Adobe Photoshop Training Class

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This class provides you with the concepts and skills to use Adobe Photoshop effectively. You get hands-on practice working with basic through advanced techniques to get the most out of your experience. You will learn layer basics, photo retouching and image editing. Whether you are a designer, illustrator, photographer, video artist, webmaster or just a beginner, Photoshop offers you many opportunities to make your images look great.

Cost: $795.00
Register more than a week prior to the class start date to take advantage of our early bird rate of $695.00

To register for this class, click the registration link above or call 215-643-8580 option 3.

Course Outline

Lesson 1

  • Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Starting to Work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the Tools
  • Using the Options Bar and Panels
  • Undoing Actions in Photoshop
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Finding Resources for Using Photoshop
  • Tools panel overview

Lesson 2

  • Basic Photo Corrections
  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Getting started
  • Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
  • Straightening and Cropping an Image in Photoshop
  • Replacing Colors in an Image
  • Adjusting Saturation with the Sponge tool
  • Repairing Areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter
  • Saving the image for four-color printing

Lesson 3  

  • Working with Selections
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving the selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the Lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Cropping an Image and erasing within a selection
  • Refining the edge of a selection

Lesson 4  

  • Layer Basics
  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Flattening and saving files

Lesson 5  

  • Correcting Digital Photographs
  • About Camera Raw
  • Processing Files in Camera Raw
  • Merging exposure and applying advanced color correction
  • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field

Lesson 6  

  • Masks and Channels
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Wrap
  • Working with channels

Lesson 7  

  • Typographic Design
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping Point Type
  • Designing a paragraph of type

Lesson 8  

  • Vector Drawing Techniques
  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and Pen tool
  • Using paths with artwork
  • Creating vector objects for the background
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Import a Smart Object

Lesson 9  

  • Advanced Layering
  • Clipping a layer to a shape
  • Setting up a Vanishing Point grid
  • Creating your own keyboard shortcuts
  • Placing imported artwork
  • Adding a layer style
  • Placing the side panel artwork
  • Adding more artwork in perspective
  • Adding an adjustment layer
  • Working with layer comps
  • Managing layers
  • Flattening a layered image

Lesson 10  

  • Advanced Compositing
  • Assembling a montage of images
  • Applying filters
  • Hand-coloring selections on a layer
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Adding drop shadows and a border
  • Matching color schemes across images
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Stitching a panorama

Lesson 11  

  • Painting with the Mix Brush
  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mix colors
  • Creating a custom brush preset
  • Mixing colors with a photograph

Lesson 12  

  • Working with 3D Images
  • Creating a 3D shape from a layer
  • Manipulating 3D objects
  • Using the 3D panel to adjust lighting and surface texture
  • Merging two-dimensional layers onto 3D layers
  • Importing 3D files
  • Merging 3D layers to share the same 3D space
  • Adding a spot light
  • Painting on a 3D object
  • Using Repoussé to create 3D text
  • Creating a 3D postcard

Lesson 13  

  • Preparing Files for the Web
  • Selecting a web design workspace
  • Creating slices
  • Adding animation
  • Exporting HTML and images
  • Using the Zoomify feature
  • Creating a web gallery

Lesson 14  

  • Producing and Printing Consistent Color
  • About color management
  • Specifying color-management settings
  • Proofing an image
  • Identifying out-of-gamut colors
  • Adjusting an image and printing a proof
  • Saving the Image as a CMYK EPS file
  • Printing


Our facility is conveniently located near these major cities:
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, PA
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, PA
Princeton, New Jersey, NJ
New York, New York, NY
Baltimore, Maryland, MD
Wilmington, Delaware, DE
Washington DC