Class Length: 1 Day
Price: $595

Includes 1 Free Retake within 8 Months


Taught by an Adobe Authorized Expert/Adobe Certified Instructor with small class sizes. You may take this Adobe Authorized Photoshop class live in Chicago or online.


Attendees must have solid computer skills.

Adobe Photoshop & Camera RAW

This course is designed to help companies learn the required skills to start making their own photographs for commercial use. We’ll cover choosing the right camera for the job, how to light and photograph both flat and 3-D artwork, why and how to work in Camera Raw, how to color manage your workflow, and how to prepare photographs to go to press. Students should have a solid understanding of resolution and basic knowledge of levels and curves.

  • The new interface and standarization between the CC family.
  • Using the new Application bar and Control panel and how these differ from the old Options bar.
  • Utilizing the Workspace switcher for viewing multiple images.
  • Managing the new CC panels.
  • Navigation and Open GL.
  • Rotating views without rotating the canvas.
  • Incorporating Metadata that transcends across all Adobe CC applications.
  • Use stacks to organize multiple versions of the same file, group related files, or gather files to send to Photoshop CC or Illustrator CC for batch processing.
  • Preview, test, and optimize your designs, including Flash Lite applications, for numerous mobile devices
  • Working extensively with the Healing Brush, Spot Healing Brush and Patch tools.
  • Advanced Adjustment Layer techniques using the new CC Adjustments panel.
  • Working with the new Vibrance Adjustment layer from Camera Raw to minimize clipping of blues and greens.
  • Using an Adjustment Layer to affect only a portion of the image with a Layer Mask.
  • Using Hue/Saturation to colorize a layer or part of an image, apply the CC Target Adjustment tool to visually manage color adjustments.
  • Adjusting images with the CC Black and White feature to visually decrease the tonal range of a specific color area.
  • Eliminating red eye in a photograph with the new Red Eye tool.
  • Correcting the tonal range of a washed-out, too dark or too light image.
  • Using Threshold to determining highlight & shadow for color casts.
  • Image correction with Curves & how they differ from Levels.
  • Color correction by the numbers: Using the Info panel to get rid of color casts.
  • Working with Duotone Curves.
  • Increasing the sharpness of a scan using Unsharp Mask & the new Smart Sharpen as opposed to Sharpen or Sharpen More.
  • Applying Content Aware Scaling to keep the integrity of objects while scaling lower detail of background areas.
  • Creating Panoramas with Auto Align/Auto Blend and loading files into stacks.
  • Using the Match Color feature to make two images have the same lighting.
  • Viewing Live Histograms as you work.
  • Using the History Brush.
  • Working with the History Brush to go back in time to revert a portion of your image.
  • Creating new 3D shapes from layers and mapping images onto preset shapes.
  • Turning existing images into a full 3D image.
  • Using Filters & combining Filters for maximum effect.
  • Using the Liquefy features & freezing/thawing areas to retouch a swimsuit model.
  • Using the Filter Gallery to apply multiple filters at once.
  • Creating multiple planes in an image with Vanishing Point to connect them at any angle, and then wrap graphics, text, and images around them to create packaging mock-ups and more.
  • Creating Image Warps.
  • Using Alpha Channels.
  • Saving selections vs. creating an Alpha Channel from scratch.
  • Using the Load Selection window to subtract Alpha Channels from a selection.
  • Applying filters to Alpha Channels to make an unusual selection.
  • Using Lighting Effects and Color Halftone to create a text effect.
  • The Pen Tool, Shape Layers, & Vector Layer Masks.
  • Proper pen tool techniques and making selections with the Pen tool.
  • Using the Vector Layer Mask to hide portions of an image without deleting pixels.
  • When to use the Layer Mask vs. the Vector Layer Mask.
  • Creating collages with images merging into each other.
  • Hair exercise: Masking out wispy hair and when to use Alpha channels versus Extract.
  • Introduction to the Actions panel & Batch Processing.
  • Applying an action to multiple images.
  • Using the Picture Package and Web Photo Gallery features.
  • Create Droplets to automatically apply an action when an image is dragged upon it.