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Photoshop Training Class - Introduction

Photoshop Training Class - Introduction

Introduction to Photoshop Training Class: Length 2 Days

This two-day introductory Photoshop class is recommended for all levels of Photoshop users and is the foundation course in our series of Photoshop classes. In this Photoshop course you will learn how to properly use Photoshop's tools, discover how to retouch and color correct photographic images, as well as receive an introduction to professional imaging workflows. Experienced Photoshop users with no formal training will also benefit from this class as tips, tricks, keyboard shortcuts and essential foundation skills are covered throughout this class.

This course has been updated for the most current version of Photoshop, but training for previous versions of Adobe Photoshop is also available. This class is available as a regularly scheduled course at AGI’s classroom locations, or as a private or custom Photoshop course at your location or online. This introductory Photoshop class includes a copy of the Photoshop Digital Classroom book, written by our team of expert instructors.

This class is available as a private class for groups, companies and organizations. For more information, call 781-376-6044 to speak with a training consultant, or use our Photoshop training contact form

This course is available individually or as part of these certificate programs:

Please call 800-851-9237 to schedule this training course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Introduction to Photoshop Training Class: Course Topics

Module 1: Navigating Photoshop and getting to Know its Workspace

  • Workspace, Tools, and Panels
  • Understanding Bridge
  • Discovering the Tools panel
  • Accessing tools and their options
  • Using panels
  • Customizing your panels
  • Hidden tools
  • Navigating the image area
  • Using the Zoom features
  • Maximizing productivity with screen modes

Module 2: Organizing and Managing Photoshop files using Adobe Bridge

  • Navigating files using Bridge
  • Using folders in Adobe Bridge
  • Making a Favorite to easily access Photoshop files and locations
  • Creating and locating metadata
  • Opening a file from Adobe Bridge
  • Searching for files using Adobe Bridge
  • Saving a Collection
  • Automation tools in Adobe Bridge 

Module 3: Making and Using Selections in Photoshop

  • The importance of good selections
  • Using the Marquee tools
  • Changing selections into layers
  • Working with the Magic Wand tool
  • Using Photoshop's Lasso tool
  • Adding to and subtracting from selections
  • Saving selections
  • Feathering selections
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Making difficult selections in Photoshop using Refine Edge
  • Using Quick Mask
  • Copying and pasting selections
  • Using Photoshop's Pen tool for selections
  • Converting a Photoshop path to a selection


Module 4: Painting and Retouching in Photoshop

  • Setting-up Photoshop's color settings
  • Color primer: understanding color
  • Understanding color gamut.
  • The RGB color model
  • The CMYK color model
  • Editing color settings
  • Selecting colors in Photoshop
  • Starting to paint color corrections
  • Using the Color panel
  • Using Photoshop's Brush tool
  • Changing opacity
  • Using the Brush Presets
  • Using the Airbrush feature
  • Applying color to an image
  • Changing Photoshop's blending modes.
  • The Eyedropper tool
  • Retouching images
  • Using the Clone Stamp tool
  • Repairing fold lines
  • Using the History panel
  • Working with the Spot Healing Brush
  • Fixing images with Photoshop's Healing Brush
  • Using the Patch tool
  • Using the Clone Source panel
  • Cloning from another source


Module 5: Color Correcting Images with Photoshop

  • Choosing Photoshop color settings
  • Photoshop Color Modes: working in RGB when color correcting
  • Reading a Photoshop histogram
  • Making Curve adjustments
  • Benefits of defining a highlight and shadow.
  • Locating the White and Black Point
  • Entering the white and black point values
  • Adjusting midtones in an image
  • Setting the neutral
  • Sharpening images in Photoshop
  • Taking care of red eye
  • Using the Camera Raw plug-in
  • Using Camera Raw controls
  • Saving and reopening a DNG file

Module 6: Using Content-Aware Tools in Photoshop

  • Adding image area: expanding an image using Photoshop
  • Viewing the on-screen ruler
  • Converting the Background into a layer
  • Scaling the background
  • Using Photoshop's Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Moves in Photoshop
  • Content–Aware retouching in Photoshop

Module 7: Introduction to Photoshop Layers

  • Discovering Photoshop layers
  • Selecting layers
  • Moving layers
  • Changing the visibility of a layer
  • Using masks in a layer
  • Preserve transparency in a Photoshop image
  • Creating a composition: merging images together in Photoshop
  • Moving images in from other documents
  • Creating a layer mask.
  • Editing the layer mask
  • Cloning Photoshop layers
  • Aligning and distributing layers
  • Applying filters to layers
  • Creating a type layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Creating a clipping mask
  • Filtering Photoshop layers 

Prerequisites for the Introduction to Photoshop Course

While a computer is provided for the Photoshop classes at American Graphics Institute, we recommend that you have the Adobe Photoshop application before starting the class to allow you to practice upon course completion. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version from the Adobe website.

Course Materials for the Introduction to Photoshop Class

You will receive a copy of the full-color Photoshop Digital Classroom book and DVD created by the Adobe Certified Instructors at AGI. AGI instructors have created many of the official Photoshop training guides and books for Adobe Systems. This best-selling book is widely used around the world to teach Photoshop, and you learn directly from the authors when you take a class at American Graphics Institute.

This course is also included in the series of Photoshop certification training courses we offer. 

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