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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


Cost and Delivery Format Options

We offer the above listed class on our public schedule and as a private group class in the following delivery formats:

Public Class: Live Virtual or at Softek
Per student $325
Private Group Class: Live Virtual
1-4 students $950
5-8 students $1400
9-12 students* $1600
*$100 per additional student
Private Group Class: At Your Location or Softek
1-4 students $1100
5-8 students $1550
9-12 students* $1750
*$100 per additional student

Private Group Training

Private group classes are cost effective when you have a group of students who need the same course. Volume discounts of 5% to 20% are available when five or more training days are scheduled. For classes conducted at your location, you are responsible for the classroom setup which should include:

  • A computer for each student (with the appropriate software installed), and
  • An instructor workstation connected to a visual display (e.g., projector, smartboard, etc.).


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 and virtual training
  • Instructors with 10+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee