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Photoshop Essentials

Graphic Designers
2 days classroom
Basic / Intermediate
Instructor: Warwick Soar
Course Overview

Learn the industry standard tool for creating rich imagery for a variety of applications including video, print and the web in this comprehensive 2-day Photoshop training.


Through hands-on practice, you will create, edit and apply special effects to images and text that can be prepared for various uses such as print and marketing materials, presentations, websites, eLearning and digital apps.


The course introduces you to the newest techniques and tools used in Adobe Photoshop 2019.

Course Topics

Module 1: Get Started


Photoshop interface and work area, open, save, close images, pan, zoom in and out, undo mistakes.

Module 2: Image Transformation


Resize, crop, straighten and expand.

Module 3: Working with Layers


Understanding layers, creating new layers, duplicating, ordering, deleting layers, layer opacity, transforming layers, placing images as layers, locking, unlocking hiding and grouping.

Module 4: Adjusting Image Quality

Brightness, contrast, vibrance, hue, saturation and applying these adjustments using adjustment layers.

Module 5: Selection

Selecting, deselecting, selection tools, inverting selections, adding to selection, removing parts of a selection and fine-tuning selections.

Module 6: Retouching

Removing imperfections, small objects, cloning objects and removing large objects.

Module 8: Geometry


Adding text, editing text, font selection, paragraph and text options, adding shapes and editing shapes.

Module 9: Combining Images


Add texture, objects and layer masks.

Module 10: Filters


Filter gallery, smart filters and blend modes.

Module 11: Multiple Documents


Opening, closing, saving, switching between multiple documents and transferring layers between documents.

Module 12: Customising Photoshop


Changing panel and tool layout, showing common panels and hiding less common panels, saving layouts and modifying keyboard shortcuts.

Module 13: Understanding the Formats


File types, their advantages, disadvantages, limitations, colour modes, bit depth, colour space and use cases.

Module 7: Colour

Brushes, foreground and background colour, colour selection, colour panel and swatches.

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