Photoshop Essentials

Intro to Photoshop Classroom Training

In this Photoshop Essentials two-day training course, you will learn to create graphics for use in websites, retouch damaged photography, and use Text, Layers and Drawing Tools to create images.

  • Small classes
  • Computer provided
  • Book included
  • Free retake

Photoshop Essentials

$545 12 Hours 185 Madison Avenue, NYC In-person classroom training

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Dec 5–6 9:30am–4:30pm
Jan 3–4 9:30am–4:30pm
Jan 27–Feb 3 10am–5pm
Feb 11–12 9:30am–4:30pm
Mar 20–21 9:30am–4:30pm
Mar 31–Apr 7 10am–5pm

Corporate training available

Call 212-658-1918 or email us

What You'll Learn

  • Getting to Know the Work Area
  • Basic Photo Corrections
  • Working with Selections
  • Layer Basics
  • Masks and Channels
  • Typographic Design
  • Final Project

Full Course Syllabus

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  • Raster vs. Vector
  • Creating new images
  • Saving files for print
  • Saving files for web/screen
  • Working with Adobe Bridge

Lesson 1.  Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Using the tools
  • Using the options bar and other panels
  • Undoing actions in Photoshop
  • Customizing the workspace
  • Tools panel overview

Lesson 2.  Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Adjusting the color in Camera Raw
  • Straightening and cropping the 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
  • Using content-aware fill
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter

Lesson 3.  Working with Selections

  • About selecting and selection tools
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving a selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso tool
  • Cropping an image and erasing within a selection
  • Refining the edge of a selection

Lesson 4.  Layer Basics

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

Lesson 5.  Masks and Channels

  • Working with masks and channels
  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Warp
  • Working with channels

Lesson 6.  Typographic Design

  • About type
  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping point type
  • Designing paragraphs of type

Lesson 7. Final Project