Photoshop CS Series

Everything you need to know about PHOTOSHOP!

Adobe Photoshop™ CS

pscs_screenshotAdobe Photoshop™ is the cornerstone product for Adobe. It is also the beginning certification to acquire if you choose to move further in your design career. This set of tutorials will help you learn everything you need to know to pass the Adobe Certified Associate exams for CS5 or CS6.

Through hands-on, activity based projects that focus on the methods used in industry, you will learn everything from basic photo editing to advanced photo manipulation and design. This is not just training in the software, it’s training in a career!

 

Rob Schwartz

Rob Schwartz

Pedagogical Ninja

I’m fascinated by design, creative solutions to unique problems, and community dynamics. Though a successful educator, author, designer, and consultant- I enjoy my work as a father, friend, and mentor the most.

Have you updated?? Check out the PSCC 2015 Tutorials!

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Project 1

 

Facebook Tweaks with Adobe Photoshop™ CS

Project 1 Files

pscs1splitThis introduction will help you  get familiar with the interface and learn great tricks to get your photos looking GREAT online! Learn to fix common photo problems and export in the best formats for print or web.

  We recommend taking the practice test BEFORE AND AFTER watching the videos- This strategy is PROVEN to help you remember the information! When taking the test AFTER the exam- See how you do without using any Hints!

Project 1 Practice Test

 

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Project 2

Restoring Old Photos

Project 2 Files

pscs2splitThis series of tutorials will help you restore old, damaged photos and get your photo editing skills taken to the next level! You’ll take a damaged, torn, black and white photo and convert it to a color image!

Prepping for an Industry Exam? We recommend taking the practice test BEFORE AND AFTER watching the videos- This strategy is PROVEN to help you remember the information! When taking the test AFTER the exam- See how you do without using any Hints!

Project 2 Practice Test

 

 

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Project 3

Awesome Event Announcement

Project 3 Files

pscs3splitThis series of tutorials will help you create a cool event flier while you learn TONS of awesome tips and tricks to make your designs totally stand out! This tutorial is PACKED with information- don’t skip anything at all- it’s all critical info!

Here’s another QUIZ. Yes, we recommend taking the quiz BEFORE you start, and then taking it AFTER you finish the projects! Taking it before you learn will help set off triggers in your mind when you hear the answer. Taking it AFTER the training (without hints) will REALLY help it sink in! Trust us- it works!

Project 3 Practice Test

 

 

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Project 4

Hogwarts Pet Store

Project 4 Files

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This is why most people learn Photoshop- to make the stuff you dream about come to life! In this tutorial you’ll learn the art of compositing, combining images to make something new. We do a fantasy creature, but you can use these tools to combine ANYTHING! Give it a try! This tutorial is PACKED with information- don’t skip anything at all- it’s all critical info!

 

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Project 5

Mysterious Scene

Project 5 Files

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You made a cool crazy animal that nobody’s ever seen… now create an amazing mysterious scene! Create a magic landscape for your wild animal to live in!

 

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Project 6

Bring It All Together!

Project 6 Files

You made a cool crazy animal that nobody’s ever seen, and then a fantasy setting by combining images. Let’s bring it all together with a mystical twist- and you’re all set!

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Project 7

Learning to think like an artist

There is another side to being a digital artist… the Business part and the Design part! This stuff is CRITICAL if you want to work efficiently, work well with clients and co-workers, and learn to design well. Knowing the technical skills won’t get you a job- you need to know how to use them artfully, and how to work well with your clients and co-workers!

Here’s another QUIZ. Yes, we recommend taking the quiz BEFORE you start, and then taking it AFTER you finish the projects! Taking it before you learn will help set off triggers in your mind when you hear the answer. Taking it AFTER the training (without hints) will REALLY help it sink in! Trust us- it works!

Project 7 Practice Test

Review 1

Why these classic reviews? They’re on a different platform, they’re on a different version of Photoshop. And YES- we recommend them for when you’re done with these Tutorials. Why? Research shows that when you learn something and then reinforce with practice that’s different than what you learned- it sticks better. (From Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning)

CLASSIC REVIEW PROJECT!

Mac CS5 Reviews by Jackie. You SHOULD  be able to translate from version to version of Photoshop (Photoshop changes FAST) and move between platforms (Mac and PC) if you’re ready for industry. I’d never hire anyone who was stuck on one platform or one version of the app! Neither would most employers!

DO NOT TAKE THE ACTUAL EXAM UNTIL YOU CAN DO ALL THESE TASKS FLAWLESSLY!

First, DOWNLOAD THIS ZIP FOLDER– you’ll need these files! Unzip after downloading!!