Photoshop 2020

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
3 Days $1195.00
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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.

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Detailed Course Outline

Kick off your training with a bang and learn the basics of viewing/navigating the Photoshop interface, opening and manipulating images and learn about Photoshop tools.

  • Computer Requirements
  • 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
  • 2020 Properties Panel Update
  • Working with images

Perform common basic retouching tasks like eliminating red eye, erasing facial blemishes and more.

  • 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. Quick Mask Mode and other tools allows you to make or refine selections with greater precision.

  • 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 using text and commonly used effects like drop shadows, glows and more.

  • Creating Text
  • Adding Drop Shadows Manually
  • Working with Layer Styles
  • Adding a Drop Shadow

Combine two or more graphic elements together to recreate the environment of your artwork.

  • More Work with the Magic Wand Tool
  • Simple Image Compositing
  • Working with Brightness & Contrast
  • Working with Color Balance

Use what you know combined with 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

In this lesson, you will prepare images for the Web, converting them to RGB, reducing the resolution to 72 ppi, and reducing the file size to ensure fast download times.

  • 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

Use the power of Adjustments 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

Combine selections and Smart Objects in various ways to harness destructive and non-destructive features in Photoshop.

  • 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

In this exercise, you will go beyond fundamentals and harness the effects of Photoshop to create specialize titles and creative paragraphs.

  • Formatting Special Titles
  • In-depth Character and Paragraph Panels breakdown
  • 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 path art.

  • Working with the Pen Tool
  • Drawing basic shapes
  • Unique shapes
  • Accent Lines & Florals
  • Creating a logo

Continue to explore the more advanced text features like text on a path, warping in Photoshop 2020 and more.

  • Text in a Path
  • Text on a Path
  • Closed Paths vs Open o Controlling the Position of your Text
  • Concentric Rings of Text
  • Flow text across objects
  • Text Warping 2020 & Other Tweaks

Learn how to create, save and manage presets.

  • 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 a 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

In this exercise, you will create and format graphics for video & 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

Learn how to 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 known filter effects to create surreal artwork.

  • Working with Paths to Define Effects
  • Using Fibers for Texture
  • Generated Effects: Flame,Trees and Picture Frame

Design and learn how to publish highly creative content to your socials right out of Photoshop 2020!

  • 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

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.