FROM $450

2 Days | 9am-4.30pm

Our best value Photoshop course. We start from the very beginning and go through everything you need to know about this powerful image editing software. Ideal for people who will need to use Photoshop with some regularity, this course will enable you to create and edit images and logos, marketing materials for print and the web and retouching professional photographs with confidence.

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COURSE OUTLINE

INTRODUCTION
Creating and opening documents
Understanding the Workspace
Navigating around images
Using the History palette
Toolbars and Palettes
Customising your workspace
Different Document Types
Panning and Zooming
Common Shortcuts
Using rulers and guides

IMAGES AND RESOLUTION
Understanding pixels and resolution
Graphic types and formats
How to enlarge or reduce an image
Cropping an image to a specific size
Rotating and straightening images
Image size vs canvas size
Converting to Black & White, Sepia
Resolution for different outputs

TEXT

Working with type layers
Formatting text – colour, font, size etc
Type Panels: Character & Paragraphs

COLOUR
Understanding colour modes
Creating and saving colours
Sampling colours from an image
Applying colours to text and other elements
Fill and gradient fill tools
Understanding and using colour modes – RGB, CMYK and Greyscale

SELECTIONS
Using the marquee tool to select areas
Using the Quick Selection and Magic Wand
Tools for colour based selections
Using the lasso tools for more complex selections
Refining selections
Copying and pasting a selection to a new layer

WORKING WITH LAYERS
Viewing and understanding layer orders
Setting layer opacity
Background removal and replacement
Layer masks
Adjustment layers
Blending Options
Layer Styles
Renaming, merging and grouping layers
Dropping Shadows
Applying strokes
Sharpening images with blending modes
Useful blending tools
Loading multiple images into a single Photoshop document as layers
Auto-selecting layers
Rasterising
Scaling, rotating and other transformations
Working in Quick Mask mode

ENHANCING IMAGES
Changing Brightness and Contrast
Adjusting Hue and Saturation
Filters
Filter Gallery
Colour Balance
Levels

RETOUCHING PHOTOS
Using the Brushes palette
The Healing brushes
The Patch tool
Content-aware erase
The Clone Stamp tool
Red Eye and Colour Replacement

PRODUCING FINAL IMAGES
Saving Images
How images work on the web
Choosing the correct file format for screen, web or print production
Quality vs. file size
Flatten vs. Save As (a Copy)
Save for Web command
Optimisation and FIle Formats
Converting to CMYK
The Arrange Documents widget

CREATING VECTOR ELEMENTS
Bitmap vs Vector Elements
Vector Shape Tools
Pen tool