Who is this course for

This class is for advanced users of Photoshop with firm understanding of all the general concepts of using the application. On this course, we learn the most advanced techniques and lots of best practice. This course is intense, so for those with doubts in their knowledge we recommend the Photoshop Yellow Belt and Green Belt courses first or to consult our sales team and the instructors.

Assumed Knowledge

Firm understanding of working with layers, masking, making selections, using adjustment layers, working non-destructively, using the pen tool, retouching images and using typography. You also need to know the meaning of the following technical terms: resolution, bit depth, colour mode and channels, Vector/pixel graphics, depth of field, bezier curves and non-destructive editing.

You will have taken the Academy Class Photoshop 201: Green Belt class or have a similar experience.

What you will learn

By the end of the course you will be able to:

• Make use of the Camera RAW plugin to handle RAW and HDR images
• Create and combine 3D objects from Photoshop layers
• Import and paint 3D objects made in other applications
• Animate layers and edit video layers in Photoshop
• Enhance your workflow with advanced shortcuts batch processes and actions


Fine tuning wide-gamut images

  • Using the Camera RAW plugin to import images
  • Cleaning images and compensating for camera specific lens and colour aberrations
  • Compose multiple images or use RAW data for High-Dynamic-Range adjustments

3D in Photoshop

  • Create 3D text effects
  • Converting Photoshop layers into pre-defined 3D shapes
  • Using the 3D workspace and on screen controls
  • Understanding the 3D composition hierarchy
  • Importing 3D objects as layers
  • Painting object surfaces
  • Basic UV maping
  • Advanced Vanishing point techniques
  • 2D and 3D compositing

Video editing in Photoshop

  • Keyframe layer property changes to create animations
  • Import and cut video on the timeline
  • Create slideshows
  • Add transitions
  • Animate still images using Ken Burns effect
  • Apply filters to video layers
  • Add frames and masks
  • Export video

Scripts and batch processes

  • Making use of scripted fills
  • Compiling a contact sheet
  • Merging panoramic images
  • Recording and executing actions for repetitive tasks
  • Use Adobe Bridge to organize assets

Course details

Evening class duration Weekend class duration Weekday class duration Course level
Advanced - Black Belt - 301

How to book

Simply select your start date from below and pay online to book your course.

If you are joining us during a weekday class then the lessons begin at 09:30 and finish at 16:30. This class will run for weeks.
If you are joining us during an evening class then the lessons begin at 18:00 and finish at 21:00 each week. This class will run for weeks.
If you are joining us during a weekend class then the class starts at 10:00 and will finish at 17:00 each week. This class will run for weeks.