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Adobe Photoshop Introduction


Audience:This course is ideal for anyone new to Adobe Photoshop, the photo-editing industry standard. Although its quick-edit features are simple to use, Photoshop was not built for the novice user. Our two-day course starts from the fundamentals and gives you the ability to use Photoshop with confidence.

Course Duration: 1 days

Course Types: Group bookings, public courses , 1-2-1 sessions, bespoke tailored courses and Saturday club.

Course Location:This Adobe Photoshop Introduction training course is delivered at our training centre in London situated close to Liverpool Street station; training can also be delivered at your offices. Tailored course content can be customised to meet your specific requirements, with scheduled dates to suit you.


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After completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Understand Photoshop fundamentals
  • Master Colour theory
  • Use the Photoshop environment
  • Use different Selection techniques
  • Use the painting tools
  • Retouch images
  • Apply Content-Aware Scaling
  • Image adjustment
  • Use the History panel
  • Output for printing
  • Add type to an image
  • Create Layers
  • Create special effects with filters
  • Use Warping and Gradients


  • Course Content

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    Module 1: Photoshop fundamentals

    • Introducing Photoshop
    • How Photoshop works with other applications
    • File format differences such as raster/bitmap (e.g. TIFF) v. vector files (e.g. EPS)

    Module 2: Colour theory

    • Additive and subtractive
    • Perceptual colour – the eye, the monitor, the printed page
    • Photoshop’s CMYK preview mode

    Module 3: Application basics

    • The toolbox and panels
    • The colour picker
    • View modes
    • Keyboard shortcuts
    • Navigation panels
    • Using Adobe Bridge to find, sort and open images
    • N-up and multiple document view with tabs

    Module 4: Selection techniques

    • Creating selection areas
    • Adding to and subtracting from
    • Using Quick Selection and refinement tool
    • Feathering and anti-aliasing
    • Quick Mask
    • Using the magnetic tools
    • The Magic Eraser tools to make cut outs

    Module 5: The use of painting tools

    • The standard brushes
    • Custom brushes
    • Linear or radial gradient fills
    • Using the Mixer Brush

    Module 6: Retouching

    • Cloning images
    • Smudging, blurring and sharpening
    • Cropping
    • Repairing scratches
    • Negative to positive, heal tool, shadow and highlight tool, match colour tool, red eye tool and vanishing point filter
    • Using Content-aware Fill

    Module 7: Content-Aware Scaling

    • Resizing images while retaining the correct proportions for your subjects

    Module 8: Image adjustment

    • Using the Adjustments panel for live, non-destructive image adjustment
    • Brightness, contrast, gamma, hue/saturation
    • Colour balance for shadows, highlights and mid-tones
    • Levels and curves
    • The black and white conversion tool
    • Colour correction
    • Sharpening

    Module 9: Using the History panel

    • As an Undo
    • For effects
    • Using the History brush and the Art brushes to create natural media effects
    • RAM and hard disk (scratch disk) issues

    Module 10: Output generally

    • Re-sampling and printing
    • Resizing and adjusting resolution to the most appropriate values for printing
    • File formats for export

    Module 11: Adding type to an image

    • Adjusting text
    • Adjusting text appearance
    • Using text effects commands
    • Rendering text
    • Text distortion and warping, text on a path

    Module 12: Layers

    • Converting a selection path to a layer
    • Controlling layer transparency
    • Creating montages using components from different modes
    • Defining and using Adjustment layers
    • Placing guides and using grids
    • Layer styles and layer management

    Module 13: Creating special effects with filters

    • Including soften, sharpen and numerous forms of distortion
    • Transforming areas of an image, including rotate, stretch, skew, flip and alter perspective
    • Using the Free Transform function

    Module 14: Warping and Gradients

    • Using the interactive image warping window
    • Using Puppet Warp to reposition an image element

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