Photoshop Fundamentals Course

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

Learn the basics of image manipulation

You will learn and build your confidence

This is a fundamentals 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

 

180 days 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?

1-day 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.

 

180 days free email and phone support, course materials and a certificate included.

 

*all for £447!

 

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

2-day public classroom course

You attend a small class with delegates from other companies at our Chelmsford training room.

 

180 days free email and phone support, lunch and refreshments, course materials and a certificate all for £385!

Photoshop Fundamentals 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