Adobe Photoshop

Introduction to advanced level Adobe Photoshop course in London taught by graphic designers. Learn Photoshop, prepare for Adobe ACA exam and create practical projects for your portfolio

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Upcoming dates

There are no open public schedule dates for Adobe Photoshop course. We can offer you a private training or arrange a public course for you. Contact us here and we can make arrangements for your course.

Delivery Formats

This course can be attended face to face in an open classrooms, live online virtual classroom remotely from home or office, private one-to-one and on-site for your team at your office.

Course Outline

Adobe Photoshop course overview

Adobe Photoshop is the ultimate go-to application for all things graphics. In this course, we will cover from editing simple images, advanced techniques of image enhancement to even using 3D in Photoshop.

This Photoshop course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public Photoshop training course is given on training dragon website. Each course is restricted to a maximum of ten delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.

Who is Adobe Photoshop training for?

This course is for you if you would like to take full advantage of the best software for all things graphics. Whether it is photography or graphic design, this software is an industry standard and the most powerful one in its range.

Prerequisites for Adobe Photoshop course

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

What will I get?

  • Training from professional Photoshop designers:

    Training Dragon consultants have been implementing professional Photoshop graphic designs for many years. Those consultants write and teach our Photoshop training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

  • Real-time Practice and Projects:

    Our Photoshop courses are designed to get you started in Photoshop . We work on industry related projects and tasks in this Photoshop course.

  • Course Material:

    Photoshop electronic notes are included in this course.

  • Course Completion Certificate:

    After completing this training your will receive Photoshop course completion certificate.

  • Support and Careers Advice:

    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding Photoshop do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.

Adobe Photoshop Course Contents

Part 1: Photoshop for Beginners


  • What is Photoshop?
  • Capabilities of Photoshop
  • Configuring the Workspace
  • The Screen Layout
  • Navigation and Navigation Shortcuts
  • New Photoshop File Configuration
  • Resolution and Colour Modes
  • Panels – History, Info, Navigator, Etc


  • Selections Explained
  • Use of Selections
  • Using the Marquee Tool
  • Using the Lasso Tool
  • Using the Magic Wand
  • Using the Quick Selection Tool
  • Adding to or Subtracting from Selections
  • Saving Selections
  • Loading Selections
  • Cropping and Rotating the Selection

Image Enhancement and Editing

  • Enhancing Tone Range with Levels
  • Enhancing Contrast with Curves
  • Using Clone Stamp and Heal Tools
  • Adjusting Shadow and Highlight
  • Fixing Colour with Variations
  • Controlling Hue and Saturation
  • Using Filters to Blur and Sharpen
  • Utilising Custom Colours
  • Using Brush Tool
  • Using Pencil Tool
  • Creating and Using New Brushes
  • Creating Custom Brushes
  • Digital Darkroom Techniques
  • Gradients
  • Editing Gradients

It’s All About Layers

  • Concept of Layers
  • Layers and Selections Explained
  • Background Layer
  • The Transform Commands
  • Locking Layers
  • Merging Layers
  • Linking Layers
  • Opacity and Fill
  • Blending Modes
  • Text Layers
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Special Effects
  • Masking on Photoshop

Save Your File

  • Canvas Size vs. Image Size
  • Adjusting Resolution
  • File Formats – PSD, JPG, PNG, GIF, PDF, etc
  • Save for Web and Devices - Image Optimisation

Part 2: Path to be a Photoshop Master

Photoshop Environment Management

  • Presets for Tools
  • Configuring Preferences
  • Custom Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Creating, Loading and Customising Actions
  • Batch Processing
  • Managing Colour Settings
  • What are ICC Profiles?
  • Image Calibration

Advanced Painting and Image Enhancement

  • Correcting Skin Tones
  • Using LAB Mode to Sharpen Images
  • Converting to Grayscale
  • Photo Filters
  • The Refine Edge Window in CS5
  • Painting with the Mixer Brush
  • The Calculations Command
  • Using Smart Filters
  • Using Liquify
  • Lighting Effects and Filters
  • 3D Controls
  • Using Content-aware in CS5

Image Calibration

  • Creating Panoramic Images
  • Vanishing Point Window
  • Camera Raw Format
  • HDR Images

Advanced Layer Composition

  • Replacing Colours and Colour Range
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Masking Techniques
  • Blending Mode Techniques
  • Paths and Types
  • Using Spot Colour Channels
  • Clipping Groups
  • Making Stereoscopic Images
  • Using Layer Comps
  • CS5 Masking Techniques

Outputting Features of Photoshop

  • Creating Animations with Photoshop
  • Saving Animation as GIF File for Web
  • The Slice Tools
  • Printing from Photoshop
  • Productive Workflow
  • Merging Images Together
  • Animation and Video Layers
  • Web Design Tools and Techniques
  • Smart Objects
  • 3D Layers
  • Integrating Photoshop with Illustrator and InDesign
  • Vector Layers
  • Colour Management and Print

Adobe Certified Associate Exam

  • Preparation
  • Expectations
  • Exams
  • Pass or Fail

 Projects in Photoshop

Project 1: Create a montage picture using a mix of images

Project 2: Build an email newsletter design from existing advert design

Project 3: Use email newsletter design

Project 4: Digital Make up of a Photo

Learn Retouching and Repairing to perform a facial make up. This project involves advanced masking, removing wrinkles, creating definition in a glamour style

Project 5: Build a portfolio website design template

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Looking for a
2-12 months


Graphic Designer career programme

Our Trainers

Leads our teaching team with many years of experience in teaching web development.
Brings many years of Python and Java software development experience to classrooms.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How many maximum people are on my course? 

To make sure that personal attention is provided to everyone in the class, we keep our classroom size very small. There are maximum 8 delegates in all our classrooms.
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