Adobe Photoshop Training Courses – The Complete Course (2 days)

Adobe Photoshop Complete

Adobe Photoshop is, of course, the de-facto application to master when the manipulation of images and photographs are required. With a breathtaking assortment of artistic tools and filters, Photoshop has reigned supreme as the software package of choice for graphic designers, photographers and web content creators for many years. Continually updated by Adobe, Photoshop is ever more streamlined and effective, and offers an even greater variety of ways for you to achieve the exact result that you are seeking, quickly and efficiently.

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Our two day ‘Complete Photoshop’ course guides you through both the simple and the more advanced techniques that you can achieve with Photoshop. Whether you are learning the program for the first time, are returning to it after some time away, or simply wish to refine the effectiveness of your techniques and workflow, our course offers a superb and intensive workshop, taking you several steps forward in mastering this most powerful and creative of software applications.

Excellent and interesting, fun course!! The tutor was brilliant in his knowledge and answering my questions. Will definitely come back again on another course when the need arises. FAB!!!

InterContinental Hotels Group.
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Duration: 2 days.

Price: £375.

Location: 21st Century Studios, St Albans, Hertfordshire. For security reasons, further details are only provided upon booking.

Times: 10.00am to 4.30pm.

Equipment: Our fully featured training room includes six top-of-the-range iMac computers configured to work in both Macintosh (OSX) and PC (Windows) modes, ensuring you the maximum familiarity with your chosen operating system.

Further assistance: Our FAQ page contains the answers to many common questions. Alternatively please call 07543 403616 to arrange to speak to our training manager.

This course has given me the skills to start to use Photoshop with confidence. I learned several shortcuts/tricks which other online tutorials have not shown me. Highly recommended for anyone wishing to learn the programme.

Shazam Entertaintment Ltd.
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The Interface

  • Toolbox
  • Context Menus
  • Tool Options Bar
  • Menu Bar
  • Palette Well
  • Rulers
  • Guides and grid
  • Navigating in Photoshop
  • Shortcuts
  • File Browser

Managing Palettes

  • Layers
  • Channels
  • Paths
  • History
  • Navigator
  • Styles
  • Actions
  • Info

Working with Photoshop Tools

  • Painting
  • Selecting
  • Editing
  • Using Vectors and Paths
  • Canvas Size
  • Image Size
  • Transform
  • Rotate Canvas
  • Photoshop Filters

Adjusting and Retouching Images Tonality

  • Levels Curves
  • Auto Levels


  • Complementary Colours
  • Colour Balance
  • Hue/Saturation
  • Desaturate


  • Actual Pixels
  • Scaling
  • Sharpen
  • Sharpen More
  • Sharpen Edges

Understanding Digital Colour

  • Colour Channels
  • Bit Depth
  • Additive and Subtractive Colours
  • Complementary Colours
  • RGB
  • CMYK
  • Greyscale
  • Duotone
  • Indexed Colour

Understanding File Properties

  • Vector vs. Bitmapped Editing
  • File Size, Image Size
  • Input and Output Resolution

Saving Files

  • PSD
  • TIFF
  • JPEG
  • EPS

Creating a Montage

  • Adjusting and Retouching multiple Images
  • Using Selection Tools
  • Cutting out multiple Images
  • Cropping Images
  • Managing Layers
  • Adjusting and Retouching multiple Images
  • Using Selection tools
  • Masking Multiple images
  • Creating Shape
  • Using Content and Object Layers
  • Using Layer Masks
  • Managing Layer Sets

Working with Layers

  • Layers and Backgrounds
  • Layer Types, Sets and Styles
  • Layer Opacity
  • Creating Layers
  • Duplicating Layers
  • Merging Layers
  • Deleting Layers
  • Photoshop text
  • Re-arranging Layers
  • Linking Layers
  • Photoshop text
  • Object layers
  • Layer masks
  • Layer options
  • Layer blending modes
  • Adjustment layers
  • Gradient layers
  • Solid Colour layers
  • Pattern layers
  • Shape layers
  • Type layers


  • Rubberstamp Tool
  • Healing Brush
  • Patch Tool
  • Non Linear vs. Linear Adjustments
  • Colour Editing with Curves
  • Unsharp-Masking
  • Retouching Techniques
  • Blending Modes
  • History Brush Retouching

Working with Selections

  • Editing Selections
  • Using Quickmask
  • Transforming Selections
  • Saving Selections as Alpha Channels
  • Colour Range
  • Adding
  • Subtracting
  • Transforming
  • Contracting
  • Type selection

Working with Photoshop Filters

  • Wave
  • Polar Co-ordinates
  • Twirl
  • Ripple
  • 3D Transform
  • Colour Halftone
  • Lighting Effects
  • Displacement Mapping
  • Minimum
  • Maximum
  • Noise
  • Solarise
  • Creating Custom Textures

Design Techniques and Special Effects

  • Mask editing in Photoshop
  • Masks for Montages
  • Masks for Adjustments
  • Image Extraction
  • Complex Cut outs
  • Selective blurring
  • Matting and Defringing
  • Levels on Masks
  • Selections on Masks

Working with the Action Palette

  • Automate
  • Batch-Processing
  • Droplets
  • Recording Actions
  • Playing actions
  • Editing actions
  • Break-Points
  • Picture Package
  • Resolution dependant actions
  • Pre-set actions
I knew virtually nothing about Photoshop and now I feel that, with 21st Century’s help, I have mastered the basics. Learning from someone who has tried and tested the product for years really does help know what features are most useful and those that will hardly get used. This is a wonderful tool and I am so pleased that I took the 2-day course. Many, many thanks 21st Century Media!

Designs on the Web Ltd.
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