Photoshop Private Training

Adobe Photoshop Essentials

In this Photoshop Essentials 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.

This course is only available as one-on-one training, if you're interested in our Adobe group classes, please check our design school courses.

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$450 3 Hours Mac and PC provided 185 Madison Avenue, NYC In-person classroom training

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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

Photoshop Essentials Class New York City

The Photoshop Essentials class concentrates on the aspects of Photoshop most commonly used by NYC businesses on a daily basis. By the end of this training course, you will feel confident in creating graphics for the web, retouching damaged photography, and using Text, Layers and Drawing Tools to create images. This class is perfect for those looking to build websites, and for photographers both amateur and professional.

Rated the Best Photoshop Courses in New York City

  • Practical and hands-on training focused on real-world applications of Photoshop
  • Engaging and interactive instructors
  • Proprietary course manual and shortcut sheets
  • Small class sizes for personalized attention