Hihi everyone,

Thanks for those who joined us in the Nov courses.
We are opened for DECEMBER intake now.

Digital photographers out there , with little or no working knowledge of Photoshop, from both basic and advanced courses to choose from,
there is definitely one course meant for you.

Course A: Basic Adobe Photoshop CS2

Pre-requisites: Anyone who wants to start learning photoshop
Duration: 2 sessions x 3 hrs
Price: $120 per student ( $100 each if 2 or more sign up together)
Dates: 09 Dec (Sat) & 10 Dec (Sun) 2006 6pm to 9pm
* Prefered to bring your own laptops. Laptops will be provided. Subject to availability.

Course outline:
1) Knowing Photoshop
Quick Tour of Tools
Using Tool Options Bar
Using Palettes
Units & rulers, History
Customizing the Work Area

2) Colour Settings
Preferences for RGB
CMYK, Greyscale & Duotone images

3) Cropping Images
Rotate, Crop, Trim
Crop and straighten
Canvas size

4) Selections
About Selection
Magic Wand Tool
Understanding Layers
Elliptical Marquee Tool
Lasso Tools
Cropping Image
Rotate Images

5) Vector Drawing
Bitmap VS Vector
The Pen Tool
Selection to Path & Path to Selection
Draw and Edit Layer Shapes
Layer Styles

6) Painting
Foreground and Background Color
The Eye-dropper Tool
The Color Palette
The Swatches Palette
The Drawing and Painting Tools

7) Photography Effect
Lens Blur Filter
Smudge and Focus Tools
Toning Tools
Clone Stamp Tool
Healing Brush Tool & Patch Tool
Spot-Healing Brush
The Liquify Command
Image Warp

8) Saving Images
File types - PSD, TIFF, PDF, EPS, PNG, JPEG & GIF
Save For Web Option - File compression

Course B: Advanced Adobe Photoshop CS2

Pre-requisites: Has experience using Photoshop and who needs to extend his/her knowledge of this powerful programme and photographer in particular, who wants to use advanced features in correcting and enhancing digital photos.
Duration: 3 sessions x 3 hrs
Price: $150 per student ( $120 each if 2 or more sign up together)
Dates: 15 Dec (Fri), 16 Dec (Sat) & 17 Dec (Sun) 2006 6pm to 9pm
* Prefered to bring your own laptops. Laptops will be provided. Subject to availability.

1) Managing Your System
Guidelines to improve performance
Working efficiently with Adobe Photoshop CS2
Understanding the preferences settings

2) Advanced Selection Techniques
Fine-tuning selection with quick masking
Using channels to create alpha channels
Saving a selection as a mask
Extracting objects using extract tool

3) Using Channels, Layers And Masks
Creating interesting collage with layer masks
Understanding colour channels
Understanding alpha channels
Applying channel operations
Creating advanced effects with channel operation
Using layers to create clipping mask

4) Colour-Correction And Adjustment
Understanding the different colour modes
Putting Levels to work
Using Image Adjustments to change tonal range of image
Correcting exposure with Shadow/ Highlight command
Correcting colours using Auto Color command
Instantly matching colour schemes of one image to another
Using adjustment layers to provide non-destructive editing to images

5) Adjustments
Viewing and working with
Histograms Levels
Colurs Balance
Match Color
Channel mixer

6) Retouching
Understanding the colour picker
Brush options and blending modes
Clone stamp, Healing Brush, Patch Tool
Dodge & Burn, Colour replacement tool
Using layer techniques for retouching

7) Resolution - resizing and resampling
Image resolution & pixel dimensions

8) Selections
Selection tools - marquee, lasso, magic wand & Colour Range
Modifying and transforming selections - Working with Quick mask
Working with Alpha Channels
Anti aliasing and Feathering

9) Paths
Overview of the Paths palette
Working with the Pen tool
Clipping Paths and editing vector shapes

10) Layers
Working with layers
Merging and flattening
Blending options & modes
Creating and Modifying Styles
Photo filter adjustment layers
Compositing images through layer masks

11) Filters
Blur, Sharpen, Noise, Dust and Scratches
Extract, Liquify, Filter Gallery, Lens Blur

12) Tips and Tricks
Learn powerful shortcuts in Photoshop CS2
Contact Sheet

A deposit of $40 is required to secure a place in the course. The remaining amount will be collected at the end of last lesson.
The payment method for the deposit will be provided upon registration.

Please register at ame@decalbandit.com, providing your name, email address and contact no. and which course you are signing up for. Thanks.