Training and Certification

Adobe Photoshop Introduction


Adobe Photoshop is the industry standard and professionals choice for image editing, graphic design, photographic retouching, web development, multimedia, post-production, animation and more besides.

This two day Photoshop Introduction training course teaches you how to create eye catching designs and images for print and the web. You will learn editing techniques to improve your digital photos, save time by learning handy shortcuts to improve workflow and easily format and save pictures for web, pdf and other applications.

How will I benefit?

On completion of this course you'll be able to:

  • Save time by becoming a proficient user of this professional image editing software
  • Focus on tasks that add value to your creativity, projects and job satisfaction
  • Speed up workflow and deliver projects faster by using the most effective ways to complete tasks
  • Learn best practice approaches from a practising graphic designer with over 20 years experience, and avoid time consuming, costly mistakes.

What will I learn?

  • How to evaluate and output high quality artwork for print, web and mobile devices.
  • Digital image characteristics, and how they are constructed.
  • How to explore and navigate the application interface, and tailor its appearance to suit your needs.
  • Managing and saving files to the appropriate size and format by exploring different output scenarios.
  • Working with layers to maximise your workflow efficiency.
  • Selecting regions of artwork to apply local edits.
  • Blending artwork and creating montages.
  • How to apply filters and effects to add creative flair and finesse to your artwork.
  • How to manage and characterise typography.
  • Creating simple vector objects.
  • Removing blemishes and defects in photographs.
  • Correcting colour and exposure in artwork.

Course Outline



The Editing Environment

To make the best use of its extensive editing capabilities, you must first learn to navigate the work area and how to adapt it to your own workflow. Open and view multiple files, navigate by magnification and panning.

Acquire, Catalogue and Create

Understanding the characteristics of digital images is key to successfully deconstructing and editing. Learn how to browse and organise files in Bridge, create new documents and save files.

Crop, select and mask

Learning how to select areas of an image is of paramount importance - you must first select what you want to affect and leave your images intact by revealing and concealing rather than deleting with masks. Arrange compositions with layers.


Learn how to correct capture defects and enhance critical parts of an image with Photoshop's 'airbrushing' tools. Remove unwanted details; organically manipulate parts of your images and scale without distorting.

Colour and tone

Photoshop can enhance, repair and correct the colour and tonality in an image. Make images brighter, darker, boost contrast or change the colour of a product. Breath live into your images with powerful Camera Raw editing tools.

Filters and effects

Use filters for a wide range of purposes. From sharpening to drop shadows, apply special art effects that give your image the appearance of a sketch or impressionist painting. Insert logos and other artwork in perspective to prototype a concept.


Preview, soft proof and hard proof artwork for output to screen device, web and print whilst striking the appropriate balance between file size and image quality every time.

Course Dates

June 2016

  • Old Broadcasting House, Leeds

More information about this course

Attending the course:

  • The course starts at 9:30 am on the first day and 9:00 am on the second day. Each day finishes at 5:00 pm.
  • We're open from 8:30 am for coffee, papers and magazines and WIFI. 
  • Important things like great coffee, tea, water, biscuits, mints and lunch are provided. 
  • The course takes place in our Apple training suite so there's no need to bring anything with you

Our Prices

  • The price published is fully inclusive 
  • We don't charge VAT (we're part of Leeds  Beckett University so our courses are zero rated)


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John Horncastle (Participant review) Mon 14th Apr 2014
"Excellent introduction to Photoshop presented in a good, easy to understand manner"
Attendee Review (Participant review) Wed 10th Feb 2016
"Brilliant trainer & venue!"
Mandy Haxby (Participant review) Tue 17th Nov 2015
"The course was great and Gary is an excellent tutor.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and gained a lot of knowledge"
Attendee Review (Participant review) Fri 2nd Oct 2015
"Great course, great tutor. Will definitely come back for more training at some point - thank you!"
Jemma Walker (Participant review) Fri 2nd Oct 2015
"Great course - well organised and presented"
Charlotte Sullivan (Participant review) Tue 7th Jul 2015
"Thanks Gary - fab course! Very easy to understand, great workflow and equipment, very approachable when you had questions too"
Attendee Review (Participant review) Tue 7th Jul 2015
"Excellent course, well delivered and all relevant"
Attendee Review (Participant review) Tue 12th May 2015
"Gary was brilliant and had great knowledge of the subject"
Attendee Review (Participant review) Fri 23rd May 2014
"The facilities are really great. I'm glad I took this course. The tutor was really friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed it."
Attendee Review (Participant review) Fri 23rd May 2014
"Looking forward to Illustrator and InDesign."
Attendee Review (Participant review) Tue 12th Nov 2013
"I really enjoyed the training and would recommend it. The tutor was very helpful!"
Attendee Review (Participant review) Tue 3rd Sep 2013
"Course material was excellent and handy textbook to take away is excellent - I couldn't do without it."
Attendee Review (Participant review) Tue 3rd Sep 2013
"Fantastic venue, catering and tutor. Really insightful - would recommend to absolutely anyone."
Attendee Review (Participant review) Tue 3rd Sep 2013
"Excellent - one of the best IT courses I've ever done. Gary was exceptionally clear and helpful. I'd thoroughly recommend this course."
Attendee Review (Participant review) Wed 1st May 2013
"Good facilities, trainer and easy booking process."
Attendee Review (Participant review) Sat 9th Jun 2012
"Excellent all round."
Attendee Review (Participant review) Sat 9th Jun 2012
"Excellent trainer and course material."
Attendee Review (Participant review) Thu 19th Apr 2012
"Course was excellent"
Attendee Review (Participant review) Thu 19th Apr 2012
"I found the whole experience to be superb from the surroundings, facilities and quality of program. The tutor (Gary) was absolutely first class"
Attendee Review (Participant review) Fri 14th Oct 2011
"The course was of a great standard and was delivered in a clear and concise way with clear understanding and language for all to understand - not too technical - great tutor"
Attendee Review (Participant review) Wed 16th Nov 2011
"Best course I've been on..... all courses should be this good - excellent!"