Adobe Photoshop CS4 Masking

This is an Adobe Photoshop CS4 Masking Course designed to get you up to speed with professional Photoshop selection and masking skills. You should be familiar with either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems.

The course material used is Katrin Eismann’s “Photoshop Masking & Compositing” book which is included in the class.

Basic Class Info

Who Should Attend

Users of Photoshop who need to develop advanced selection and masking skills.


Prerequisites

You should be familiar with either the Windows or Macintosh operating systems.

Photoshop experience would be helpful.


Workflows Benefiting from Adobe Photoshop CS4 Masking

Anyone working with Digital Images

Photographers & Image Editors

Prepress Workflows

Graphic Design Studios

Web Developers & Content creators

Flash Developers

Video Post Production & Film Makers

Corporate Video Developers

Cross–Media Publishers


Basic Pricing & Training Options

Pricing & Training Overview

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to click on any of the links below to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere.

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnSite Training

Onsite Training

If you send 12 people to a traditional classroom setting you’ll end up paying around $8,000+. This doesn’t include the costs of travel & lodging. Trying to coordinate schedules and down time are also hidden budget killers.

Bring KLH onsite for a set training fee that uses a custom course outline that targets your specific workflow. No per person limits or add on fees. You also get the advantage of onsite consulting since we can get a look at the real workflow in an up close and real world situation.

In-house Rates

$1,500 One Day

$2,500 Two Days

$3,000 Three Days

$4,800 Full Week

Travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


ClassRoom Training

Classroom Training

Classroom training is possible via our training partners in most major US Cities. It is useful when Onsite training is not possible or when combining several students with other clients can help keep budgets within reason.

Most classes run 3 days or can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow.

ClassRoom Rates per Student

One to Three Students $1,200

Four to Five Students $1,000

Five to Eight Students $850

Eight Students plus $750

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


OnLine Training

Online Training

Online training has the advantage of training employees at one time who are located in different locations.

It also has the advantage of eliminating travel and lodging costs from the training budget.

It will require a reliable connection to the Internet for those involved.

Online classes can be configured to cover specific topics within your workflow as well as provide traditional training to participants in remote locations at the same time.

Timeframes possible can be from a few hours to several days.

OnLine per Day Rates per Student

One to Three Students $450

Three to Five Students $325

Five to Eight Students $275

Eight Students plus $225

Costs can be based upon a per student fee or a flat fee for seminars.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote


Private Training

Private Training

Most people will agree that private training is the best option for intensive learning. It is a great option for career changers or those who work within an intensive workflow.

All attention is on you and discounts for software packages such as any of the Adobe Suites can make it actually more cost effective than the traditional training offered anywhere else. Contact us now for a great deal.

Training can be done OnSite, OnLine, or at a designated location.

Private training runs 2 to 5 days depending on the workflow and needs of the client.

Private Rates per class

One to Three Days $1,650

Four to Five Days $2,400

Two Weeks $3,850

Costs are based upon a per student fee.

Rates can be discounted for software packages such as the any of the Adobe Software Suites.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


KLH Job Contracting & Outsourcing Services

KLH Basic Consulting & Training Rates

Feel free to rollover any of the links above to get a general idea of our basic rates. We feel you will find them quite reasonable and competitive with the “traditional one shoe fits all” options available elsewhere

Drop us a line and let us know what your specific workflow needs are and we will be glad to send you personal quote. We will also target any quotes to your needs and will work with you to stay within budget restraints and still deliver the best training possible.

We can also help you develop your workflow via consulting and onsite outsourcing.

FrameMaker structured workflows are especially welcome here at KLH.

Phone: 508.362.8206

Email: mab@klhpublishing.com

Online Form: Click Here Now

vText Link: Click Here Now use 508.362.8206 or 508.364.5750

Some pricing options require that travel costs and training materials are extra.

Please feel free to contact us at anytime for more info or a custom quote.


Class & Topics Outlines

Topics Outline

Photoshop CS4 Topics Outline
Workspace basics
Panels and menus
Tools
Viewing images
Rulers, the grid, and guides
Presets, Plug-ins, and Preferences
Undo and history panel
Memory and performance
Managing connections
Opening and importing images
Image essentials
Image size and resolution
Acquiring images from cameras and scanners
Creating, opening, and importing images
Placing files
High dynamic range images
Camera Raw
Navigating, opening, and saving images
Color & tonal adjustments in CRW
Modifying images with Camera Raw
Local adjustments in Camera Raw
Camera Raw settings
Color
Color modes
Converting between color modes
Choosing colors
Kuler panel
Color management
Keeping colors consistent
Color-managing imported images
Color-managing for online viewing
Proofing colors
Color-managing when printing
Working with color profiles
Color settings
Color and tonal adjustments
Viewing histograms and pixel values
Understanding color adjustments
Adjusting image color and tone
Targeting images for press
Matching, replacing, and mixing colors
Making quick image adjustments
Applying special color effects to images
Retouching and transforming
Adjusting crop, rotation, and canvas
Retouching and repairing images
Correcting image distortion and noise
Adjusting image sharpness and blur
Transforming objects
Content-aware scaling
Liquify filter
Vanishing Point
Create panoramic images
Selecting and masking
Making selections
Adjusting pixel selections
Moving and copying selected pixels
Deleting & extracting objects
Channels
Saving selections and using masks
Channel calculations
Layers
Layer Basics
Selecting, grouping, and linking layers
Moving, stacking, and locking layers
Managing layers
Setting opacity and blending
Layer effects and styles
Adjustment and fill layers
Nondestructive editing
Layer comps
Masking layers
Painting
Painting tools
Brush presets
Creating and modifying brushes
Blending modes

Gradients
Filling & stroking
Creating and managing patterns
Drawing
Drawing vector graphics
Drawing shapes
Drawing with the Pen tools
Managing paths
Editing paths
Converting between paths & selections Adding color to paths
Filters
Filter basics
Filter effects reference
Applying specific filters
Add Lighting Effects
Type
Creating type
Editing text
Formatting characters
Fonts
Line and character spacing
Scaling and rotating type
Formatting paragraphs
Creating type effects
Asian type
Saving and exporting images
Saving images
Saving PDF files
Saving & exporting files in other formats
File formats
Metadata and notes
Adding & viewing Digimarc protection
Placing Photoshop images
Printing
Printing from Photoshop
Printing with color management
Printing to a commercial printing press
Printing duotones
Printing spot colors
Web graphics
Working with web graphics
Slicing web pages
Modifying slices
Slice output options
Optimizing images
Web graphics optimization options
Output settings for web graphics
Video and animation
Video and animation in Photoshop
Creating images for video
Importing video files & image sequences
Interpreting video footage
Painting frames in video layers
Editing video and animation layers
Creating frame animations
Creating timeline animations
Previewing video & animations
Saving & exporting video and animations
3D & technical imaging
3D overview
3D editing and output
DICOM files
Measurement
Counting objects in an image
Photoshop and MATLAB
Image Stacks
Automating tasks
Automating with actions
Creating actions
Processing a batch of files
Scripting
Creating data-driven graphics
Optional plug-ins
Picture packages and contact sheets
Creating web photo galleries
Extract an object from its background
Using the Pattern Maker
Importing using the TWAIN interface

Class Outline

Configuring Photoshop
A brief history of combining images
Types of image composites
The imagemaking journey
Photoshop preferences
Color settings
Configuring the color settings
Color management policies
Selection strategies
What is a selection?
Types of selections
Geometric shape selections
Form-based selections
Color and tone selections
Combining tools
Working with quick mask
The essential select menu
Select menu introduction
Color range
Feather
The modify menu
Transform selection
Save and load selection
Moving channels and selections
Pen tool power
When to use the pen tool
Complex paths and combining paths
Working with paths
Combining paths and selections
Masks are your friends
Types of Photoshop masks
Working with alpha channels
The five steps to alpha mastery
Creative techniques using alpha masks
Vector masks
Layers are your friends
Working with layers
Types of layers
Layers palette anatomy
Finessing layers
Working with image effects layers

The power of layer masking
Working with layer masks
Merging photographic exposures
Selecting hair and fine detail
Accentuating differences
Finding the mask within
Working with the extract filter
Advanced selections
Opposites and differences attract
The multi-pass technique
Image calculations
Translucency & green screen
Glass and translucency
Selecting motion blur and cloth
Playing with fire, smoke, and fireworks
Blue screen and green screen techniques
Image execution and photography
Executing the image
Photography for compositing
Photographic essentials
Photorealistic compositing
Photorealistic compositing details
Matching perspective
Enhancing focus and atmosphere
Harmonizing light and shadow
Matching color and image texture
Shaping image elements
Creative compositing
Images and inspiration
Scanning for compositing
Essentials of image composition
Combining images subjectively
Overcoming a creative block
Personal signifiers