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Photoshop CS3 Basic Course







The Quick Source eLearning Series combines three levels of training: Learn It, Try It, and Evaluation. The Learn It section includes high quality video that shows you everything the instructor is teaching. The Try It section allows you to practice what you have learned right in our course. There is no need to switch between the course, and the software that you are learning. The Evaluation section gives you the ability to test your knowledge and receive immediate feedback.

Topics covered in this course:

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