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Adobe Photoshop CC : Introduction

  788 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
    • Geometric selections
    • Lasoo selections
    • Edge-based selections
    • 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 v the Healing Brush tool
    • 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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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed12745
  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

"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."

"very patient"

"I had a great experience across the board, really happy and would recommend"

"Very friendly. Excellent trainer, really beneficial - learned so much. SImo is very approachable and helpful. Would defo recommend to anyone that wants to do a Photoshop course. Will come back for another course such as InDesign. "

"Very knowledgeable and friendly trainer who went at a pace which allowed us to all keep up. I feel that I have learnt a lot and will go back to work knowing how to confidently use Photoshop. "

"I learned a huge amount on this course, and I'm really excited to start to apply my learnings in my day job. Simo is an excellent trainer - patient, engaging, good-natured and enthusiastic. Thanks again!"

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"I was impressed that it wasn't as basic as I thought it was and I did learn a lot. "

"Everything - really impressed! Thank you"

"Great pace and examples"

"Stayed at a good pace. Clearly explained all the different tools."

"Pretty much everything. A great two days. "

"Bringing a very friendly and professional environment to learn tech skills. Well done!"

"Well organised"

"friendly, well fed, feel i learnt a lot "

"Teaching was easy to follow and the excercises where both fun and beneficial"

"Kate was great - very knowledgable and willing to spend more time on areas we all wanted to know more about. Great at showing examples and then getting us to try things ourselves. Whole centre is very well organised and everything ran very smoothly."

"Flexible on content & support"

"Well organised, good time management. Great content and a very strong presenter (both in terms of expertise and ability as a trainer.)"

"Accommodating what we really needed help with :) "

"Really good course, well paced and covered a lot of ground. Our trainer was great and very friendly. "

"Really good content and knowledgeable trainer - thoroughly enjoyed the course."

"The instructor was brilliant!"

"Everything covered on the course was useful and clearly presented, and the environment is really nice."

"Very informative, useful example, friendly team, great facilities, excellent lunch"

"Ian was very friendly and helpful throughout. Lunch was very good."

"I couldn't have asked for a better day"

"Everything! Loved the course, staff are very friendly and helpful, and I've enjoyed learning in such a nice environment! Thank you all very much. "