Photoshop CS5 Course - ACA

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  • My course was highly enjoyable.The Tutor support I received was always excellent and my tutor was always helpful whether it was a course enquiry or I needed assistance understanding the examination registration process. I highly recommend this course and my Tutor.



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Course OverviewA distance learning course is the ideal way to gain a qualification in Photoshop. Whether you're looking to go on to further education, improve your job prospects or expand your knowledge, distance learning Photoshop is a flexible and convenient course  which allows you to comprehensively prepare for a exam or career through home study. What's more, because the distance learning Photoshop CS5 course is a fully comprehensive course, no prior knowledge is required.Adobe® Photoshop® software is ideal for photographers, graphic designers, and Web designers and is considered the world wide industry-standard application that delivers the richest, most robust editing and compositing tools available. As a result, becoming proficient in Photoshop is one of today's most sought-after skills. With Photoshop CS5 course students can get all of the training they need in order to effectively and easily prepare to test their skills through the ACA Visual Communication using Adobe® Photoshop® certification exam. The ACA exam will help students; set project requirements, identify design elements when preparing images, understand Photoshop, manipulate images and evaluate digital images.BenefitsDemonstrate knowledge of project management tasks and responsibilitiesLearn and understand terminology of digital imagesDemonstrate knowledge of producing and reusing imagesLearn to adjust or correct the tonal range, color, or distortions of an imageDemonstrate knowledge of preparing images for Web, print, and video



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  • My course was highly enjoyable.The Tutor support I received was always excellent and my tutor was always helpful whether it was a course enquiry or I needed assistance understanding the examination registration process. I highly recommend this course and my Tutor.

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What I would highlight: My course was highly enjoyable.The Tutor support I received was always excellent and my tutor was always helpful whether it was a course enquiry or I needed assistance understanding the examination registration process. I highly recommend this course and my Tutor.
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  • 3d training
  • Camera
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  • IT Management
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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Project Management
  • Communication Training
  • IT Project Management
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  • Photoshop Effects

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Course Structure

The Photoshop CS5 is divided into three comprehensive sessions.

Session 1

Section A: Introduction

  • Adobe Exams
  • Project Requirements
  • Project Audience
  • Project Specifications
  • Project Management
  • Team Communication

Section B: CS5 Interface Overview

  • Starting Photoshop
  • Tools and Panels
  • Rearranging Panels
  • Using Predesigned Layouts
  • Saving Workspaces
  • Photoshop Toolbar
  • Toolsets
  • Context Sensitive Options
  • Zoom Tool and Image Navigation
  • Getting Help

Section C: Making Selections

  • Geometric Selection Tools
  • Add to/Remove from Selection
  • Feathering
  • Move/Transform Selection
  • Save and Recall
  • Lasso Tool
  • Magic Wand Tool
  • Quick Selection Tool
  • Selection Refinement Tools
  • Basic Transformation

Section D: Correcting Basic Image Problems

  • Cropping Images
  • Straightening Images
  • Color Correction
  • Image Vibrancy
  • Color Balance
  • Black and White Points
  • Color Curves and Levels
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Shadows/Highlights
  • Automatic Color Correction
  • Healing Tool
  • Content-Aware Fill

Section E: Working with Layers

  • Creating New Layers
  • New Layer via Copy
  • Layer Order
  • Layer Groups
  • Working with Multiple Layers
  • Aligning and Distributing Layers
  • Layer Comps
  • Layer Effects
  • Layer Styles
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Working with Gradients

Session 2

Section A: Resolution, Color, and File Formats

  • Changing Image Resolution
  • Resolution vs. Physical Size
  • RGB vs. CMYK
  • Lab Color and Grayscale
  • Duotone Images
  • Saving Images for Print
  • Preparing Images for Web
  • GIFs
  • JPGs
  • PNGs
  • Saving as a PDF

Section B: Digital Painting

  • The Brush Tool
  • Using Brush Sets
  • Brush Modes
  • History Brush
  • The Pencil Tool
  • The Dodge Tool
  • The Burn Tool
  • Blending Modes
  • Creating Custom Brushes
  • Creating and Applying Patterns
  • Puppet Warp

Section C: Working with Vector Tools

  • Vector vs. Raster Graphics
  • The Pen Tool
  • Direct Selection Tool
  • Converting Anchor Points
  • Drawing Shapes
  • Paths Panel

Section D: Working with Masks and Channels

  • Masks vs. Channels
  • Using the Masks Panel
  • Masking by Color Range
  • Applying Masks
  • Quick Mask Mode
  • Creating Channels
  • Editing and Viewing Channels

Section E: Working with Type

  • Adding Text
  • Antialiasing, Alignment, and Color
  • Text Effects
  • Character and Paragraph Panel Options
  • Rasterizing Type
  • Warping Text
  • Clipping Masks

Session 3

Section A: Smart Objects and Filters

  • Applying Filters
  • Render Filters
  • Drop Shadows and Borders
  • Effects vs. Filters
  • Copying Layer Styles
  • Creating Smart Objects
  • Filtering Smart Objects

Section B: Working with 3D Objects

  • Vanishing Point Filter
  • Cloning
  • More Vanishing Point Options
  • 3D Postcard Effect
  • 3D Shapes from Layers
  • 3D Text

Section C: Slicing for Web Export

  • Slicing Strategy
  • Slice Tool
  • Slice Select Tool
  • Optimizing Slices
  • Previewing Sliced Document
  • Saving Rollover Slices
  • Zoomify

Section D: Automation with Photoshop

  • Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Adobe Device Central
  • Using Actions
  • Creating Custom Actions
  • Batch Actions
  • Creating Droplets
  • Adobe Bridge

Section E: Advanced Color

  • Color Management Issues
  • Understanding Out of Gamut Color
  • Gamut Warnings View
  • Using and Saving Swatches
  • Color Libraries
  • Managing Color Settings

Section F: Working with Camera Raw

  • Camera Raw Processing
  • Camera Raw Adjustment Settings
  • Image Adjustment Tools
  • Camera Raw Preferences
  • Image Correction Tools
  • Save Options
  • Adding Metadata and Keywords
  • Copyrights and Open With Options

The UK Learning College is a leading Distance Learning Provider, offering a route to study for anyone who wants to gain a new skill or qualification, but finds the traditional, classroom-based mode of study unsuitable. Distance learning is an ideal way to learn around your current time and financial commitments, no matter how diverse and unpredictable your schedule is. With UK Learning College you not only study when it suits you and in your own time, but you can be sure of receiving all the advice and support you require as your studies develop. Because of our continuous system of enrolments, Students can enrol any time of year, and our flexible distance learning courses allow students to plan their studies to fit in their life style or work commitments. All of our students have access to their own personal distance learning course tutor who specialises in their field of education and is totally committed to helping you succeed in your home learning course.

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The enrolment fee for the Photoshop CS5  home study course is £311.25, though for a limited time we are offering you the opportunity to pay only £249 which is a 20% discount if you enrol online and pay in full.

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