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Photoshop - Fundamentals


This course is designed for those who are new to Photoshop or those wishing to consolidate or refresh their knowledge of the application. You’ll learn the fundamental features and uses of Photoshop and discover how to work with images in order to get the results you need.

Course Pre-requisites

No prior experience of Photoshop is required although you will need familiarity with the Windows Operating System.

Course Outline

Fundamental Image Theory
Resolution - Bit-depth - File types

The Photoshop Interface
The Toolbox and panels - Selecting tools and changing tool features - Using the Navigation panel and Info Panel

Selection Techniques
Creating selections - Adding to and subtracting from Selections - Using the Lasso, Quick Selection and Magic Wand tools - Refining selections - Using selections

Understanding Layers - Creating a new layer - Compositing an image - Layer Opacity and Styles - Adjustment Layers

Removing Dust and Scratches
Using the Clone Stamp tool - Using the Healing Brush and Spot Healing Brush tools - Using the Patch tool

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Lightroom - Advanced

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This is the ideal introductory course to Photoshop. Pitched at those who have never used Photoshop before it addresses the essential elements of the programme and will provide you with an excellent foundation on which to build your knowledge. The course also looks at some vital digital image theory to maximise your understanding of how to get the best from your images.

All versions of Photoshop from CS-CS5 can be catered for.

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