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Photoshop 7 Online Course

12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30

Summary:
This series is designed for beginning and intermediate Photoshop users. This series teaches users about image editing, what's new in version 7, the Photoshop interface, pixels, saving and printing, using the tools, making and modifying selections, layers, creating text effects, filters, color correction, and web graphics.

Audience:
This series is for anyone who wants to get the most out of using Photoshop 7.

Features:
●  Exercises that allow users to practice the application
●  A file containing the text of the exercises
●  Simulations that allow users to practice course skills, even if they don't have access to the application
●  A glossary
●  A Skill Assessment

Topics included in this course:
Photoshop 7 : The Application and Its Elements
Photoshop 7 : Opening and Navigating Images
Photoshop 7 : Pixels, Image Sizes, and Color
Photoshop 7 : Saving and Printing
Photoshop 7 : The Paint Tools
Photoshop 7 : Modifying Images
Photoshop 7 : Cleaning Images and Undoing
Photoshop 7 : Making Selections
Photoshop 7 : Modifying Selections and Color Filling
Photoshop 7 : Layers
Photoshop 7 : Adding Type
Photoshop 7 : Filters & Color Correction
Photoshop 7 : Creating Graphics for the Web

Photoshop 7 : The Application and Its Elements
Summary:
This course provides an overview of the use of the Photoshop 7 interface and new product features.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify the painting and image editing features of Photoshop
Start and navigate through Photoshop
Use Photoshop elements such as menus, dialog boxes, palettes, and toolbars
Create and manage Workspace and Tool Presets

Topics:
The capabilities of Photoshop
Painting and editing features
Changes in version 7
Starting Photoshop
Using the windows in Windows
Using the Finder in Macs
Navigating the menus
Using the dialog boxes
Managing the palettes
Accessing the toolboxes
Using presets
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Photoshop 7 : Opening and Navigating Images
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to open images from a variety of sources (including CDs and digital cameras), navigate the File Browser, zoom in and out, as well as manage rulers, grids and guides.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Open images
Use the File Browser
Explain an image window
Move, navigate, and zoom in and out on an image
Use the Navigator palette
Use rulers, guides, and grids

Topics:
Opening a non-Photo CD image
Opening a Kodak Photo CD image
Opening an image from a digital camera
Using the new File Browser
The Image Window
Moving the screen
Zooming in and out on your work
The Navigator palette and screen modes
Using rulers, guides, and grids
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Photoshop 7 : Pixels, Image Sizes, and Color
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to adjust image size, resolution, dimensions, and canvas size. It also covers how to mix channels, set up color management, choose color settings, define colors, and work in greyscale.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Use the Image Size dialog box
Understand pixels and resolution
Change the number of pixels in an image
Resize the canvas independent of an image
Understand RGB color theory
Manage color in Photoshop
View independent color channels
Define colors using the Color palette
Convert color images to grayscale

Topics:
Pixels
Image size and resolution
Changing dimensions
Using the Image Size dialog box
The Resize Image and Canvas Size commands
Understanding color
Mixing channels
Photoshop color management
Choosing your color settings
Foreground and background colors
Defining colors
Grayscale
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Photoshop 7 : Saving and Printing
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to save images in a variety of formats (TIFF, JPEG, GIF, EPS, PICT, BMP, PDF, PSD) and print images, contact sheets, picture packages, as well as prepare images for off-set printing.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Save an image using various formats and options
Create copies of an image
Print an image
Select a printer, paper size, and page orientation
Set printing and page setup options

Topics:
Saving Files
TIFF File Format
JPEG File Format
GIF, EPS, PICT, and BMP File Formats
PDF File Format
Photoshop Format and Choosing File Formats
Printing an Image
Choosing a Printer
Getting Image and Paper in Sync
Color Management and Print Dialog
Printing Contact Sheets and Picture Packages
CMYK Color Separations
Creating Spot Color Separations
Annotations and Exiting
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Photoshop 7 : The Paint Tools
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to work with the Pencil and Brush tools, select brushes and create new brushes, and experiment with Brush modes. It also covers how to create and modify shapes.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Use the Pencil and Brush tools
Use the Brushes palette
Create your own custom brush
Select brushes from the keyboard
Paint with different brush modes
Use the drawing tools

Topics:
Trying out the painting tools
Choosing brushes
Making your own brush
The new brush options
Other Brush palette features
The Options bar
Experimenting with brush modes
Drawing basic shapes
Modifying shapes
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Photoshop 7 : Modifying Images
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to crop, trim, retouch, smudge, blur, dodge, burn, saturate, and liquify images.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Use the Edit and Crop tools
Cropping off unwanted portions of your image
Select different focus and toning tools
Smudge an image to remove imperfections
Create an oil-painting effect
Use the Blur tool
Use the Dodge and Burn tools
Adjust color saturation with the Sponge tool
Eliminate red eye
Distort your image with the Liquify command

Topics:
Using the Crop tool
Cropping and trimming
Editing with the retouching tools
Smudging images
Using the Blur tool
Dodging and burning
The Sponge tool
Getting rid of red eye
The Liquify command
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Photoshop 7 : Cleaning Images and Undoing
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to work with the Dust & Scratches command, Rubber Stamp tool, Healing Brush, and Patch tools when cleaning images. It also covers how to undo and redo past actions using a variety of methods (Undo/Redo command, erasing, reverting, History palette, Erase to History option, History Brush, and Art History Brush).

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Use the Dust & Scratches command
Work with the Clone Stamp, Healing Brush, and Patch tools
Undo and Redo past actions
Erase and revert to previous states
Understand the History palette
Use the Eraser, History Brush, and Art History Brush tools

Topics:
Using the Dust & Scratches command
The Dust & Scratches dialog box
Using the Clone Stamp tool
Other Clone Stamp features
The Healing Brush and Patch tools
Using the Undo command
Undo limitations
Erasing and reverting
The History palette
The Erase to History option
The History Brush
The Art History Brush
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Photoshop 7 : Making Selections
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to create selections and paths with the Lasso, Marquee, Magic Wand, Pen, and Eraser tools. It also covers how to make selections using the Color Range and Extract commands.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify and use the Photoshop selection tools
Create a path containing straight lines and curves
Edit paths
Identify and use Photoshop's automated masking tools

Topics:
Selection tools
Throwing lassos
Exploring lasso options
Selecting shapes
The Magic Wand tool
The Pen tool and paths
Creating paths with the Pen tool
Editing paths to perfection
The Freeform Pen and the paths palette
Clipping paths
Selecting with the Color Range command
The Magic Eraser tool
The Background Eraser tool
The Extract command
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Photoshop 7 : Modifying Selections and Color Filling
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to transform selections and paths, as well as move, clone, paint, and fill selections. It also covers how to create gradients and patterns.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Modify selections
Transform selections and paths
Fill a selection with a color, pattern, or gradient
Create custom gradients and patterns

Topics:
Selection Arithmetic
Modifying Selections
Transforming Selections
Transforming Paths
Moving and Cloning Selections
Painting a Selection
The Paint Bucket and Filling a Selection
The Fill Command
The Gradient Tool
Gradient Options
Designing a Custom Gradient
Creating a Simple Pattern
Using the New Pattern Maker
The Stroke Command
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Photoshop 7 : Layers
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to create, move, manipulate, lock, and organize layers. It also covers how to change the opacity of and erase layers, as well as apply and manage layer styles.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Combine images together
Define layers in Photoshop 7
Lock and organize layers
Edit layers
Use blend modes and opacity
Create layer styles

Topics:
Combining images
Pasting within a selection and resizing
Using the Layer palette
Moving and manipulating layers
Locking and organizing layers
Layer opacity and erasing
Using blend modes
Layer styles
Notes about layer styles
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Photoshop 7 : Adding Type
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to create and edit point, box, outline, shadowed, and ghosted text. It also covers spell checking, rasterizing text, making shapes and paths from text, and creating type selection outlines.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Use the Type tool
Work with a type layer
Work with Character and Paragraph palettes
Warp type
Edit type
Use the new Spell Checker
Create special effects with type

Topics:
The Type tool
Creating Point and Box text
Typing text
The Character and Paragraph palettes
Warping type
Editing the Type layer
Spell checking, Rasterizing, and Converting to Shapes
Type Selection Outlines
Creating Outline type
Adding Drop Shadows
Ghosted Text
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Photoshop 7 : Filters & Color Correction
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 to create a variety of effects (such as sharpening and blurring) using filters. It also covers how to use the color correction tools to improve an image.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Use common filters such as blur and sharpen
Correct color and color casts in an image
Use an adjustment layer
Correct brightness and contrast with the Levels command
Correct saturation with the variations command

Topics:
Filters
Simple sharpening filters
The Unsharp Mask filter
The blur filters
Specialized filters
Color corrections with Auto Levels, Levels, and Variations
Auto Color and other correctors
Adjustment layers
The Levels command
The Levels histogram
Boosting color saturation
Removing color cast
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Photoshop 7 : Creating Graphics for the Web
Summary:
This course shows users how to use Photoshop 7 and Image Ready to create dynamic graphics for the Web. It also covers the pros and cons of common file formats (PNG, JPEG, GIF, WBMP), creating type and color palettes, and slicing graphics.

Objectives:
After completing this course, students will be able to:
Identify when to use ImageReady
Save graphics in a Web-friendly format
Use Indexed Color
Use the Save For Web command
Create type for online viewing
Use the Slice tool
Make a Web Photo Gallery

Topics:
Web Graphics and ImageReady
PNG and JPEG formats
GIF format
The Save For Web command
GIF save options
JPEG Save Options and Previewing
Type and Color Palettes for the Web
Slice graphics
Slice options
Creating a Web Photo Gallery
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12 Month Subscription - $70
Live Mentor +$30