Mastering Adobe Photoshop.

Course Brief

The aim of this course is to give participants a range of functional everyday techniques to quickly process edit, enhance, improve and create images using Adobe Photoshop CC.  The course has been modularised from a standard 1-day course to a series of 1.5-hour modules delivered over 4 days.

Course Content


Module 1

  • The Photoshop Interface
  • The Toolbox, Workspace and Windows
  • Options bar
  • Units and Rulers
  • Opening and duplicating an existing Image file
  • Zooming and Navigation techniques
  • Modifying an Image size
  • Understanding resolution and image sizes
  • Modifying a Canvas size
  • Image Rotation
  • Using the Crop Tool
  • Undo/redo methods and the History palette
  • The Save As options
  • GIF, PNG, JPG, TIFF formats
  • PSD file formats
  • Saving for the Web options


Module 2

  • Selection Techniques
  • Making selections
  • Using the various marquee tools
  • Selection options
  • Copying and Pasting selections
  • Creating a new Canvas
  • Canvas sizes
  • Working with Guides
  • Adding image files and shapes to a canvas
  • Layers
  • Understanding layers
  • Creating a new layer
  • Organising and managing layers
  • Layer Filles and Opacity


Module 3

  • Working with Text
  • Adding a text layer
  • Formatting and positioning text
  • Text Effects
  • Working with Colour
  • Understanding colour models and image modes
  • Mixing Colour
  • Organising the Colour palette
  • Using the Paint Bucket tool


Module 4

  • Blending Options and Layer Effects
  • Drop-shadow.
  • Strokes
  • Outer Glows
  • Fills and Gradients.
  • Using Adjustment Layers
  • Brightness and Contrast
  • Hue and Saturation
  • Working with Filters
  • Sharpen
  • Stylize
  • Review of course


Training Method

Online via Zoom, 4 x 1.5 hour modules


Target Trainee Profile

Anyone using Photoshop as part of their role.


Noel Manning, Sureksills Ltd