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Intermediate Adobe Photoshop

CS6 | CC
1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

This instructor-led, hands-on course teaches students advanced tools and techniques needed to produce sophisticated graphics. Topics include working with masks, channels, and advanced layering techniques. In order to successfully complete this course, you should be comfortable with opening, resizing, and basic image editing and retouching.

Course Objectives

  • Use masks and channels to create advanced selections and special effects
  • Enhance compositions with vector graphics
  • Create photo effects with filters and painting tools
  • Create advanced photo compositions
  • Incorporate advanced text designs in graphic compositions

Course Outline

Masks and Channels

  • Creating a Mask
  • Refining a Mask
  • Creating a Quick Mask
  • Manipulating Images with Puppet Warp
  • Working with Channels

Typographic Design

  • Creating a Clipping Mask from Type
  • Create Type on a Path
  • Warping Point Type
  • Designing Paragraphs of Type
  • Adding a Rounded Rectangle
  • Adding Vertical Text

Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About Bitmap Images and Vector Graphics
  • About Paths and the Pen Tool
  • Drawing with the Pen Tool

Vector Drawing Techniques (cont'd)

  • Working with Defined Custom Shapes
  • Importing a Smart Object
  • Adding Color and Depth to a Shape Using Layer Styles

Advanced Compositing

  • Assembling a Montage of Images
  • Arranging Layers
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Painting a Layer
  • Adding a Background
  • Using the History Panel to Undo Tasks
  • Upscaling a Low-Resolution Image



Public Course at Softek Private Course at Your Office Private Course at Softek
$325 per student $1400 flat fee up to 8 students $1550 flat fee up to 8 students
or 1 voucher $1600 flat fee up to 12 students $1750 flat fee up to 12 students
10% discount when 3+ attend $100 per additional student $100 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group courses are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Pricing is based on the maximum number of students anticipated per day per course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your office, you are responsible for the classroom setup, including student computers, instructor station, LCD projector, and software installation. For courses conducted at Softek, we take care of classroom setup.


Softek can easily customize a training course that covers the specific topics you require and integrate examples relevant to your work environment. Course customization is billed at $125 per hour and covers time needed to meet, discuss, prepare, and incorporate any specific examples into the training program. Once we have a better idea of what you have in mind, we will be glad to provide a specific price quote for the customization. There is a 2-hour minimum fee for customization.

Why Choose Softek?

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