Adobe Photoshop Training - Fast Track Gold

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Duration: 8 days

Cost: £1,275

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Overview of the course
Photoshop Fast Track Gold is a combination of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses. We will take you from knowing literally nothing about the software up to a level where you can confidentally create and manipulate eye-catching digital images. This course also prepares you for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam, which is a great way to prove your Photoshop skills.

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Adobe Photoshop training, neither are we. Let us know on the first day and we will make it right. Otherwise, we will refund 100% of your money. 

Lifetime Support
Once you have completed your Photoshop course, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any questions or technical issues, related to what you’ve learned on your training course.

24-Month Free Class Retake
If you want to come back and attend this Photoshop course again to refresh your skills, you have 24 months to do so. The retake is free of charge.  

This course is for…
Those who are just starting off their image manipulation journey. Even if you have some experience in using this application, you will certainly find this class useful as it will help you rid yourself from some of the bad habits you might have picked up over time.

Prerequisites
You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

About the application
Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard graphics editing application. This powerful software lets you create extraordinary digital images. Whether you are a photographer, graphic designer, digital artist or just an enthusiast; learning this tool will help you take your skills to the next level.

The Photoshop Workflow

  • Interface
  • Workspaces
  • Commands and shortcuts
  • Navigation
  • History Panel

Cropping and Straightening

  • Using the Crop Tool
  • Transforming the canvas
  • Working with the Ruler Tool

Selections

  • Basic selection tools
  • Colour Range
  • Refining selections

Basic Image Adjustments

  • Working with a histogram
  • Brightness / Contrast
  • Variations
  • Levels
  • Curves

Fixing Problem Images

  • Cloning
  • Healing an image
  • Dodge and Burn Tools
  • Filters

Masking

  • Understanding masks
  • Brush properties
  • Mask options
  • Refining a mask

Working with Layers

  • Creating new layers
  • Transforming layers
  • Opacity
  • Stacking order
  • Layer Styles 

Output

  • Different file formats
  • Saving images
  • Optimising for the web

Image Size

  • Understanding pixels
  • Bit depth
  • Document size
  • Preferences

Advanced Image Manipulation

  • Working non-destructively
  • Skin retouching
  • Working with portraits
  • Adjusting colour

Adjustment Layers

  • Creating adjustment layers
  • Applying a mask
  • Gradients on masks
  • Local adjustments

Typography

  • Creating and editing text
  • Text effects
  • Rasterizing text

Smart Objects

  • Converting layers into Smart Objects
  • Advantages and limitations of Smart Objects
  • Working with Smart Filters

 

Filters

  • Exploring the Filter Gallery
  • Blur filters
  • Artistic filters
  • Liquify

Content-Aware Tools

  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Scale
  • Content-Aware Heal
  • Content-Aware Move

Layer Alignment

  • Stacking images
  • Using multiple images to extend Depth of Field
  • Masking aligned layers

Best Practices

  • Creative techniques with portrait retouching
  • Using Blending Modes
  • More shortcuts

Advanced Selections

  • Mastering Refine Edge
  • Using Layer Styles to create transparency
  • “Blend If” command
  • Creating a Stamp Visible Layer

Brushes

  • Creating custom brushes
  • Saving a brush library
  • History Brush Tool

 Vector Tools

  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Shape layers
  • Vector Masks
  • Paths

Camera RAW

  • Working with RAW images
  • Improving photographs non-destructively
  • Synchronising images

Working with HDR Images

  • Understanding High Dynamic Range images
  • Working with multiple exposures
  • Creating a faux-HDR image (Single Shot HDR)

 Panoramas

  • Working with Bridge
  • Using Photomerge
  • Stitching photographs seamlessly

 Working in 3D

  • Creating basic 3D shapes
  • Working with 3D type
  • Lights
  • Views
  • 3D Materials

Working with Video

  • Importing Video Layers
  • Editing Clips
  • Exporting

Group Bookings

If you make a booking for three or more people to the same course, you can claim an additional 15% discount for each student from the original price of this course.

Education and Non-profit Organisations

If you are working for a non-profit organisation or an educational establishment, you can claim an additional 15% discount on all our courses.

Training Credits

Our Training Credits Scheme is the most cost-effective way to train your entire team. With this scheme, you buy training days up front and use them over one year. To see full details, visit our Training Credits Page.

Early Bird

If you book this course at least three months in advance, you can claim 15% discount from the original price.

Students and Freelancers

We know how difficult it can be to try and self-fund a course – that’s why we introduced a 15% discount to all university students and those who work as freelancers.