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Adobe Photoshop CS6 Introduction Masterclass with ACA Exam 5 Days - London

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Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in the leading image-manipulation program. Join us as we show you how to take charge and become a Photoshop power user. Get the know-how you need on photo retouching and much more. Pass the ACA exam and get qualified!

We will guide you on everything from getting started by making simple adjustments and controlling the Photoshop environment all the way up to applying advanced techniques for retouching photos. With our help, you will become confident in using the program's advanced features to produce visual compositions that stand out. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACA exam.

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Price: £950.00 ex VAT
Version: Adobe Photoshop CS6
Level: Introduction to Advanced
Duration: 5 Days (10am-5pm)
Location: Central London
Computer: Windows & Mac
Next Dates: 24 Apr - 28 Apr
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Photoshop ACA Masterclass 5 Days Overview

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This 5-day Masterclass course helps you learn about the tools and features available for power users of Adobe Photoshop. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes image manipulation to a new level. We will guide you in learning the work area and making basic adjustments, moving on to more advanced topics such as facial retouching, creating brushes and patterns, and the automation of workflows.

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

  • Navigate the Photoshop environment
  • Select parts of an image in several ways
  • Enhance images by using Adjustment Layers, Smart Sharpen and content-aware tools
  • Understand tools used for painting and retouching images
  • Adjust the contrast and brightness of your artwork
  • Fill areas with colour and gradients
  • Blend images to create simple compositions
  • Resize images for the web and for print
  • Add, adjust and style both text and layers
  • Warp images and apply other special effects
  • Integrate your workflow with Adobe Bridge
  • Output artwork for the web
  • Prepare images for print
  • Apply advanced facial retouching and manipulation techniques
  • Handle and adjust photos in Camera Raw format
  • 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 be able to apply a wide range of image adjustments, to understand the advanced features of Photoshop, to become a confident power user, and to leave with an ACA qualification under your belt.

This course can be taken in a single 5-day block or split into a 2-day block (Introduction) and then a separate 3-day block (Advanced plus ACA exam) taken at a later date.


Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites

This course is intended for 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 PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

 

Photoshop CS6 ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Farringdon, Central London

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Very Informative and useful. Great insight into Photoshop and its commercial uses at work. Excellent location and trainer.

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Photoshop CS6 ACA Masterclass 5 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 Interface
  • Managing Panels
  • Adjusting and Saving your Workspace
  • Zooming in and out and moving around
  • Using Undos with the History Panel
  • Customising Keyboard Shortcuts
Working with Selections
  • Creating Selections using Marquee, Magic Wand, Quick Selection and Lasso tools
  • Adding and Subtracting from a selection
  • Transforming a Selection
  • Modifying a Selection using Refine Edge
  • Saving and Reloading a Selection
Enhancing an Image
  • Cropping an image
  • Using Levels and Curves Adjustment Layers
  • Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer
  • Using Colour Balance Adjustment Layer
  • Sharpening using Smart Sharpen
  • 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
Painting, Retouching and creating Artistic Images
  • Basics of Painting
  • Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools
  • Using the Filter Gallery
  • Customising Brushes
  • Creating your own Brushes
  • Customising Patterns
  • Portrait retouching
  • Skin Softening Techniques for Retouching
  • Sharpening methods
  • Specific colour adjustment
  • Removing unwanted elements
Working with Layers
  • Creating New Layers
  • Transforming Layer Objects
  • Applying Transparency and changing the Blend modes
  • Adding Text
  • Creating Layer Masks
  • Adding Layer Styles
  • Best practice for managing multiple Layers
  • Working with Lock options
  • Creating Clipping Masks
  • Using Smart Objects
  • Using Vector Shape Layers
Working with Colour
  • Choosing colours
  • Using the Eyedropper tool
  • Filling an area with colour
  • Creating gradients
  • Understanding the Colour Settings
  • Working with Image Profiles
  • Using Proof options
  • RGB vs CMYK workflow for print
Adding Type
  • Using the Type tool
  • Formatting Text
  • Adding Layer styles to Text
  • Rasterising text
Checking the Image settings
  • Sizing images for web pages
  • Sizing images for print
  • Resizing images
  • Changing the Canvas Size
Saving images
  • Understanding different file types
  • Saving for Web
Layer Masks
  • Working non-destructively with Layer Masks
  • Creating Layer Masks
  • Editing Layer Masks
  • Creating Fading Effects with Layer Masks
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
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 ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

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Very Informative and useful. Great insight into Photoshop and its commercial uses at work. Excellent location and trainer.

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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.

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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 ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

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Very Informative and useful. Great insight into Photoshop and its commercial uses at work. Excellent location and trainer.

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Training Location

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

5 St John’s Lane
Clerkenwell
London
EC1M 4BH


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St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

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Photoshop CS6 ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Farringdon, Central London

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Photoshop CS6 ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

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Very Informative and useful. Great insight into Photoshop and its commercial uses at work. Excellent location and trainer.

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Photoshop CS6 ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

  • 24 Apr - 28 Apr
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Very Informative and useful. Great insight into Photoshop and its commercial uses at work. Excellent location and trainer.

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Photoshop CS6 ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Farringdon, Central London

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Very Informative and useful. Great insight into Photoshop and its commercial uses at work. Excellent location and trainer.

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Testimonials

Very Informative and useful. Great insight into Photoshop and its commercial uses at work. Excellent location and trainer.

Shane O’Byrne, MEC Global, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

Our instructor put us at ease immediately and explained all course content very clearly and efficiently. He quickly realised what level we were at and adapted the content to suit.

Lynn McBean, Material MC, Photoshop - 1 Day Bespoke

The trainer was great and had sound knowledge of Photoshop. He ensured that we were all happy with the content being covered.

Asad Chaudary, British Council, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

Good pace and broad spectrum of basics covered, along with some harder content. Instructor was friendly, direct and highly knowledgeable. Not a pressured environment, very useful.

Jennifer Brough, Chartered Insurance Institute, Photoshop - 1 Day Introduction

Thank you very much for a really good course yesterday. I have been a Photoshop user for several years but this is the first time I have understood how the program works which is exactly what I wanted to achieve, as well as learn good practice and new techniques.

Robert Green, Larato, Photoshop 1 Day Introduction

It was a good starting point to learn about Photoshop and was a good relaxed informal class.

Melanie Day, Parker Hannifin, 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

Very good course, learned a lot that I can apply straight away.

Gary McCall, Getty Images, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

Great course, great tutor - really enjoyed it! Cheers!

Simon Thompson, Bedford Borough Council, Photoshop - 2 Day Intermediate

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

Photoshop CS6 ACA Masterclass 5 Days

Farringdon, Central London

Next available London course dates

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Very Informative and useful. Great insight into Photoshop and its commercial uses at work. Excellent location and trainer.

Shane O’Byrne, MEC Global, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

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