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Using Adobe Photoshop to Colorize and Restore Old Photographs -  You need Real Player for this training session. (If this link does not work, go to this page, register for free, then click on 'Play Archive')

Adobe Photoshop Basics Online Course - Here you'll find an outline of every lesson and every page in this course. The lessons are intended to be worked through in the order presented, and at your own pace. The Interactive Classroom portion of the sidebar offers links which take you to the discussion forum where you can go to get help with the lessons or post your homework.

  • Read This First
    Preliminary information you'll need to know before you begin the course.
  • Lesson 1: Navigating the Workspace
    • The Menu Bar
    • The Status Bar
    • The Toolbox
    • The Palettes
    • Review
    • Quiz
  • Lesson 2: Working with Documents
    • Navigator Palette & Hand Tool
    • New View & Duplicate
    • Image Size & Resolution
    • Image Size Dialog Box
    • Resizing Practice [V5.x] [V6.x]
    • Canvas Size
    • Crop Tool
    • Crop Tool Practice
    • Additional Crop Tool Practice [for v6.0 only]
    • History Palette Basics
    • Saving Images
    • Review
    • Homework Assignment
  • Lesson 3: Image Modes & Color Selection
    • Color Primer
    • The Color Picker
    • Color & Swatch Palettes
    • Custom Swatch Exercise
    • Eyedropper & Info Palette
    • Review & Assignment
  • Lesson 4: Selections and Masks
    • Marquee Selection Tools
    • Lasso & Wand Selection Tools
    • Selection Tool Practice
    • Select Menu Commands
    • Transforming Selections
    • Quick Mask Mode
    • More Quick Mask
    • Alpha Channels & Channel Palette
    • Mask/Selection Practice Exercises
  • Lesson 5: Layers and Blend Modes
    • Intro to Layers
    • The Layers Palette [V5.x] [V6.x]
    • Important Layer Information
    • Move, Copy & Transform Layers
    • Advanced Layer Features
    • Layers Review
  • Lesson 6: Adding and Working with Type
    • Working With Type Introduction
    • The Type Tool (v.5.x)
    • The Type Tool - Continued (v.5.x)
    • The Type Tool (v6.x)
    • The Type Tool - Continued (v6.x)
    • Type Palettes and Text Warping (v6.x)
    • Type Tool Exercises 1-5
    • Type Tool Exercises 6-10 and Homework
  • Lesson 7: Painting Tools
    • Intro, Paint Bucket and Fill Command
    • Gradient, Pattern and Line Tools
    • Brushes and Fade Command
    • Pencil, Paintbrush and Airbrush Tools
    • Eraser Tools
    • Painting Exercises: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
  • Lesson 8: Retouching Tools
    • Retouching Tools Intro & Tips
    • Blur, Sharpen, Smudge
    • Dodge, Burn, Sponge
    • Clone Stamp, History Brush, Art History Brush
    • Retouching Exercises: 1&2 3 4&5 6&7 8 9 10
  • Going Beyond the Basics
    Now that you know the basics... where do you go from here?

This course is written for full versions of Photoshop 5.0, 5.5, and 6.0 including educational and academically-priced versions.

 Interactive Classroom
Visit the Let's Learn Graphics Software forum to post your questions and comments.  
-Get Help with Lesson 1
-Get Help with Lesson 2
-Get Help with Lesson 3
-Get Help with Lesson 4
-Post Lesson 4 Assignments
-Get Help with Lesson 5
-Get Help with Lesson 6
-Get Help with Lesson 7
-Get Help with Lesson 8
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