Photoshop 2020

Quickstart Training Course

This 1-day beginner class is designed to get you up and running quickly in Photoshop. You will learn basic photo retouching, color correction, selections, replacing backgrounds, adding type, and preparing your images for print and web.

What's Included

  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat (valid for 6 months)
1 Day $495.00
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 Mac and PC.

This 6-hour class is meant to get you started fast. If you want to learn Photoshop in greater depth, check out our 18-hour Photoshop Fundamentals class or view our full range of Adobe Photoshop training courses.

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Detailed Course Outline

Learn the basics of viewing & navigating the Photoshop interface and the fundamentals of working with images.
  • 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 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 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 QuickMask Mode
  • Erasing/Deleting vs Layer Masks
Learn the basics of typography and commonly used effects like drop shadows, glows and more.
  • Creating Text
  • Adding Drop Shadows Manually
  • Working with Layer Styles
  • Adding a Drop Shadow
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

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.