Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop

This course is a perfect introduction to Photoshop for photographers, digital artists or users who are interested in photographic visuals. Our Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop training course will give you the skills to enhance and adjust your images.

On this course you will learn how to create original artwork, edit and retouch photographic images using various tools to colour fill, fix the most common photo issues and have your artwork ready for output to the web.

The course will give you hands on experience via structured exercises during the session and will give you the opportunity to practice the skills you have learned.
To get the most out of this course no previous experience of using Adobe Photoshop is required but ideally you should be comfortable with the Microsoft Windows environment.

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Content

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  • Getting Started
    • Toolbox / Option Bar / Palettes
    • The On-screen Help System
  • Working with Images
    • Understanding Bitmaps
    • Moving around an Image
  • Selecting Image Areas
    • Using Marquee Tools
    • Rectangular / Elliptical
    • Using the Lasso Tools
    • Freeform / Polygonal / Magnetic
  • Cleaning and Editing Photographs
    • Brightness / Contrast / Hue
    • Clean up Tools
    • Dodge / Burn / Sponge
    • Repairing Stains and Scratches
  • Painting and Drawing Tools
    • Using the Brush and the Pencil
    • Blending Mode / Opacity / Flow
  • Altering an Image
    • Transformations / Filters
  • Introduction to Layers
    • The Layers Palette
    • Background Layer / Transparency
  • Adding a Text Layer
    • Working with the Type Tool
    • Selecting and Formatting Text
  • Customising Photoshop
    • Preferences
    • Tool / Workspace Pre-sets
  • Working with Pen Tools
    • Drawing / Editing Pen Lines
    • Curves/Straight/Freeform
    • Saving Lines as a Path
  • Further Selection Techniques
    • Magic Wand / Quick Mask
  • Painting and Drawing Tools
    • Using Brush Sets
    • Working with the Brushes Palette
    • Options and Dynamics
  • Image Size and Resolution
    • Pixel Dimensions
    • Resolution / File Size
  • Layers in Depth
    • Layer Types
    • Layer Masks
    • Merging and Flattening
  • Applying Special Effects to Text
    • Orientation / Blending / Styles
    • Pattern and Gradient Overlays
  • Photoshop on the Web
    • Image Quality / Speed of Delivery
    • Web File Formats
    • Save for Web Command

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