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Beginners Photoshop Course

One day Adobe Photoshop beginners introduction which is designed to provide familiarity with the interface and tools, and cover basic techniques of image editing and design with Adobe Photoshop. Learn about image resizing, resolution, colour correction, working with type and colours, creating simple designs, and how to save your images for different uses, such as print documents or web pages.

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Beginners Photoshop course summary

Beginners Photoshop course duration: 1 day
Level: Beginners introduction
Software: Photoshop CS5, Photoshop CS6, Photoshop CC.

Who is the course aimed at ?
This course is aimed at those who currently have little or no Photoshop skills, and want to learn the basics of Photoshop.

Course requirements
You should have good general computer skills.
Some previous knowledge of design or image editing software would be helpful, but not essential.

One to one or small group of up to 4 trainees.
Trainees in a group should have the same skill level and the same requirements.

Adobe Photoshop beginners course is available for on-site training at the client's premises (office or home) in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Worcester, Warwick, Oxford, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds, Yorkshire, Manchester, Bristol and around the UK.


Beginners Adobe Photoshop course outline

Photoshop Basics
Introducing the Adobe Photoshop environment
Using the tools and changing tool options
Using the palettes: Layers, History, Info, etc.
Keyboard shortcuts for navigation and zoom

Cropping and Rotating
Cropping images to remove unwanted areas
Rotating or flipping an image

Selection Tools
Using the selection tools: Lasso, Marquee, Magic Wand & Quick Selection Tool
Making a selection around an object
Adding or subtracting areas from the selection
Modifying selections: Transform Selection Tool, Expand, Contract, Feather
Selecting an area based on its colour, and modifying that area
Editing, moving or copying a selected image area
Removing or changing the area surrounding a selected object

Working with layers: organising, naming and deleting layers
Combine photographs and text in separate layers
Modifying the content of a layer, moving layer content, editing or erasing areas
Add a drop shadow and other effects to an item on a layer

Create normal text and artistic text, set text properties and choose colours
Apply drop shadow and emboss effects to text layers

Colour Adjustment
Using Levels to adjust brightness/contrast of an image
Using Hue/Saturation to adjust image colours
Create a tinted (e.g. sepia) image

Filters for image enhancement - including Unsharp Mask and Gaussian Blur
Create simple textures and patterns using noise, motion blur and other filters

Colours, Painting & Retouching
Painting and brush tools: defining a brush size and painting
Choosing colours
Filling areas with solid colour or gradient
Removing small scratches and spots from a photo

Colour Modes
Converting between different colour modes (RGB to CMYK or greyscale)

Image Resizing & Resolution
Resizing an image
Resizing images to the correct size for the job while maintaining image quality
Discuss typical sizes and resolutions for different jobs e.g. brochure or web page

Saving Files
Overview of the most popular image file formats
Saving images in correct size and file format for the job


The beginners Photoshop course is available at your home or office in Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, Warwick, Wolverhampton, Worcester, Oxford, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester, Sheffield, Leeds, Manchester, Bristol and other areas around the UK.


Adobe Photoshop beginners course in Birmingham, Solihull, Oxford, Coventry, Derby & around the UK