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Adobe Photoshop CC : Introduction

  830 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.

What are the 5 things you will get out of the course?
• Understanding the toolset, workspace and Photoshop workflow
• Editing and enhancing the existing imagery
• Use layers confidently to combine and collage images
• Using filters and special effects to add creative touches
• How to output artwork for print and the web You need no previous experience of the software 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.


    Discount Info
  • 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 per day

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Course Outline

  • Day one

    Photoshop Essentials
    • The Photoshop interface
    • Using Photoshop workspaces and panels
    • Image Navigation tools
    • Using the History panel

    The characteristics of a Photoshop file
    • Pixels and paint programs
    • Image resolution, dimensions and file size
    • Colour Channels and Modes

    Setting basic image characteristics
    • Considerations when creating new documents
    • Cropping and rotating artwork
    • Changing image dimensions and resolution

    Working with Tone and Colour
    • Brightness and Contrast adjustments
    • Adjusting the colour balance
    • Hue and Saturation command
    • Selective colour edits

    Working with selections
    • Marquee selections
    • Lasso selections
    • Selecting by the colour difference
    • Modifying and combining selections
    • Saving and loading selections

    Retouching techniques
    • Removing imperfections and unwanted details
    • Working with the Clone Stamp tool
    • The Spot Healing Brush
    • Removing objects using Content-Aware Fill

    Questions and answers
  • Day two

    Working with paint and colour
    • Mixing and sampling colour
    • The Paint Brush tool
    • Using the Brush Settings Panel
    • Adding solid colour fills
    • Adding gradient fills

    Working with layers
    • Building a multi-layered document
    • Cut out techniques
    • Moving, scaling and rotating layers
    • Warp and Distort transforms
    • Content Aware Scale
    • Working with Creative Cloud Libraries
    • Exporting layered documents

    Creative techniques using layers
    • Colour Fill Layers
    • Layer opacity and blending modes
    • Creating layer effects
    • Using layer masks

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

    • Using filters for special effects
    • Sharpen and Blur filters
    • Liquify filter

    Exporting finished artwork
    • Exporting images for digital applications
    • File formats for print applications

    Questions and answers
Experience + Flexibility

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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Our Clients

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 13636 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed13636
  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

"Tailoring the course to suit all individuals and the lunch/refreshments were amazing as always!"

"Simo was such a great insructor! Very patient and tailored the course based on our needs/questions. Thanks again, will definitely recommend. "

"Great course, I'll definitely be recommending for colleagues"

"Everything. Love training here."

"very organised, useful and extremely comfortable friendly working environment"

"The whole experience was honestly brilliant - couldn't recommend highly enough! The staff were all friendly, welcoming and chatty. The facilities were lovely, as were the refreshments. Simo was friendly and made us all feel totally comfortable. We could ask any questions, or go over anything more than once and he was patient, encouraging and always had the answers. Thanks everyone!"

"Knowledgable teacher, nice learning environment, good lunch"

"Hospitality was excellent, the environment is very welcoming"

"Really knowledgable trainers, Peter knows how to cater to all and happy to explain everything to you in detail about the technical side of how things work - most Photoshop tutorials / courses wouldn't go into this much detail, so this is great. Also learnt a lot about how to use Photoshop for photography, which is particularly useful for an avid photographer like myself."

"EVERYTHING! Can't wait to be back at the end of the month. Always so nice being here. "

"Simo was an excellent teacher. I have learnt so much that I will be able to apply and improve my work. "

"Organized, welcoming, and a fun environment to learn in."

"Another brilliant course at Media Training. Matt was super friendly, knowledgable and flexible to meet the group's needs. I'll be back!"

"Food, friendliness and cleanliness :) cool environment!"

"Great practical learning and really well organised and nice environment to work in. Would definitely recommend. "

"We had a good balance of teaching and hands-on experience. Learning by doing was very effective."

"Everything, an incredibly well organised training. The tutor Ian was incredibly knowledgable and taught in a way that was easy to understand. I would highly recommend this training. The facilites and lunch were excellent "

"Good balance of time practising and being taught "

"Trainer was very good at explaining points and helping us understand every aspect of the course."

"Good instructor, great food, good customer service, clean environment. Definitely come back to do more course"

"Giving practical examples of how to apply the techniques learnt during the sessions. "

"Simo was excellent. He's knowledgeable, patient and very approachable. I had a number of questions that weren't necessarily part of the course, and he happily helped me, showing me plenty of nifty ways to get the results I was looking for. Really pleased."

"Simo has been a great trainer, the course was so well organised and ran smoothly. Everyone was friendly and the ameneties were great. Thanks!"

"Our instructor Simo was fantastic, very knowledgeable and extremely helpful. I would recommend the Photoshop course to anyone wanting to learn more about the program."

"Small Groups. Dedicated attention. "

"Really impressed with the structure of the course and the sizes of the classes, allows you to get to grips with what's being taught and a certain level of customisation if there's something specific you'd like to know. Very clear and easy to follow. "

"Simo was fantastic and knowledgeable. I really liked his pace and examples. He'd always give us other suggestions for a wider range of applications for whatever tool or filter we were learning about. Lovely friendly staff. Great amount of breaks and the food and drinks were delicious and plenty. Excellent facilities! Felt very welcome and was happy to spend my weekend here learning."

"Creative environment, great classrooms and computers, friendly staff, Simo was fantastic explaining each part of the course. Great speed and excellent photo examples."

"A really welcoming and friendly environment to learn in; not too corporate or intimidating, especially for beginner courses. Really knowledgeable trainers. Good food and lots of refreshments. I would definitely use Media Training again for any further training."

"Friendly, approachable."

"Excellent course, Simo is a great teacher, very clear, concise explanations of all the features, and relevant examples, very helpful and spent time with us 1 on 1. really enjoyed this course, thank you."

"Explaining everything methodically - meaning it was easy to follow"

"The group wasn't too big so it was easy to get 1-1 time with the instructor when necessary. The instructor was very approachable and happy to repeat steps if anything was missed. The instructor also made sure to check on everyone individually after a new step was taught, ensuring that everyone was on the same page and understood everything. Everything that was taught was relevant. Very effective course!"

"Everything. Great course structure, good interaction and exercises. Very thorough and calm instructor, willing to answer and help with all questions from delegates. Thanks very much!!"

"Trainer was very knowledgeable and happy to go outside of the course guidelines when needed for more advanced stuff. Definitely worth it."