Overview

Overview 

  • Completion Certificate awarded upon completion to show employers your new skills
  • Free upgrade on to our state of the art platform
  • Career Advice available on completion
  • 12 Months unlimited Access

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials

Mastery of Adobe Photoshop CS4 requires a solid foundation in the fundamental tools and techniques used by the pros to create eye-popping effects, achieve stunning visuals. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials is intended for the beginner to intermediate user as a guide through comprehensive tutorials on color correction, layout techniques, special effects and image touch up. This series will give you the confidence and know-how to achieve fantastic results using Photoshop CS4new interface and enhanced tools.

The updates to Photoshop CS4 include the Adjustments and Masks panel, the 3D commands, annotations and an improved interface. In addition you will learn non-destructive color effects and color correction, how to set file format and image compression for use on the web and how to create and apply special effects.

By the time youve finished watching Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials, you will be proficient will the skills required for managing and manipulating images in Photoshop. You will know all about photo retouching, color correction and how to use the Quick Mask mode, work with selections, resize images and many more valuable and time saving techniques to use when working with Photoshop CS4.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS4 (55 min)
 
  • Exploring the ToolBox
  • The New CS4 Applications Bar & the Options Bar
  • Exploring Panels & Menus
  • Creating & Viewing a New Document 
  • Customizing the Interface
  • Setting Preferenes
  • Zooming & Panning an Image
  • Working with Multiple Images, Rulers, Guides & Grides
  • Undoing Steps with History
  • Adjusting Colour with New Adjustements Panel
  • The New Masks Panel & Vibrance Color Correction Command 
  • The New Note Tool & the Save for Web & Devices Interface
  • The New Auto-Blend & Auto- Align Layers Commands 
  • The New 3D Commands
 
Chapter 2: EXPLORING ADOBE BRIDGE (16 min)
 
  • Browsing Images in Bridge
  • Metadata, Keywords & Filters
  • Building Collections & Smart Collections
  • Moving, Copying & Renaming Images
 
Chapter 3: RESIZING & CROPPING IMAGES (29 min)
 
  • Understanding Pixels & Resolution
  • The Image Size Command
  • Interpolation Options
  • Resizing for Print & Web
  • Cropping & Straightening an Image
  • Adjusting Canvas Size & Canvas Rotation
 
Chapter 4: WORKING WITH BASIC SELECTIONS (38 min)
 
  • Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee Tool
  • Using the Magic Wand & Free Transform Tool
  • Selecting with the Regular & Polygonal Lasso Tools
  • Combining Selections
  • Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Using the Quick Selection Tool & Refine Edge
  • Modifying Selections
 
Chapter 5: GETTING STARTED WITH LAYERS (55 min)
 
  • Understanding the Background Layer
  • Creating, Selecting, Linking & Deleting Layers
  • Locking & Merging Layers
  • Copying Layers, Using Perspective & Layer Styles
  • Filling & Grouping Layers
  • Introduction to Blending Modes
  • Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill
  • Creating & Modifying Text
 
Chapter 6: PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP (43 min)
 
  • Using the Brush Tool
  • Working with Colors & Swatches
  • Creating & Using Gradients
  • Creating & Working with Brushes
  • Using the Pencil & Eraser Tools
  • Painting with Selections
 
Chapter 7: PHOTO RETOUCHING (31 min)
 
  • The Red Eye Tool
  • The Clone Stamp Tool
  • The Patch Tool & the Healing Brush Tool
  • The Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • The Color Replacement Tool
  • The Toning & Focus Tools
  • Painting with History
 
Chapter 8: INTRODUCTION TO COLOR CORRECTION (25 min)
 
  • Color Spaces & Color Modes
  • The Variations Command
  • The Auto Commands
  • Adjusting Levels
  • Adjust Curves, Non-Destructively, with Adjustment Layers
 
Chapter 9: USING QUICK MASK MODE (13 min)
  • Quick Mask Options
  • Painting a Selection
  • Saving & Removing a Selection from the Background
 
Chapter 10: WORKING WITH THE PEN TOOL (18 min)
 
  • Understanding Paths & the Pen Tool
  • Creating Straight & Curved Paths
  • Creating Combo Paths
  • Creating a Clipping Path
 
Chapter 11: CREATING SPECIAL EFFECTS (27 min)
 
  • Getting Started with Photoshop Filters
  • Smart Filters
  • Creating Text Effects
  • Applying Gradients to Text
 
Chapter 12: EXPORTING YOUR WORK (16 min)
 
  • Saving with Different File Formats
  • Saving for Web & Devices
  • Printing Options
  • Credits

Who Is This For

This package is designed for any individual wishing to pursue or enhance their career in design and development.

Our Online Courses is a cost-effective and successful approach for many individuals. It provides a flexible learning method, allowing candidates to schedule learning at a time that suits them and fits in with other commitments; ideal for those who find it difficult to take time away from their workplace. It also allows candidates to work at their own pace, and revisit sections of the course as often as needed, leading to a fuller understanding of all the topics covered.

In addition, there are none of the high costs of travel and accommodation associated with courses at an external venue.

Requirements

Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

Media

CareerMatch provides industry leading online training courses for individuals and businesses alike.

We build our curriculum using proven educational concepts and sound instructional design principles to create the highest quality courses in the IT training field.

CareerMatch employs only the industry’s best instructors and course developers to create courses and certification preparation materials unrivaled in the marketplace.

With a passion for technology and a focus on being the first company to bring new technology courses to market, CareerMatch strives and succeeds in ALWAYS providing its student with the tools needed to succeed at the highest possible level and raise the benchmark in today’s IT industry.

Career Path

A list of Career Paths you can pursue:

  • Web Designer
  • Front End Web Designer
  • Junior
  • Website Designer
  • Developer
  • Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
  • Designer
  • Web Developer
  • React Developer
  • Senior Developer
  • HTML Developer
  • UX Designer
  • JavaScript Developer
  • Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
  • .NET Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • Angular Developer
  • HTML CSS Designer
  • UI Developer

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Please click the Job Boards below for current vacancies:


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Training Features

  • EXPERT INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING

    Our Courseware uses only the industry’s finest instructors. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

  • QUIZZES & EXAM SIMULATORS

    Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Our Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing centre. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

  • VISUAL DEMONSTRATIONS & MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

    Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. Our Courseware always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

  • NAVIGATION & CONTROLS

    Our self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

  • SOCIAL LEARNING & NETWORKING

    We Have designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS). This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.

  • FLASH CARDS & EDUCATIONAL GAMES

    Our Courseware knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.

  • 12 MONTHS UNLIMITED ACCESS

    Each student will have 12 months unlimited access to allow you to have access to the training anytime 24/7.

Exams Process

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification demonstrates proficiency in Adobe's digital communication tools i.e. Creative Suite (CS) software. ACA is a prerequisite qualification that students need in order to succeed in the high demand areas of digital communication and media. It is proof for those seeking jobs that require demonstrating the ability to use digital media needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications. It provides students with a valuable competitive edge.

Certiport's internet-based testing software makes ACA exams easy to deliver and delivers robust, internationally standardised assessment of each student's performance.

You can locate your nearest testing center by accessing the link below.

http://www.certiport.com/locator

You can take the ACA exams in the following courses.

  • Dreamweaver CS6
  • Flash Pro CS6
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Premier CS6

Upon successful completion, you will also receive a downloadble Complition Certifcate free of charge.

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0203 633 4671. We're happy to help!

Good Luck in your exams!

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Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials

Overview

Overview 

  • Completion Certificate awarded upon completion to show employers your new skills
  • Free upgrade on to our state of the art platform
  • Career Advice available on completion
  • 12 Months unlimited Access

Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials

Mastery of Adobe Photoshop CS4 requires a solid foundation in the fundamental tools and techniques used by the pros to create eye-popping effects, achieve stunning visuals. Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials is intended for the beginner to intermediate user as a guide through comprehensive tutorials on color correction, layout techniques, special effects and image touch up. This series will give you the confidence and know-how to achieve fantastic results using Photoshop CS4new interface and enhanced tools.

The updates to Photoshop CS4 include the Adjustments and Masks panel, the 3D commands, annotations and an improved interface. In addition you will learn non-destructive color effects and color correction, how to set file format and image compression for use on the web and how to create and apply special effects.

By the time youve finished watching Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended: Essentials, you will be proficient will the skills required for managing and manipulating images in Photoshop. You will know all about photo retouching, color correction and how to use the Quick Mask mode, work with selections, resize images and many more valuable and time saving techniques to use when working with Photoshop CS4.

Course Outline

Chapter 1: INTRODUCTION TO ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS4 (55 min)
 
  • Exploring the ToolBox
  • The New CS4 Applications Bar & the Options Bar
  • Exploring Panels & Menus
  • Creating & Viewing a New Document 
  • Customizing the Interface
  • Setting Preferenes
  • Zooming & Panning an Image
  • Working with Multiple Images, Rulers, Guides & Grides
  • Undoing Steps with History
  • Adjusting Colour with New Adjustements Panel
  • The New Masks Panel & Vibrance Color Correction Command 
  • The New Note Tool & the Save for Web & Devices Interface
  • The New Auto-Blend & Auto- Align Layers Commands 
  • The New 3D Commands
 
Chapter 2: EXPLORING ADOBE BRIDGE (16 min)
 
  • Browsing Images in Bridge
  • Metadata, Keywords & Filters
  • Building Collections & Smart Collections
  • Moving, Copying & Renaming Images
 
Chapter 3: RESIZING & CROPPING IMAGES (29 min)
 
  • Understanding Pixels & Resolution
  • The Image Size Command
  • Interpolation Options
  • Resizing for Print & Web
  • Cropping & Straightening an Image
  • Adjusting Canvas Size & Canvas Rotation
 
Chapter 4: WORKING WITH BASIC SELECTIONS (38 min)
 
  • Selecting with the Elliptical Marquee Tool
  • Using the Magic Wand & Free Transform Tool
  • Selecting with the Regular & Polygonal Lasso Tools
  • Combining Selections
  • Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Using the Quick Selection Tool & Refine Edge
  • Modifying Selections
 
Chapter 5: GETTING STARTED WITH LAYERS (55 min)
 
  • Understanding the Background Layer
  • Creating, Selecting, Linking & Deleting Layers
  • Locking & Merging Layers
  • Copying Layers, Using Perspective & Layer Styles
  • Filling & Grouping Layers
  • Introduction to Blending Modes
  • Blending Modes, Opacity & Fill
  • Creating & Modifying Text
 
Chapter 6: PAINTING IN PHOTOSHOP (43 min)
 
  • Using the Brush Tool
  • Working with Colors & Swatches
  • Creating & Using Gradients
  • Creating & Working with Brushes
  • Using the Pencil & Eraser Tools
  • Painting with Selections
 
Chapter 7: PHOTO RETOUCHING (31 min)
 
  • The Red Eye Tool
  • The Clone Stamp Tool
  • The Patch Tool & the Healing Brush Tool
  • The Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • The Color Replacement Tool
  • The Toning & Focus Tools
  • Painting with History
 
Chapter 8: INTRODUCTION TO COLOR CORRECTION (25 min)
 
  • Color Spaces & Color Modes
  • The Variations Command
  • The Auto Commands
  • Adjusting Levels
  • Adjust Curves, Non-Destructively, with Adjustment Layers
 
Chapter 9: USING QUICK MASK MODE (13 min)
  • Quick Mask Options
  • Painting a Selection
  • Saving & Removing a Selection from the Background
 
Chapter 10: WORKING WITH THE PEN TOOL (18 min)
 
  • Understanding Paths & the Pen Tool
  • Creating Straight & Curved Paths
  • Creating Combo Paths
  • Creating a Clipping Path
 
Chapter 11: CREATING SPECIAL EFFECTS (27 min)
 
  • Getting Started with Photoshop Filters
  • Smart Filters
  • Creating Text Effects
  • Applying Gradients to Text
 
Chapter 12: EXPORTING YOUR WORK (16 min)
 
  • Saving with Different File Formats
  • Saving for Web & Devices
  • Printing Options
  • Credits

Who Is This For

This package is designed for any individual wishing to pursue or enhance their career in design and development.

Our Online Courses is a cost-effective and successful approach for many individuals. It provides a flexible learning method, allowing candidates to schedule learning at a time that suits them and fits in with other commitments; ideal for those who find it difficult to take time away from their workplace. It also allows candidates to work at their own pace, and revisit sections of the course as often as needed, leading to a fuller understanding of all the topics covered.

In addition, there are none of the high costs of travel and accommodation associated with courses at an external venue.

Requirements

Our training works on all devices including Mobile phones, IPad’s, Android tablets, Macs and PC’s.

Media

CareerMatch provides industry leading online training courses for individuals and businesses alike.

We build our curriculum using proven educational concepts and sound instructional design principles to create the highest quality courses in the IT training field.

CareerMatch employs only the industry’s best instructors and course developers to create courses and certification preparation materials unrivaled in the marketplace.

With a passion for technology and a focus on being the first company to bring new technology courses to market, CareerMatch strives and succeeds in ALWAYS providing its student with the tools needed to succeed at the highest possible level and raise the benchmark in today’s IT industry.

Career Path

A list of Career Paths you can pursue:

  • Web Designer
  • Front End Web Designer
  • Junior
  • Website Designer
  • Developer
  • Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
  • Designer
  • Web Developer
  • React Developer
  • Senior Developer
  • HTML Developer
  • UX Designer
  • JavaScript Developer
  • Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
  • .NET Developer
  • PHP Developer
  • Angular Developer
  • HTML CSS Designer
  • UI Developer

Image result for job search
Please click the Job Boards below for current vacancies:


Image result for reed.co.uk logo
Image result for totaljob logo
Image result for monster jobs uk
Image result for monster recruitment

Training Features

  • EXPERT INSTRUCTOR-LED TRAINING

    Our Courseware uses only the industry’s finest instructors. They have a minimum of 15 years real-world experience and are subject matter experts in their fields. Unlike a live class, you can fast-forward, repeat or rewind all your lectures. This creates a personal learning experience and gives you all the benefit of hands-on training with the flexibility of doing it around your schedule 24/7.

  • QUIZZES & EXAM SIMULATORS

    Our custom practice exams prepare you for your exams differently and more effectively than the traditional exam preps on the market. You will have practice quizzes after each module to ensure you are confident on the topic you have completed before proceeding. This will allow you to gauge your effectiveness before moving to the next module in your course. Our Courses also include practice exams designed to replicate and mirror the environment in the testing centre. These exams are on average 100 questions to ensure you are 100% prepared before taking your certification exam.

  • VISUAL DEMONSTRATIONS & MULTIMEDIA PRESENTATIONS

    Our courseware includes instructor-led demonstrations and visual presentations that allow students to develop their skills based on real world scenarios explained by the instructor. Our Courseware always focuses on real world scenarios and skill-set development.

  • NAVIGATION & CONTROLS

    Our self-paced training programs are designed in a modular fashion to allow you the flexibility to work with expert level instruction anytime 24/7. All courses are arranged in defined sections with navigation controls allowing you to control the pace of your training. This allows students to learn at their own pace around their schedule.

  • SOCIAL LEARNING & NETWORKING

    We Have designed a world class Learning Management System (LMS). This system allows you to interact and collaborate with other students, form study groups, engage in discussions in our NOW@ Forums, rate and “like” different courses and stay up to date with all the latest industry knowledge through our forums, student contributions and announcement features. This LMS is unmatched in the industry and makes learning fun and enjoyable.

  • FLASH CARDS & EDUCATIONAL GAMES

    Our Courseware knows that education is not a one size fits all approach. Students learn in different ways through different tools. That is why we provide Flash Cards and Education Games throughout our courses. This will allow you to train in ways that keep you engaged and focused. Each course will have dozens of Flash Cards so you can sharpen your skill-sets throughout your training as well as educational games designed to make sure your retention level of the materials is extremely high.

  • 12 MONTHS UNLIMITED ACCESS

    Each student will have 12 months unlimited access to allow you to have access to the training anytime 24/7.

Exams Process

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA)

The Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification allows you to demonstrate proficiency in Adobe digital communications tools. Become a Certified Associate and stand apart from your peers, boost your confidence, and expand your career opportunities.

Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) certification demonstrates proficiency in Adobe's digital communication tools i.e. Creative Suite (CS) software. ACA is a prerequisite qualification that students need in order to succeed in the high demand areas of digital communication and media. It is proof for those seeking jobs that require demonstrating the ability to use digital media needed to plan, design, build, and maintain effective communications. It provides students with a valuable competitive edge.

Certiport's internet-based testing software makes ACA exams easy to deliver and delivers robust, internationally standardised assessment of each student's performance.

You can locate your nearest testing center by accessing the link below.

http://www.certiport.com/locator

You can take the ACA exams in the following courses.

  • Dreamweaver CS6
  • Flash Pro CS6
  • Photoshop CS6
  • Premier CS6

Upon successful completion, you will also receive a downloadble Complition Certifcate free of charge.

Got a question about exams? Contact our course advisors by email or by phone on 0203 633 4671. We're happy to help!

Good Luck in your exams!

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