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Adobe Photoshop Course: Level 1

Adobe Photoshop Course: Level 1

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Adobe Photoshop courses in Sydney. Transform your images into anything you can imagine.

If you can think it, you can make it with Adobe Photoshop CC, the world’s best imaging and design app. Create and enhance photographs, illustrations and 3D artwork. Design websites and mobile apps. Edit videos, simulate real-life paintings and more. It’s everything you need to make any idea real. Millions of designers, photographers and artists around the world use Photoshop to make the impossible possible. Learn Adobe Photoshop with Adobe Photoshop courses in Sydney at NEWCourse – created for you by the University of Newcastle.

This Adobe Photoshop course will have you producing professional optimised digital images fast. Gain a thorough understanding of the Adobe Photoshop software package and how it can be best utilised for the design and production of high quality digital images. In this Adobe Photoshop training course you will be guided by an expert instructor through the tools and techniques available. Beginning with the basics of Adobe Photoshop CC, your instructor will work through the functionality available and empower you with the skills necessary to create a variety of digital images.

The skills and knowledge acquired in this Adobe Photoshop course are sufficient to be able to use and operate the software effectively before attempting more advanced features covered in Adobe Photoshop Course: Level 2.

This Adobe Premiere Pro training course is delivered by an Adobe Certified Trainer.

Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this Adobe Photoshop training course you should be able to:

  1. Recognise and understand the fundamental aspects of Photoshop.
  2. Create your first Photoshop document.
  3. Navigate images.
  4. Understand the concepts of file formats, file size, colour modes and image resizing.
  5. Make effective selections in an image.
  6. Understand and work with layers and the Layers panel.
  7. Resize images using a variety of techniques.
  8. Understand how to select, use and work with colour.
  9. Create and format text layers.
  10. Draw and format standard and custom shapes.
  11. Retouch and repair artefacts in images.
  12. Understand the process of saving in Photoshop.
  13. Understand printing and printing techniques.
  14. Use the Help menu and access online help resources.

Course Content

This Adobe Photoshop training course will cover the following content:

Getting to Know Adobe Photoshop

  • Starting Adobe Photoshop.
  • The Welcome Experience.
  • The Photoshop CC Workspace.
  • Understanding Panels.
  • Working With Panels and Panel Groups.
  • Understanding the Tools Panel.
  • Working With the Tools Panel.
  • Resetting the Tools Panel.
  • Understanding the Options Bar.
  • Opening an Existing File.

Your First Adobe Photoshop Document

  • Creating a New Document.
  • Customising and Saving Workspaces.
  • Understanding the Preferences.
  • Saving a Document.
  • Understanding the Document Window.
  • Navigating With the Zoom Tool.
  • Navigating With the Hand Tool.
  • Navigating With Keyboard Shortcuts.
  • Understanding Screen Modes.
  • Working With Tabbed Documents.

Adobe Photoshop Digital Image Basics

  • Understanding File Formats.
  • Understanding Image Size Versus Resolution.
  • Understanding File Size.

Making Selections in Adobe Photoshop

  • Using the Marquee Tools.
  • Understanding the Lasso Tools.
  • Using the Lasso Tool.
  • Using the Polygonal Lasso Tool.
  • Using the Magnetic Lasso Tool.
  • Using the Quick Selection Tool.
  • Using the Magic Wand Tool.
  • Add to or Subtract From a Selection.
  • Saving a Selection.
  • Understanding the Refine Edge Dialog Box.
  • Selecting With Colour Range.

Working With Adobe Photoshop Layers

  • Understanding Layers.
  • Understanding the Layers Panel.
  • Creating a New Layer.
  • Working With Layers.
  • Adding Images to Layers.
  • Working With Layers.
  • Working With the Background Layer.
  • Changing the Layer Stacking Order.
  • Changing Layer Opacity.
  • Transforming Layers.
  • Organising Layers Into Groups.

Resizing Images in Adobe Photoshop

  • Understanding Resizing and Resampling.
  • Resizing an Image for Printing.
  • Resampling an Image for Email or Web.
  • Guidelines for Cropping Images.
  • Understanding the Crop Tool Options Bar.
  • Cropping Images.
  • Cropping Images to a Preset Size.
  • Applying a Non-Destructive Crop.
  • Using the Crop Tool to Add a Border.

Colour in Adobe Photoshop

  • Colour Fundamentals.
  • Understanding the Colour Panel.
  • Applying Colour With the Colour Panel.
  • Selecting Colours Using the Swatches Panel.
  • Selecting Colours Using the Eyedropper.
  • Selecting Colours Using the Hue Cube.
  • Identifying a Colour.

Working With Text in Adobe Photoshop

  • Understanding Vector Based Text.
  • Adding Point Text.
  • Changing Text Size.
  • Changing Text Colour.
  • Changing the Font Family.
  • Editing Text.
  • Creating a Custom Path Frame.
  • Filling Text With an Image.
  • Creating and Applying Paragraph Styles.
  • Creating and Applying Character Styles.
  • Creating a Watermark.

Shapes in Adobe Photoshop

  • Drawing a Standard Shape.
  • Drawing a Custom Shape.
  • Drawing a Straight Line.
  • Selecting and Editing Shape Layers.
  • Understanding Smart Guides.
  • Using Smart Guides to Position Shapes.

Adobe Photoshop Retouching and Repairing

  • Understanding the Retouch and Repair Tools.
  • Removing Blemishes.
  • Reducing Wrinkles.
  • Removing Stray Hairs.
  • Whitening Teeth.
  • Intensifying Eye Colour.
  • Removing Red Eye.
  • Sculpting With Liquify.
  • Removing Unwanted Objects and Wires.
  • Moving Objects Using Content Aware.
  • Using the Clone Stamp Tool.

Saving in Adobe Photoshop

  • Understanding Saving.
  • Saving Layered Files.
  • Saving PSD Images in Another Format.
  • Understanding the Save for Web Dialog Box.
  • Optimising Photos for the Web Part 1.

Printing in Adobe Photoshop

  • Printing Single Images.
  • Understanding the Print Dialog Box.
  • Using the Print Dialog Box.
  • Understanding Printing Marks.

Intended Audience

This Adobe Photoshop training course provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of using Photoshop and requires little or no prior knowledge of the Photoshop software package. This course is ideal for new or existing Photoshop users seeking to learn Adobe Photoshop tasks outlined in the course content.

Delivery Style

This Adobe Photoshop course is presented as a practical, instructor-led computer-based training course. You’ll have dedicated access to a computer exclusively for your use so you can follow instructor training and work through examples in an application-focused teaching environment.

Course Prerequisites

This Adobe Photoshop training course assumes little or no knowledge of Photoshop. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system such as navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening files, saving files, familiarity with the accessing the Internet and use of common web browsers. If you do not have these skills, we recommend attending the Basic Computer Skills Course before attempting this course.

    Free repeat course (conditions apply)

    Free USB Flash drive

    Face to face with expert trainers

    Dedicated computer for every student

    Small class sizes

    Course materials – yours to keep

    Certificate of completion

  • Excellent course – knowledgeable instructor and will definitely recommend to others!


Adobe Photoshop Course: Level 1
Sydney CBD (Venue TBA)
$595 GST free
$595 GST free
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Adobe Photoshop Course: Level 1
Sydney CBD (Venue TBA)
$595 GST free
$595 GST free
Enrol Now
There are places available
Adobe Photoshop Course: Level 1
Sydney CBD (Venue TBA)
$595 GST free
$595 GST free
Enrol Now
There are places available

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