Photoshop 2020

Bootcamp Training Course

This is our most comprehensive Photoshop course, taking you from Photoshop beginner to master in 5 days. Our trainer will take you step-by-step through a series of Real World projects and show you how professionals use Photoshop on a range of different photo editing jobs. Each project is designed to teach you all the essential tools and techniques needed to master Photoshop.

What's Included

  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat
5 Days $1695.00
Authorised Training Centre

Live face-to-face
instructor-led training

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 Photoshop training courses, or see below for the detailed outline for Photoshop Bootcamp.

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Detailed Course Outline

Learn the basics of viewing & navigating the Photoshop interface and the fundamentals of working with images.
  • What’s new in the current version?
  • Raster vs Vector
  • Creating A New Document
  • Workspaces Overview
  • Opening an Image
  • Place Embed vs Place Linked
  • Interface Layout and Navigation
  • Understanding Workspaces
Perform common retouching tasks: eliminating red eye, erasing facial blemishes.
  • Fixing Blemishes using the Spot Healing Tool
  • Fixing Blemishes using the Healing Brush Tool
  • Removing and modifying elements using the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using the Patch Tool group fixes
  • Removing Red Eye with the Red Eye Tool
Selecting parts of an image can often be tricky with conventional selection tools.
  • Using Marquee Tools
  • Using the Magic Wand
  • Using the Quick Select Tool
  • The Object Selection Tool
  • Redefining the Selection in Quick Mask Mode
  • Erasing/Deleting vs Layer Masks
Learn the basics of typography and commonly used effects like drop shadows, glows and more.
  • Creating Text & adding Effects
  • Adding a Drop Shadow
  • Working with Layer Styles
Learn how to isolate and combine images into a scene - a popular practice with Photoshop.
  • More Work with the Magic Wand Tool
  • Simple Image Compositing
  • Working with Brightness & Contrast
  • Working with Color Balance
Make selections and learn some new tools and techniques to create this retro B-Movie poster.
  • Make a Selection using the Polygonal Lasso tool
  • Desaturate the Background to make the Foreground "Pop"
  • Managing in the Layers Panel
  • Adding basic type
  • Warping Text
Use your Movie Poster designed in the previous project to output for web and more.
  • Resizing an Image for the Web
  • Saving Images as JPEGs
  • Reducing the Image File Size
  • Resampling
  • Adding Metadata
  • Comparing GIF and PNG
  • Saving as GIF and PNG
  • Web Transparency
  • Saving to the Cloud v Computer
Use power features like Adjustment Layers and Masks to non-destructively alter color and manipulate images.
  • Color Correction with Adjustment Layers
  • Using Layer Masks to Mask out Unwanted Adjustments
  • Using the Curves Tool
  • Using Hue/Saturation Tool
Use more features and techniques to clean and refine edges in your selections.
  • Understanding Smart Objects
  • Smart Objects to Layers
  • Smart Objects & Resolution
  • Smart Objects & Filters
  • Working with Layer Masks
  • Working with Textures and Layer Masks
  • Features that don’t work with Smart Objects
Go beyond fundamentals and harness the effects of Photoshop to create titles and creative paragraphs.
  • Formatting Special Titles
  • Character and Paragraph Panels
  • Lorem Ipsum, Ligatures and Glyphs
  • Formatting a Paragraph
  • Getting creative with fonts
  • To rasterize text or not
Unlock the creative power of the Pen Tool to create amazing effects and art.
  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Drawing basic shapes
  • Unique shapes
  • Accent Lines & Florals
  • Creating a logo
Explore the more advanced text features like Text on a Path to get creative with type.
  • Text in a Path
  • Text on a Path
  • Closed Paths vs Open
  • Controlling the Position of your Text
  • Concentric Rings of Text
  • Flow Text across objects
  • Text Warping & Other Tweaks
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
  • Create Gradient
  • Creating Swatches
Use all your skills (and learn more) to create and composite a book cover for an 1980's genre Kindle ebook.
  • Recommended Ebook cover sizes
  • Manipulating graphic elements
  • Creating retro graphic elements from scratch
  • Load, Save and Create 80’s presets
  • Creating 80’s style title art
  • Working with vector media
Use Photoshop to create and format graphics for video and web projects.
  • Size Matters: Designing for Various Screen Sizes (SD, FHD, UHD, DCI)
  • Title/Action Safe-Center-cut
  • Photoshop does Video?
  • Designing & Creating Lower 3rds
  • Designing & Creating
  • Texturizing your title
  • Testing your title with against video
  • Exporting your title to Editorial
  • Bugs/Watermarks/IDs
  • Export Graphics for Broadcast
  • Export for Social Media
  • Export for Another Application
Use the deeper Photoshop color and formatting features to create and deliver print art.
  • Setting up Photoshop for print art
  • RGB vs CMYK vs Other
  • Resolution and Pixel Density
  • Important Preferences affecting print
  • Setting up bleed
  • Formatting guides
  • Process vs Spot Colors
  • Delivery essentials
  • Working with TIFF, PDF, and more
Create a feature film title for the big screen using Adobe Illustrator dynamically with Photoshop.
  • Sending media and paths to Illustrator
  • How much should a Photoshop user need to know about Illustrator?
  • Creating simple text elements in Illustrator
  • Cleaning and Saving Elements in a Vector Format
  • Transferring Vector to Photoshop (The Best Method)
  • Made for TV or the Big Screen: Photoshop has it all
  • Setting up your project in Photoshop
  • Setting up a quick project in Illustrator
Use some of Photoshop's most popular filter effects on images and artwork.
  • What are Smart Filters?
  • Blurring the Background
  • Motion & Radial Blurs
  • Adding Spinning Blur to the Wheels
  • Layers
  • Working with Distortion Effects
  • Lens flares and lighting Effects
  • Sketch and Cartoon Conversions
Use some of Photoshop's lesser know filter effects to create surreal artwork.
  • Working with Neutral & AI Effects
  • Generated Effects: Flame,Trees, and Picture Frame
  • Useful Legacy Effects
Design and publish highly creative content to your social feeds and profiles!
  • Designing Dimensions (IG,TW,FB,etc)
  • Text Overlays
  • Video & Animated GIFs
  • 3rd Party Plugin Mentions
  • Create Artwork for Instagram & Twitter
  • Create an Animated GIF
  • Photoshop’s New Sharing Functions
  • Tips on designing Interactively for Youtube End Cards, etc.
Turn a lovely happy mansion into a dark and creepy nightmare using techniques learned in the class.
  • Building Selections
  • Organic Selections
  • Replacing backgrounds
  • Re-lighting elements
  • Working with damage
  • Color grading artwork
  • Re-formatting for web and social media
Levels offer greater control than Brightness/Contrast and Color Balance.
  • Color Correction with Adjustments Layers vs Adjustment Filters
  • What is Tone?
  • What is a Histogram?
  • Levels Adjustment Explained
  • Practical Work with Levels
  • Repairing Photos
  • Channel Manipulations with Levels
  • Preset Levels
Using Curves is the most powerful color correction tool Photoshop offers.
  • The Curves Tool Explained
  • Setting White, Black, and Gray Points
  • Setting Midpoints
  • Saving and Loading Curves Presets
  • Correcting Tone & Color o Setting White, Black, and Gray Points
  • Channel Manipulations with Curves
Go deeper with healing tools. Remove facial blemishes such as acne, scarring and more.
  • Using the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Tool
  • Using the Healing Brush Tool
  • Using the Patch Tool
  • Removing Blemishes & Stray Hairs
Take retouching to the next level by using professional techniques to remove blemishes, even out skin tone and replace skin texture.
  • The Power of Frequency Separation In Theory and Practice
  • Creating High and Low Frequency Layers
  • Isolating Skin Texture
  • Isolating Skin Tone
  • Re-combining Layers
  • Using Masks & Brushes for Airbrush Effect
Become a digital plastic surgeon with one of Photoshop's most powerful distortion tool - Liquify!
  • An Overview of the Liquify Panel
  • Brush Tool Options
  • Using the Liquify Filter: Bloat, Pucker, Forward Warp, Restoration Tools
  • Artistic Retouching of Facial Features
  • Having fun with Face-Aware
  • Freezing and Unfreezing
  • Creating Your Own Alien
  • Losing weight without a diet
In this exercise, you will use the Displacement Filter to map one image over another.
  • What is Displacement?
  • How Displacement is used Professionally
  • Displacement Workflow
  • Creating a Displacement Map
  • Working with Displacement Filter
  • Improving the Distortions
Explore a few techniques to alter human skin using blending mode and masking methods.
  • About Blending Modes
  • Experimenting with different Blend Modes (Screen, Multiply, Overlay)
  • Using the Color Blending Mode to Tint an Image
  • Mask Blending
  • Adding Scars and Blood
Learn how to use Photoshop to map images accurately matching a scene's perspective.
  • Manually putting in perspective
  • Manually Editing Perspective
  • Using Perspective Filters
  • Troubleshooting perspective issues
  • Selecting In Perspective
  • Healing In Perspective
Learn methods to match one image's color to another -making them look as if they belong in the same scene.
  • A Over B
  • It’s All About Selections
  • Lighting & Shadow
  • Backlight Technique
  • Matching Color
  • Curves Color Channels
  • Contrast Matching
  • Clipping Masks
  • Matching Noise/Grain
From Jedis to Bar Signs - these Photoshop Effects will have you creating some amazing fx art.
  • Compositing Lighting Effects
  • Creating & Working with Flares
  • Creating A Neon Sign
  • Techniques for Sabers
Learn to make text look more organic with these mapping techniques and filters.
  • Endless Possibilities of Organic Text
  • Text Out of Grass
  • Working with Smoke
Use one of the most advanced techniques to make complex selections
  • Select & Mask Review
  • Going off-road with Procedurals
  • It’s All About Channels
  • Working with Levels to create contrast maps
  • Configuring your Selection Brushes to isolate edges
  • Selecting Hair - No Easy Thing
  • Employing the Burn and Dodge Tool
Learn the power of Photoshop Brushes and Patterns through the newly updated and enhanced presets panels.
  • How to use and access new and legacy brushes
  • Create and customize brushes and brush settings
  • Brush across paths
  • Working with organic brushes
  • How patterns and brushes work together
Use Camera Raw to help you process RAW images from your camera and so much more.
  • Opening & Editing Raw Files
  • Camera Raw Panels
  • Editing Color and Tone
  • Fixing Exposure Issues
  • Selective Corrections
  • Applying Grades to Multiple Photos
  • Removing Noise
  • DeHaze Images
  • Saving Settings and Versions
  • Opening Images in Photoshop

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.