Adobe Photoshop: Hot Shot

3 Day Course
Hands On
Official Adobe Curriculum
Code PSL2

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Imagine how understanding how to use Photoshop’s advanced features will revolutionise the way you work.

You have familiarised yourself with the basic image editing tools of Adobe Photoshop. Now, you need to explore more advanced features and improve your workflow. In this course you will work with advanced image handling tools and features available in Adobe Photoshop.

Upon successful completion of this course be comfortable with producing advanced face retouching, manipulation techniques, use colour in Photoshop effectively, maximise the potential of Photoshop Brush engine, work with advanced compositions, automate their workflow.

You will be prepared for and take the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) exam at the end of this course. So you wont just know Photoshop, you can prove it!


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Managing the Photoshop Environment (5 topics)

  • Creating tool presets
  • Changing default preferences
  • Customising keyboard shortcuts
  • Recording actions
  • Batch processing

Colour Management (3 topics)

  • Creating and using colour settings
  • ICC profiles explained
  • Precise image calibration

Advanced Image Adjustments (4 topics)

  • Retouching skin tones
  • Sharpening with 'LAB' mode
  • 'Black and white' conversion
  • Photo filters

Accurate Image Calibration (5 topics)

  • Creating panoramic images
  • Using the 'vanishing point' window
  • New in CS5: 'Puppet warp'
  • 'Camera Raw' format
  • 'HDR' images

Advanced Painting and Retouching (8 topics)

  • The refine edge window in CS5
  • Painting with the mixer brush
  • The 'calculations' command
  • Using 'smart filters'
  • The 'liquify' window
  • Lighting effects
  • 3D controls
  • Content-aware scale, heal and fill

Advanced Layer Composition (9 topics)

  • 'Replace colour' and 'colour range'
  • Working with the pen tool
  • Advanced masking techniques
  • Advanced blending mode techniques
  • Creating type on a path
  • Using spot colour channels
  • Using clipping groups
  • Creating stereoscopic images
  • Using layer comps

CS5 Masking Techniques

Advanced Outputting Features (3 topics)

  • Creating animated GIF images for web
  • Slicing images
  • Printing from Photoshop


You should have completed the Adobe Photoshop Introduction course or have equivalent experience.

Additional Learning

The courses below may help you meet the knowledge level required to take this course.

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