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Adobe Photoshop Introduction

This introduction course covers some of the basic and more commonly used features of Adobe Photoshop so that attendees can navigate the software and use Photoshop's tools to work with digital images. In addition, an orientation of Adobe Bridge and organisation and management of digital assets using Bridge is covered.

Although Photoshop is used by a variety of professionals, from marketing departments and organisations, from photographers to designers, this introduction course focuses primarily on the photography component.

This course is suitable for anyone using Photoshop CS5, CS6 or CC. This course will be delivered using Photoshop CS6.

Learning Objectives

Delegates will learn how to

  • Navigate their way around the Photoshop and image environment
  • Gain a basic understanding of the purpose and benefits of using Adobe Bridge
  • Understand image size, resolution and colour modes
  • Create and modify selections
  • Work with layers, layer groups, styles and blending modes
  • Use common image retouching tools and filters
  • Output images from Photoshop


  • Delegates do not need any experience of digital imaging or photography as anything that is required will be covered by the course.
  • However, all delegates should have basic computer skills and know how to launch applications, browse to locate files and have good keyboard and mouse skill

Course Content

Module 1 - Getting started with Photoshop

  • The Photoshop interface
  • Customising Photoshop's preferences
  • Zooming
  • Navigating

Module 2 - Introducing Adobe Bridge

  • What is Adobe Bridge?
  • The Adobe Bridge interface
  • Working with images
  • Filtering
  • Metadata
  • Mini Bridge

Module 3 - Image basics

  • Creating a new document
  • Raster and vector images
  • Resolution
  • Rotating and cropping images

Module 4 - Selections

  • The Marquee tools
  • The Lasso tools
  • The Quick Selection tools
  • Color Range
  • Refining a selection
  • Saving and loading selections

Module 5 - Introducing layers

  • Combining images using layers
  • Creating and managing layers
  • The Eraser tools
  • Transforming layers
  • Common adjustments

Module 6 - Taking Layers further

  • Layer Styles
  • Blending Modes
  • Working with Adjustment Layers
  • The Type Tool

Module 7 - Retouching tools

  • The Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • The Patch Tool
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Move

Module 8 - Working with History

  • History basics
  • Configuring History
  • The History panel
  • The History Brush

Module 9 - Filters

  • The Filter Gallery
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Sharpening

Module 10 - Outputting from Photoshop

  • Colour modes
  • Exporting other file types
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