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Use Photoshop's editing suite to Manipulate and edit images Create digital paintings Create graphic design work Add realism to 3D models Generate animated GIFs

Bespoke Photoshop CC - 2 Day Introduction

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Intermediate

Duration:

2 Days (10am-5pm)

Price:

From £949 + VAT

Dates:

Dates to suit you

Learn the fundamentals of Photoshop with this bespoke comprehensive introduction to the number one image-manipulation program. We will show you how to adjust and enhance images. This is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in photographic visuals.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Adobe Photoshop CC training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

Learn the fundamentals of Photoshop with this bespoke comprehensive introduction to the number one image-manipulation program. We will show you how to adjust and enhance images. This is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in photographic visuals.

This course can be based around our base outline or part/fully customised according to your level & requirements. Our bespoke Adobe Photoshop CC training is offered either Online, Onsite at your offices or at one of the XChange centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow.

  • Bespoke Photoshop CC - 2 Day Introduction

    Course Details

    Adobe Photoshop CC is the standard image editing application used by the majority of design professionals throughout the world. It offers incredible creative freedom both in terms of manipulating existing images, creating new art work, and integrating all design elements.

    Photoshop CC also supports vector graphics, easy automation, and a wide range of other improved features, including the brilliant new Adobe Bridge, vanishing point effects, one-click red-eye correction and much more. If you’re serious about working in the creative industries, it’s no exaggeration to say that you must know this application.

    In this 2 day beginners course in Adobe Photoshop CC, you will learn the basics of image manipulation and creation with this powerful tool. Learning how to create accurate selections to modify with Photoshop’s tools will form a key part of the training (including Quick Masks), as will understanding layers, using colour and transparency, and adjusting images to improve their quality/suitability for their intended publication. As Photoshop is such a feature-rich application, other features of the software will be considered according to how appropriate they are to your workflow needs.

    By the end of this course you will be able to use Photoshop CC to create basic artwork and layouts, and to save correctly for your intended medium.

    (This course is also available as a 1 day course which however it only allows limited time to cover the features and less time for experimenting and creating completed designs.)

    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.

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  • Full 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 default Workspace & Bridge
    • Introduction to the Toolbar
    • Palette management & Screen real estate
    • History Palette & Undoing Actions
    • Navigation shortcuts
    Working with Selections
    • Creating Selections using Magic Wand
    • Adjusting Selections
    • Quick Selection and Lasso tools
    • Combining Selection tools for complex objects
    • Saving and Reloading a Selection
    Enhancing an Image
    • Using Levels and Curves
    • Compensate for flash with Shadow & Highlight
    • Variations to quickly decide about a colour cast
    • Hue & Saturation controls
    • Blurring and sharpening using Filters
    Painting and Retouching Images
    • Digital darkroom techniques
    • Clone Stamp and Heal tools
    • Creating, saving and loading custom colours
    • Painting with Paintbrush, Pencil or Paint Bucket tool
    • Introduction to Gradients and painting with Gradients
    • Working with Quick Mask mode & Layer Masks
    Working with Layers
    • Importing images, Layers and Selections
    • Transforming Layer Objects & using the Smart Objects
    • Starting to build layered compositions
    • Applying Transparency
    • Basic Blending Modes
    • Other goodies as Text Layers, Adjustment Layers and Layer Styles
    Masks and Channels
    • Creating a Quick Mask
    • Editing a Quick Mask
    • Saving a Selection
    • Editing a Mask
    • Extracting an Image
    • Creating a Gradient Mask
    • Applying Effects Using a Gradient Mask
    Correcting and Enhancing Digital Photos
    • Correcting Digital Photographs
    • Editing with Vanishing Point
    • Correcting Image Distortion
    • Creating a PDF Portfolio
    • Next Generation Camera RAW
    • Processing Camera RAW Files
    Typographic Design
    • Creating a Clipping Mask From Type
    • Creating a Design Element From Type
    • Interactive Formatting Controls
    • Warping Point Type
    • Designing a Paragraph of Type
    • Warping a Layer
    Adobe Bridge
    • Improved performance
    • Filter panel
    • Import photos from a digital camera card
    • Compare and preview images
    • Compare multiple images in the Preview panel
    • Loupe tool to zoom in on image previews
    • Version Cue Inspector and Version Cue buttons
    • Workspace flexibility
    Outputting your artwork
    • Colour modes, Resolution and Image Size
    • Cropping an image vs Extending the Canvas
    • File formats & optimising artwork for Web
  • Training Location Options

    Online ↓ London ↓ Manchester ↓ Glasgow ↓ Onsite ↓

    This course is offered for your convenience at one of our bespoke training centres in London, Manchester and Glasgow, Remote Online, or Onsite at your offices anywhere in the UK. Just let us know what would work best for you or your team.

    Remote Online

    Delivered Online to your location

    Live online training offers an extremely flexible and convenient way of covering the same content as our bespoke classroom based courses. You will receive professional, certified design training from one of our experienced instructors direct to your screen, offering the perfect solution for those wishing to learn without having to travel.

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    Remote Online Training Courses

    Central London

    5 St John’s Lane, Clerkenwell, EC1M 4BH

    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.

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    London Training Centre

    Central Manchester

    Piccadilly House, 49 Piccadilly, M1 2AP

    Piccadilly House is located in central 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).

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    Manchester Training Centre

    Central Glasgow

    Centrum Business Centre, 38 Queen Street, G1 3DX

    The Queen Street training centre is located in central Glasgow within easy walking distance of the 3 local train options of Central Station, Queen Street and Argyle Street offering excellent transport connections.

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    Glasgow Training Centre

    Onsite

    Onsite at your Offices/Premises

    If you have the required set up and would prefer to have the training at your location we will be able to deliver the same session onsite at your premises as in our training centres. This will provide you with the same tailored training but without the need to travel and less disruption to you or your teams work schedule.

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    Onsite Training
  • Related Courses

    Below are related bespoke courses for alternative tailored training options.


    Bespoke Adobe Photoshop CC Training Courses

    Adobe Photoshop - 1 Day Introduction Training CourseAdobe Photoshop - 1 Day Intermediate Training CourseAdobe Photoshop - 2 Day Intermediate Training CourseAdobe Photoshop Advanced - 1 Day Bespoke Training CourseAdobe Photoshop Advanced - 2 Day Bespoke Training CourseAdobe Photoshop for Forensics - 2 Day Introduction CourseAdobe Photoshop CC New Features - 1 Day Upgrade Training

    Bespoke Adobe CC Design Combo Training Courses

    Adobe CC Design Combo - 3 Day Essentials introduction training

    Bespoke Adobe Illustrator CC Training Courses

    Adobe Illustrator CC - 1 Day Introduction training Adobe Illustrator CC - 2 Day Introduction training

    Bespoke Adobe InDesign CC Training Courses

    Adobe InDesign CC - 1 Day Introduction Training CourseAdobe InDesign CC - 2 Day Introduction Training Course
  • Client Reviews

    ''Trainer and content of the course were both excellent and exactly what I was after. With only two of us in the group we were really able to adapt the course to our personal needs and even work through real life examples. Would definitely recommend to any of my colleagues.''

    Claire Douglas, Centrica, Adobe Photoshop - One Day Introduction

    ''Thanks for great few days of learning, I really enjoyed the course! The post course files will be very handy.''

    Vicky Keeler, Kellogg, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    ''Great one to one training which was really specific and which I can implement immediately to my everyday workload as soon as I get back in to the office!''

    Brunella Capozzi, Disney, Photoshop - 2 Day Bespoke

    ''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 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

    ''Thoroughly enjoyed each course I've completed with XChange and found the training style to be brilliant and conducive to learning.''

    Paul Fisher, BAE Systems, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced

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

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

    ''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

    ''The trainer had an excellent knowledge of product and how to apply things in a day to day situation.''

    Faye Purver, Mi-Case, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    ''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

Frequently Asked Questions:

What dates are available for this course?

As a bespoke course the date arrangement is based around your requirements and availability in our schedule. With your guide of when you are looking for the training we will advise suitable date options ahead of finalising the planned date(s).

Can the content be tailored to my requirements?

Yes we are flexible about tailoring content and can adapt to be fully based on your requirements, a mixture of content from different levels of our base courses or a base outline with some additional focus areas.

Can this course be delivered live online?

Yes we can provide the same bespoke course as a live online session connecting to you or your group with either Zoom or Microsoft Teams if preferred.

What is the cost to deliver the course onsite?

We are equally able to deliver our bespoke training onsite at your premises and the cost to deliver this is the same structure as classroom with the addition of basic expenses depending on your location. Onsite courses in and around London, Manchester and Glasgow are usually without additional costs.

Can the course include my work samples?

It is often possible to review and include consideration towards sample files however the main course content is usually structured around prepared examples which are best suited to the planned content and structure of teaching the required skills in the best format.