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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Advanced with ACA Exam 3 Days - Manchester

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Join the professionals in getting the best out of the world's leading image-manipulation program. Our course will show you how to unlock the power of Photoshop's advanced tools and help you to become more proficient and confident in handling images. Pass the ACA exam and get qualified!

With our help, you will take your existing Photoshop know-how and enhance it as you learn how to retouch faces and apply powerful workflow automation routines. You will learn advanced techniques for controlling brushes, colour, and entire compositions. This course is a great way to step up to expert level, helping you produce visuals that impress. You will test your new skills as you take the ACA exam.

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Price: £695.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe Photoshop CS6
Level: Advanced
Duration: 3 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central Manchester
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: 02 Aug - 04 Aug
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Photoshop Advanced with ACA 3 Days Overview

Photoshop Logo and ACA advanced course participants

This 3-day Advanced course will help to develop your skills as you explore the professional features of Adobe Photoshop. We will show you how to work with the clever image-handling tools that can help you to produce stylish output every time. We will cover advanced topics such as facial retouching and automating workflows.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Apply advanced facial retouching and manipulation techniques
  • Handle and adjust photos in Camera Raw format
  • Enhance images by using content-aware tools
  • Warp images and apply other special effects
  • Customise and create brushes and patterns
  • Mask and lock parts of an image
  • Automate your workflow with other Creative Suite programs

The final day of the course is dedicated to the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Photoshop exam, including trying a mock exam, reviewing answers, and then taking the real exam. The ACA exam represents an official qualification, and you will be provided with an instant pass or fail result. We are confident that you will join everyone we have already helped to pass the exam and collect an official certificate of Adobe Certified Associate status.

As well as giving you the opportunity to take the ACA exam, this course is the perfect preparation if you plan to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

Our goals are for you to understand the advanced features of Photoshop, to become a confident power user, and to leave with an ACA qualification under your belt.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is intended for those who wish to enhance their existing knowledge of Photoshop and who work as digital artists and photographers as well as those who work for advertising agencies, design agencies, marketing agencies, production houses, and specialist corporate departments.

You will need basic experience in using Photoshop. Ideally, you will have taken our Adobe Photoshop CS6 Introduction 2 Day course.

 

Photoshop CS6 Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 02 Aug - 04 Aug
  • 11 Oct - 13 Oct
  • 29 Nov - 01 Dec
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Photoshop CS6 Advanced ACA 3 Days Course Outline

The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

Managing the Adobe Photoshop Environment
  • Exploring the Preferences
  • Customising Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Adjusting Tool Presets
Camera Raw files
  • Understanding Camera Raw
  • Adjusting Raw files
  • Managing Raw files from the same shoot
  • Camera Raw Workflow
  • Creating Camera Raw Presets and Applying Them
  • Batch Processing Images with Camera Raw Presets
Enhanced Image Editing
  • Using improved selecting and masking
  • Selecting using Paths
  • Using Refine Edge
  • Working with content-aware fill
  • Using content-aware healing
  • Using content-aware scaling
  • Using Content-Aware Move Tool
  • Advanced masking with Calculations and Apply Image
Retouching Techniques
  • Portrait retouching
  • Skin Softening Techniques for Retouching
  • Sharpening methods
  • Specific colour adjustment
  • Removing unwanted elements
Working with Layers
  • Best practice for managing multiple Layers
  • Working with Lock options
  • Creating Clipping Masks
  • Using Smart Objects
  • Using Vector Shape Layers
Working with Colour
  • Understanding the Colour Settings
  • Working with Image Profiles
  • Using Proof options
  • RGB vs CMYK workflow for print
Painting
  • Customising Brushes
  • Creating your own Brushes
  • Customising Patterns
Streamlining work
  • Creating Actions
  • Using Droplets and Batch processing
  • Using Layer Comps to manage layouts
  • Incorporating Bridge
Image manipulation tools
  • Using Puppet Warp
  • Using Vanishing Point
  • Using Liquify
  • Applying Lighting effects
  • Creating Panoramic images with Photomerge
Preparing images for use
  • Slicing images for the web
  • Creating animated Gifs
  • Preparing Photoshop images to be traced in Illustrator
  • Understanding how Photoshop and InDesign work together
Adobe Certification Preparation & ACA Exam
  • Take Practice exam
  • Work through exam preparation sheet
  • Any other questions?
  • Photoshop ACA Exam
  • Instant Pass or Fail Result

Photoshop CS6 Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 02 Aug - 04 Aug
  • 11 Oct - 13 Oct
  • 29 Nov - 01 Dec
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Excellent service and a great place to be trained with superb and well presented facilities. Trainer couldn't have been better - we will definitely invest in another training course.

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What's Included

The following are provided for your best experience on this course:

  • All computers for your use with choice of Windows or Mac systems
  • Small class size (limited to a maximum of 4-8 attendees on all sessions)
  • Quality reference manual for post course reference to take away with you
  • 6 months post course support to assist you where needed
  • Official Adobe Authorised Certificate for your successful completion of the course
  • Lunch To give you the most flexible options for lunch we provide lunch vouchers which can be redeemed locally at a number of popular eateries including Pret A Manger, EAT, Starbucks, Tesco, Sainsburys, Boots and Greggs
  • Refreshments to keep you on top form are available for you throughout the course with a full range of teas, coffees and biscuits
  • Pads and pens

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

Photoshop Training Course Notepad and Book

Further details on benefits included with this Adobe Photoshop CS6 course:

We are an Adobe Authorised Training Centre and our trainers are Adobe Certified Instructors with years of experience teaching Photoshop. Get the Photo Editing skills you need with our experienced Photoshop professionals.

Included with our Photoshop courses is the Brilliant Photoshop book provided for free to use as a post course reference resource. This is a full 300+ page manual to supplement the content covered during the course.

Included with your course booking for all delegates on this course is 6 months free support so if you run into problems or need assistance relating to anything covered during your course we would be happy to assist you during this time.

After your Adobe class with XChange Training you will receive our official Adobe Authorised Training Certificate as a record of your successful completion of the Adobe Certified Photoshop course.

Delegates attending scheduled or bespoke courses at our training centres will receive lunch and plentiful refreshments including tea, coffee and hot chocolate for each day of the course.

Photoshop CS6 Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 02 Aug - 04 Aug
  • 11 Oct - 13 Oct
  • 29 Nov - 01 Dec
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Excellent service and a great place to be trained with superb and well presented facilities. Trainer couldn't have been better - we will definitely invest in another training course.

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Training Location

This course is provided at the XChange Training Manchester training centre based at:

Piccadilly House
49 Piccadilly
Manchester
M1 2AP


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Piccadilly House is located in the heart of Manchester directly next to the Piccadilly Gardens transport interchange with excellent bus and tram connections and is easily accessed from Piccadilly train Station (5 mins). Victoria station is also close by (around 10 mins).

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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Photoshop CS6 Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 02 Aug - 04 Aug
  • 11 Oct - 13 Oct
  • 29 Nov - 01 Dec
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Photoshop CS6 Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 02 Aug - 04 Aug
  • 11 Oct - 13 Oct
  • 29 Nov - 01 Dec
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Excellent service and a great place to be trained with superb and well presented facilities. Trainer couldn't have been better - we will definitely invest in another training course.

Ben Ellis, National Lottery, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced

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Photoshop CS6 Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 02 Aug - 04 Aug
  • 11 Oct - 13 Oct
  • 29 Nov - 01 Dec
Send Course Details Book this training course

Excellent service and a great place to be trained with superb and well presented facilities. Trainer couldn't have been better - we will definitely invest in another training course.

Ben Ellis, National Lottery, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced

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Photoshop CS6 Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 02 Aug - 04 Aug
  • 11 Oct - 13 Oct
  • 29 Nov - 01 Dec
Send Course Details Book this training course

Excellent service and a great place to be trained with superb and well presented facilities. Trainer couldn't have been better - we will definitely invest in another training course.

Ben Ellis, National Lottery, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced

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Testimonials

Excellent service and a great place to be trained with superb and well presented facilities. Trainer couldn't have been better - we will definitely invest in another training course.

Ben Ellis, National Lottery, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced

The trainer was excellent and able to answer any questions I had. Great conditions and excellent helpful staff throughout my day.

Steven Arnoldi, M & G, Photoshop - 1 Day Introduction

The course was very helpful. As a complete novice I now feel I have enough knowledge to get started. I enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and small group. I would definitely recommend this course.

Kerri McKenna, The Bead Shop, Photoshop Introduction - 2 Days

I thought the training was excellent and was impressed by the knowledge of the instructor. I also found the adaptability to teach on images I brought with me extremely helpful. Many thanks!

Keith Baker, Science Press Ltd, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

Easy to book and good service. Nice classroom setting, good course content and enjoyable experience. Would recommend to anyone.

Thomas Barton, HSBC, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

I've learnt a great deal in the space of four days and am very much looking forward to using my new Photoshop skills at work in my job! I have a new found confidence in using Photoshop as part of the work I do and I never thought I'd be able to say that as before I just completely avoided using it.

Emily Ball, Brandfuel, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced

The course was extremely useful and I really enjoyed it! The trainer was great and I hope to put it all into good practice.

Sarah Frandsen, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

Overall I feel the Photoshop course was great. The tutor was patient and had a great in depth knowledge on Photoshop. All in all I had a great day and I feel like I'm a more confident Photoshop user thanks to the trainer and XChange training.

Jonathan Ford, Bos Ltd, Adobe Photoshop - 1 Day Advanced

The instructor was clearly knowledgeable of their subject. Pacing was good and the content was applied to the different backgrounds of the people who were present. All staff were courteous - good facilities.

Bruce Fleming, Central Park Primary School, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced

Fantastic one to one tailored course that fitted perfectly with my needs and has allowed me to secure and expand my Photoshop knowledge.

Ramsey Matthews, Whitley Bay High School, Photoshop Introduction - 1 Day

Photoshop CS6 Advanced ACA 3 Days

Piccadilly Gardens, Central Manchester

Next available Manchester course dates

  • 02 Aug - 04 Aug
  • 11 Oct - 13 Oct
  • 29 Nov - 01 Dec
Send Course Details Book this training course

Excellent service and a great place to be trained with superb and well presented facilities. Trainer couldn't have been better - we will definitely invest in another training course.

Ben Ellis, National Lottery, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced

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