Photoshop Chapter 1 - Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS4

Chapter 01:
Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop CS4

All lesson instructions for Photoshop are in the form of PDF files

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Lesson Topic

Page

Files

 

Introduction - Tutorial

1-4

 

1

Start Adobe Photoshop CS4

1-8

 

 

2

Learn how to open and save an image

1-8

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3

Use organizational and management features

1-14

 

 

4

Examine the Photoshop window

1-16

 

 

5

Use the Layers and History palettes

1-24

 

 

6

Learn about Photoshop by using Help

1-28

 

 

7

View and print an image

1-32

 

 

8

Close a file and exit Photoshop

1-36

 

 

Skills Review

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Project Builder 1

Project Builder 2

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Design Project

Quiz

 

Skills Reference

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Chapter 1 reference

 

Source: "Adobe Photoshop CS4 Revealed" by Elizabeth Eisner Reding

 

Topic Area Objectives
General Knowledge Describe how to arrange pixels and save workspaces. (Including arranging and docking panels, customizing menus and shortcuts, and saving workspaces.)
Describe how to use tabbed documents and the application frame. (Includes: window management (not panel/workspace management), includes screen modes, canvas rotation, n-up views.)
Describe options for changing the document view and zoom level. (Includes: GPU -assisted pan and zoom techniques.)
Given a scenario, describe the best way to resize an image. (Includes: Canvas Size dialog box, Image Size dialog box, resampling options, Free Transform Options bar, resolution concepts.
Add metadata to an image in Adobe Photoshop.
Creating and Using Layers Create and arrange layers in groups.
Using Raw Camera and Bridge Given a scenario: import files directly from a camera using Bridge. (Includes: Adobe Photo Downloader options.)
Apply keywords and metadata to images by using Bridge. (Includes: Keywords panel, Metadata panel, and metadata templates.)
Given a scenario, find a specific groupof fioles out of a large collection in Bridge.
Automating Tasks List and describe the automation features in Photoshop.
Working with Filters Explain the purpose of the Proof Setup command.
Create output for Print Given a scenario, explain how to set up the Print dialog box.
Using the Print dialog box, position an image at a given size and location on a sheet of paper.
Configure the Print dialog for color-managed output to a high-quality inkjet printer. (Includes: set the Color Management options, understand the relationship of Photoshop to the printer driver.)
Given a scenario, prepare and image for use in a printed Adobe InDesign document. (Includes: flattened CMYK, layered RGB with layer comps, Photoshop PDF with vector layers.)
Set up the Print dialog box to proof one device or another.
Creating Output for Web and Mobile Devices Create and upload a complete web gallery.