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Payment Of Invoices

For bookings from established businesses, we do not require payment at the point of booking.

We will send you an invoice which you can submit to your accounts payable system.

Purchase Orders

If your employer uses a purchase order (P.O.) system to manage supplier invoices that is no problem.

  • If you already have a P.O. number when booking add it to the PO number box on the booking form, and we will include it on your invoice.
  • If you need an invoice to generate a P.O. number in your accounts system, please book the course as normal and add a note in the PO number box – to be provided
  • We will send you an invoice (without a P.O.) which you can use to generate a P.O..
  • We will then re-issue your invoice with your P.O. included when you provide us with it

PAYMENT METHODS:

You are not able to pay directly online at the time of booking, we issue an invoice for all bookings.

We accept payment either via direct bank transfer or card

Our invoices contain our bank details if you would like to pay by bank transfer and there is also information on how to pay by card.

Please note, if you are using a business card there is a surcharge of 2% to cover the payment processing charges.

Master the basics of digital image management and manipulation on this 2 day beginners’ Adobe Photoshop course.

Our friendly, experienced Adobe trainers will quickly get you using Photoshop confidently and share the tricks that they have picked up over the years.

This is a hands-on course. It includes lots of time to practise what you are being taught and try things out for yourself.

By the time you finish, you’ll be comfortable using a wide range of Photoshop’s key features.

A complete beginners’ course that covers all of the basics.
Plenty of one-to-one attention and time to ask questions.
Friendly expert trainers, small groups and a comfortable place to learn.

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What Will I Learn?

By the end of this course you’ll be confidently using Photoshop to manipulate and touch up your images.

Photographs are provided for you to practise on during this course. They provide real-world examples of how to use the techniques that you are being taught.

You will learn how to:

  • Create stunning images by editing and retouching your photos.
  • Perfectly annotate your images using a variety of text effects.
  • Quickly and accurately select specific parts of your image to work with.
  • Optimise your images for print, web and other uses.

For people looking to take their Photoshop skills further, we also offer an advanced Photoshop course and a combined Photoshop course discount.

Watch one of our trainers give a taster on what you’ll cover:

The Trainer

One of our regular trainers for this course is Paul. He has been training people to use layout and graphic design packages for over 30 years.

He started his career working as a graphic designer. Then in 1989 he was asked to help train people use Aldus Pagemaker and CorelDraw and the rest is history.

He has focused on training Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Lightroom and Illustrator for the last 15 years.

Course Details

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Click on the sections below to see the full syllabus that is covered during this course. 

  • Starting Photoshop
  • The Photoshop Workspace
  • Working With The Palette Dock
  • Working With Palettes And Palette Groups
  • Palette Techniques
  • About The Toolbox
  • Working With The Options Bar
  • Opening An Existing Document
  • Creating A New Image
  • Brush Tool Essentials
  • Selecting Colours Using The Swatches Palette
  • Undoing Actions
  • Exiting Photoshop

 

  • Understanding The Document Window
  • Navigating With The Navigator Palette
  • Navigating With The Hand And Zoom Tools
  • Navigating With Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Changing Screen Modes
  • Working With Multiple Documents

 

  • Understanding file formats
  • Understanding file size
  • Understanding colour mode
  • Understanding resizing and resampling
  • Resizing an image for printing
  • Resampling an image
  • Cropping images
  • Cropping to a target size
  • Using the Crop Tool to add a border

 

  • Understanding Tonality and Histogram Palette
  • Using levels to Improve Contrast
  • Adjusting Levels Automatically
  • Using Curves to Improve brightness
  • Adjusting shadows and highlights
  • Repairing photos that needed Fill Flash
  • Repairing Photos with too much flash
  • Using Auto Colour
  • Adjusting Colour Balance
  • Using Hue and Saturation

 

  •  Using The Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using the Healing Brush Tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • Using Content-Aware
  • Repairing Large Areas
  • Removing Red Eye
  • Sharpening An Image

 

  • Understanding layers and the layers palette
  • Creating new layers
  • Working with Layers
  • Working with the background layer
  • Changing layer stacking order
  • Changing layer opacity
  • Creating a simple composite

 

  • Flipping And Rotating Images
  • Straightening Photos
  • Straightening Scanned Images
  • Correcting Perspective Problems
  • Skewing And Rotating Images
  • Warping Images
  • Working With Selections
  • Using The Lasso And Polygonal Lasso Tools
  • Using The Magic Wand Tool
  • Using The Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Using the Object Selection Tool
  • Modifying selections using Quick Mask Mode
  • Extracting selections from the background
  • Cleaning up extractions

 

  • Creating Layer Masks
  • Using Clipping Masks
  • Applying a soft focus effect
  • Applying a blurred Lighting Vignette
  • Applying a focus Vignette effect
  • Using a Gradient Mask
  • Converting a colour image to greyscale
  • Using adjustment layers
  • Understanding blending modes
  • Dodging and burning with overlay blend mode

 

  • Adding Point Type
  • Changing Text Colour
  • Changing Text Size
  • Editing Text
  • Adding Paragraph Type
  • Warping Text
  • Adding Special Text Effects With Layer Styles
  • Drawing Paths For Text
  • Creating Text On A Path
  •  Printing Single Images
  • Using the Print Dialog Box
  • Saving Layered Files
  • Saving Images in a New Format
  • Understanding the Save For Web Dialog Box
  • Creating a pdf presentation

 

Am I Ready?

This course is designed for complete beginners. You do not need any prior experience with Photoshop to attend.

Provided that you have a basic understanding of working with multiple windows and file storage on a computer, you’ll be absolutely fine.

The Training Day

You don’t need to bring anything with you. We provide everything that you’ll need for 2 really fun, productive days of training.

Our courses run from 9.30 am to roughly 4.30 pm with refreshments throughout the day and a break for lunch.

We offer a fun, supportive learning environment, and comfortable, fully air-conditioned facilities. We also have some of the nicest instructors on the planet.

Also, you’ll receive:

A full-colour manual which covers everything in the course.
Your course exercises so that you can practice at home.
A Certificate of Attendance.

 

Online Training Requirements

To attend this PhotoShop course online, you will need:

PhotoShop on your Windows PC/laptop with a camera, speakers & microphone
A stable internet connection capable of running Zoom
To be a confident computer user and able to use Zoom to attend the course

If you have access to a second screen, we would encourage you to use it as it improves the experience.