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Cost: $59.95 (USD)
Estimated Length: 4 hour(s)


The Adobe Photoshop CS3 QUICK Source Learning Series will show you the basics of how to use Adobe Photoshop CS3. The QUICK Source Learning Series combines three levels of training: Teaching, Trying, and Testing. The teaching section includes high-quality video so you are able to see what the instructor is teaching you to do. The trying section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our program. There is no need to switch between our software and Adobe Photoshop CS3. The testing section involves a variety of test questions with immediate feedback. Trainers can track user’s progress, view test scores, and print out reports.


Getting Started

  • Introduction
  • Starting and Exiting Photoshop CS3
  • Identifying the Parts of the Photoshop Window
  • Using the Tools Palette
  • Working with Palettes
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Opening a File
  • Creating a New Image
  • Saving a File
  • Navigating in an Image
  • Changing the View
  • Zooming In and Out on an Image


  • Introduction
  • Using the Color Palette
  • Using the Color Picker
  • Using Color Swatches
  • Changing the Color Mode
  • Viewing Color Channels
  • Creating a Grayscale Image
  • Creating a Monotone or Duotone Image
  • Converting a Color Image to a Black and White Image
  • Adjusting the Brightness and Contrast

Working with Images

  • Introduction
  • Using the Marquee Tools
  • Using the Lasso Tools
  • Using the Quick Selection Tools
  • Working with Selections
  • Moving and Copying Selections
  • Changing Image Size and Resolution
  • Cropping an Image
  • Changing the Canvas Size
  • Retouching an Image
  • Using the Healing Tools
  • Correcting Red Eye

Painting and Drawing

  • Introduction
  • Using the Pencil and Brush Tools
  • Working with Brushes
  • Drawing Basic Shapes
  • Drawing Custom Shapes
  • Filling Items
  • Applying a Gradient Fill
  • Applying a Stroke to a Selection
  • Using the Eraser Tool


  • Introduction
  • Using the Layers Palette
  • Creating a Layer
  • Creating a Layer from a Selection
  • Working with the Background Layer
  • Working with Layers
  • Applying a Drop Shadow
  • Applying a Stroke to a Layer
  • Changing the Opacity
  • Correcting a Dark Image Using Layers
  • Flattening an Image


  • Introduction
  • Creating Horizontal Text
  • Creating Vertical Text
  • Changing Text Orientation
  • Creating Paragraph Text
  • Converting Text
  • Editing Text
  • Formatting Characters
  • Formatting Paragraphs
  • Checking Spelling
  • Converting Text to Shapes


  • Introduction
  • Using the History Palette
  • Creating a Snapshot
  • Creating a Document from an Image State
  • Using the History Brush
  • Using the Art History Brush
  • Using the History Eraser
  • Reverting to Saved

Output and Getting Help

  • Introduction
  • Export to Zoomify
  • Setting Up for Printing
  • Printing an Image
  • Accessing Photoshop Help
  • Searching for Help Topics
  • Printing a Help Topic
  • Getting Additional Help


  1. PHCS3B1 - Getting Started
  2. PHCS3B2 - Color
  3. PHCS3B3 - Working with Images
  4. PHCS3B4 - Painting and Drawing
  5. PHCS3B5 - Layers
  6. PHCS3B6 - Text
  7. PHCS3B7 - History
  8. PHCS3B8 - Output and Getting Help


  1. Photoshop CS3 Basic
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