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Introduction to Adobe Photoshop

CS6 | CC
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



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$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