Photoshop Course – Beginner

Learn the basics of image manipulation to get you Editing and correcting your images

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You will learn and build your confidence

This is a Photoshop course for anyone new to Adobe Photoshop or who has had no formal training and wishes to be able to grasp the basic through to intermediate tools and concepts.

Let us teach you the industry standard publishing software and the world is your oyster!

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Lots of high quality content


You will learn about resolution, how to enhance images by changing the colour casts and lighting, contrast and brightness; create simple compositions by blending images; learn about how to use colour effectively; use type with your images and produce a simple advert and output a piece or artwork for the web.


Lots of support


1 year unlimited support by phone or email


Course materials and notes


A certificate of completion

Would you like to see the Photoshop In-Depth course, or other courses?

What type of course would you like?

Private one-to-one customised course at your office

Covering your exact needs, this one-to-one bespoke course will allow you to work on your own files and go at your own pace.


We offer a free consultation service with your trainer, to help build your perfect course.


1 year free email and phone support, course materials and a certificate included.


*from £385!


*Travel / accommodation expenses might be added depending on distance.

Private Group Courses at your office

If you have a number of staff who require training, contact us for group training rates.

Photoshop Course Outline

The Adobe Photoshop Environment

  • Controlling the workspace
  • The screen layout
  • Navigation and zoom shortcuts


Working with Selections

  • What are Selections, and why are they useful?
  • Creating Selections using the Marquee tools
  • The Lasso tools
  • The Magic Wand and Quick Selection tools
  • Adding to, or deleting from selections
  • Saving and loading Selections
  • Cropping and rotating an image


Image Adjustment

  • Using the Adjustments panel for live, non-destructive image adjustment
  • Brightness, Contrast, Gamma, Hue / Saturation
  • Colour balance for shadows, highlights and mid-tones
  • Levels and curves
  • The black and white conversion tool
  • Colour correction
  • Sharpening


Using the History Panel

  • As an Undo
  • For effects
  • Using the History brush and the Art brushes to create natural media effects
  • RAM and hard disk (scratch disk) issues


Fixing Problem Images

  • Using Levels to fix tone range
  • Using Curves to fix contrast
  • The Clone Stamp and Heal tools
  • Shadow and Highlight adjustments
  • Hue and Saturation controls
  • Blurring and Sharpening filters


Working with Layers

  • Layers and Selections
  • The Transform commands
  • Building layered compositions
  • Merging layers
  • Applying transparency
  • Basic layer blending modes
  • Adding text layers
  • Adjustment layers
  • Special effects
  • Layer masks


Adding Type to an Image

  • Adjusting text
  • Adjusting text appearance
  • Using text effects commands
  • Rendering text
  • Text distortion and warping, text on a path


General Output

  • Re-sampling and printing
  • Resizing and adjusting resolution to the most appropriate values for printing
  • File formats for export


Saving Files

  • Choosing the right colour mode
  • Adjusting resolution and image size