|Photoshop CS5 for the Digital Photographer II
Adobe's Photoshop CS5 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. If you know the basics of this powerful program, you're ready to master advanced skills including building collages, doing detailed editing, and restoring old photos. This class is perfect for you if you’re already familiar with cropping, printing, and color adjustments, as well as the use of selection tools, and you want to take your photo-editing skills to the next level.
In these lessons, you'll explore a wide range of options including portrait editing, image distortion, and filters. In addition, you’ll learn how to make the most of Adobe's award-winning layers option by combining images with layers and combining layered work with CS5's tabbed windows feature—a great tool for multi-image work.
You'll also see how and when to use raw images, and you’ll discover when to use JPEGs for outstanding prints and projects. You'll be amazed with the new HDR options and the dynamic results.
If you haven't fully unlocked the mysteries of Photoshop CS5, you’ll find all the answers you need in this course. By the time you complete these fun, easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on activities, you’ll be a true Photoshop guru.
Note: For students who have taken Photoshop for the Digital Photographer with CS2, CS3, or CS4
Internet access, e-mail, the Microsoft Internet Explorer or Mozilla Firefox Web browser, and the Adobe Flash and PDF plug-ins (two free and simple downloads you obtain at http://www.adobe.com/downloads by clicking Get Adobe Flash Player and Get Adobe Reader).
This course is written for Windows, but Macintosh users will find the software is quite similar and are welcome in this course. Mac users will need to be comfortable with the normal Windows/Mac conversion for keyboard differences. Photoshop Extended is NOT necessary for this course, but can be used. All coursework and examples are based on Windows using standard Photoshop CS5 software.
Students should feel comfortable acquiring digital images, either with a digital camera, using images scanned onto CDs, or scanning film prints. Basic computer skills, such as using a mouse, creating and accessing folders, downloading and saving files will be briefly reviewed in this course, but should be familiar to the student.
In addition to Internet access for classroom participation, students will need Adobe's Photoshop CS5 installed and functioning to take full advantage of the course.
Adobe's Photoshop CS5 (Windows Vista/7/XP)
Adobe's Photoshop Extended CS5 (Windows Vista/7/XP)
Adobe's Photoshop CS5 (Mac OS X)
Adobe's Photoshop Extended CS5 (Mac OS X)
•Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD Athlon® 64 processor
•Microsoft® Windows® XP with Service Pack 3; Windows Vista® Home Premium, Business, Ultimate, or Enterprise with Service Pack 1 (Service Pack 2 recommended); or Windows 7
•1GB of available hard-disk space for installation; additional free space required during installation (cannot install on removable flash-based storage