Photoshop training course

This Adobe Photoshop training course aims to enable you to produce a wide range of images for use in the following

  • product leaflets and price lists
  • adverts and posters
  • newsletters and data-sheets
  • PowerPoint and website images
  • bid documents, pre-qualifications and proposals - PPQ's etc

Your course will be held at your offices on dates to suit you.

This is a general guide to the topics covered.

Overview

Getting control of the Photoshop interface is important. Fortunately using a few short-cut keys can speed up the process

  • Toolbox and Options bar
  • Using Panels and shortcuts
  • Controlling views, zoom & pan
  • Using guides, rulers and Snap
  • Seeing your image accurately

Image Correction

Adjusting the brightess and contrast of images is very important so they look their best. Photoshop allows you to "non-destructively" make adjustments while keeping all the original image data intact.

  • Assessing an image
  • Colour Balance & Hue/Saturation
  • Non-destructive image editing
  • Sharpening images
  • Adjusting image white point

Cutting out images

Removing the background from a product shot, for example, is one on the main uses of Photoshop and there are various techniques that need to be used which are dependent on the original image.

  • Making selections
  • Using selections as masks
  • Editing masks
  • Using Quick Selection and Refine Edge
  • Manually creating selections

Essential Elements

Photoshop can now handle text and create vector shapes.Filter effects and image ghosting can also be used. Layer styles allow striking typographic effects to be created

  • Ghosting
  • Blending several images together
  • Sharpening images
  • Effects & Transparency
  • Creating montages

Images for online use

Many images now end up on screen rather than on paper so knowing how to create files that are just right for their end use is very important. If an image is too large then download times can be severely affected.

  • Optimising images
  • Preparing images for Powerpoint
  • Setting exact image dimensions
  • Saving JPEG's and PNG files
  • Creating animated GIF images for web

Your Photoshop course

We base your course on the actual images you need to create. You can send example images to us prior to your course

  • will be held at your offices on dates to suit you
  • is normally for 2 days but you can select the duration
  • allows you to create the images you want using your own examples.
  • you'll waste no time on irrelevant topics as all the delegates are from your company

Working examples

Just a few examples of the layouts and designs that can be created.

Your Photoshop course

Learning how the software works is all very well but we'll show you the next stage too - how to create finished image files. We base your course on the actual images you need to make. You can send us examples or other documents prior to your course and you will re-make them during your course

  1. This Photoshop training course is normally for 2 days but you can select the duration
  2. allows you to create the images you want using your own examples
  3. is designed for you and will focus on what you need to know.
  4. you'll waste no time on irrelevant topics as all the delegates are from your company
  5. You can include some InDesign and Illustrator training in this two-day course if you wish for no extra cost
  6. You get after course support by phone and email for 6 months

Customised Courses

Remember - you can show us what you want to be able to do and we'll make sure your learn how to do it as part of your course. We do not charge any extra for this.