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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

Version CS6 • CC

1 Day, 9:00-4:00, 6 Hours

This instructor-led, hands-on course teaches students the skills needed to produce sophisticated graphics for the Web and for print. Topics include working with selections, layers, and basic photo corrections using a broad range of Photoshop tools.  In order to successfully complete this course, you should feel comfortable using a mouse and have a working knowledge of the Windows environment.

Course objectives:

  • Become familiar with the Photoshop environment
  • Use Bridge to open and view files
  • Apply color adjustments to images
  • Use the Clone and Spot Healing brushes
  • Use multiple tools to select shapes
  • Add and adjust layers
  • Apply layer styles and effects


Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Using the Tools
  • Sampling a Color
  • Working with Tools and Tool Properties
  • Undoing Actions in Photoshop
  • More About Panels and Panel Locations
  • Finding Resources for Using Photoshop

Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for Retouching
  • Strategy for Retouching
  • Resolution and Image Size
  • Opening a File with Adobe Bridge
  • Straightening and Cropping an Image
  • Adjusting Color and Tone
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • Applying a Content-Aware Patch
  • Repairing Areas with the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Sharpening the Image

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



Working with Selections (cont'd)

  • Rotating a Selection
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Selecting from a Center Point
  • Resizing and Copying a Selection
  • Cropping an Image

Layer Basics

  • Using the Layers Panel
  • Rearranging Layers
  • Applying a Gradient to a Layer
  • Applying a Layer Style
  • Applying an Adjustment Layer
  • Updating Layer Effects
  • Adding a Border
  • Flattening and Saving Files

Red-Eye Correction

Saving a File for Use on the Web


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Public Class

$325 per student
Or one voucher

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Private Group Classes

Conducted at Your Office

$1400 flat fee for up to 8 students
$1600 flat fee for up to 12 students
$100 per additional student

Conducted at Softek’s Facility

$1550 flat fee for up to 8 students
$1750 flat fee for up to 12 students
$100 per additional student

Have more or fewer students? Or, need to schedule more than one training day? Fill out our quote request form for a price quote based on your training needs. 

Why choose Softek?

  • Live, in-person training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee