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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

1 Day, 9:00-4:00

Course Overview

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

Course Outline

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
  • 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


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
Per student $375
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
1-4 students $1200
5-8 students $1650
9-12 students* $1850
*$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 $150 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.

Why Choose Softek?

  • Live, virtual or in-person training
  • Instructors with 15+ years of experience
  • Detailed training guide
  • Certificate of completion
  • Money-back guarantee