Photoshop 2024

Online Fundamentals Training Course

This beginners course will teach you, step-by-step, how to create cutting-edge graphics and special effects with Adobe Photoshop. Trainees will complete a series of real world projects, where they will learn photo retouching, color adjustment, working with masks and layers, compositing images and much more.

What's Included

  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat
  • 9.00am to 4.00pm (Pacific)
3 Days $1295.00
Authorised Training Centre

Live face-to-face instructor.

No minimum class size - all classes guaranteed to run!

This course is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design. No prior experience of Photoshop is needed. Training available on both Mac and PC.

View our full range of Adobe Photoshop training courses, or see below for the detailed outline for Photoshop Fundamentals.

Book Course

Detailed Course Outline

Learn the basics of viewing & navigating the Photoshop interface and the fundamentals of working with images.
  • Lecture: Concepts of Raster vs Vector
  • Lecture: Artificial Intelligence features in Photoshop
  • Creating & Managing A New Document / Workspaces
  • Setting up to work with Images: Import/Export
  • Non-Destructive Design Techniques 101
Simple Cleanup and Retouching: eliminating red eye, erasing facial blemishes, and more in this quick down-and-dirty guide.
  • Fixing Blemishes using the Healing Tools
  • What is Content-Aware & How to Manipulate it
  • Removing Red Eye with the Red Eye Tool
  • Removing using Artificial Intelligence in Photoshop
Selecting parts of an image can often be tricky with conventional selection tools.
  • Working with Selections & Non-Destructive Design
  • Introducing the Selection Tools
  • Using the Object Selection Tool (AI Infused Selections)
  • Erasing/Deleting vs Layer Masks
  • Fundamental Background Replacements
Learn the basics of typography and commonly used effects like drop shadows, glows, and more.
  • Fundamental Typography in Photoshop / Adobe Fonts
  • Creating great-looking text: Paragraphs vs. Titles
  • Stylizing Quotes and credits
  • Getting artistic with creative typography
Learn how to isolate and combine images into a custom design for a social media post.
  • Basic formatting, design, and output for Screen
  • Working with Brightness & Contrast
  • Working with Color Balance
  • Working with Layer Styles and Effects
Make a cover for a report, book, or other printed medium. The same skills can help you create presentations and more.
  • Basic formatting, design, and output for Print
  • Design and layout
  • Working with Layer Styles
  • Working with Shapes and Images
This optional module or lesson will go further into determining what file formats are best for specific situations.
  • Project delivery: Print, Social Media, Film/TV & Beyond
  • Common File Formats
  • New file formats and how it will affect you
  • Saving to the Cloud vs Computer
Use power features like Adjustment Layers and Masks to non-destructively alter color and manipulate images.
  • Color Correction with Basic Color Adjustment
  • Color Correction with Basic Adjustment Layers
  • Color Targeting and Manipulation
  • Selection Effects Features for Color Isolation
Use more features and techniques to clean and refine edges in your selections.
  • Cleaning Edges Destructive vs Non-Destructive
  • Feathering edges of selection
  • Contracting and Expanding Selections
  • Fundamentals of Select and Mask
Go beyond type fundamentals and harness the effects of Photoshop to create titles and creative paragraphs.
  • The Character and Paragraph Panels
  • Lorem Ipsum, Ligatures, and Glyphs / Stylistic alternates
  • Detailed Formatting for paragraphs
  • Where are all the advanced settings?
Unlock the creative power of the Pen Tool to create amazing effects and art.
  • Working with the Pen Tool Fundamentals
  • Stroke & Fill Effects across a Path
  • Paths as selections or paths as shapes
  • Custom Artwork
Explore the more advanced text features like Text on a Path to get creative with type.
  • Fonts and your rights to use them / Free / Licensed
  • Create Text in a Path and linking
  • Create and manipulate Text on a Path
  • Hidden Text Warping Techniques
  • Text Path Effects
Learn how to create, save, and manage presets which allow you to save your creative tools and designs.
  • What are Presets?
  • Preset Management
  • Create Custom Shapes, Patterns, Swatches
  • Importing and Exporting Presets
Use all your skills (and learn more) to create and composite a book cover for an 1980’s genre Kindle ebook.
  • Recommended cover sizes
  • Creating & manipulating retro graphic elements
  • Using and working with presets in design
  • Exporting and knowing when to flatten artwork
Use Photoshop to create and format graphics for video and web projects.
  • Prepping for various screen formats and color accuracy
  • Youtube Covers, Title Screens, Lower 3rds and more
  • Prepping your Photoshop documents for video editing
  • Adobe Premiere, Blackmagic Resolve, Media Composer
Use the deeper Photoshop color and formatting features to create and deliver accurate color in your projects.
  • Color Settings and Color Syncing
  • Working with Color Libraries (Pantone & More)
  • Setting for working with Print
  • Settings for working with Screen (social/film/tv)
  • Fundamental Color Tweaking
Create a feature film title for the big screen using Adobe Illustrator dynamically with Photoshop.
  • The different types of Photoshop brushes
  • Organic, utility, cosmetic, and creative brushes
  • Creating your own brushes
  • Resources for free brush sets
Use some of Photoshop’s most popular filter effects on images and artwork.
  • Motion & Radial Blurs
  • Lighting & Distortion Effects
  • Generated Effects: Flame, Trees
  • Useful Legacy Effects
  • Notable 3rd Party Effects
Use some of Photoshop’s lesser-known filter effects to create surreal artwork.
  • Working with Neural Filters & AI FX
  • Tweaking Neural Effects
  • Using Neural Effects with Standard Effects
  • The Future of Neural Effects
Use your newfound tools and techniques to create a digital marketing ad!
  • Learn and work with masks and the Frame Tool
  • Collage designs and building templates
  • Interactive feature potential
  • Designing Dimensions (Instagram, Twitter, FaceBook)
  • Create Artwork for Instagram & Twitter
  • Working with formats / GIF / WEBP / JPEG / PNG
Turn a lovely happy mansion into a dark and creepy nightmare using techniques learned in class.
  • Introduction to Generative Art (Adobe, Midjourney, ChatGPT, and beyond)
  • Limitations of Generative Art
  • Generative Fill and Generative Extend
  • Altering Reality in the Best and Worst Ways

Our outlines are a guide to the content covered in a typical class. We may change or alter the course topics to meet the objectives of a particular class.