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Module – 1

  • Basics
  • General preferences
  • Bitmap v/s vector, common file formats
  • Interpolation, resolution and quality issues
  • Import percentages (maximum)
  • Viewing/opening documents, browsing
  • Title bar info, new document specifications
  • Color mode

Module – 2

  • Tools and Palettes
  • Tool bar, variations
  • Options bar (introduction)
  • Most commonly used palettes
  • Palette options
  • Editing tools v/s vector tools
  • Rulers, guides and grids
  • Using control

Module – 3

  • Image
  • Image sizes (handout)
  • Image size vs. canvas size
  • Cropping (and resizing), plus manual
  • Image modes
  • Basic retouching with clone, heal, patch tool

Module – 4

  • Color adjustment
  • Basic tonal adjustment/enhancement
  • Brightness/contrast: when to use levels (+ auto), shadow/highlight

Module – 5

  • ‘Quality’ adjustment
  • Dust and scratches, reduce noise
  • Blur, Gaussian blur
  • Sharpen/unshapen, and size issues

Module – 6

  • Transaction Control
  • Transactions
  • Command Classification
  • Save points
  • The SET TRANSACTION Command

Module – 7

  • Transformation
  • Flipping, scaling, rotating, distorting, perspective
  • Control options
  • Free transform, straighten or tilt

Module – 8

  • Brushes
  • Brush options and parameters
  • Brush size and hardness

Module – 9

  • Selections
  • Various tools, tool options
  • Adding/subtracting
  • Inversing, feathering, grow, smooth, expand, similar
  • Moving, transforming
  • Show/hide
  • Pen tool specifics
  • Shape tools, options
  • Selecting a path, show/hide, active/inactive
  • Saving, clipping
  • Paths to selections

Module – 10

  • Layers
  • Background v layer, creating layers
  • Preserving data
  • Re-arranging
  • Hiding, locking/unlocking
  • Naming, deleting
  • Layer opacity

Module – 11

  • Type
  • Rasterized vs. character, selecting and editing
  • Formatting palettes
  • Fill and stroke
  • Type on a path

Module – 12

  • Workflow
  • Automating contact sheets
  • Automating batches
  • Saving the workspace
  • Navigation, using guides and info

Module – 13

  • Saving
  • Save options, file formats for InDesign, web etc
  • Paths to Illustrator
  • Keyboard shortcut

Module – 14

  • Project achievements:
  • House ad/poster
  • Web gallery
  • Duotone photograph
  • Repaired photograph