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Photoshop CS4 Extended

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Course Description:

This excellent Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced course has been created for those who are already comfortable using Photoshop CS4, and who want to take their skills to the next level. During this excellent Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced course learners will cover various topics including: colour correction, photo retouching, and compositing using Photoshop. Learn how to optimise your images for the web and how to work with animation. If you already know the fundamentals of Photoshop CS4, get ready to take what you know one step further and learn tips and techniques that will impress even the most seasoned Photoshop CS4 user! Gain insider knowledge and a whole host of expert tips about Photoshop CS4 from a master!

Our learning material is available to students 24/7 anywhere in the world, so it’s extremely convenient. These intensive online courses are open to everyone, as long as you have an interest in the topic! We provide world-class learning led by IAP, so you can be assured that the material is high quality, accurate and up-to-date.

What are the requirements?

  • You must be 16 or over
  • You should have a basic understanding of English, Maths and ICT
  • You will need a computer or tablet with internet connection (or access to one)

What skills will I gain?

  • Learn how to use Bridge for file management, Slideshows & Web Galleries
  • Discover professional techniques for colour correcting images
  • Learn to use Smart Objects, Adjustment Layers & Masks for non-destructive editing
  • Create compositions using the Selection tools, Blending modes, and more
  • See how to create & utilize 3D objects
  • Find out how to use the Timeline panel for creating animations

Meet the Instructor:

Jennifer Smith’s expertise bridges the gap between design, and development of print, web, and interactive design. Her career started when she was one of the first creative directors to push the limits of technology and its integration with design. She has since managed and developed projects for companies such as Adobe, Microsoft, Hershey Foods, Hasbro and more. She has written over a dozen books on technology and design, as well as over 100 publications used for curriculum. Her books include: Digital Classroom: Adobe Photoshop CS4, The Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium for Dummies (versions CS thru CS4), Adobe Creative Suite Web Premium (versions CS3 thru CS4) and several more. Jennifer is the co–founder of American Graphics Institute.

Course Outline:

  • Module 01: Navigational Features
  • Module 02: Using Adobe Bridge
  • Module 03: Time-Saving Tips
  • Module 04: Making Selections
  • Module 05: Painting & Retouching
  • Module 06: Creating Compositions
  • Module 07: Non-Destructive Editing
  • Module 08: Colour Correction
  • Module 09: Creating Vector Artwork
  • Module 10: Creating Images for The Web
  • Module 11: Working With 3d & Animation

How will I be assessed?

  • You will have one assignment. Pass mark is 65%.
  • You will only need to pay £19 for assessment.
  • You will receive the results within 72 hours of submittal, and will be sent a certificate in 7-14 days.

What Certification am I going to receive?

Those who successfully pass this course will be awarded a Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced. certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This Photoshop CS4 Extended: Advanced course will give you an in depth education in Photoshop, and will give you a whole host of useful tips to take your work to the next level. With this certificate you could go on to higher level study of these programmes, or could get a job in a related field, like Graphic Design. The average salary of a Graphic Designer in the UK is £21,778, which goes up with experience ( You could get a job in any of the following industries:

  • Image editing
  • Photography
  • Graphic design
  • Digital Design

Key Features

Gain an accredited UK qualification

Access to excellent quality study materials

Learners will be eligible for TOTUM Discount Card

Personalized learning experience

One year’s access to the course

Support by phone, live chat, and email

Course Curriculum Total Units : 58
1. Exploring the Interface & Panels
2. Switching & Customizing Workspaces
3. Using the Tools Panel & Options Bar
4. Creating & Opening New Documents
5. Zooming & Changing Document Views
6. Saving Documents
1. Working with Basic Selection Tools
2. Working with the Lasso Tools
3. Using the Magic Wand Tool
4. Using the Quick Selection Tool
5. Using the Refine Edge Command
1. Making Panoramic Pictures with Photomerge
2. Creating a Layer Mask with Quick Mask Mode
3. Moving Images to Other Documents & Using Free Transform
4. Working with Layer Masks & Applying an Adjustment Layer
5. Creating a Grayscale Image with Actions
1. Arranging Multiple Open Documents On-screen
2. Loading a Selection & Pasting into a Selection
3. Creating an Adjustment Layer with a Layer Mask
4. Working with a Hue Saturation Adjustment Layer
5. Merging Photos with the Merge to HDR Pro Command
6. Using Content Aware Fill
7. Working with the Patch Tool
8. Using the Gradient Tool to Combine Picture Elements into a New Picture
9. Working with Layer Styles, Fill Opacity & Opacity
10. Exploring the Filter Gallery
11. Adjusting Composited Images using Layer Effects
1. Defining the Project
2. Brainstorming the Project
3. Creating Guides
4. Placing Images
5. Working with Text
6. Adding Layer Styles to Text
7. Designing for a Different Audience
8. Improving the Design Layout with Filters
9. Using the New Content-Aware Move Command
10. Converting Text to a Shape
1. Scanning an Image
2. Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
3. Using the Healing Brush Tool
4. Using the Patch Tool & Clone Stamp Tool
5. Using Content Aware with the Patch Tool
6. Applying an Action from the Actions Panel
7. Understanding Blending Modes
8. Using Blending Modes to Colorize an Image
1. Reviewing the Drawing Modes
2. Using the Pen Tool
3. Drawing & Altering Shapes
4. Exploring the Brush Panel
5. Painting with Brushes
6. Applying the Oil Paint Filter
1. An Overview of Adobe Bridge
2. Using Automated Tasks
1. Using the Histogram Panel
2. Using Auto Adjustments
3. Improving Image Composition with Cropping
4. Creating a Web Photo Gallery
5. Credits
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