Photoshop Training

Rating 5 out of 5 based on 3 reviews


2-days: £495 + vat

Adobe Photoshop is useful for photographers, web creators and designers to create different kinds of graphics by manipulating and composing scanned or drawn images, using the powerful layering and masking techniques and vast amount of filters.

This Adobe Photoshop Training course in Brighton will teach you how to create and edit images and how to optimise graphics for print and the web.

We only use highly experienced and qualified trainers to ensure your training is of an excellent standard.

We also offer private and in-company training. Please call 01273 622272 to discuss.

Photoshop Training Objectives

Once you have completed this Brighton Photoshop Training course you will be able to use Photoshop to –

  • Work effectively and flexibly with layer masks in the production of montage and image manipulation.
  • Scan, re-touch, and optimise images for print or the web.
  • Use filters and layer effects both as tools and effects.
  • Develop Photoshop skills further using the in depth knowledge gained during this training course.
  • Export from Photoshop using the most appropriate file format for the job in hand.

Photoshop Course Prerequisites

  • To attend this course you need to be comfortable using a PC or a Mac, this includes creating, moving and deleting files and folders.
  • Before you attend the Photoshop Training Course, we recommend you familiarise yourself with the Adobe Photoshop interface, or a similar package of the same standard.
  • You can download a trial version of Adobe Photoshop here –

Photoshop Training Content

Photoshop Training – Basics

  • Overview of the Photoshop interface
  • Image size and resolution
  • Image colour concepts
  • Image modes
  • Bitmaps and vectors explained

Photoshop Training – Basic Photoshop tools and colour

  • Overview of the Photoshop toolset
  • Do’s and don’ts of choosing colours
  • Erasing and canvas colour
  • Brushes and brush types
  • Adjusting brushes
  • Choosing colours by eye
  • Numerical colour
  • Pantone colour
  • The background image

Photoshop Training – Bridge & Mini Bridge

  • Viewing, rating & keywording images

Photoshop Training – Selection

  • Essential image navigation shortcuts
  • Adding to and subtracting from selections
  • Transforming a selection
  • Understanding selection edges
  • Using the quick select and magic wand tools
  • Using the lasso tools
  • The marquee tools
  • The refine edge dialogue box
  • Saving and reloading a selection

Photoshop Training – Layer masks

  • Introduction to the power of layer masks
  • Creating a layer mask from a selection
  • The gradient tool and masks
  • Modifying a layer mask using the paintbrush tool
  • Tricks for modifying mask edges for cut-out

Photoshop Training – Layers – combining images

  • Transforming and distorting layers
  • Layer opacity
  • Layer blending modes
  • Working with multiple layers
  • Creating montages

Photoshop Training – Image adjustments

  • Levels explained
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Hue and saturation
  • Destructive verses non-destructive techniques
  • Colour balance and colour balance considerations
  • Selective adjustments using masks

Photoshop Training – Retouching

  • Content aware fill
  • The clone tool
  • Spot healing
  • The healing brush
  • The patch tool

Photoshop Training – Filters

  • Advantages of using smart filters
  • An overview of filters and their uses
  • Pixel (100%) view and what it means
  • Selective filtering
  • Image sharpening in detail
  • Image blurring

Photoshop Training – Layer effects

  • Overview of layer effects
  • Applying drop shadow
  • Applying other layer effects

Photoshop Training – Steps to prepare an image for end use

  • Opening an image using adobe bridge
  • Cropping and sizing (the quick way)
  • Image adjustments using levels, colour balance and hue/saturation
  • Further correction to images using shadow/highlight
  • Re-touching using the clone tool
  • The clone source palette
  • Re-touching using the healing tool
  • Scan resolution and dpi explained in depth
  • Reference to colour bit depth

Photoshop Training – File formats

  • Considerations when choosing a file format
  • Common file formats explained

3 Reviews

5 / 5 stars

I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed the Photoshop course today run by Mike. It was a really useful experience and the time went so quickly – which is always a good sign!

I would recommend Silicon Beach to other people for training.

5 / 5 stars

Fast paced, small group, tailored to needs, great equipment, up-to-date software, approachable trainer.

5 / 5 stars

The Photoshop training course was excellent. The professionalism of your company, your very courteous staff and of course a good tutor made for an enjoyable and informative two days.

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