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    Adobe® Photoshop® 2020: Part 2

    Adobe® Photoshop® 2020: Part 2
    Course Description Overview

    Course Specifications

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    Course Length:

    1 day

    Course Description Overview:

    Adobe® Photoshop® is a leading graphic creation application, popular among graphic designers, illustrators, and photographers. Photoshop's numerous features work together to provide a comprehensive toolset for you, the design professional. This course delves into some of the more advanced image creation and editing techniques, and offers you hands-on activities that demonstrate how these techniques can be used in combination to create exciting visual effects.

    This course is a great component of your preparation for the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 exam.

    Course Objectives:

    This course will prepare you to use the most common basic features of Adobe Photoshop.

    In this course, you will:

    • Use brushes, gradients, and tool presets to create raster images.
    • Apply vector paths, shape drawing tools, type, and type special effects.
    • Apply advanced layer techniques with masks, filters, layers, and smart objects.
    • Apply actions and batch processing to automate tasks.
    • Edit video by using timelines, transitions, graphics, titles, and animation.
    • Set project requirements by identifying the purpose, audience, copyright rules, and project management tasks.

    Target Student:

    Target students include professional or amateur photographers who want to use the robust features of Photoshop to enhance, modify, and organize their photographs, and anyone interested in working toward the Visual Communication with Adobe Photoshop exam certification.


    To ensure your success in this course, you should have experience with the following tasks:

    • Identify the basic components of Adobe® Bridge and the Photoshop workspace.
    • Define image size and resolution.
    • Add and modify Photoshop layers.
    • Use tools to select, crop, and move images.
    • Work with image adjustment properties to correct and retouch photographic images.
    • Open and modify an image in Adobe® Camera Raw.
    • Prepare images for print and web.

    To meet these prerequisites, you can take the South African Career Campus course:

    • Adobe® Photoshop® 2020: Part 1

    Course-specific Technical Requirements Hardware:

    For this course, you will need one computer for each student and one for the instructor. Each computer will need the following minimum hardware configurations:

    • Intel® Core™ 2 or AMD Athlon® 64 (or compatible) processor; 2 GHz or faster processor
    • 2 gigabyte (GB) RAM (8 is recommended)
    • 3.1 GB available hard disk space for 64-bit installation, and additional free space required during installation
    • Graphics card with 2 GB of dedicated video RAM
    • 1,024 x 768 resolution monitor (1,280 × 800 recommended) with 16-bit color and megabyte (MB) or more of dedicated VRAM; 2 GB is recommended
    • OpenGL 2.0-capable system
    • Internet connection and registration necessary for required software activation, membership validation, and access to online services
    • Keyboard and mouse (or other pointing device)
    • Projection system to display the instructor's computer screen

    Course-specific Technical Requirements Software:

    • Microsoft® Windows® 10 (64-bit)32-bit Windows systems are no longer supported.
    • Adobe® Photoshop® 2020 (You might also see this version referred to as the November 2019 release or version 21.0.)
    • Adobe® Bridge
    • If necessary, software for viewing the course slides (instructor machine only)

    In November 2019, Adobe updated Photoshop to the 2020 Release. This book is based on version 2020, and will refer to the software as Photoshop 2020.

    This course was created and keyed using Windows 10.

    Course Content:

    Lesson 1: Creating Raster Images

    Topic A: Draw with Brushes

    Topic B: Create Gradients

    Topic C: Apply Tool Presets

    Lesson 2: Applying Vector Image Tools

    Topic A: Create Images with Vector Paths

    Topic B: Apply the Shape Drawing Tools

    Topic C: Work with Type

    Topic D: Apply Type Special Effects

    Lesson 3: Applying Advanced Layer Techniques

    Topic A: Modify Images with Masks

    Topic B: Apply Special Effects by Using Filters

    Topic C: Apply Special Effects to Layers

    Topic D: Apply Smart Objects for Nondestructive Editing

    Lesson 4: Automating Tasks

    Topic A: Create and Apply Actions

    Topic B: Batch Process Files with Photoshop and Adobe Bridge

    Lesson 5: Editing Video

    Topic A: Edit Video

    Topic B: Add Graphics, Titles, and Animation to Video

    Lesson 6: Setting Project Requirements

    Topic A: Identify Purpose, Audience, and Audience Needs

    Topic B: Adhere to Copyright Rules for Artwork, Graphics, and Graphics Use

    Topic C: Determine and Evaluate Project Management Tasks and Responsibilities

    Appendix A: Mapping Course Content to Visual Design Using Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Exam

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