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Photoshop Fast Track Course

(4.85 out of 5) 578 Student Reviews

About the course

In this 3 day hands-on course, participants learn to use Photoshop CS6 for everything from retouching and repairing images, to compositing images into artistic montages, to processing camera raw digital photography. The course covers lighting and textural effects, adjustments to contrast and colour balance, and file formats for print and web use.

Who should do this course?

This course is suitable for photographers, graphic artists, webmasters or designers with little or no experience using Adobe Photoshop. Suitable for students with little or no experience using Adobe Photoshop and that need to learn how to master the world's leading imaging software.

Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for attending this course; however participants are expected to have a general understanding of personal computers and the Windows operating system.

Course Details

  • $1320 incl GST
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Max. Class Size: 10
  • Avg. Class Size: 5
  • Study Mode: Classroom Online Live
  • Level: Beginner
  • Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx
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Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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    Level 11, 32 Walker Street, North Sydney , NSW 2060

    25 - 26 May 22 Wed - Thu Online Live
    08 - 10 Jun 22 Wed - Fri Classroom
    29 Jun - 01 Jul 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    11 - 13 Jul 22 Mon - Wed Classroom
    25 - 27 Jul 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    17 - 19 Aug 22 Wed - Fri Classroom
    24 - 26 Aug 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    19 - 21 Sep 22 Mon - Wed Classroom
    26 - 28 Sep 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    26 - 28 Oct 22 Wed - Fri Classroom
    02 - 04 Nov 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    28 - 30 Nov 22 Mon - Wed Classroom
    05 - 07 Dec 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    25 - 26 May 22 Wed - Thu Online Live
    30 May - 01 Jun 22 Mon - Wed Classroom
    29 Jun - 01 Jul 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    06 - 08 Jul 22 Wed - Fri Classroom
    25 - 27 Jul 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    08 - 10 Aug 22 Mon - Wed Classroom
    24 - 26 Aug 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    14 - 16 Sep 22 Wed - Fri Classroom
    26 - 28 Sep 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    17 - 19 Oct 22 Mon - Wed Classroom
    02 - 04 Nov 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    23 - 25 Nov 22 Wed - Fri Classroom
    05 - 07 Dec 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    25 - 26 May 22 Wed - Thu Online Live
    29 Jun - 01 Jul 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    25 - 27 Jul 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    24 - 26 Aug 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    26 - 28 Sep 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    02 - 04 Nov 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    05 - 07 Dec 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
  • Canberra Class Dates

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    All courses facilitated in, Online Live format ,

    25 - 26 May 22 Wed - Thu Online Live
    29 Jun - 01 Jul 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    25 - 27 Jul 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    24 - 26 Aug 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    26 - 28 Sep 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    02 - 04 Nov 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    05 - 07 Dec 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
  • Adelaide Class Dates

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    All courses facilitated in, Online Live format ,

    25 - 26 May 22 Wed - Thu Online Live
    29 Jun - 01 Jul 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    25 - 27 Jul 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    24 - 26 Aug 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    26 - 28 Sep 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    02 - 04 Nov 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    05 - 07 Dec 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
  • Perth Class Dates

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    All courses facilitated in, Online Live format ,

    25 - 26 May 22 Wed - Thu Online Live
    29 Jun - 01 Jul 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    25 - 27 Jul 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    24 - 26 Aug 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    26 - 28 Sep 22 Mon - Wed Online Live
    02 - 04 Nov 22 Wed - Fri Online Live
    05 - 07 Dec 22 Mon - Wed Online Live

Course Units

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Unit 1: Introducing Photoshop CS6

  • What is Photoshop?
  • What's New in Photoshop CS6?
  • Opening and Finding Images
  • Creating a New File
  • The Photoshop Interface
  • Menus and Keystroke Shortcuts
  • The Toolbox
  • The Options Bar
  • Introduction to Palettes
  • Workspace Presets
  • Resizing Screen Views
  • Tool Presets
  • Navigator Palette
  • Other Navigation Tools
  • Rulers, Guides, and Grids
  • Reverting
  • Getting Help in Photoshop

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Unit 2: Managing your Files

  • Opening Files
  • Using Bridge CS6
  • Working with Multiple Files and Windows
  • Displaying File Information with the Status Bar
  • Saving Files and Working with Multiple Versions
  • Understanding File Formats
  • Leaving Written Notes

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Unit 3: Understanding the Selection Tools

  • Using the Marquee Tools
  • Adding to a Selection
  • Subtracting From a Selection
  • Rotating a Selection
  • Moving a Selection
  • Deleting a Selection
  • Deselecting a Selection
  • Saving a Selection
  • Selecting an Entire Image
  • Moving a Selection Border
  • Cutting, Copying and Pasting a Selection
  • Selecting with the Magic Wand Tool
  • Selecting with the Colour Range Command
  • Selecting with the Lasso Tool
  • Selecting with the Polygonal Lasso Tool
  • Selecting with the Magnetic Lasso Tool
  • Inverting a Selection
  • Expanding or Contracting a Selection
  • Content Aware Fill
  • Skewing or Distorting a Selection
  • Using Refine Edge a Selection

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Unit 4: Working with Pixels

  • Understanding Bitmaps and Vectors
  • Image Pixels Versus Screen Pixels
  • Adjusting an Image's Resolution
  • Changing an Image's Resolution Automatically
  • Changing an Image's Pixel Dimensions
  • Changing Image size using Content Aware Scale
  • Changing an Image's Print Dimensions
  • Changing the Canvas Size
  • Rotating and Flipping the Canvas
  • Cropping an Image Using a Marquee
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter

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Unit 5: Understanding Colour

  • Two Types of Colour
  • Colour Settings
  • The Colour Palette
  • Using the Colour Ramp
  • Using the Colour Picker
  • The Paint Bucket Tool

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Unit 6: Layers

  • Exploring Layers
  • Creating a Layer
  • Renaming a Layer
  • Deleting a Layer
  • Linking Layers
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Merging Layers
  • Grouping Layers
  • Using Layer Via Cut and Layer Via Copy
  • Creating a Type Layer
  • The Character Palette
  • Type Setting with Smart Warping
  • Modifying a Type Layer

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Unit 7: Channels and Masks

  • The Channels Palette
  • Saving a Selection as a Channel
  • Loading a Channel as a Selection
  • Using Quick Masks
  • Adding a Layer Mask
  • Moving a Layer Mask
  • Creating a Clipping Group

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Unit 8: Retouching Images

  • Adjusting Brightness and Contrast
  • Using the Blur and Sharpen Tools
  • Using the Dodge and Burn Tools
  • Adjusting Hue and Saturation
  • Using the Sponge Tool
  • Adjusting Levels
  • Using the Clone Stamp Tool
  • Using the Pattern Stamp
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush
  • Using the Patch Tool

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Unit 9: Drawing and Painting

  • Foreground and Background Colour
  • Lifting Colour
  • Using the Shape and Line Tools
  • Using the Custom Shape Tool
  • Using the Brush Tool
  • Changing Brush Styles
  • Creating a Custom Brush
  • Create a Custom Brush Tip from an Image
  • Using the Pencil Tool
  • Using the Paint Bucket Tool
  • Applying a Gradient
  • Creating a Stroke Around a Selection
  • Using the Eraser Tool

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Unit 10: Advanced Colour

  • Using the Colour Balance Command
  • Using the Variations Dialog Box
  • Using the Image Mode Function
  • Converting Images to Grayscale

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Unit 11: Working with Filters

  • Introduction to Filters
  • Applying a Filter to Part of an Image
  • Converting a Photograph into a Drawing
  • Liquifying an Image
  • Freezing and Thawing an Image
  • Reconstructing a Distortion
  • Viewing a Mesh and Saving a Distortion
  • Artistic Filters
  • Blur Filters
  • Brush Stroke Filter
  • Distort Filters
  • Pixelate Filters
  • Render Filters and Sharpen Filters
  • Sketch Filters
  • Stylize Filters and Texture Filters

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Unit 12: Printing with Photoshop CS6 Print Interface

  • Printing Basics
  • Selecting a Printer and Previewing Imaging Position
  • Editing Print Options
  • Printing Part of an Image

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Course Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Blake F [ 02 May, 2022 ]
The course was very intuitive. The training progressed from a base level of knowledge and was tailored to our personal skill levels and needs. Pandy was an extremely knowledgable instructor, and ran the course very well.
(5.00 out of 5) Hayden B [ 02 May, 2022 ]
Well presented. Very informative. Lots of skills and knowledge presented in a logical manner that was easy to follow and comprehend.
(5.00 out of 5) Shae [ 14 February, 2022 ]
Thoroughly enjoyed this course. I look forward to resitting again within the 8 month period to brush up on my skills. The instructor was very patient with me, despite my computer having some technical issues on a few occasions.
(5.00 out of 5) Christina M [ 22 November, 2021 ]
Sean is an amazing trainer! Very knowledgeable and very thorough. He was funny, patient and very engaging. He made sure everyone was OK and took the time to assist those who were unsure.

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