Mastering Photoshop CS2 Essential (Designed for Windows) is a must-have step-by-step narrated simulation for the beginner, as well as a handy reference tool for the professional graphic designer.
- Master Adobe® Photoshop CS2 Quickly and Easily Easy
- Easy to follow Step-by-step Instructions
- Full screen for maximum viewing.
- Clear narrated instruction makes learning a snap.
- Interact with program to retain maximum learning.
- Use sample files to practice along in Photoshop CS2 software program
Table of contents
Lesson 1: Getting familiar with CS2 Interface, Tools and Palettes
1.1 Open and close Adobe Photoshop files.
1.2 Use Adobe Bridge to preview and select files.
1.3 Navigate around your work area.
1.4 Use some of the basic tools from the Toolbox to edit images.
1.5 Undo actions to correct mistakes.
1.6 Select, rearrange, and use various palettes on your workspace.
1.7 Jump between Photoshop and ImageReady.
1.8 Use Photoshop Help.
Use Adobe online services.
Lesson 2: Using Adobe Bridge and Automated Photoshop CS2 Features
2.1 Use and resize the different palettes and panes in Adobe Bridge.
2.2 Rotate thumbnail previews of image files and preview them in Adobe Bridge without opening them.
2.3 Sort and manually rearrange thumbnails in Adobe Bridge.
2.4 Assign flags, rankings, metadata, and keywords to image files.
2.5 Search for image files that match the criteria you specify.
2.6 Create a PDF Presentation from images selected in Adobe Bridge.
2.7 Create a Web Gallery from images selected in Adobe Bridge.
2.8 Create a customized Picture Package for printing.
Lesson 3: Basic Retouching and Repairing Techniques
3.1 Resolution and image size.
3.2 Straightening and cropping an image.
3.3 Using automatic adjustments.
3.4 Adjusting tonal range.
3.5 Removing a color cast.
3.6 Replacing colors.
3.7 Adjusting lightness with the Dodge tool.
3.8 Adjusting saturation with the Sponge tool.
3.9 Applying the Unsharp Mask filter.
3.10 Comparing the manual and automatic results.
3.11 Saving the image for four-color printing.
Lesson 4: Advanced Retouching and Repairing Techniques
4.1 Use the Clone Stamp Tool to repair an area on an image.
4.2 Use the Pattern Stamp Tool and pattern maker to replace part of an image.
4.3 Create a duplicate layer to make corrections and adjustments on.
4.4 Use the Spot Healing Brush and Patch Tool to blend in corrections.
4.5 Use snapshots to preserve earlier states of your work.
4.6 Use the History palette to backtrack within your work session.
4.7 Use the History Brush Tool to partially restore an image to a previous state.
Lesson 5: Working with Selection Tools
5.1 Use the Marquee, Lasso, and Magic Wand tools.
5.2 Select and deselect areas in an image.
5.3 Add and subtract from a selection.
5.4 Duplicate the contents of a selection by clicking and dragging.
5.5 Rotate a selection.
Lesson 6: Working with Layers
6.1 Organize your artwork on layers.
6.2 Create new layers.
6.3 View and hide layers.
6.4 Select layers.
6.5 Remove artwork from layers.
6.6 Rearrange the stacking order of layers.
6.7 Apply blending modes to layers.
6.8 Link layers to work on them simultaneously.
6.9 Apply a gradient to a layer.
6.10 Add text and layer effects to a layer.
6.11 Save a copy of the file with the layers flattened.
6.12 Create layer comps with differences in visibility, position, and effects.
6.13 Duplicate, update, and display layer comps.
Lesson 7: Creating and Using Masks and Channels
7.1 Create and edit a quick mask.
7.2 Save a selection as a channel mask.
7.3 Load a saved mask and apply effects.
7.4 Use the Extract command to make an intricate selection.
7.5 Add the extracted image as a new layer in another image.
7.6 Apply a filter effect to a masked selection..
7.7 Create and use a gradient mask.
Lesson 8: The Brush Tool – More Than Just for Painting
8.1 Define a custom workspace to use.
8.2 Blend an image with the background.
8.3 Use the History palette and history tools to adjust how a paint stroke combines with other pixels in the image.
8.4 Use specialty brushes in the Brushes palette.
8.5 Create and use a custom brush.
8.6 Use Pattern Maker to create a pattern to be used as a picture frame.
Lesson 9: Working with the Pen Tool
9.1 Use the Pen Tool to draw straight and curved paths.
9.2 Save work paths.
9.3 Fill and stroke paths.
9.4 Edit paths using path-editing tools.
9.5 Convert a path to a selection.
9.6 Convert a selection to a path.
Lesson 10: Working with Vector Masks, Paths, and Shapes
10.1 Draw and edit layer shapes and layer paths.
10.2 Create complex layer shapes by combining or subtracting different shapes.
10.3 Combine vector paths to create a shape.
10.4 Use edit mode to add and edit a text layer.
10.5 Load and apply custom layer shapes.
10.6 Create a work path from text.
10.7 Alter the appearance of work paths.
10.8 Apply a gradient and use a work path to create a vector mask.
10.9 Merge and distort layer combinations.
Specs and Support
Total training time: ~24 hours
Content: CD-ROM disc (sealed in a DVD-case)
Platform: Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista