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Adobe Photoshop Basic Training


2 Days

Our extremely popular course has proved to be the most efficient and effective way of getting started in Adobe Photoshop CC. Adobe Photoshop is the software of choice for professionals working with digital images.
Whether you need to learn to use Photoshop for print or for the web, our Adobe Photoshop basic training  course covers all major Photoshop features. Including compositing images, graphics and text, making colour corrections to an image, understanding resolution, creating a montage, using Photoshop filters, working with layers and channels and preparing images for use in print and the web.

This training course is an ideal introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC. You need no previous experience to attend this course.


Anyone who is interested in working with digital images and is looking to develop good working practice in Adobe Photoshop.


Familiarity with Windows or Mac environment required. any knowledge of graphic, photographic or internet working practices would be beneficial.


Day one

Photoshop essentials
• The Photoshop interface
• Working with tabbed windows
• Image Navigation tools
• Using the History panel and multiple undo
• History brush and snapshots
• Working with Mini Bridge

The characteristics of a Photoshop file
• Pixels and paint programs
• Image resolution, dimensions and file size
• Understanding colour channels
• Understanding file formats

Setting basic image characteristics
• Creating new documents
• Cropping and rotating artwork
• Changing image size
• Upsampling low resolution images
• Making colour mode conversions
• Saving and exporting files for web and print

Correcting an image
• Understanding image Histograms
• Using the Levels command
• Adjusting colour balance
• Editing Hue and Saturation
• Replacing object colour

Working with selections
• Lasso and marquee tools
• Quick Selection and Magic Wand tools
• Feathering selections
• Modifying selection shape
• Saving and loading selections

Retouching techniques
• Removing imperfections and unwanted details
• The Clone tools
• Healing Brush tools
• Content Aware Retouching tools

Questions and answers

Day two

Working with layers
• Building a multi-layered document
• Adding transparency to objects
• Moving, scaling and rotating layers
• Linking layers
• Locking and protecting layers
• Merging and flattening layers
• Exporting layered documents

Creative techniques using layers
• Layer opacity and blends
• Creating layer effects
• Shadow, glow and emboss effects
• Introducing layer masks

Shape and text layers
• Vector shape layers
• Adjusting shape layer properties
• Working with the Text tool
• Character and paragraph formatting

Special effects with filters
• Using Photoshop filters
• Sharpen and Blur filters
• Camera shake reduction in Photoshop CC
• Using the Liquify command

Printing and optimising documents
• Printing from Photoshop
• The Save for Web and Devices command
• Image compression and optimisation settings

Questions and answers

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