Photoshop Selections And Selection Tools-WRK252 (PS07)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019 from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM (EST) More Information →

Photoshop Selections And Selection Tools-WRK252 (PS07)

Series Overview:

Experienced digital photographers will tell you that Adobe's Photoshop is the digital editing tool of choice. Photographers that know their way around the Photoshop application will tell you that it's an incredibly powerful tool with a myriad of solutions to everyday editing challenges. New Photoshop users can be challenged by the application’s depth of features and apparent complexity, but at Soft Lite Studios, we have developed a structured series of classes that will make Photoshop not only easy to learn, but fun to learn as well. Our 16 different Photoshop courses will not only allow you to dissect Photoshop into easy to digest pieces, they allow you to select just the class that are right for your editing needs.


In this class, the seventh (7th) in our sixteen (16) course Photoshop series, we tackle Photoshop Selections and the Selection Tools. Any advanced Photoshop user will tell you that quality selections make for quality edits. They will also tell you that knowing how to use Selection Tools properly makes all the difference in the world. By the time you are finished taking this course, you will be on to making selections with ease.

Course Contents:

We will begin the class with a review of the Photoshop Selection Tools that are available and their intended usage. Photoshop provides a cadre’ of Selection Tools that are handily organized with each having a specific intended usage. Our exploration will clarify which tools should be used when and how. While reviewing the tools we will look at the Tool Options Bar and make careful note of settings there that are important to the use of each tool.

In the next section will we complete a hands on survey of each Selection Tool and its proper usage. Multiple exercises will have us trying out and testing the capabilities of all the Selection Tools. During this exploration we will explore the use of Selection Modifiers and begin to unlock some of the secrets to make more advanced selections

No one wants to be in the middle of a complex Selection and lose their work. Nothing more frustrating than having to do the same thing more than once. We will examine techniques that allow for the saving and recovery of Selections within your Photoshop Document. We will also look at ways of recalling and reusing Selections via Masks in the Channels Panel.

As we wrap up our Selections and Selection Tools class, we will finish with an exploration of making more advanced Selections and some of the ways these Selections can be used in your Photoshop projects. We will also explore some lesser known, yet very powerful tools that make the Selection process much easier.

While we are learning all about Selections, we will be working hands-on with a variety of sample and exercise documents within Photoshop. Each participant will have many opportunities to reinforce the learning concepts presented, with step by step usage of these lessons and demonstrations given in class.

Course Prerequisites:

Participants enrolling in this class should have the following knowledge / experiences prior to attending this class:

  • General operating system knowledge as outlined below

  • WRK222 (PS01) - Photoshop Files, Preferences and Color Settings

  • WRK224 (PS02) - Photoshop Interface, Panels and Tools

  • WRK232 (PS03) - Photoshop Image Editing Tools (Part 01)

  • WRK234 (PS04) - Photoshop Image Editing Tools (Part 02)

  • WRK242 (PS05) - Photoshop Basic Layer Usage and Management

  • WRK244 (PS06) - Photoshop Masks And Masking Tricks

General Prerequisites:

·         Computer (with power supply)

·         Photoshop (fully installed and ready)

·         Familiar with computer basics (file management)

You will want to bring a laptop or computer to class if you wish to follow along using the exercise files that will be handed out. While most of the concepts and features demonstrated will be backward compatible with older versions of Photoshop, the instructor will be using the most recent version of the application. Many of the Photoshop concepts presented will be similar to operations available in Photoshop Elements. However, the instructor will not be able to make the translations of all exercises to equivalent features in the Photoshop Elements software. If you have recently subscribed to Adobe's Creative Cloud service, you will want to make sure that you have correctly installed the software locally and confirm its successful startup and operation before coming to class.

Many software complications, such as slow performance and lagging screen refreshes, are due to computer systems that are under-resourced. Continued satisfactory use of the software title covered in this course will be dependent upon your computer's configuration; please refer to the vendor's documentation to ensure that your system is adequately provisioned.

Last, but not least, you should ensure that you are familiar with the operation of your computer, its filing system and the shortcut keys and functions that it offers. A large percentage of the support issues that come up during class is rooted in the user not having knowledge of or a base level understanding of the operating system they are using on their computer. Most of today's mainstream software applications, provide features and functions based on capabilities provided by that computer's operating system. Failure to understand operating system provided functionality can lead to difficulty in understanding capabilities within the software we are teaching in class. Base level knowledge of your computer's filing system, storage locations, and operational shortcuts will go a long ways towards enhancing your experience in this course and with your computer system overall.

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