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Fast Track to Photoshop

(4.84 out of 5) 450 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.

Quick Facts

$ 1320 incl GST

Duration: 3 Days

Max. Class Size: 10

Avg. Class Size: 5

Level: Beginner

Times: 9.00am to 5.00pm approx

Course Dates

19-21 Jul 17Wed - Fri

07-09 Aug 17Mon - Wed

30 Aug - 01 Sep 17Wed - Fri

20-22 Sep 17Wed - Fri

23-25 Oct 17Mon - Wed

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Address

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

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18-20 Jul 17Tue - Thu

07-09 Aug 17Mon - Wed

29-31 Aug 17Tue - Thu

18-20 Sep 17Mon - Wed

25-27 Oct 17Wed - Fri

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Level 12
379 Collins Street,
Melbourne , VIC 3000

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31 Jul - 02 Aug 17Mon - Wed

29-31 Aug 17Tue - Thu

25-27 Sep 17Mon - Wed

24-26 Oct 17Tue - Thu

20-22 Nov 17Mon - Wed

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C/O Support Technology
Level 6, 371 Queen Street,
Brisbane , QLD 4000

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14-16 Aug 17Mon - Wed

18-20 Sep 17Mon - Wed

08-10 Nov 17Wed - Fri

12-14 Dec 17Tue - Thu

29-31 Jan 18Mon - Wed

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C/O Atlas Business Services
Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place,
Canberra , ACT 2601

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12-14 Jul 17Wed - Fri

21-23 Aug 17Mon - Wed

04-06 Oct 17Wed - Fri

13-15 Nov 17Mon - Wed

09-11 Jan 18Tue - Thu

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C/O The International Visualisation Centre (IVC)
19 Young Street,
Adelaide , SA 5000

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14-16 Aug 17Mon - Wed

26-28 Sep 17Tue - Thu

06-08 Nov 17Mon - Wed

11-13 Dec 17Mon - Wed

22-24 Jan 18Mon - Wed

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C/O Saxons Training Facilities
Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace,
Perth , WA 6000

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Course Units

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Unit 1: Introducing Photoshop CS6

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  • 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

Unit 2: Managing your Files

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  • 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

Unit 3: Understanding the Selection Tools

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  • 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

Unit 4: Working with Pixels

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  • 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

Unit 5: Understanding Colour

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

Unit 6: Layers

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  • 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

Unit 7: Channels and Masks

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  • 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

Unit 8: Retouching Images

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  • 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

Unit 9: Drawing and Painting

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  • 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

Unit 10: Advanced Colour

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

Unit 11: Working with Filters

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  • 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

Unit 12: Printing with Photoshop CS6 Print Interface

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

Packages

Adobe Graphic Design Package

$ 2970 incl GST

(You save $990)

Duration

9 days

Web Design Package

$ 3300 incl GST

(You save $1485)

Duration

10 days

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Reviews

(5.00 out of 5) Kristel M [ 15 May, 2017 ]
This course has been insightful, informative and practical and I've learned a lot of techniques that I didn't know before. I would definitely recommend the course to others looking to learn and/or improve their Photoshop skills.
(4.70 out of 5) Matthew K [ 15 May, 2017 ]
A valuable three days of learning, plenty of great information to soak in and and keep learning at home.

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(5.00 out of 5) Paula W [ 22 February, 2017 ]
Very informative and helpful. The delivery of instruction and content was delivered very professional and easy to follow.
(4.80 out of 5) Chloe P [ 23 January, 2017 ]
Great amount of information covered, very comprehensive overview of Photoshop for beginners. A lot of real world examples were used and we were able to gain a good grasp of when Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator should be used.

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