Photoshop Fundamentals: An Introduction to Photoshop CC

This course provides a thorough overview Adobe Photoshop CC through an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice.
For Connected Classroom attendees: 
Connected events will be held at a local training center with state-of-the-art video conferencing equipment allowing the course to be broadcast to multiple locations. Students will have the same classroom experience and interact live with the connected classroom instructor. The instructor will be on a large, HD quality screen with interactive video and audio to listen and communicate with students. A second large HD quality screen will display the instructor’s live presentation.


  1. Understanding How Digital Images Work
    • Understanding RGB and CMYK color models (additive and Subtractive)
    • Image size Vs. Resolution – What’s the difference?
    • Pixel Aspect Ratio – Are all pixels square?
    • Bits per channel – what does that mean?
    • Alpha Channel – Why is this important to us?
  2. Getting to Know the Work Area
    • Starting to work in Adobe Photoshop
    • Using the tools
    • Setting tool properties
    • Undoing actions in Photoshop
    • More about panels and panel locations
    • Customizing the workspace
    • Finding resources for using Photoshop
  3. Working with Selections
    • About selecting and selection tools
    • Using the Quick Selection tool
    • Moving a selected area
    • Manipulating selections
    • Using the Magic Wand tool
    • Selecting with the lasso tools
    • Rotating a selection
    • Resizing and copying a selection
    • Cropping an image
  4. Layer Basics
    • About layers
    • Using the Layers panel
    • Rearranging layers
    • Applying a gradient to a layer
    • Applying a layer style
    • Adding an adjustment layer
    • Updating layer effects
    • Adding a border
    • Flattening and saving files
  5. Basic Photo Corrections
    • Strategy for retouching
    • Resolution and image size
    • Straightening and cropping the image in Photoshop
    • Adjusting the color and tone
    • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
    • Using content-aware fill
    • Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool
    • Applying a content-aware patch
    • Sharpening the image
  6. Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photographs
    • Adjusting shadows and highlights
    • Camera Shake Reduction
    • Correcting red eye
    • Correcting image distortion
    • Adding depth of field
    • Extending objects with the Content-Aware Move tool
    • Adding interactive blur
    • Photo Merge
    • Auto-align layers
    • Content-aware scaling
    • Content-aware fill
  7. Masks and Channels
    • Working with masks and channels
    • Creating a mask
    • Refining a mask
    • Creating a quick mask
    • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
    • Working with channels
  8. Typographic Design
    • About type
    • Creating a clipping mask from type
    • Creating type on a path
    • Warping point type
    • Designing paragraphs of type
    • Working with type styles
    • Adding a rounded rectangle
    • Adding vertical text
  9. Saving your files
    • Understanding file types
    • The right file for the right job