Adobe Photoshop Training when you need it
If you do any kind of work with images on your computer, you will certainly have heard of Adobe Photoshop. Photoshop the market leader in its field and is an extremely powerful application used by many professional photographers and designers. Photoshop can be used for just about any kind of image editing. This includes touching up photos, creating high-quality graphics, and much more.
Adobe Photoshop supports the creation and editing of raster images in multiple layers. These layers can support transparency and filters that can be used to alter images in the layers below.
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To help you with your customised option, you can choose from our extensive list of course topics. We can then help you to assign the appropriate amount of content based on your training timeframe, and the best order of topics to ensure your training flows well. Our aim is to help every participant gain valuable knowledge and skills.
Standard 1 Day Adobe Photoshop courses
Comprehensive training manual with exercise files. Lifetime post-course support.
Pricing from: $480 / per participant.
Getting Started with Photoshop
Get up and running with Photoshop, the flagship photo editing software from Adobe. Using this essential software for graphic design, you will work with Photoshop’s primary functions including photo editing, working with Images and Layers and Image retouching.
Photoshop Beyond the Basics
Take your Photoshop skills to the next level by exploring Advanced Layer Techniques and Effects, using Smart Objects, and working with Blending modes. You will also work with Image manipulation and precise Tonal and Colour corrections.
Getting Started with Adobe Photoshop
Participants on this 1 day Adobe Photoshop – Getting Started with Photoshop course will gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of Photoshop, including navigating, working with Images and Layers and exploring Image retouching. You will be given a solid foundation of skills upon which to build.
The course assumes no prior knowledge of Photoshop, however people with limited exposure to the software and those who are self-taught you will also benefit from this course.
- The Photoshop Interface
- Navigation Tools
- The History Panel
Digital Image Basics
- Image Resolution, Dimensions and File Size
- Understanding Colours
- File Formats
Starting with Images
- Creating New Documents
- Cropping & Rotating
- Changing Image Sizes
- Upsampling & Downsampling Images
- Understanding Image Histograms
- Using the Levels Command
- Adjusting Colour Balance
- Editing Hue and Saturation
Working with Selections
- Lasso and marquee Tools
- Quick Selection and Magic Wand Tools
- Feathering Selections
- Removing Imperfections
- The Clone Tools
- Healing Brush Tools
Working with Layers
- Building a Multi-Layered Document
- Adding Transparency
- Moving, Scaling and Rotating Layers
- Locking and Protecting Layers
- Merging and Flattening Layers
Printing and Saving
- Printing from Photoshop
- The Save for Print and Web
- Image Compression and Optimisation
Adobe Photoshop Beyond the Basics
Participants on this Adobe Photoshop – Photoshop Beyond the Basics 1 day course will take their Photoshop skills to the next level, exploring Layer Effects and Smart Objects, as well as working with Blending modes.
The course assumes some prior knowledge of Photoshop, however people with limited exposure to the software and those who are self-taught you will also benefit from this course.
There are no upcoming events at this time.
However, we can add extra courses on demand. This generally occurs once 3 or more people are interested in a course.
Advanced Layer Techniques
- Shadow, Glow & Emboss Effects
- Copying Effects to Layers
- Understanding Blending Modes
- Layer Opacity and Blends
- Introducing Layer Masks
Image Manipulation & Special Effects
- Using Photoshop Filters
- Sharpen and Blur Filters
- Dodging and Burning
- Adding Motion Blur
- Using Liquify
- Using Vanishing Point
- Using Puppet Warp
- Changing Perspectives & Warping Images
- Creating Panoramic Images
Working with Paint & Colour
- Mixing and Sampling Colours
- The Paint Brush tools
- Working with Brush Settings
- Using Gradient
Shape and Text Layers
- Vector Shape Layers
- Adjusting Shape
- Working with the Text Tool
- Character and Paragraph Formatting
- Understanding Smart Objects
- Editing & Creating Smart Objects
- Creating a Linked Smart Object
Tonal & Colour Corrections
- Understanding Tone Colour and Channels
- Creating an Adjustment Layer
- Histograms, Levels & Curves
- Opening Up Shadows
- Converting Images to Greyscale
Frequently Asked Questions
Adobe Photoshop is considered essential software for graphic design. It is part of Adobe’s Creative Cloud, which includes Illustrator, InDesign, Flash, Dreamweaver, Acrobat Pro, Lightroom and several other tools. Photoshop’s primary functions are photo editing, website design, and the creation of elements for graphical work. It is also commonly used to create layouts for design, such as posters and business cards, although these tasks may be performed more efficiently using Illustrator or InDesign.
Photoshop also integrates tightly with other Adobe products, such as Indesign, Illustrator, Acrobat, and more. Learn more about Creative Cloud.
Key features of Photoshop:
- Precise Photo Editing
- Graphics Creation
- Website Design
- Project Layout
- ePub Support
These are just some of the features in Adobe Photoshop, but it’s such a huge application that this is really just the tip of the iceberg.
Have you ever wondered why the Dummies books are so popular? Well, it’s probably because so many of us are self-taught, using Google to find out how to use a function, or we are shown how to use software by someone at work. Although this can be useful, it also means we tend to spend a lot of time with trial and error, or we are just picking up somebody else’s bad habits. Trial and error, unfortunately, involves a lot of error, and the bad habits you pick up will probably be passed on to the next person, so soon they spread across the business, meaning entire teams can end up working inefficiently.
At this point, you might head to the bookstore or do an online search to find an Adobe Photoshop for Dummies book to help solve some of those tricky issues. That’s a step in the right direction, and we sometimes use reference manuals ourselves. The problem is that trying to learn by trial and error may cost you many times the cost of a good training course.
Our Adobe Photoshop courses are designed to target the key features and tools included in the application to help you get back to work and apply them right away.
At Keystroke Learning we pride ourselves in helping people to get the most out of the Adobe Photoshop software they are using. We emphasise working smarter, not harder. Participants often tell us that they are saving lots of time by using the tips and shortcuts they learn during our courses.
Typically, one of our experienced trainers will walk you through the features and functions of the software, then you will try them out on your own, with tips and guidance on getting the best out of the features. We also encourage participants to ask lots of questions to help you get the most out of your learning experience.
You’ll receive a manual to take away at the end of the course, as well as exercise files so you can practice later, or just to jog your memory when you need.
There are many tasks that can be completed using either or both. Sometimes it comes down to the software you are most comfortable using. In a nutshell – use Photoshop to retouch or colour correct photos, and clean up old photos. Perhaps you have a scanned image an old picture that has been damaged. If so, Photoshop is the best tool out there to fix it.
Photoshop also makes it simple to cut together simple video clips and then add filters, text, animation and much more.
Adobe Illustrator, on the other hand, can be used if you need to create a logo, icon or brand mascot. Because Illustrator uses vector shapes and lines, they can be scaled up to any size, making it ideal for images that need to be used in many ways.
Illustrator is excellent for designing posters, business cards, and flyers. Vector tools can be used to create visually punchy headlines. If you need to set type for a logo, Illustrator’s typesetting features are flexible and powerful, enabling text to be transformed into fully editable shapes that can be scaled and transformed any way you can imagine.
This is a common request. When you find yourself using a set of tools, again and again, it makes sense to set up your workspace
Photoshop comes with several built-in workspace layouts for different tasks. These show just the panels that you would typically need for a particular type of task, such as retouching. You can find them by clicking on the pop-up menu at the right end of the Options Bar.
To create your own custom workspace layout, just click-and-drag the panels to the way you want them. You can nest panels so they appear one in front of another. To do this, drag one panel over the other, and when you see a blue outline appear, release the mouse button.
Add more panels by going to the Window menu. Once your panels are set up where you want them, go to the Window menu and choose New Workspace, then give your workspace a name. If you need to reset your workspace, select the workspace pop-up menu and choose Reset.
Of course, this is quite simple in Photoshop, depending on the complexity of the image. In fact, there are several ways to do it. The basic steps are: select the area you want to change using one of the selection tools. From the layers panel, select the icon that allows you to create a new fill or adjustment layer (it looks like a half circle with black and white sides). From the drop-down list, select Hue/Saturation.
A new panel appears. To remove the colour from your selection, just drag the Saturation slider all the way to the left. This will remove all the colour from your selection, turning it black and white while the rest of your image remains the same.
Yep! Photoshop has some fantastic tools for this very purpose. Most of us have some great pictures that are spoiled because we managed to get some powerlines, fences or embarrassing uncles in the picture. To remove them you can use something like the Content-Aware Fill.
Select the area you want to remove. Then choose Fill, and from the dialog box, select Content-Aware. Once you choose Ok, the selected content is removed, and the area is filled to match the surrounding pixels. Magic!
Photoshop can do this task very well. From the File menu, select Automate, Photomerge. Select the source files (or folder) and the options you want. Try Auto first since that may be perfectly fine for your needs. Once you click Ok, Photoshop will process the images, looking for similarities, adjusting for changes of camera tilt etc. After a few moments, your images are combined, layered and adjusted. Save the result and you’re good to go.
Your learning doesn’t stop once you have completed your course. We hope you will continue your experience by taking some time to practice what you have learned and apply it to your own situation and environment.
If we have done our job well, you may be inspired to learn even more by attending another course. If you are looking for something other than Adobe Photoshop, we have a comprehensive range of courses available for you to choose from.
We are here to help, so please don’t hesitate to contact us if you need any further advice.
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