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
  • Use best practice approaches and avoid time consuming and 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

Day 1




Digital Imaging Essentials

Understanding the characteristics of digital images is key to successfully deconstructing and editing



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



Learning how to select areas of an image is of paramount importance - you must first select what you want to effect



Isolate different parts of an image in layers. Each of which can then be edited as a disparate element of artwork, allowing tremendous flexibility


Drawing and Painting

Many of the tools found within Photoshop utilise intuitive brush tips and shapes. Understanding how to work with brushes correctly is as important as deploying the correct tool.

6 Masks and Channels Masking is the skill of protecting your images from modifications, as well as changing the visibility of artwork to create montages or to simply extract subject matter from its background

Day 2




Colour and Tone

The powerful tools in Photoshop can enhance, repair and correct the colour and tonality in an image


Healing and Retouching

Learn how to correct capture defects and enhance critical parts of an image with Photoshop's 'airbrushing' tools


Vector Tools

Draw vector shapes and paths in your Photoshop images and re-create logos



Use filters to clean up or re-touch your photos, apply special art effects that give your image the appearance of a sketch or impressionist painting



Digital Asset Management - DAM - is a term that encapsulates your entire digital image ecosystem and how you work and interact with it



To produce consistent colour, you define the colour space in which to edit and display RGB images, and proof artwork for output to web and print

Course Dates

July 2015

  • 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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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!"