Photoshop 2023

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
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.

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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
  • Fixing Blemishes using the Healing Brush Tool
  • Removing and modifying element 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

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.