About This Course
Adobe's Photoshop CS6 is a powerful software solution that provides support and specialized editing tools for digital photographers and graphic artists. If you know the basics of this powerful program, you're ready to master advanced techniques, including building collages, doing detailed editing, and restoring old photos. This class is perfect for you if you're already familiar with cropping, printing, and color adjustments, as well as the use of selection tools, and you want to learn how to add special effects and take your photo-editing skills to the next level.
In these lessons, you'll explore a wide range of options, including portrait editing, image distortion, and filters. In addition, you'll learn how to make the most of Adobe's award-winning layers option by combining images with layers and combining layered work with CS6's tabbed windows feature—a great tool for multi-image work.
You'll also see how and when to use raw images, and you'll discover when to use JPEGs for outstanding prints and projects. You'll be amazed by the new HDR options and the dynamic results.
If you haven't fully unlocked the mysteries of Photoshop CS6, you'll find all the answers you need in this course. By the time you complete these fun, easy-to-follow lessons and hands-on activities, you'll be a true Photoshop guru.
Note: For students who have taken Photoshop for the Digital Photographer with CS3 or CS4
As of January 2011, our Photoshop for the Digital Photographer course has been substantially expanded, rewritten, and updated, and classes for CS5 and CS6 are now offered in a two-course format. If you've previously taken Photoshop for the Digital Photographer, here are some things to keep in mind if you're considering the new CS6 courses.
Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer I will be a review for most of you. It's updated and expanded and includes CS6-specific content, covering some subjects in more detail, but overall the basic information doesn't change that much from version to version. You will find these additions to the first course:
- More detail on sizing, shaping, and image resolution
- More extensive coverage of raw files and using the Camera Raw tool
- More information on using Histogram
Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer II builds on the first course and is a mix of some material from previous versions of the course and completely new topics, along with the new CS6 features. This material will be primarily new for returning students.
So, which class to take? If you've taken one of my Photoshop for the Digital Photographer courses and feel comfortable with Photoshop and CS6 for basic work, you'll do well the second course. If you'd like a refresher with updated material for CS6 and some expanded coverage, you may want to start with the first course. And, of course, students new to Photoshop should start with Photoshop CS6 for the Digital Photographer I.