Dreamweaver course in north London

Introduction to Photoshop (Level 1)

Whether you're a total beginner, a home user or a graphics professional looking to use Photoshop on the job, this course will help. You'll learn the learn the fundamentals of Photoshop the industry standard for digital image editing on this one-day course.

Typically used for outputting to print, video or web, Photoshop offers the tools you need for professional looking photographic images, composites, backgrounds, textures, text and special effects.
Learn how to create original artwork using the painting tools, how to effectively composite images using the selection tools, and how to create multi-dimensional images by mastering the layers palette. Other topics include retouching images, understanding resolution issues, and applying layer effects and basic filters. Whether you've never tried Photoshop before or you've picked up a few tricks along the way and want to get a more rounded knowledge - this course will have you creating and editing images like a pro.

Anyone that is new to; and needs to work on anything from original artwork, to photographic image enhancement using Adobe Photoshop. Including: Graphic designers, Graphic artists, Interior designers, Photographers, Architects, Product designers, Programmers,Website designers, Media professionals (TV), Media Professionals (Publishing), Fashion designers, Beauty and fashion industry Professionals, Jewellery designers etc
Suitable for both PC and Mac users.

We use CS 6 Version in the classroom but can demonstrate any other version that you use at home/work.

The amount of material covered in class is quite vast (see outline below). It's therefore required that students are comfortable using a mouse, opening/ saving files and with the general operation of computers.

Course outline

Photoshop Essentials
  • The Photoshop interface
  • Learning about Vector and Raw Graphics
  • Organising your panels
  • Using the Tool Option bar
  • Using the Navigation panel
  • Using the History panel
The characteristics of a Photoshop file
  • Pixels and paint programs
  • Image resolution, dimensions and file size
  • Understanding file formats (JPEG/PNG/GIF)
Setting basic image characteristics
  • Creating new documents
  • Cropping and rotating artwork
  • Changing image resolution and artwork size
  • Changing the Canvas Size
  • Saving and exporting files for web and print
Correct an image
  • Levels command
  • Adjusting colour balance
  • Variations command
  • Hue/saturation command
  • Using Shadow/Highlight command
Selection techniques
  • Selection tools
  • Lasso, magic wand and marquee tools
  • Isolating and extracting image selections
  • Feathering selections
Working with layers
  • Building a multi-layered document
  • Moving, scaling and rotating layers
  • Using guides, grids and rulers
  • Linking layers
  • Locking and protecting layers
  • Layer groups
  • Creating layer effects
  • Adding drop shadow, glow and emboss treatments
  • Using the Layer Styles panel
Shape and text layers
  • Working with the Text tool
  • Transforming Type
  • Type Styles and Effects
Printing and optimising documents
  • The Save for Web command
  • Understanding image compression and optimization settings
  • Image Types (JPG, GIF, PNG)
Design Project Specifications
  • Layout, page setup and colour settings for print design

Class time is 10:00 a.m.- 4:30/5:00 p.m.

Breaks are scheduled throughout the day and lunch is typically scheduled between 1-2 pm. We provide you with Tea, Coffee, Biscuits and other refreshments on the house. We also have a fridge and a microwave available for you to store/warm up any food you wish to bring along for your lunch. .

We recommend the following courses that relate to this class: Advanced Adobe Photoshop Training, Adobe InDesign Training, Adobe Illustrator Training and WordPress Essentials Training.

Course Duration 1 Day
Dates and Prices This course is only available as individual 1:1 on a bespoke
Please call centre on 0208 443 2888 for a quote and to arrange dates
Course Times 10:00 till 16:00