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Photoshop CS2 Basics Online Course: Index of Lessons

This is the index of all lessons in the Photoshop CS2 Basics free online course. The course is currently a work in progress. New lessons will be added here as they are completed. Bookmark this page and check back often for new lessons, or sign up for the newsletter to be notified when new lessons are added.

Lesson 1: Getting Around Photoshop CS2
Explore the Photoshop CS2 workspace in this illustrated tutorial.

Lesson 1: Review
Review what you learned in Photoshop CS2 Basics Lesson 1 - Getting Around Photoshop CS2.

Lesson 1: Quiz
Take this short quiz of 10 questions to test your knowledge of what you studied in Photoshop CS2 Basics Lesson 1: Getting Around Photoshop CS2.

Lesson 1 Help Discussion
Visit the discussion forum if you need help or have questions about lesson 1. Click reply to post your questions.

Lesson 2: Working with Documents in Photoshop CS2
In this lesson you'll learn about the Navigator and History palettes, the new window, duplicate image, image size and canvas size commands, the crop tool, and saving images.

Lesson 2: Resizing Practice Exercises
These are the resizing practice exercises for Photoshop CS2 Basics Lesson 2 Working with Documents. Practice working with the Image Size command in Photoshop.

Lesson 2: Canvas Size Practice Exercises
These are the canvas size practice exercises for Photoshop CS2 Basics Lesson 2 Working with Documents. Practice working with the Canvas Size command in Photoshop.

Lesson 2: The Crop Tool in Photoshop CS2
Learn all about working with the crop tool in Photoshop with this lesson. The crop tool in Photoshop can actually do much more than crop your images. The crop tool can be used to increase your canvas size, to rotate and resample images, and to quickly correct the perspective of an image.

Lesson 2: Crop Tool Practice for Photoshop CS2
These are the crop tool practice exercises for Photoshop CS2 Basics Lesson 2: Working with Documents. Practice working with the crop tool in Photoshop 6 and higher.

Lesson 2: The Photoshop History Palette
The History palette in Photoshop is the command center for keeping track of changes to your images, undoing editing steps, and correcting mistakes. Not only can the history palette undo and redo changes to your images, it can save snapshots of your work in progress so you can go back to an earlier state or compare multiple revisions of an image.

Lesson 2: Photoshop Save for Web Command
Photoshop save for web optimized sfw web graphics gif jpeg png wbmp web file formats optimization Photoshop cs2 save for web compression file size

Lesson 2: Review and Homework Assignment
Refresh your memory on what we've learned about working with documents in Photoshop CS2 Basics Lesson 2, then complete your homework assignment for this lesson.

Lesson 2 Help & Homework Discussion
Visit the discussion forum if you need help or have questions about lesson 2. Click reply to ask a question or to post your homework.

Lesson 3: Image Modes and Color Selection in Photoshop CS2
In lesson 3 of Photoshop CS2 Basics, you will learn about color modes and color selection methods. This lesson takes a detailed look at the color picker, the color palette, the swatches palette, the info palette, and the eyedropper tool. You'll also learn how to create a custom color swatch collection.

Lesson 3 Exercise: Create a Custom Swatch Collection
One use for a custom swatch collection is to restrict yourself to specific collection of colors. If you have an image with the colors you want to use, you can create a custom swatch collection from the colors in an existing image. This exercise will show you how.

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