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Adobe Photoshop CC : Introduction

  598 reviews

Two Day Course


Adobe Photoshop is the software of choice for professionals working with digital images. Whether you are using Photoshop for print or the web, this extremely popular course has proved to be the most efficient and effective way of getting started in Adobe Photoshop CC.

The 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 is an Adobe authorised training course which provides an ideal introduction to Adobe Photoshop CC. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

  • Public Courses

    Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


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  • Private Courses

    One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

    We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

    From £499 + VAT

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Course Outline

  • 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 paint and colour
    • Mixing and sampling colour
    • The Paint Brush tools
    • Working with Brush settings
    • Adding solid colour fills
    • Adding gradient fills

    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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We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel 5 working days before your course and there’s no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed9225
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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"I thought the course was fantastic, the pace was good, it wasn't too rushed or too slow, I liked the small classroom size and the facilities were great. I had an issue with my Mac freezing and it was dealt with straightaway with no problems. Emile was great and kept the atmosphere of the class fun and relaxed and kept everyone engaged."

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"Emile was really helpful and made the course more enjoyable as well"

"The environment was very comfortable, the pace meant that we had time to practice - though, I would have preferred a practice task after almost every new subject, but I do realise how this would add time to the course length. I have gotten so much out of this course, that I would like to come back and do an INDESIGN course too. "

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