Adobe Photoshop Course: Level 2 (Advanced)

Adobe Photoshop Course: Level 2 (Advanced)

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This Adobe Photoshop course is an advanced Photoshop course that will expand your knowledge beyond content covered in Adobe Photoshop Course: Level 1 (Beginners) and enable you to work with various advanced aspects of Photoshop CC including working with the Creative Cloud, applying layer effects, creating and modifying 3D content and much more.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Understand and work with your Adobe account.
  2. Understand, modify and create Creative Cloud libraries.
  3. Apply layer effects to an image.
  4. Understand and work with smart objects.
  5. Transform images, including flipping, rotating and skewing.
  6. Correct the tone and colour of photos using adjustment layers.
  7. Understand and use masks, filters and blending modes.
  8. Understand the 3D tools and settings in Photoshop.
  9. Manage your digital images and other assets using Adobe Bridge.
  10. Understand and work with Camera Raw.
  11. Understand how Adobe mobile apps work.
  12. Share documents in Photoshop.

Course Content

This Adobe Photoshop course will cover the following content:

The Adobe Account

  • The Adobe Website.
  • Signing in to Your Adobe Account.
  • The Creative Profile Home Page.
  • Managing Your Adobe Account.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud Application Manager.
  • Working With Apps.
  • Understanding Assets.
  • Understanding TypeKit.
  • Add Fonts in Typekit.
  • Understanding Adobe Colour CC.
  • Understanding Behance.

Adobe Creative Cloud Libraries

  • The Libraries Panel.
  • Adding Assets to the Libraries Panel.
  • Accessing the Contents of Your Library Online.
  • Sorting the Contents of the Library.
  • Sharing Libraries.
  • Working With Libraries.

Adobe Photoshop Layer Effects

  • Applying a Drop Shadow Effect.
  • Applying a Glow Effect.
  • Adding a Border.
  • Copying Effects to Other Layers.
  • Saving Layer Effects as a Style.
  • Understanding Layer Comps.

Adobe Photoshop Smart Objects

  • Understanding Smart Objects.
  • Understanding Editing Smart Objects.
  • Create an Embedded Smart Object.
  • Editing an Embedded Smart Object.
  • Creating a Linked Smart Object.
  • Modifying a Linked Smart Object.
  • Editing a Smart Object in Illustrator.

Transforming Images in Adobe Photoshop

  • Flipping and Rotating Images.
  • Straightening Images Using the Ruler Tool.
  • Straightening Images Using the Crop Tool.
  • Straightening Scanned Images.
  • Correcting Perspective With Perspective Crop.
  • Correcting Perspective With Puppet Warp.
  • Changing Perspective With Perspective Warp.
  • Scaling, Skewing and Freeform.
  • Rotating Images.
  • Warping Images.
  • Creating a Panorama.

Tonal and Colour Corrections in Adobe Photoshop

  • Understanding Tone Colour and Channels.
  • Understanding Adjustment Layers.
  • Creating an Adjustment Layer.
  • Using Adjustment Presets.
  • Understanding Tone and Histograms.
  • Using Levels to Improve Contrast.
  • Using Curves to Improve Contrast.
  • Opening Up Shadows.
  • Repairing Photos That Needed Fill Flash.
  • Correcting a Colour Cast Automatically.
  • Correcting a Colour Cast Manually.
  • Adjusting Colour Temperature.
  • Adjusting Colour Saturation Selectively.
  • Converting Colour Images to Greyscale.
  • Brightening Washed Out Colours.
  • Adjustment Layers in a Multi-Layered Image.

Adobe Photoshop Masks Filters and Blending

  • Understanding Layer Masks.
  • Understanding Filters.
  • Understanding Blending Modes.
  • Applying a Vignette.
  • Applying a Soft Focus Effect.
  • Applying a Blurred Lighting Vignette.
  • Applying a Focus Vignette Effect.
  • Blending Images.
  • Sharpening Images With the Unsharp Mask.
  • Sharpening Images With Smart Sharpen.
  • Adding Grain With the Add Noise Filter.
  • Applying a Creative Filter.
  • Smoothing Skin Using the High Pass Filter.
  • Dodging and Burning.
  • Adding Motion With Path Blur.
  • Adding Elliptical Motion With Spin Blur.
  • Reducing Camera Shake.

Introduction to 3D in Adobe Photoshop

  • Understanding 3D in Photoshop.
  • Understanding the 3D Panel.
  • Understanding the Properties Panel.
  • Understanding 3D Concepts.
  • Creating Preset 3D Shapes.
  • Working With Camera Views.
  • Working With the Light Source.
  • Add Colour to 3D Objects.
  • Creating 3D Text.
  • Applying Colour to 3D Text Rendering.
  • Saving and Exporting 3D Objects.
  • Importing a 3D Image Into an Image.

Using Adobe Bridge with Photoshop

  • Installing Adobe Bridge.
  • Understanding the Bridge Workspace.
  • The Bridge Menu and Tool Bar.
  • Opening an Image in Bridge.
  • Working With Thumbnails.
  • Working With Views in Bridge.
  • Organising Images in Bridge.
  • Sorting and Filtering.
  • Embedding Metadata in Your Image Files.

Introduction to Camera Raw in Adobe Photoshop

  • Understanding Camera Raw.
  • The Camera Raw Screen.
  • Understanding Camera Raw Panels.
  • Understanding the Raw Tool Bar.
  • Making Basic Changes in Camera Raw.
  • Opening Images in Camera Raw.
  • Preferences Dialog Box.

Adobe Mobile Apps

  • Adobe Creative Cloud Mobile Apps.
  • The Adobe Capture Apps.
  • Adobe Photoshop Mobile Applications.

Intended Audience

This Adobe Photoshop course provides a comprehensive and thorough coverage of using Photoshop and assume some 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 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 course assumes some knowledge of Photoshop. You should be familiar with the basic functions of a computer operating system. This includes navigating the environment using a mouse and keyboard, starting applications, copying and pasting objects, formatting text, creating folders, opening and 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.

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Bring Your Own Device Option

This course is also available to participants who are seeking a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) option for users of Windows or Mac devices. Participants are able to bring and use their own laptop provided that they have a recent version of the software installed on their device. BYOD course participants are required to contact us on 02 8262 6400 (Option 4) between 9AM to 5PM Monday to Friday to enrol in this course. This option may also be available for any classes currently marked as full.

About your instructor

Antony Brown

Antony Brown

Antony is a Certified Apple Final Cut Pro 7 & X trainer and Adobe Certified Instructor. He has a deep understanding and broad experience in delivering product training to professionals, one-on-one and small groups, as well as demonstrations at trade shows throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. Antony is also the author of a Focal Press publication.

  • Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Certified Instructor in Photoshop CC
  • Adobe Certified Expert in After Effects CS5
  • Adobe Certified Instructor in After Effects CS5
  • Adobe Certified Expert in Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe Certified Instructor in Premiere Pro CC
  • Adobe Certified Expert in Audition
  • Adobe Certified Expert Video Specialist
  • Apple Certified Pro in Final Cut Pro X & 7
  • Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro X & 7


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