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Photoshop: Beginner

This class provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe Photoshop effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through to intermediate techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will use Adobe Photoshop tools for painting, retouching and enhancing images.

If you're wishing to output to web, print or mobile devices, this course will get you up to speed in no time.

This class is for all levels of Photoshop users; for those who are completely new to the application through to seasoned users who want to rid themselves of those bad Photoshop habits.

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Learning Objectives

  • Remove red eyes, blemishes, scratches, etc. using retouch technique
  • Improve image colours and adjust contrast and brightness settings
  • Create simple compositions by blending images together
  • Add text and modify type settings in your designs
  • Output artwork for web, print or video


Delegates should have a basic understanding of your computer's operating system eg how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.

Course Content

Digital Imaging Foundation
Image quality and resolution
Bitmap and vector graphics
Image and canvas size
Colour spaces and bit depth
Design theory principles
Files formats and media

Controlling the workspace
Screen layout and window arrangements
Navigation and zoom shortcuts
Guides, grid and ruler

Creating selections using the selection tools
Refining selections
Transform, scale and distort selections
Saving and loading selections

Painting and Retouching
Saving and sharing colour pallets and swatches
Creating and controlling Gradients
Effective use of Brush tools
Understanding Retouching tools

Colour Correction
Levels and curves
Hue and saturation
Shadow and highlights

Creating and grouping Layers
Cropping images
Transform and distort layers
Add filters from the Filter gallery
Effective use of Adjustment layers
Creating Layer masks
Working with text
Applying and controlling Layer effects
Blending and transparency settings

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