This course is aimed at new and novice users of Adobe PhotoShop


At the end of this course, attendees will be able to confidently begin using PhotoShop to manipulate images and photographs and prepare them for print or the web


Familiarity with Windows or Macs


Courses are delivered in CS5, CS6, CC.

What will I learn?

The PhotoShop Environment

Differentiate between raster and vector graphics, Work with navigation tools, Customize the Photoshop environment and menus

Open and Saving Files

Exploring Adobe Bridge, Opening and Saving files into different formats and creating new files

Image and Colour Basics

Determine display and print resolution, resampling, cropping images, RGB and CMYK colour models, Colour management, creating Duotones, Defining Foreground and Background colours, using the Colour Picker, Colour palette and Swatches palette

Contrast and Colour Correction

Altering brightness/contrast and colour balance, using histograms, using the Auto commands

Selecting Areas of an Image

Using the Marquee and Lasso tools and the Magic Wand, Feathering, Modifying, Transforming and Saving selections

Retouching and Editing Tools

Using the following tools – Clone stamp, Healing brush, Spot healing brush and Patch tool, Dodge, Burn, Sponge, Sharpening tools and the Eraser

Working with Layers

Creating layers, merging, flattening, linking and locking layers, creating adjustment layers and using layer styles

Working with Type

Creating Point and Paragraph type, Character and Paragraph settings, creating Type effects


Converting selections to Paths, using the Pen tool and exporting Paths

Channels and Masks

Quick mask mode, the Channels palette and using Layer Masks

Saving Completed Images

Saving images for use in print applications, the web and PDF.

How we deliver

Training can be delivered in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

Short on time, but still want to boost staff performance?
Book a Sprint Session!

Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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