web & Devices 00:00:00
3. Printing Options 00:00:00
4. Credits 00:00:00

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