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Adobe Photoshop CC : Intermediate

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Two Day Course


This Adobe authorised course is designed for those with some experience of working with Photoshop who want to get more from this immensely powerful and versatile program. This is a two day intermediate level course designed to enable you to realise your creative and productive potential.

The course will teach you about tone and colour correction, using adjustment layers and layer masks, new retouching techniques in Photoshop CC, automating tasks, working with shapes and brushes and using powerful layering and filtering techniques.

This is a practical, hands-on course designed to enable you to work more quickly and effectively using Adobe Photoshop CC. Feel free to bring along examples of your work if you wish. You should have attended the Introduction to Adobe Photoshop course at Media Training or have an equivalent working knowledge.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

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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
    • Essential keyboard shortcuts
    • Working smarter with Mini Bridge
    • Customising the workspace
    • Creating custom keyboard shortcuts
    • Controlling menu item display
    • Synchronising settings and presets

    Tone and colour correction
    • Working with Adjustment Layers
    • The Adjustments panel workflow
    • Tone and colour correction techniques
    • Working with Levels and Curves
    • Working with the Info panel
    • Using Fixed Colour Samplers

    Selective corrections
    • Working with Camera RAW images
    • Selective and local colour adjustments
    • Editing Adjustment Layer Masks
    • Target Adjustment controls
    • Black and White command
    • Colour grading effects

    Selection techniques
    • Working with Photoshop Paths
    • Creating selections from Paths
    • Working in Quick Mask mode
    • The Refine Edge command
    • Masking fine details using Edge Detection properties
    • Export options for creating image cut-outs

    Retouching techniques
    • Canvas extensions using Content Aware Scale
    • Getting the most from Content Aware tools
    • The Vanishing Point filter
    • Retouching in perspective

    Questions and answers
  • Day two

    Automating tasks
    • The Actions panel
    • Recording Actions
    • Controlling Action playback
    • Batch processing images with Actions
    • Saving and loading Action sets

    Layer techniques
    • Working faster and smarter with layers
    • Filtering and searching layers
    • The Auto Align and Blend Layers commands
    • Using Layer Blend Modes
    • The Perspective Warp tool

    Working with Layer Masks
    • Creative techniques with Layer Masks
    • Key tools for editing Layer Masks
    • Adjusting Layer Mask properties
    • Working with Layer Groups
    • Using Clipping Groups

    Smart Objects
    • Advantages of using layers as Smart Objects
    • Converting layers to Smart Objects
    • Embedding vs Linked Smart Objects
    • Workflow for editing the content of Smart Objects

    Working with brushes and patterns
    • Creating custom brushes
    • Working with Paint Stroke dynamics
    • Adjusting colour dynamics
    • Custom patterns with Deco fills

    Filter techniques
    • Creative effects with Smart Filters
    • Editing Smart Filter Masks
    • Filter opacity and blend controls
    • Working with Blur Gallery filters

    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 surveyed8233
  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
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  Recent Feedback

"All was very good"

"Explanations, knowledge and experience were great"

"really clear explanations"

"Somi was excellent at adapting his examples to the various needs of the group. His explanations were clear, concise, and helpful. Very impressed with the quality of the teaching, and the hospitality. I will definitely be doing more of your courses."

"friendly teacher who was patient which was really good. Very informative and will be going away with so much knowledge that I can apply to the working world. Thanks Simo... you were great ! "

"Everything, friendly & welcoming staff and very informative. "

"Extremely helpful course with plenty of useful tips to take away. Simo was an excellent instructor! Group size was ideal as well with plenty of time for questions, even when related to your current Photoshop projects at work. "

"Structure of the two days was very good - good pace and great explanations - lots of time to experiment and embed our learning."

"Everyone was welcoming and friendly. The trailer was very open to questions and offering tips."

"Really enjoyed the course, always a friendly environment."

"Simo was really good at pacing the course and explaining things when one of us got stuck. Great knowledge of Photoshop. I would love to come back and do the expert course!"

"Everyone was so friendly and helpful which makes it's a pleasant overall experience. Trainer tried to tailor the training to individual needs where possible."

"Very organised, everything made easy and accessible."

"Making the whole environment and the course as welcoming as possible - At no point did it feel like I was under any pressure to work at any pace! Instructor was great and helped at every stage to keep our group up to date with complete understanding of what we were doing "

"I have been for training with your company multiple times, and I wouldn't consider going anywhere else. It's a great environment. Simo is by far the best trainer I've had, I cannot quite fathom how much he knows about Photoshop. he was really patient with us and always open to questions. There were only 2 of us on the course so that was great as we had his attention all the time. I will be back for another course as imminently!"

"The trainer was really great and the facilities are brilliant too"

"Really friendly warm welcome. Very knowledgable trainer. "

"Providing a lot of different courses in one place. Mixing different groups at lunch as this can make you aware of the other courses available and gain interest"

"Asking questions and finding out what we individually wanted from the course."

"Explaining everything in detail at a pace that is easy to follow."

"Everything! Really good course, topics completely relevant, excellent trainer, excellent food, would highly recommend."

"Excellent course, fantastic venue and catering, excellent and competent trainer, thoughtful examples. I feel that the course has benefitted me tremendously in Photoshop. Thank you."

"Lunch was really good, and staff super friendly and welcoming, simo was fab, he answered all my questions and showed me great examples! He was really clear and made sure we were all up the speed and if we had any questions before we moved on. We covered a lot in the 2 days! "

"Fantastic course - have come away with so much knowledge. Am very happy all round."

"Really good pace of learning - good to have it over two days. Tutor was very enthusiastic and encouraging."

"Vicki was fantastic and really approachable. The whole team were welcoming and inviting. A very worthwhile and fun couple of days. Thanks."

"Really good group sizes and ability to answer questions."

"Very organised company - in terms of the course, and outside of the course. My tutor was great at explaining things, and everything was made to feel possible no matter what stage you were at. Feel like my working day will now be more successful, and workflow much quicker!"

"Simo was really clear and helpful and extremely knowledgable. The staff from the off set were helpful, friendly and on it. The communal area was always spotless. Lunch was fresh and good for veggies. Really impressed and would come back. "

"The trainer was very knowledgeable and happy to help with any personal focused work. Really helpful "

"Everyone was lovely and the small class size is the best thing. Plus I love the space."

"Great course, very friendly staff, excellent food, well organised. "

"Training that was given was excellent, very thorough, going through step by step. Welcoming environment, great hospitality. Felt comfortable to ask questions about things that I wasn't sure about."

"Simo was a very diligent trainer. His pace was great and his instructions were very clear and considered. I really appreciated his tone and approach - I could tell he was really passionate about the subject and it made the course even more enjoyable. Overall he's a brilliant trainer and I'd recommend his course to everyone. Lunch was great! Thanks for the decent vegetarian selection and wide range of teas. Loved the overall atmosphere of the place and the opportunity to meet new people in my field. "

"Getting through a lot of techniques and spending enough time to practice them"