National Seminars Group & Padgett Thompson
a division of Rockhurst University Continuing Education Center
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Unlocking The Secrets Of Photoshop

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    Program Description:

    Weíve created Unlocking the Secrets to Photoshop specifically for busy professionals just like you who donít want to learn advanced techniques by trial and error. If you want real-world tips, techniques and shortcuts thatíll eliminate the daily obstacles you face when using Photoshop, this program is for you.

    Theyíre Techniques Youíll Use In The Real World!
    We broke this training down into four categories that youíll master in just one day: Selection, Color, Restoration and Manipulation. Youíll learn the expert tricks and shortcuts other pros use that make using this software a breeze.

    Who Should Attend?
    Advanced Adobe Photoshop Users

    Workshop Agenda:

    Module l: Mastering Selection
    Selection can be one of the biggest time-wasters in Photoshop if you donít do it correctly. This section explores dramatically more efficient ways to make precise selections in a fraction of the time.

    • Oldies But Goodies: Standard Selection Tools
    • Vector Selection Techniques by the Numbers
    • Channels to the Rescue
    • Instant Gratification with Extract
    • Color Range Possibilities
    • Masking for Success
    Module ll: Mastering Color
    Color correction and management is often the most frustrating part of a Photoshop userís day. During this module on color management, youíll discover that with the right technique, it isnít hard at all.
    • Color Calibration: Technology, Spiders and Channel Depth
    • Color Workflows That Work
    • Tonal Versus Color Values
    • Balancing Color Through Math
    • Curves and Levels
    • Output That Stands the Test of Time
    Module lll: Mastering Restoration
    One of the hottest jobs for Photoshop pros these days is photo restoration. This session will practically turn you into a time-traveler without ever leaving your desk!
    • Start with a Scan Contrast Balancing that Works
    • Build Details from Existing Information
    • Balancing Image Contrast
    • Digital Damage Control
    • Building Cool-Looking Panoramas with Great Exposure
    Module IV: Mastering Manipulation
    When it comes to image manipulation, itís all about what you see and not necessarily what the image was. This session teaches you proven and practical photo manipulation techniques.
    • Add Missing Parts to an Image
    • Creating Killer Colorized Sketches from Any Digital Image
    • How Many Angels Can Dance on the Head of a Pin
    • Itís All in What You Expect to See
    • Changing Environments
    The Essentials of Adobe Illustratorģ
    Join us for a second day of training for Adobe Illustrator CS2. Itís the essential tool for any designer interested in expressing images visually in print, on the Web, or in virtually any other medium. Packed with powerful new 3-D features, advanced controls to manage type, plus smooth integration into Adobeís Portable Document Format (PDF), Illustrator helps you explore the limits of your creative imagination.

    Just some of what youíll learn on Day 2:

    • Fundamentals of Illustrator
    • How to open and place images within Illustrator quicker and easier
    • Creating and managing vector shapes
    • Building 3-D models
    • Distorting images with Transform tools
    • How to more accurately manage color information
    • Creating flawless PDF documents
    • Build and use your own shortcuts
    • Illustrator and Web graphics
    • How to integrate your Illustrator to work with Photoshop and InDesign

    We stand behind our seminars with a 100 percent , iron-clad, money-back guarantee of satisfaction. If for any reason you’re not completely satisfied with the solid skills, the tips, tools and shortcuts, and the crucial information you receive during this workshop, we’ll refund your money in full. Every penny. Guaranteed!

    Program Hours:
    9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Registration begins at
    8:30 a.m.

    Group Discount: When 3 enroll from your organization, a 4th attends FREE!

    Lunch is on your own.

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