The ExpertRating Online Photoshop Course (CS2-Beginner)
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We'll begin with an introduction to the Photoshop environment. Next,
you'll learn how to create simple digital paintings. Then, you'll be
editing your own photographs to remove red-eye, get rid of dust and
scratches, and correct image exposure. You’ll also learn how to
switch the backgrounds on images and how to remove wrinkles and
blemishes from photos, just like they do in magazines. You’ll also
learn how to use the power of Photoshop’s brush engine and how to
use Photoshop’s selection tools.
By the time you finish this fun, hands on, project-oriented course,
you will be well on your way to expressing yourself with the most
exciting graphics program ever developed.
This course includes a knowledgeable
and caring instructor who will guide you through your lessons,
facilitate discussions, and answer your questions. The instructor
for this course will be Sherry London.
ExpertRating Online Photoshop Course (CS2-Beginner) instructor :
Sherry London is a noted Photoshop and Illustrator expert, fiber
artist, writer, and teacher. Her art has been featured in magazines
and exhibitions. Her published works include Photoshop CS2 Gone
Wild, Photoshop Magic, Photoshop Effects Magic, Photoshop In Depth,
Photoshop Textures Magic, and Illustrator f/x and Design. She writes
the Tips and Tricks column for Photoshop User magazine and is a
two-time nominee to the Photoshop Hall of Fame. She has taught for
the prestigious Thunder Lizard Photoshop Conference and the
Professional Photographers of America seminars, as well as for
Drexel University, Moore College of Art, and Gloucester County
College. Sherry holds a Master's Degree in Information Systems and
has taken doctoral level courses in curriculum design
Introduction to Photoshop CS2 requirements:
For taking this instructor led ExpertRating Online Photoshop Course (CS2-Beginner) you need
Adobe Photoshop CS2 and Windows XP or 2000 or
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Mac and Mac OS X; comfort using a
mouse, saving and retrieving files, and downloading images; Internet
access, e-mail, and the Netscape or Firefox or Internet Explorer Web
browser. Note: Photoshop software must be installed and fully
operational before the course begins.
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ExpertRating Online Photoshop Course (CS2-Beginner)
Coverage (6 weeks program)
Wednesday - Lesson 01
Introduction to the Photoshop Interface: Your
journey begins. Whether you’re an aspiring graphic
artist or a weekend photographer, Photoshop is an
adventure that can take you places you never
dreamed. Your first stop gives you a bit of history
and then lets you take your own first steps:
creating and saving an image
Friday - Lesson 02
Painting and Choosing Colors: Photoshop has a
reputation for being difficult, but its painting
tools are very easy to learn and are fun to use. In
fact, many students say that the brushes are
Photoshop’s nicest surprise. This lesson will start
with the Brush tool because you need to understand
how colors work in Photoshop and you’ll need to use
brushes when you retouch photos. This lesson won’t
try to make a painter of you, but it’s amazing how
many students discover that they can create in
pixels in ways that they couldn’t manage with messy
Wednesday - Lesson 03
Navigating, Erasing, and Colorizing Images: If
you’ve been waiting patiently to start making
changes to a photograph, you’ll learn some neat new
tricks in this lesson. Sepia is a very popular look
for a photo, and in this lesson, you’ll learn how
you can add a sepia tone to an image. You’d never
think that an Eraser tool could help you to combine
images or to bring back images the way they looked
when you first opened them, but it’s all part of the
Photoshop magic you’ll meet here. You’ll also see
how you can use the Brush tool to help give your
photo a better exposure.
Friday - Lesson 04
Making and Saving Rectangular and Oval Selections:
Photoshop, as wonderful as it is, is still a
computer program. It has to be told what to do. In
this lesson, you’ll learn the critical skill of
making selections. If you want Photoshop to fill an
area with color, you need to choose the area—or else
Photoshop fills the entire image. You’ll also
practice creating vignettes, which are photos with
opaque centers that fall off to very soft edges.
It’s a great technique to use on a portrait when you
don’t like the original background. Because it can
take time to make selections, you’ll meet a great
technique for saving and reusing the selections you
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
Additional Ways to Make and Use Selections: Have you
ever looked at your photos and thought “Gee I wish I
had THAT sky behind THIS photo”? In this lesson, as
you further your skills at making selections and
using some new selection tools, you’ll get the
chance to put two images together to change the
Friday - Lesson 06
Creating Custom Brushes: This is the lesson that
makes students wonder if maybe they dropped their
art courses too soon. Photoshop’s brushes are
amazing and such fun to create, even if you can’t
figure out what you’d paint with them. You can make
brushes that change color as you paint and that seem
to dance across an image. You can create brushes
from any section of a photo and stamp them onto your
image. Forget about making art and just remember the
sheer fun of playing.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
The Possibilities of Gradients: Gradients are
fountains of color created by blending at least two
hues. The gradients that you can create in Photoshop
are endless and exciting. You’ll learn how to make a
portrait much more exciting by adding a gradient to
Friday - Lesson 08
The History Brush Tool, the History Palette, and
Snapshots: What would you give to be able to look
over your life and bring all the good times back
again? It can’t happen in reality, but in the world
of Photoshop, anything’s possible. You can use
Photoshop’s History features not only to get rid of
the bad things you did to an image, but to recapture
and paint with your image as it looked a number of
steps back. In the process, you’ll learn a neat way
of getting rid of most of the dust and scratches on
your photos in just a few steps.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
Setting Type and Adding Effects to Text: Whether you
want to add type to a scrap-booking layout, make
large type for display, or learn a little bit about
Photoshop’s Layer Styles, you’ll enjoy this lesson.
Try your hand at making type that warps, wiggles,
and wraps around a circle. Then see what you can do
to text on your own.
Friday - Lesson 10
Setting Image Resolution, Scanning, and Printing: If
you’ve ever looked at your printed images and
wondered how they got so small (or so large), you’ll
solve that mystery here. You’ll figure out how to
make them the right size, whether that “right size”
is for printing or for the web. You’ll also discover
ways to make your images print at their best. You’ll
figure out how to scan an image so it’s large
enough, but not too large, and how to crop images
that have more than you really want to see.
Wednesday - Lesson 11
Fixing and Enhancing Images: Did the dog leave tooth
marks in Grandma’s picture? Does baby have red eyes?
You'll learn to fix all of these photo
problems and more. You’ll discover how to create
picture-perfect skin tones that any teen would swoon
over. If you’ve been waiting to learn the basics of
photo retouching, this lesson is your chance.
Friday - Lesson 12