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Adobe Photoshop CC : Introduction

  505 reviews

Two Day Course

Overview

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
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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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed7446
  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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"Friendliness of staff and teachers. The course is very efficient and I've learnt so much in the two days. "



"EXCELLENT TUTOR, GREAT ENVIRONMENT, GOOD FOOD"



"Everything! I couldn't fault anything."



"Great food and people, lovely place and location"



"See above - good case studies, course was pitched at exactly the right level for me as an almost (but not total) beginner. Enjoyed it a lot!"



"Personable engaging tutor; nice lesson time/weighting balance: learned a lot without being overwhelming; actually made time spent learning enjoyable."



"Patience, explanations and generally very informative all round"



"Great trainer, perfect class size and excellent food!"



"Fun, engaging and informative"



"RELAXED, POSITIVE, ATMOSPHERE, EASY TO ASK QUESTIONS"



"keeping us engaged and excellent supportive environment ."



"Everything. Every member of staff were fantastic."



"course was very informative"



"Very knowledgeable and approachable course leader, who was able to squeeze a wide variety of techniques into the course"



"Good examples, small class size was good because you could ask for help when stuck. The trainer had knowledge and experience of photoshop and was friendly and approachable. "



"Great teaching style, I've learnt lots. The food was amazing!"



"Extremely knowledgeable trainer providing thorough instruction and relevant examples. A well paced course that we get me up and running in Photoshop."



"Very good lunch and facilities. Course was well put together with plenty of examples to get practice. Trainer very friendly and knowledgeable."



"Everything! Love the class sizes, trainer was brilliant. His enthusiasm was infectious and I loved the course. I know have so many practical skills to go away with. "



"Great teaching with examples, very patient when things were going wrong! Would absolutely recommend to a friend and look at other courses which would benefit me "



"everything else! Simo is a rockstar! Cheers!"



"Brilliant course, great content and excellent refreshments throughout the two days"



"Bringing together creative people to a great environment, lovely offices, great food! "



"The course was really interesting and useful I learned so much and for the price you pay you would expect to pay a lot more for the valuable information that you were getting. It was great to meet other creative people and the teacher was brilliant I will be rebooking myself on another course."



"Generally exampling the whole software to build a greater understanding of all the tools and how we could apply them to our future work"



"Explaining the reasoning behind why you do things as opposed to just how you do things. Create a vibrant atmosphere in order to learn best and feel comfortable."



"Friendly approachable, convenient "



"Can't complain about anything, Emile was great! Great teacher, lots of fun :-)"



"training. Emile was great. good fun, and V knowledgable and knew what speed to go at"



"Emile was great, he wasn't too serious and he was very patient. I would like to come back again to do another media training course "



"Welcoming, and providing resources for after the training "



"Friendly but focussed environment"



"Really approachable, attentive trainer. Tailored the course to each person's needs. Excellent, will come back."



"Small classes make for an easier learning environment, really friendly, great food and nice environment. Wouldn't hesitate to come back. "



"Going through a step by step instruction guide on photoshop. I really feel comfortable using photoshop on a basic level where I was intimidated by the program before. Food was delicious and healthy. Staff were friendly. Simo was a very good teacher and answered all questions that I had."