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Photoshop Elements 8

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Course Description:

This excellent Photoshop Elements 8 course will teach you how to organise and edit your digital images on Photoshop Elements 8, so you can get the most out of this amazing programme. As well as this, learners will be introduced to the new features of Photoshop Elements 8, including the new Photomerge Exposure command and the Tag Cloud, plus it shares best practices for Elements fundamentals, including making colour adjustments and sharing photos with family and friends. You will be taught by a professional, and will be given a whole host of insider knowledge to help you get ahead.

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?

  • Discover how to edit photos in Quick Fix Mode using Smart Fix
  • Learn how to use the New Photomerge® Exposure Command
  • Find out how to adjust exposure using Blend Modes
  • See how to create a Photo Album online, and share it with friends and family
  • Learn how to perform tonal and colour adjustments to images

Meet the instructor:

Chad Chelius is an Adobe® Certified Instructor and has been involved in the creative industries for almost 20 years. He teaches creative software classes for American Graphics Institute (AGI Training) and his trial-by-fire experience in the industry makes him a valuable trainer to his clients. Chad is also a contributing author to AGI’s Digital Classroom book series on several Adobe CS4 products, as well as the author of the Mac® OS X Snow Leopard® Digital Classroom book.

Course outline:

  • Module 01: Getting Started On Windows®
  • Module 02: Getting Started On Mac®
  • Module 03: Organizing Photos On Windows
  • Module 04: Organizing Photos On Mac
  • Module 05: Fixing Common Problems
  • Module 06: Adjusting Exposure
  • Module 07: Adjusting Color
  • Module 08: Sharing Your Photos
  • Module 09: Working With Text
  • Module 10: Retouching Your Photos
  • Module 11: Compositing Images & Adding Effects
  • Module 12: Photoshop Elements Creations

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 Elements 8 certificate. Anyone eligible for certification will receive a free e-certificate, and printed certificate.

What careers can I get with this qualification?

This excellent Photoshop Elements 8 course will qualify you to be an Image Editor, or a Photographer. As a Photographer you are usually working on a freelance basis, and could even establish your own Photography business. The average salary of a Photographer in the UK is £20,512, and this will go up with experience (payscale.com). With this course you could fulfil any of the following roles:

  • Photographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Image Editor
  • Marketing Professional
  • Digital Media Assistant
  • Creative

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 : 59
1: GETTING STARTED ON WINDOWS®
1. The Welcome Screen
2. Creating a Catalog
3. Getting Photos from Your Computer
4. Getting Photos from a Camera or Card Reader
5. Getting Photos from a Scanner
6. Setting Up a Watch Folder
2: GETTING STARTED ON MAC®
1. The Welcome Screen
2. Finding Photos on Your Computer Using Bridge
3. Getting Photos from a Camera or Card Reader
4. Getting Photos from a Scanner
3: ORGANIZING PHOTOS ON WINDOWS
1. Introducing the Organizer
2. Rotating, Hiding, Renaming & Moving Images
3. Comparing & Stacking Photos
4. Creating Albums
5. Rating, Tagging & Finding Photos
6. People Recognition
4: ORGANIZING PHOTOS ON MAC
1. Introducing Adobe Bridge
2. Rotating, Hiding, Renaming & Moving Images
3. Comparing & Stacking Photos
4. Creating Collections
5: FIXING COMMON PROBLEMS
1. Editing Photos in Quick Fix Mode Using Smart Fix
2. Editing Contrast, Levels & Color in Quick Fix Mode
3. Adjusting Exposure in Guided Edit Mode
4. Removing Color Cast & Correcting Skin Tone in Full Edit Mode
5. Zooming a Photo & Removing Red Eye
6. Whitening Teeth with the Smart Brush Tool
7. Enhancing a Blue Sky with the Smart Brush Tool
8. Cropping, Rotating, Resizing & Recomposing
6: ADJUSTING EXPOSURE
1. Adjusting Exposure Using Blend Modes
2. Understanding the Histogram
3. Adjusting Levels & Curves
4. Using the New Photomerge® Exposure Command
5. Changing a Hue Using an Adjustment Layer
6. Using the Quick Selection Tools & Layer Masks
7: ADJUSTING COLOR
1. Exploring Color Modes
2. Adjusting Shadows & Highlights to Improve Tonal Range
3. Working with Color Variations to Remove Color Cast
4. Working with Selections
5. Refining an Edge & Converting a Selection to Black & White
8: SHARING YOUR PHOTOS
1. Using the Backup/Synchronization Feature
2. Creating an Online Album
3. E-mailing Photos
4. Printing Photos
5. Ordering Prints Online
9: WORKING WITH TEXT
1. Placing Text on a Layer & Adding a Layer Style
2. Drawing a Talk Bubble with the Shape Tool
3. Embossing Text & Copying a Layer to Another Image
4. Warping Text & Aligning Layers
10: RETOUCHING YOUR PHOTOS
1. Using the Healing Brush Tools
2. Using the Clone Stamp Tool
3. Removing Dust & Scratches
11: COMPOSITING IMAGES & ADDING EFFECTS
1. Working with Layers
2. Layer Opacity, Magic Extractor & Blend Modes
3. Warping Text, Merging Layers & Creating a Clipping Mask
4. Applying Layer Styles
12: PHOTOSHOP ELEMENTS CREATIONS
1. Creating a Photomerge Panorama
2. Creating a Slide Show on Windows
3. Creating a Photo Calendar Online
4. Credits
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