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Adobe Photoshop CC : Introduction

  392 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.

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  • 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 surveyed5630
  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%

  Recent Feedback

"Very knowledgeable, helpful and was patient explaining concepts. Clearly has a lot of industry experience and read the level of the room well."

"We were very well received an everyone was very friendly. The location is great and easily accessible. Vicki is an amazing teacher - she was extremely helpful and made everything look so simple. We learn a lot within such a short amount of time. Nothing to say. Well done! I will definitely come back for other training courses :)"

"You are good at everything!"

"Excellent explanations. Vicki very patient whenever I went wrong! Everyone very helpful and friendly. Delicious lunches!"

"The course was excellent, the tutor was lovely and friendly and knowledgeable. I thoroughly enjoyed it! Highly recommended!!"

"Good overall introduction to Photoshop"

"Giving detailed feedback and help and working with examples and being able to keep the examples as this will help to remember how to use the tools. I thought Vicki was a very good teacher and good at explaining how to do things repeatedly, especially when there are different levels of individuals in the group. "

"Delivering the course at a good and easy to consume pace. Make me understand what we were doing and why we are doing it. "

"The course was brilliant. Vicky was excellent at tailoring the class for everyone as there were very different ability levels. She made the 2 days very enjoyable and worthwhile. I have been using Photoshop for a couple of months before the course but needed a lot of gaps filling as I haven't done a course in it before. The course covered everything I had been hoping it would and Vicky was brilliant at explaining everything."

"everyuthing! So well organised and friendly. Perfect. Thank you al so much."

"being hospitable, great food, a friendly personable and knowledgeable trainer, a sense of great support going forward too and listening to your needs. Nice and small so lots of one of one time "

"Friendly welcome and relaxing atmosphere"

"Lots of resources to take away from the course, which is a surprising bonus. Very informative with loads of tips."

"Great practical examples and focus on individual projects in addition to the core course content."

"A really great experience overall, I really enjoyed my time here thanks!"

"Being flexible, allowing for attendees to ask questions about real-life work situations."

"Excellent course. Hazel was a fantastic tutor - patient, highly knowledgable, approachable and fun. Course had a relaxed feel and was very enjoyable. Group size was perfect and afforded 1-2-1 attention. I will be applying my learning directly within my role. Thank you :)"

"really good structure, tailored to real world experience."

"Lots of info crammed into session but regular breaks made it easy to break these down. Lots to practise now!"

"Food and friendly atmosphere was great - very supportive - great small groups "

"Everything in terms of teacher, refreshments, atmosphere and set up were fantastic, would definitely recommend"

"Great experience, good pace and nice to be able to have regular breaks. I think this helped everyone stay focused and more productive! Lovely lunch and nice people :)"

"The environment and workspace was very welcome and clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful."

"Everything was great. Simo was extremely friendly and approachable. He is an expert in the course and was very helpful with any questions. I learned so much and will hopefully be back for an intermediate course soon. The lunches were DELICIOUS! And everyone I met here was very welcoming and friendly - an overall brilliant experience and really enjoyable two days. Thank you!"

"Creating a calm and relaxed working environment that made learning a pleasure. Simo was super lovely and an excellent teacher. Thank you so much! "

"Really thorough course, that covered all of the basics and more. Extremely useful. Also, incredible lunch!"

"Patient, knowledgeable staff and great food!"

"Emile has been great - extremely knowledgeable and patient and providing plenty of entertainment throughout which definitely makes an intense session fly by! Also, throughout the 3 courses I have done at Media Training I have really appreciated the notebook and pen that is provided. They have been very useful and allow me to add my own notes at a later date. "

"Can't fault the course, the trainer or the environment - really good pace, well judged, so informative and great atmosphere ... and amazing lunch! Would love to come back soon and try some of the other courses."

"Great teaching, relaxed friendly environment, small class sizes and a nice lunch! Thank you"

"Lunch and refreshments supply was very good. Teacher was friendly and funny and made the course enjoyable, and I feel like I have learnt a lot. Found the course fun and didn't find any part of it boring or unenjoyable. Supplying notebook and pen was very useful as I forgot to bring a notebook on the first day. A great work space and I thoroughly enjoyed the course and will definitely be looking into more courses in the near future. Thank you :)"

"friendly, helpful, useful examples, happy to shape the course in places to what the students were specifically looking to get out of it."

"Trainer was exceptional, very easy to follow. So much clarity with using photoshop."

"Clear, concise and informative teaching. The group sizes were perfect for the class."

"Absolutely fantastic, really thorough introduction to photoshop, Simo was so eloquent at describing everything in simple terms. Never felt rushed or like we were moving too fast.Really good to have regular coffee and biscuit breaks as I found it quite exhausting. Perfect number of people (there were six of us) to teacher ratio. Lots of good tips to take away. Fantastic post engagement options. Has given me such a solid introduction to photoshop and I now feel really confident in using it."