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Adobe Photoshop CS4 is the leading digital image editing software. The Photoshop CS4 interface lets you work intuitively to design and manipulate images for print layouts, web publishing, multimedia, video, and photography. Photoshop CS4 is the perfect to

This Photoshop CS4 online training series provides over 25 hours of self-paced courseware. This web-based training provides 6 months of unlimited access to all of the following lessons:

1 . Creating a Good Image
2 . Creating Web and Video Images
3 . Doing More with Layers
4 . Exploring the Workspace
5 . Getting Started with Photoshop CS4
6 . Making the Best Selections
7 . Painting and Retouching
8 . Understanding Photoshop Basics
9 . Using Adobe Bridge
10 . Using Filters
11 . Using Smart Objects
12 . Working with 3D Objects
13 . Working with Layers

Lesson Detail:

Creating a Good Image
This course explains several different settings you can use to correct color, lighting, or sharpness in order to get the best picture possible.

  • Color Settings and the Histogram
  • Making Image Adjustments
  • Defining Highlights and Shadows
  • Adjusting Midtones and Neutrals
  • Sharpening Images

Creating Web and Video Images
This course explains how to use Photoshop CS4 to style and distribute text, edit image slices for use with a Web page, and create video files and animations.

  • Creating Web and Video Images

Doing More with Layers
This course discusses creating adjustment layers, layer styles, and other advanced layer options. The topics discussed in this course are geared towards maintaining original image information while applying effects.

  • Changing Colors with Adjustment Layers
  • Refining Adjustment Layers
  • Adding Pattern Fill Layers
  • Adjusting Black and White
  • Adding Tints and Gradients
  • Adding Text Layers
  • Using Layer Styles
  • Saving and Accessing Layer Styles

Exploring the Workspace
This course familiarizes you with the features of Adobe Photoshop CS4 that allow you to customize the workspace as you see fit.

  • Exploring the Tools Panel
  • Navigating the Image Area
  • Using Tabbed Windows and Screen Modes
  • Using Panels
  • Expanding and Customizing Panels

Getting Started with Photoshop CS4
This course explains some of the hottest new features available in this version of Photoshop. This course steps you through creating a 3D postcard. The composition for the postcard will come from several different sources, allowing you to use some of the

  • Taking a Look at the Final Project
  • Composing an Image
  • Using the Mask Panel
  • Adding Graphics with the Clone Tool
  • Adding an Adjustment Layer
  • Adding a Text Layer
  • Making a 3D Image

Making the Best Selections
This course explains the options that are available for making selections in Photoshop CS4. Building up skills with the selection tools is critical to making natural-looking manipulations and adjustments to an image. This course provides many methods that

  • Square and Center-Point Selections
  • Creating a Layer from a Selection
  • Using the Magic Wand Tool
  • Using the Lasso and Quick Selection Tools
  • Refining Selection Edges
  • Saving and Copying Selections
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Selecting an Area with the Pen
  • Pen Tool Selection Tips

Painting and Retouching
This course explains the RGB and CMYK color models and how to use them in Adobe Photoshop CS4. This course also discusses how to retouch images using cloning and healing tools.

  • Selecting Colors
  • Painting in Photoshop CS4
  • Changing Opacity and Applying Color
  • Blending Modes and the Eyedropper
  • Retouching Images and Repairing Fold Lines
  • The History Panel and Healing Brushes
  • The Patch Tool and Clone Source Panel
  • Cloning from Another Source

Understanding Photoshop Basics
This course explains several of the fundamental uses of Adobe Photoshop CS4. This course teaches about combining images by working with layers. This course also features information on the different image file formats that can be used in Photoshop.

  • Combining Images
  • Transforming Combined Images
  • Removing Backgrounds and Stacking Layers
  • Refining Edges
  • Adding Text
  • Saving Photoshop Files
  • Choosing a New Color Profile
  • Adjusting Image Size and Saving as PDF

Using Adobe Bridge
This course explains the use of Adobe Bridge in relation to the other CS4 applications and Adobe Photoshop. Bridge is a central hub that you can use to locate, organize, and browse the documents you need to create print, Web, video, and audio content.

  • Working with Adobe Bridge
  • Using Folders
  • Creating Metadata and Keywords
  • Finding Files
  • Creating a Web Photo Gallery
  • Creating a PDF Contact Sheet
  • Changing the Adobe Bridge View

Using Filters
This course explains the fundamentals of applying filters, and shows how to use advanced filter features, like the Filter Gallery and Vanishing Point.

  • Using Filters

Using Smart Objects
This course covers using Smart Objects to retain an image's original information, even after a filter has been applied. It also covers placing graphics as Smart Objects, converting them to Smart Objects right in Photoshop, and even combining Smart Objects

  • Using Smart Objects

Working with 3D Objects
This course explains how to convert a standard two-dimensional image into a 3D image by creating a 3D object and adjusting the lighting.

  • Working in Three Dimensions

Working with Layers
This course provides comprehensive information on using layers in Adobe Photoshop CS4. Layers are most helpful to build and use when creating professional composite images.

  • Building Layers
  • Selecting Layers
  • Stacking Order, Visibility, and Masks
  • Preserving Transparency
  • Creating Compositions
  • Creating and Editing Layer Masks
  • Cloning and Aligning Layers
  • Applying Filters to Layers
  • Creating Type Layers
  • Layer Styles and Clipping Masks

Photoshop CS4

This series is for anyone who wants to learn about Adobe Photoshop CS4, and see procedures and techniques developed on and for a Windows PC.


  • Flash and audio provide animated, interactive Lesson Introductions, Activities, and Simulations.
  • Streaming video scenarios illustrate real world issues and solutions discussed in the course.
  • Audio accompanies each lesson page throughout the course.
  • MindNotes provide printable quick-reference sheets and other files to be used as learners apply their skills on the job.
  • Show Me Hows allow learners to access instructional demonstrations from all courses in the series.
  • Simulations teach learners to perform specific tasks in applications through guided, multi-step exercises.
  • Activities allow learners to apply course concepts in an interactive questioning environment.
  • Full-page images allow learners to experience an application as if it were open on their computer.
  • Exercises allow learners to practice in the actual application being studied.
  • Supplied sample files include sample documents, application files, programs, and programming code that enable learners to practice with these files, enhancing the learning experience.
  • A Course Topics list contains active hyperlinks, permitting quick access to specific topics.
  • Find-A-Word allows learners to look up an unfamiliar term in the Glossary, on the Web, or in a dictionary. In addition, it lets them find other occurrences of the term in the same course.
  • Search text enables learners to rapidly search all text within a course to easily retrieve information required.
  • Courses challenge the learner with a variety of question formats, including multi-step simulations, true/false, multiple choice, and fill-in-the-blank.
  • A skill assessment generates a customized learning path based on the results of a pre-test.
  • A glossary provides a reference for definitions of unfamiliar terms.
  • Bookmarking tracks the learner's progress in a course.

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What You Get:

You will receive Unlimited Access to all of the Photoshop CS4 training tutorials listed above. Your online training courses will be available from anywhere you have internet access.This e-learning series includes all of the online training tutorials listed and is provided in an interactive, self-paced format. Retake any or all of our computer training as often as you want. Our online tutorials allow you to learn anywhere, anytime from any computer with internet access. All courses allow for 6 months of unlimited access (1 user), include a variety of features and qualify for Continuing Education Unit credit.

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