Adobe Photoshop - Fundamentals - 3 Days

Adobe Creative Cloud
Tuesday, 15 June 2021 08:00 AM - Thursday, 17 June 2021 04:00 PM

Photoshop is one of the most widely used software programs in the world. It is utilized for designing logos, brochures, websites, books, re-touching photos, digital art, presentations, content creation, and illustrations, etc. This course is designed to get you up and running and proficient on Photoshop, beginning with an exploration of its interface and how to master all of its tools, layers and channels. You will also learn about the advantages of incorporating Adobe Bridge to manage and organize your projects' media. This course is ideal for anyone just starting out with Photoshop, or for teams to be able to communicate effectively with their graphics department, and for all kinds of developers or artists interested in increasing their skill level and creativity.

This course is taught Live On Line, so you can learn from the comfort of your home or office. Cost is $1,395.00 which includes all class materials - Class times: 8:00 am 4:00 pm PST.

If you don't own the software, you can download a free 30-day trial here

Course taught by an expert real-world Adobe Certified Instructor

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Basic knowledge of a Mac or PC computer

Course Outline

Application Overview

Vector vs. Pixel images

Using Adobe Bridge with Photoshop

The New User Interface - Toolbar, Panels & Workspaces 

Menu Customization

Understanding Vector vs. Raster-based images

Image Resolution & Anti-aliasing

The Work Area

Opening & Saving files

Working with Palettes

Using online Help

Using Rulers



Document Dimensions

New Documents

Resolution vs. File Size

Canvas Size
Enlarging Canvas size

Rotating Canvas

Crop Tool

Shielding Cropped Area

Crop & Straighten

Views and Navigation


Fit on Screen

Actual Pixels

Print Size

View Zoom


Zoom Tool

Keyboard Shortcuts

Moving Around

Hand tool

Navigator Palette

Keyboard Shortcuts

New View(s)

Undo and the History Palette

Undo Redo/Revert

History Palette

Stepping Back in “Time”
History Palette Features

Adobe Bridge

Enhanced File Management & Automated Output 

Batch Renaming Images

Applying Ratings, Labels & Keywords to Images

Setting Preferences

Resetting Preferences

Setting Preferences

General Preferences

Saving Files Preferences

Display and Cursor Preferences

Transparency and Gamut Preferences

Units and Rulers Preferences

Guides and Grid Preferences

Plugins and Scratch Disks

Image Cache Preferences
Assigning RAM to Photoshop

Image, Size, Resolution and Composition

Resizing Files for Print & Web

Content Aware Scale

Working with Depth of Field (Blur Gallery & Image Stacks)


Organizing Artwork on Layers

Different Types of Photoshop Layers

Creating and Viewing Layers
Selecting and Removing Artwork on a Layer

Rearranging Layers

Changing the Opacity of a Layer

Linking Layers

Adding a Gradient Mask to a Layer

Adding a Layer Effect/Style

Flattening Layers and Saving Files

Different Types of Photoshop Layers

Using Layer Groups

Blending Modes

Layer Opacity

Painting and Editing

Painting Tools

Brush Tool

Eraser Tool

Clone Tool

Pencil Tool

Line Tool

Filling with Color with Paint Bucket Tool and Fill Menu

Keyboard Shortcuts

Painting & Editing images

Selecting a Paint or Editing Brush

Hard-Edge vs. Soft Edge

Adjusting Opacity

Painting Within a Selection

Erasing Tools

Airbrushing and Smudging


Using Pre-defined gradients

Editing Gradients

Colors Modes

Color Modes & Uses

RGB Mode


Grey Scale Mode

Bitmap Mode

Selecting Colors

Eyedropper Tool

Foreground/Background Colors

Color Palette

Swatch Palette

Apply Foreground & Background Colors

Using the Color Sliders to Mix Colors

Using the Color Picker and Eyedropper Tool

Masks, Selections and Channels

Defining Masks, Selections, and Alpha Channels

Creating a Quick Mask

Editing a Quick Mask

Making a Mask as a Selection

Refine Edges

Using the Selection tools

Rectangular Marquee Tool

Elliptical Marquee Tool

Hiding and Saving Selections

Lasso Tools

Using the Magic Wand

Quick Selection Tool

Moving a Selection

Adding and Subtracting Selections

Via Option Bar

Via Keyboard shortcuts

Editing Selections

Moving a Selection

Selection Only

Image Selection

Transforming a Selection

Inverting Selections

Saving a Selection

Loading a Selection


Image Crop

Crop Tool

Rotation During Crop


Using the Navigator Palette & Key Navigation Shortcuts 

Zoom Options, Hand tool, Bird’s-eye View

Moving and Transforming Pixels

Using the Move Tool

Using the Free Transform & Transform commands - Flip, Warp & Puppet Warp

Crop and Straighten Images

Cropping & Resizing Images

Fixing Perspective & Crooked Images

Working with Depth of Field

Stacking Images - to Add Depth of Field 

Blur Filters - to Remove Depth of Field

Image Adjustment and Color Correction

Using the Adjustments Panel: Levels, Color Balance & Hue/Saturation, Photo Filter 

Applying Masks for Color Correction in Specific Areas of an Image

Correcting Difficult Images: Match Color & Shadow/Highlight

Using Variations

Retouching and Repairing Images

Using the Spot Healing Brush, Healing Brush, Patch Tool, Clone Stamp Tool & Red Eye Tool 

Using the Liquify Filter

Using Burn & Dodge Tools

Vanishing Point Filter

Adding Elements and Retouching in Perspective

Text and Type Effects

Using the Text Tools

Using Layer Styles

Setting Type

Font, Style, Size, Alignment


Warped Text Effects

Anti-Alias Settings

Using Palettes

Compositing Images

Blending Images with Layer Masks 

Using the Masks Panel & Quick Mask 

Saving & Loading Selections 

Using the Magic Wand 

Modifying & Feathering Selections 

Hiding & Saving Selections

Brush Tools

Setting Brush Options and Modifying Brush Shapes 

Essential Brush & Masking Shortcuts

Compositing and Blending Images

Adding Layers

White Balancing Images

Applying Filters & Effects

Applying Color Adjustments to specific layers

Using the Gradient Tool and Editing & Creating Gradients 

Tinting Images with Gradients & Fills

Eyedropper & Paint Bucket Tools

Applying Blending Modes to Layers

Changing Canvas size

Using Pixel & Vector Masks

Editing Masks with Brushes and Masks Panel

Using Paste Into

Warping Pixels

Extracting Images from Complex Backgrounds

Editing Transparency Grid preferences 

Using the Erase & Smudge Tools

Aligning and Blending Multiple Images

Creating Panoramas

Auto-aligning Images 

Using Content Aware Fill

Layer Comps and Photoshop Scripts

Managing Different Design Variations

Using Scripts to Export Comps

Color Profiles

Applying & Using Custom Color Profiles 

Adding Tonal Adjustments to Images

Sharpening Images with Filters

Filter Gallery, including: Artistic, Sketch, Stylize & Texture

Using Smart Filters

Text, Styles and Shapes

Adding Type

Creating and Adding Layer Styles 

Using Custom Shapes

Working with Shape Layers 

Adding Custom Shapes

Using Smart Objects

Importing Vector Files 

Rasterizing Vectors 

Creating Smart Objects Editing 

Smart Object Layers

Printing Files

Print With Preview

Scaling to fit

More Options

Output options

Saving Files

Layered Formats



Flat Format




TIFF with layers


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