Adobe Photoshop Training - Fast Track Gold

Level: Beginner to Advanced

Duration: 8 days

Cost (ex VAT)

Company: £1275

Self-funding: £1085

Online: £1045

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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 confidently 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.

DOCKLANDS MEDIA PROMISE
We are committed to providing you with the best possible Adobe Photoshop training experience. That’s why we have a number of options to make the whole training process more manageable and put your mind at ease. Simply put, we want ensure that you actually learn Photoshop inside out. All you need to do is to focus on the learning part, rather than worrying about the small details. We take care of those. Here’s how:

Post-Course Support with Free Training Videos
After attending a classroom, private or online Photoshop training course with Docklands Media, you will have free access to our extensive online training video library for seven days. At the end of this period, you can continue to watch the training videos at your own pace by becoming a member for a small monthly fee. All of our online training videos are produced by our instructors in partnership with digidemy.com

Attend in Person or Online
You can choose to attend your Photoshop training course either in person, or as an online student. If you would like to attend in person, you would physically be in the classroom where the training takes place. The training sessions are held at our centrally located Canary Wharf training studios in London. If you wish to attend the training from your home or office, you would be connected to the same classroom over the internet and follow the exact same class as you would do in person. You would be able to see and hear your instructors as well as their monitors and ask any questions, like you would if you were physically there. 

Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Adobe Photoshop training course, neither are we. Let us know on the first day of the course and we will go the extra mile to make things right. If you are still not happy, we will refund 100% of your money.

Funding your Photoshop Course
We understand that it may not always be very easy to pay for your Adobe Photoshop training upfront. That’s why we offer a payment plan, which allows you to spread the payment of your training over 6 months with no interest or 12 months with only 10% interest.

24-Month Free Class Retake
Once you complete your Photoshop course, you can come back and attend the same training session(s) that you’ve completed to within 24 months. This is especially useful when a new version of Photoshop is released, and you would like to retrain on the most up-to-date version of the software. Otherwise, you can just come and resit the same course to refresh your skills. 

Lifetime Support
After your Photoshop training, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any technical questions related to what you’ve learned on your Photoshop course. We aim to get back to you with an answer within one business day.

Tailored Training
If you are working on a specific project, or would like to learn a certain aspect of Photoshop, we can arrange a Tailored Training course for you. Our highly skilled advisors sit together with our Adobe Certified Photoshop instructors to create a custom course outline for you, based on your needs. We then can prepare the course, which can be run at our training studios in London or online, as well as your own premises both in the U.K. and abroad. We’ve trained individuals and companies from more than 25 countries worldwide. 

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.

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