Who is this course for

This class is for all levels of Photoshop users. From complete novices to seasoned users who may wish to take this class in to rid themselves of bad Photoshop habits. Target customers are Advertising Agencies, Marketing Agencies, Production Houses, or departments that work in such disciplines within larger organisations.

Assumed Knowledge

Before taking this course, you should have a basic understanding of your computers operating system. For example,you should know how to launch an application, create and save files, and copy files from CD and other media.

What you will learn

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

• Remove red eyes, blemishes, scratches etc. using retouch technique
• Improve image colours and adjust contrast and brightness settings
• Create simple compositions by blending images together
• Add text and modify type settings in your designs
• Output artwork for web, print or video
• Use advanced retouching and manipulation techniques
• Improve the tonality and contrast of an image using curves and levels
• Work with masks and blending effects to create sophisticated compositions
• Use colour profiles to create a consistent and reliable colour workflow
• Prepare artwork for print, web and video
• Take the Adobe Certified Associate Exam and gain ACA status


Digital Imaging Foundation

  • Image quality and resolution
  • Bitmap and vector graphics
  • Image and canvas size
  • Colour spaces and bit depth
  • Design theory principles
  • Files formats and media


  • Controlling the workspace
  • Screen layout and window arrangements
  • Navigation and zoom shortcuts
  • Guides, grid and ruler


  • Creating selections using the selection tools
  • Refining selections
  • Transform, scale and distort selections
  • Saving and loading selections

Painting and Retouching

  • Saving and sharing colour pallets and swatches
  • Creating and controlling Gradients
  • Effective use of Brush tools
  • Understanding Retouching tools
  • Refining selections
  • Change models using the Liquify window
  • Adding Lighting effects
  • Using Blur and sharpen to add depth
  • Understanding LAB colours
  • Replace colour and colour range
  • Perspective adjustments
  • Black and white conversion
  • Photo filters
  • Content aware tools
  • Colour Correction*
  • Levels and curves
  • Hue and saturation
  • Shadow and highlights
  • ICC profiles explained
  • Assigning colour profiles
  • Proof setup options


  • Creating and grouping Layers
  • Cropping images
  • Transform and distort layers
  • Add filters from the Filter gallery
  • Effective use of Adjustment layers
  • Creating Layer masks
  • Working with text
  • Applying and controlling Layer effects
  • Blending and transparency settings
  • Masking techniques
  • Save and reuse Graphic Styles
  • Define layers or import images as Smart objects
  • Add and combine Filters
  • Define and use Layer comps

Vectors in Photoshop

  • Advanced Typography options
  • Using the Pen tool to create and modify shapes
  • Drawing Shapes from the shapes library

Preparing for different media

  • Creating animated GIF images for web
  • Slicing images and exporting for use on the web
  • Printing from Photoshop

ACA Prep

  • Copyright
  • Design principles, elements, and image composition
  • Design project requirements and deliverable
  • Adding descriptive metadata to images
  • Mock exam

Course details

Evening class duration Weekend class duration Weekday class duration Course level
Jumpstart - Zero to Hero

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.