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Adobe Photoshop: New User

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Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone who needs to manipulate and edit digital images for print and web use, such as photographers, graphic designers.


Delegates should have a good level of PC and windows skills, but do not need prior experience with Adobe Photoshop.

Course Objectives

Adobe Photoshop is part of the Creative Suite collection

Photoshop allows designers and photographers to produce variety of artwork by manipulating and composing digital and drawn images, using powerful layering and masking techniques and a wealth of special effect filters. During this Photoshop training course you will learn how to produce professional quality images for print and web. You will cover fundamental topics such as size, resolution, contrast and colour adjustments, retouching, special effects and correct output.

Training Locations

This training is delivered as a closed course at your company's premises. We can bring our mobile IT classroom to any UK or European location, so no matter where you are based, SquareOne can come to you. Training can be delivered on PCs or Macs. Please specify at the time of booking.

Where We Have Trained

SquareOne have delivered training solutions throughout the UK in locations such as London, Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside, Blackpool, Manchester, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Edinburgh and Belfast. We have also trained at international locations such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA.

Training has been delivered to a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, agriculture, automobile manufacture, food production, the arts and finance.

Course Details

Duration: 2 Days Classroom Training or Online

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30

Photoshop Overview

  • About Photoshop
  • Working with bitmap and vector images
  • Various design workflow's

The Interface

  • Using the menu bar
  • Setting preferences
  • Customising palettes
  • Opening and importing images/graphics
  • Creating new documents
  • Navigation and magnification
  • Using the Navigator window

Basic Image Manipulation

  • Cropping
  • Resizing the image
  • Working with image resolution
  • Setting colour modes
  • Making greyscale images
  • Saving formats

Image Enhancement

  • Basic Levels
  • Basic Curves
  • Using Hue and Saturation
  • Sepia effects
  • Sharpening images

Correcting Mistakes

  • Undo shortcuts
  • Using the History palette
  • Making a snapshot

Working with Selections

  • Using the range of selection tools
  • Working with selection options
  • Saving selections to channels
  • Editing selections
  • Feathering images with selections

Changing Image Content

  • Cloning in an image
  • Using the retouching tools
  • Working with the paint tools
  • Using colour options in Photoshop
  • Copying parts of other images

Working with Layers

  • About Photoshop layers
  • Creating/deleting layers
  • Automatic layer creation
  • Adding text layers
  • Hiding/locking layers
  • Setting layer attributes
  • Working with layer sets
  • Transforming layers
  • Blending layers
  • Using layer masks
  • Creating Adjustment layers
  • Working with layer effects
  • Using the Flatten Image command

Considerations for Web and Print

  • PSD documents for future editing
  • Print based file formats
  • Image compression for web


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