Lesson 2   Basic Photo Corrections (45min - 1 hour)

Understand image resolution and size

Straighten and crop an image

Adjust the tonal range of an image

Remove a color cast from an image using Auto Color correction

Adjust the saturation and brightness of isolated areas of an image using the Sponge and Dodge tools

Apply the Unsharp Mask filter to finish the photo-retouching process

Save an image file for use in a page-layout program.

9 Oct 08
Kelly C

16 Oct
Hannah B
Oli S
Charlotte R

23 Oct
Jessica O
Kayleigh P


Lesson 3a  Retouching

Repairing areas with the Clone Stamp tool

Using the Spot Healing Brush tool

9 Oct 08
Kelly C

23 Oct
Hannah B
Oli S


Lesson 3b  Retouching

Using the Healing Brush to remove flaws

About snapshots and History palette states

Using the Patch tool

Using the History Brush tool to selectively reedit

9 Oct 08
Kelly C

23 Oct
Hannah B
Oli S


Lesson 3c  Retouching

Retouching on a separate layer

Using the Healing Brush on a duplicate layer

Patching and softening using the separate layer

9 Oct 08

Kelly C...


Mr Melon Head  Working with Selections

(an extension exercise without notes)

Positioning and resizing elements

24 Sep 08

Hannah B


Lesson 4   Working with Selections (less than 1 hour)

Make specific areas of an image active using various tools
• Reposition a selection marquee
• Move and duplicate the contents of a selection
• Use keyboard-mouse combinations
• Deselect a selection
• Constrain the movement of a selected area
• Adjust the position of a selected area using the arrow keys
• Add to and subtract from a selection
• Rotate a selection
• Use multiple selection tools to make a complex selection
• Erase pixels within a selection

24 Sep 08
Hannah B


Lesson 5   Layer Basics (about an hour)

Organize artwork on layers
• Create, view, hide, and select layers
• Rearrange layers to change the stacking order of artwork
• Apply blending modes to layers
• Link layers to work on them simultaneously
• Apply a gradient to a layer
• Add text and layer effects to a layer
• Save a copy of the file with the layers flattened

24 Sep 08
Hannah B

23 Oct
Lindsay C?