Certificate in Intermediate Photoshop CS5 Online Course

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Understand Intermediate Photoshop CS5

In this Certificate in Intermediate Photoshop CS5 Online Course, you'll become an expert at using layers, layer masks, and other advanced features that let you change images easily long after you create them (and long after the Photoshop "undo" command expires). 

Non-destructive editing lets you work faster and reuse parts of images over and over. In these lessons, you'll learn how to save every single pixel in your original image so you never have to say, "I'm sorry—I tossed that information." In addition, you'll discover how to use Smart Objects so you can crop or resize an image and return it to its original size months afterward. (You'll even learn some clever tricks for warping Smart Objects!)  

After that, you'll find out how to add shadows or embossing non-destructively. And if you want to design page layouts you can fill with different images, you'll learn how to create templates you can reuse.  

Whether you use Photoshop to edit photos, make scrapbook pages, or design original artwork, this course will give you all the skills you need to let your creativity shine. Once you see what non-destructive editing can do for your projects, you'll never look back!

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Other Photoshop Courses

This is one of a raft Photoshop courses available to you through Courses for Success. Whether you are a beginner or looking to perfect your craft, we have the course that is right for you.

There are 12 units of study

Introducing Layers

Photoshop CS5 is an excellent package for photographers to enhance and edit digital images.  In this lesson, we’ll introduce online training, see how to download images for you to use in class, and start with a tour of Photoshop CS5.  This class starts at the beginning, with the various tools for displaying images, and is designed to bring even the inexperienced user to a comfortable level of editing and enhancement.

Manipulating Layers

In this lesson, you'll see the power of Photoshop with quick corrections and the ability to crop and rotate your images.  We'll also discuss the various file formats for digital images and how to use them to your best advantage.  You'll learn how to make changes and save different versions of your images so you'll have everything you need for future editing.

Introducing Smart Objects

As we continue our study of Photoshop, you'll learn how to prepare your documents for printing.  To get the best quality print, you want to be sure that each image is the right size and resolution.  We'll define terms, explore menus, and look at ways for you to be sure your prints will be just the right size.  You'll see how to use the Crop tool with more control and feel confident about printing when you finish this lesson.

More Smart Effects With Smart Objects

Whether you want to use your image on a Web site, in an e-mail, or for a large print, you need to be sure the size is right.  If it's for the Web, you'll want it small enough to load quickly, but still sharp and clear.  If you need an enlarged print, you'll want to be sure it has all the quality of the original.  This can be a stumbling block for some new Photoshop users, so we'll take our time and practice with several images to help you learn all the steps. We'll also go over how to use Photoshop's tools for artistic cropping so your images are both artistically and technically the best they can be.

Using Adjustment Layers

One of the most powerful features in Photoshop is layers, and in this lesson, you'll have a chance to create a new file and copy another image into it, exploring the basics of layers as you go.  You'll also see how to set color options for many of the Photoshop features and adjust color in your images.

Introducing Layer Masks

As you continue to build your knowledge of layers in this lesson, you'll also see how to work with color.  Photoshop has a huge palette of color options that you can use in your images, and the color tools are amazing!  You'll see how to easily replace, brighten, and enhance color, and even remove it for stunning black-and-white work.  These features are among the many sought-after highlights of Photoshop, but beware!  You may find yourself tinkering with images even after the lesson is over.

Image Restoration and Retouching

Light is the essence of photography, but it isn't always cooperative.  In this lesson, we’ll discuss ways to enhance and even create better lighting after you've taken an image.  You’ll see how to use Brightness and Contrast to improve your images, and you'll have a chance to work with Levels and Curves, two of Photoshop’s best features for correcting lighting and color tones. 

Grayscale and Gradient Masking

Even if you don't shoot in raw image format, Photoshop has a set of sophisticated editing tools for you to use!  Camera Raw is Photoshop's editor for processing raw images, giving you the opportunity to adjust white balance and exposure in all kinds of file formats, and leaving your images with startling clarity and dynamic color.  In today's lesson, you'll see how to adjust your images quickly and easily, just like a pro.  If you're not quite sure what raw files are or if they're something you'd like to use, we'll walk you through the process, and you can decide what's best for your type of work.  Either way, you'll learn more about Photoshop and what it can do for you!

More Masks Panel Techniques

Mixing words and pictures is an important part of digital photography, and Photoshop gives you lots of ways to make your text as dazzling as your pictures.  In this lesson, we’ll explore Photoshop's text tools, and you'll find out how to add text to your images. You’ll also begin your study of the powerful selection tools, with the Quick Selection tool, the color-based Magic Wand tool, and the flexible Lasso tool.

Clipping Masks and Layer Groups

As we continue our study of selection tools, today you’ll learn how to create silhouettes and creative backgrounds to set them off.   You’ll see how the Marquee tools let you select perfect squares and circles for use in framing and highlighting your images.  You'll practice using feathering to see the difference it makes, especially when you want to create a soft, blended background in your image.   You'll also see how to use the Marquee tool to create borders and frames around your pictures.  To wrap up our study of the selection tools, we'll also explore the many options in the Select menu.

Luminosity Masking

In our last lesson on the selection tools, you’ll work with a combination of tools for detailed and exacting work when you need it most.   You'll also learn some advanced techniques for using the selection tools together.   We'll work extensively with the Add to selection option and see some shortcuts for making selections easier.  As a final addition to your knowledge in this area, you’ll have a chance to explore and work with features on the Select menu.

Creating Complex Composites

In our last lesson, you'll learn how to put many new tools to work! We’ll discuss Retouching and Correcting tools, and you’ll perfect your skills with the Red Eye tool, the Clone Stamp tool, and both of the powerful Healing Brushes.  We'll also discuss when to use each tool for the best results.  The power of Photoshop will come to life as you use these tools in your final assignments.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Customer Reviews


Thank you for being such a fantastic teacher! I am so glad I joined your course, I learned a lot. Thank you, and your TAs for all the enthusiasm, patience, support, insights, and help you have provided me over the past 2 months. I have enjoyed my time and will miss my class and the discussion area. I am very happy with my work!

This is the best class that I have ever taken---in a classroom or online. I learned an incredible amount of information from her in the past 6 weeks. The advice and encouragement that I received from Sherry and Beth (her TA) has been greatly appreciated. I can honestly say that I am sad to see this class come to an end!l I would recommend this class to anyone who is sincerely interested in learning more about Photoshop.

Just wanted to say what a great class this is! Even though I have worked with Photoshop for over 12 years I realized that I didn't know half of what you could do with it. It's a challenging class but I really enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed taking your course. Who knows what else I'll be back for in the future. Thank you for your great lessons.

I love the stained glass frame technique, I see many possibilities with my flower photography. Thanks for all the information. Now I just have to continue playing with it to have it really sink in, understand the overall picture, and not be so dependent on step-by-step directions.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

About this Course

Understand Intermediate Photoshop CS5

In this Certificate in Intermediate Photoshop CS5 Online Course, you'll become an expert at using layers, layer masks, and other advanced features that let you change images easily long after you create them (and long after the Photoshop "undo" command expires). 

Non-destructive editing lets you work faster and reuse parts of images over and over. In these lessons, you'll learn how to save every single pixel in your original image so you never have to say, "I'm sorry—I tossed that information." In addition, you'll discover how to use Smart Objects so you can crop or resize an image and return it to its original size months afterward. (You'll even learn some clever tricks for warping Smart Objects!)  

After that, you'll find out how to add shadows or embossing non-destructively. And if you want to design page layouts you can fill with different images, you'll learn how to create templates you can reuse.  

Whether you use Photoshop to edit photos, make scrapbook pages, or design original artwork, this course will give you all the skills you need to let your creativity shine. Once you see what non-destructive editing can do for your projects, you'll never look back!

Course Fast Facts:

  • Only 6 weeks to complete this course
  • Approximately only 2 to 4 hours per week of study is required
  • This course is delivered 100% on-line and is accessible 24/7 from any computer or smartphone
  • Instructors lead each course and you will be able to interact with them and ask questions
  • You can study from home or at work, at your own pace, in your own time
  • You can download printer friendly course material or save for viewing off line
  • You will be awarded a certificate at completion of this course

How to study online course?

Upon enrolment an automated welcome email will be sent to you (please check your junk email inbox if not received as this is an automated email), in order for you to access your online course, which is Available 24/7 on any computer or smart mobile device. New courses start every month to ensure that we have the correct ratio of students to tutors available, please ensure you select a starting date when you go through our shopping cart, at checkout. The course is easy to follow and understand.

Recognition & Accreditation

All students who complete the course receive a certificate of completion with a passing score (for the online assessment) and will be issued a certificate via email.

Other Photoshop Courses

This is one of a raft Photoshop courses available to you through Courses for Success. Whether you are a beginner or looking to perfect your craft, we have the course that is right for you.

There are 12 units of study

Introducing Layers

Photoshop CS5 is an excellent package for photographers to enhance and edit digital images.  In this lesson, we’ll introduce online training, see how to download images for you to use in class, and start with a tour of Photoshop CS5.  This class starts at the beginning, with the various tools for displaying images, and is designed to bring even the inexperienced user to a comfortable level of editing and enhancement.

Manipulating Layers

In this lesson, you'll see the power of Photoshop with quick corrections and the ability to crop and rotate your images.  We'll also discuss the various file formats for digital images and how to use them to your best advantage.  You'll learn how to make changes and save different versions of your images so you'll have everything you need for future editing.

Introducing Smart Objects

As we continue our study of Photoshop, you'll learn how to prepare your documents for printing.  To get the best quality print, you want to be sure that each image is the right size and resolution.  We'll define terms, explore menus, and look at ways for you to be sure your prints will be just the right size.  You'll see how to use the Crop tool with more control and feel confident about printing when you finish this lesson.

More Smart Effects With Smart Objects

Whether you want to use your image on a Web site, in an e-mail, or for a large print, you need to be sure the size is right.  If it's for the Web, you'll want it small enough to load quickly, but still sharp and clear.  If you need an enlarged print, you'll want to be sure it has all the quality of the original.  This can be a stumbling block for some new Photoshop users, so we'll take our time and practice with several images to help you learn all the steps. We'll also go over how to use Photoshop's tools for artistic cropping so your images are both artistically and technically the best they can be.

Using Adjustment Layers

One of the most powerful features in Photoshop is layers, and in this lesson, you'll have a chance to create a new file and copy another image into it, exploring the basics of layers as you go.  You'll also see how to set color options for many of the Photoshop features and adjust color in your images.

Introducing Layer Masks

As you continue to build your knowledge of layers in this lesson, you'll also see how to work with color.  Photoshop has a huge palette of color options that you can use in your images, and the color tools are amazing!  You'll see how to easily replace, brighten, and enhance color, and even remove it for stunning black-and-white work.  These features are among the many sought-after highlights of Photoshop, but beware!  You may find yourself tinkering with images even after the lesson is over.

Image Restoration and Retouching

Light is the essence of photography, but it isn't always cooperative.  In this lesson, we’ll discuss ways to enhance and even create better lighting after you've taken an image.  You’ll see how to use Brightness and Contrast to improve your images, and you'll have a chance to work with Levels and Curves, two of Photoshop’s best features for correcting lighting and color tones. 

Grayscale and Gradient Masking

Even if you don't shoot in raw image format, Photoshop has a set of sophisticated editing tools for you to use!  Camera Raw is Photoshop's editor for processing raw images, giving you the opportunity to adjust white balance and exposure in all kinds of file formats, and leaving your images with startling clarity and dynamic color.  In today's lesson, you'll see how to adjust your images quickly and easily, just like a pro.  If you're not quite sure what raw files are or if they're something you'd like to use, we'll walk you through the process, and you can decide what's best for your type of work.  Either way, you'll learn more about Photoshop and what it can do for you!

More Masks Panel Techniques

Mixing words and pictures is an important part of digital photography, and Photoshop gives you lots of ways to make your text as dazzling as your pictures.  In this lesson, we’ll explore Photoshop's text tools, and you'll find out how to add text to your images. You’ll also begin your study of the powerful selection tools, with the Quick Selection tool, the color-based Magic Wand tool, and the flexible Lasso tool.

Clipping Masks and Layer Groups

As we continue our study of selection tools, today you’ll learn how to create silhouettes and creative backgrounds to set them off.   You’ll see how the Marquee tools let you select perfect squares and circles for use in framing and highlighting your images.  You'll practice using feathering to see the difference it makes, especially when you want to create a soft, blended background in your image.   You'll also see how to use the Marquee tool to create borders and frames around your pictures.  To wrap up our study of the selection tools, we'll also explore the many options in the Select menu.

Luminosity Masking

In our last lesson on the selection tools, you’ll work with a combination of tools for detailed and exacting work when you need it most.   You'll also learn some advanced techniques for using the selection tools together.   We'll work extensively with the Add to selection option and see some shortcuts for making selections easier.  As a final addition to your knowledge in this area, you’ll have a chance to explore and work with features on the Select menu.

Creating Complex Composites

In our last lesson, you'll learn how to put many new tools to work! We’ll discuss Retouching and Correcting tools, and you’ll perfect your skills with the Red Eye tool, the Clone Stamp tool, and both of the powerful Healing Brushes.  We'll also discuss when to use each tool for the best results.  The power of Photoshop will come to life as you use these tools in your final assignments.

Entry requirements

Students must have basic literacy and numeracy skills.

Minimum education

Open entry. Previous schooling and academic achievements are not required for entry into this course.

Computer requirements

Students will need access to a computer and the internet.

Minimum specifications for the computer are:

Windows:

  • Microsoft Windows XP, or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Internet Explorer 8 or later, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

MAC/iOS

  • OSX/iOS 6 or later
  • Modern and up to date Browser (Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

All systems

  • Internet bandwidth of 1Mb or faster
  • Flash player or a browser with HTML5 video capabilities(Currently Internet Explorer 9, Firefox, Chrome, Safari)

Students will also need access the following applications:

Adobe Acrobat Reader

Thank you for being such a fantastic teacher! I am so glad I joined your course, I learned a lot. Thank you, and your TAs for all the enthusiasm, patience, support, insights, and help you have provided me over the past 2 months. I have enjoyed my time and will miss my class and the discussion area. I am very happy with my work!

This is the best class that I have ever taken---in a classroom or online. I learned an incredible amount of information from her in the past 6 weeks. The advice and encouragement that I received from Sherry and Beth (her TA) has been greatly appreciated. I can honestly say that I am sad to see this class come to an end!l I would recommend this class to anyone who is sincerely interested in learning more about Photoshop.

Just wanted to say what a great class this is! Even though I have worked with Photoshop for over 12 years I realized that I didn't know half of what you could do with it. It's a challenging class but I really enjoyed it.

I really enjoyed taking your course. Who knows what else I'll be back for in the future. Thank you for your great lessons.

I love the stained glass frame technique, I see many possibilities with my flower photography. Thanks for all the information. Now I just have to continue playing with it to have it really sink in, understand the overall picture, and not be so dependent on step-by-step directions.

Through well-crafted lessons, expert online instruction and interaction with your tutor, participants in these courses gain valuable knowledge at their convenience. They have the flexibility to study at their own pace combined with enough structure and support to complete the course. And they can access the classroom 24/7 from anywhere with an Internet connection.

New sessions of each course run every month. They last six weeks, with two new lessons being released weekly (for a total of 12). The courses are entirely Web-based with comprehensive lessons, quizzes, and assignments. A dedicated professional instructor facilitates every course; pacing learners, answering questions, giving feedback, and facilitating discussions.

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Course Summary

Course ID No.: 007NC5
Delivery Mode: Online
Course Access: 6 Weeks
Tutor Support: Yes
Time required: 24 Hours
Assessments: Yes
Qualification: Certificate

Start Dates

This course is available to begin on the following dates

  • 11 September
  • 16 October
  • 13 November
  • 11 December

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