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Photoshop Workshop: one-day seminar

Photoshop Workshop

This Photoshop workshop covers essential skills for working in Photoshop and is led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you if taken at our locations, or a live instructor online if you prefer that format. For anyone works more regularly with Photoshop, we suggest our more comprehensive foundational class: Introduction to Photoshop course.

This one-day workshop is also available as a private class for groups. Contact American Graphics Institute for details on private Photoshop courses.

Photoshop 1-Day Workshop Overview

This one-day Photoshop workshop provides you with the skills you need to successfully use Photoshop for both online and print imagery. Presented by the instructors from the American Graphics Institute, authors of more than 10 books on Photoshop, this workshop is a great way to learn the Photoshop skills you need to create great looking images that get your work noticed.

Photoshop Workshop Length

This one-day Photoshop workshop starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at 4:30 p.m with a one hour break for lunch at mid-day. Lunch is on-your-own.

Photoshop 1-Day Workshop Location

This workshop was held at American Graphics Institute locations in either Boston, NYC, or Philadelphia.

Other Workshops

This is part of our Creative Cloud Classes, which also includes InDesign workshops and Illustrator workshops.

Photoshop Workshop: one-day seminar Course Dates

All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.


Please call 800-851-9237 or 781-376-6044 to schedule a course.

Contact AGI to request course dates.

Introduction to  Photoshop Training Class: Course Topics

Getting to Know the Photoshop Workspace

  • Opening an existing file in Mini Bridge
  • Discovering the Tools panel
  • Accessing tools and their options
  • Using panels
  • Hidden tools
  • Navigating the image area
  • Using the Zoom tool
  • Using the Hand tool
  • Working with tabbed windows
  • Maximizing productivity with screen modes

Managing your Photoshop files

  • Introducing Adobe Bridge
  • Navigating through the Bridge
  • Using folders in Adobe Bridge
  • Making a Favorite
  • Creating and locating metadata
  • Using the Filter panel
  • Saving a Collection
  • Automation tools in Adobe Bridge
  • Additional Photoshop tools
  • Changing the view

Photoshop CC Basics

  • Opening existing documents
  • Understanding document settings
  • Viewing an image’s size and resolution
  • Combining images
  • Transforming and editing combined images
  • Removing a background
  • Understanding the stacking order of layers
  • Refining edges of copied images
  • Choosing a file format
  • Saving for print and web use

Making the Best Selections in Photoshop for isolating editing

  • Understanding the importance of selections
  • Using the Marquee tools
  • Working with the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the Lasso tool
  • Adding to and subtracting from selections
  • Saving selections
  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Fine-tuning selections with Refine Edge
  • Using Quick Mask
  • Selecting with the Pen tool

Painting and Retouching with Photoshop

  • Setting up your color settings
  • Comparing RGB and CMYK modes
  • Using the Color panel
  • Changing Brush settings
  • Applying color to an image
  • Changing blending modes
  • Retouching images
  • Moving through the History panel
  • Using the Clone Stamp and Healing tools
  • Working with Camera Raw

Creating a Good Image with Photoshop

  • Choosing your color settings
  • Working in RGB
  • Reading a histogram
  • Making a Curve adjustment
  • Defining the highlight and shadow
  • Adjusting the midtones
  • Setting the neutral
  • Sharpening your image
  • Taking care of red eye

An Introduction to Photoshop Layers

  • Discovering layers
  • Getting a handle on layers
  • Creating a new blank file
  • Naming your layer
  • Selecting layers
  • Moving layers
  • Changing the visibility of a layer
  • Locking a layer
  • Using masks in a layer
  • Preserving transparency

Adobe Photoshop Workshop Prerequisites

This one-day Photoshop workshop requires that you have general computer skills but no previous Photoshop experience is required. Computers and Photoshop are provided for this course, you can select a Mac OS or Windows system at the time you register. If you do not yet have Photoshop on your own computer, you can obtain a free trial version of it at the Adobe website.

Adobe Photoshop Workshop Course Materials

You will receive selected materials from the Adobe Photoshop Digital Classroom book, written by the presenters of this workshop.

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