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Photoshop Fast Track Course

(4.84 out of 5) 464 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

Course Dates

  • Sydney Class Dates

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

    20 - 22 Nov 17 Mon - Wed
    18 - 20 Dec 17 Mon - Wed
    16 - 18 Jan 18 Tue - Thu
    14 - 16 Feb 18 Wed - Fri
    14 - 16 Mar 18 Wed - Fri
  • Melbourne Class Dates

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    Level 12, 379 Collins Street, Melbourne , VIC 3000

    25 - 27 Oct 17 Wed - Fri
    20 - 22 Nov 17 Mon - Wed
    18 - 20 Dec 17 Mon - Wed
    15 - 17 Jan 18 Mon - Wed
    12 - 14 Feb 18 Mon - Wed
    14 - 16 Mar 18 Wed - Fri
  • Brisbane Class Dates

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    Level 6, 371 Queen Street, Brisbane , QLD 4000

    24 - 26 Oct 17 Tue - Thu
    20 - 22 Nov 17 Mon - Wed
    19 - 21 Dec 17 Tue - Thu
    17 - 19 Jan 18 Wed - Fri
    12 - 14 Feb 18 Mon - Wed
    13 - 15 Mar 18 Tue - Thu
  • Canberra Class Dates

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    Level 1, 33 Ainslie Place, Canberra , ACT 2601

    08 - 10 Nov 17 Wed - Fri
    12 - 14 Dec 17 Tue - Thu
    29 - 31 Jan 18 Mon - Wed
    21 - 23 Mar 18 Wed - Fri
    30 Apr - 02 May 18 Mon - Wed
    13 - 15 Jun 18 Wed - Fri
  • Adelaide Class Dates

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    19 Young Street, Adelaide , SA 5000

    13 - 15 Nov 17 Mon - Wed
    09 - 11 Jan 18 Tue - Thu
    14 - 16 Feb 18 Wed - Fri
    04 - 06 Apr 18 Wed - Fri
    14 - 16 May 18 Mon - Wed
    25 - 27 Jun 18 Mon - Wed
  • Perth Class Dates

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    Level 1, 140 St Georges Terrace, Perth , WA 6000

    06 - 08 Nov 17 Mon - Wed
    11 - 13 Dec 17 Mon - Wed
    22 - 24 Jan 18 Mon - Wed
    06 - 08 Mar 18 Tue - Thu
    16 - 18 Apr 18 Mon - Wed
    29 - 31 May 18 Tue - Thu

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

Training Packages

Adobe Graphic Design Package

$ 2970 incl GST

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Duration

9 days

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Web Design Package

$ 3300 incl GST

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10 days

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Course Reviews

(4.70 out of 5) Bronte O [ 26 September, 2017 ]
I really enjoyed the small class and the fact that we could bring in our own work/photos and Jacquie would designate time for us to work on our own stuff. Super relevant and helpful for my job! And fun!
(4.90 out of 5) Michael D [ 29 August, 2017 ]
- Solid with content - Very easy to follow, able to work at student's own pace - Marte was fantastic - enjoyed her hands on method of teaching, allowed students to work & learn and let them show their own initiative to further learn
(4.60 out of 5) Carmen M [ 29 August, 2017 ]
I found very useful, but a lot to take in over a three day period. I will utilize the manual and lessons to prompt me in many areas
(4.70 out of 5) Sharon A [ 07 August, 2017 ]
I found the course to be very good but as I am a learner that needs to go over things several times I would have liked a lot more time. I have been trying to learn Photoshop from YouTube but found the input in the classroom to far more valuable.

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