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Photoshop CS3 Introduction

G Com Solutions Limited


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What will I learn?

This course will give you a good understanding of all the essential Photoshop concepts, tools and techniques. It is ideal both for new Photoshop users and self taught or occasional users who wish to consolidate their knowledge of the program and learn useful tips. This course covers Photoshop CS3. If you have not upgraded to Photoshop CC, you may still find this useful.

1. Getting Started
Using the Tools palette
Changing palette locations
Working with palettes and docks
Choosing & saving a workspace
Creating new images
Changing the canvas size
Opening files
Opening files via Adobe Bridge
Importing from a digital camera
Importing from a scanner
Importing image sequences
Importing a video file
Importing video to layers
Placing files

2. Viewing and Visual Aids
Choosing a Screen Mode
Using the Navigator Palette
Using the Zoom Tools
Viewing Multiple Windows
Using the Hand Tool
Using the Info Palette
Using Rulers

3. Making Selections
Making marquee selections
Transforming marquee selections
Stepping backward and forward
Selecting with the Lasso tool
Using the Polygonal Lasso tool
Using the Magnetic Lasso tool
Using the Quick Selection tool
Using the Magic Wand tool
Expanding and contracting selections
Inverting selections
Softening the edges of selections

4. Working with Layers
Creating a new layer
Changing the layer order
Grouping layers
Changing a layer's opacity
Merging layers
Duplicating layers
Adding an image as a layer
Linking layers together
Locking layers
Setting the blend mode
Adding a layer style
Adding an adjustment layer
Flattening an image

5. Image Manipulation and Retouching
Straightening photos
Adjusting perspective
Removing red eye
Patching areas
Retouching with the Clone Stamp tool
Using the Healing Brush tools
Dodging & burning areas
Using the Sponge tool
Adjusting the color balance
Converting to black & white

6. Using Photoshop Filters
Using filters
Using the filter gallery
Introducing Smart Filters
Applying a Gaussian Blur
Using Smart Sharpen
Using an Unsharp Mask
Adding lighting effects

7. Painting, Drawing and Text
Setting the foreground & background color
Using the Eyedropper tool
Using the Brush tool
Drawing with the Pencil tool
Using the Paint Bucket tool
Using the History Brush
Using the Art History Brush
Creating shapes using shape layers
Drawing paths with the Pen tool
Editing paths with the Direction Selection tool
Drawing shapes with the form Pen tool
Adding text
Adding text on a path

8. Saving and Exporting
Saving Photoshop files
Saving files in the TIFF format
Saving for the Web
Exporting layers to files
Exporting to Zoomify

What do I need to know?

This beginners' course covers Photoshop CS3. If you have not upgraded to Photoshop CC, you may still find this useful.

Course info


Certificate of Attendance/Completion/Achievement (no assessment element)

Study Hours

Variable - to suit the learner

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

£49 for single user sign up £255 for company sign up (unlimited users)

Who runs this course?




G Com Solutions design customised and effective training solutions in partnership with our clients; which equip their people with the computer skills necessary to work more productively and effectively. By delivering our training on-site, we are able to save our clients money and to personalise our courses in a manner which is not feasible with public training courses. We believe that the one-size-fits-all approach to IT training is unfair to our clients; instead we prefer to take a cooperative and collaborative approach to on-site training. True, our trainers know computer software inside-out; but we rely on you, our clients, to tell us what you need from that software. This insight enables us to focus on those features which will

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