This two-day course covers all the key features of Adobe Photoshop that you are likely to need so that you can get started editing and manipulating digital imagery using this powerful piece of software.

The course is suitable for anyone who needs to use Photoshop to create and editing images, whether you are in a marketing or communications department or even a photographer.

This course goes from the basics of using Photoshop, through to sophisticated techniques and tools for retouching, using layers, masking, and outputting digital files from the application.

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Delegates do not need any experience of digital imaging or photography as anything that is required will be covered by the course.

However, all delegates should have basic computer skills and know how to launch applications, browse to locate files, and have good keyboard and mouse skills.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Navigate the Photoshop environment
  • Understand image size, resolution, and colour modes
  • Create, modify, and work with selections
  • Work with layers and layer groups
  • Use layer masks and clipping masks
  • Apply adjustments using adjustment layers
  • Use common image retouching tools
  • Output images from Photoshop
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Module 1: Getting started with Photoshop

  • The Photoshop interface
  • Zooming and navigating

Module 2: Image basics

  • Creating documents
  • Raster and vector graphics
  • Resolution
  • Rotating and cropping

Module 3: Selections

  • The Marquee tools
  • The Lasso tools
  • Quick Selection tools
  • Refining selections

Module 4: Working with layers

  • Combining images with layers
  • Transforming layers
  • Creating and managing layers
  • Layer styles
  • Type layers

Module 5: Masking

  • Introducing layer masks
  • Adding and modifying layer masks
  • Working with adjustment layers
  • Clipping masks

Module 6: Retouching tools

  • The Spot Healing Brush tool
  • The Patch tool
  • Using Content-Aware Tool
  • Dodging and burning

Module 7: Outputting from Photoshop

  • Colour models
  • Exporting other file types
  • Image processor
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Special Notices

Please note: for Attend from Anywhere customers, an additional screen is required for this course to work through remote desktop labs and view training information.

When delivered in a QA training centre, this course will be delivered using PCs. Events can be delivered on Apple Macs by request.

This course can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. Please contact your QA Account Manager to discuss.

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