Course length

2 days

Why come on this course?

You will learn some of the basic and more commonly used features of Adobe Photoshop so you can navigate and use Photoshop's tools to work with digital images. In addition, you will learn how to use Adobe Bridge andto organise and manage digital assets. 

Who's it for?

This course is suitable for anyone using Photoshop Creative Cloud.


  • No experience of digital imaging or photography is required.
  • Basic computer skills e.g. launch applications, browse to locate files.

Course contents

Getting started with Photoshop

  • The Photoshop interface
  • Customising Photoshop's preferences
  • Zooming
  • Navigating

Introducing Adobe Bridge

  • What is Adobe Bridge?
  • The Adobe Bridge interface
  • Working with images
  • Filtering
  • Metadata
  • Mini Bridge

 Image basics

  • Creating a new document
  • Raster and vector images
  • Resolution
  • Rotating and cropping images


  • The Marquee tools
  • The Lasso tools
  • The Quick Selection tools
  • Color Range
  • Refining a selection
  • Saving and loading selections

Introducing layers

  • Combining images using layers
  • Creating and managing layers
  • The Eraser tools
  • Transforming layers
  • Common adjustments

 Taking Layers further

  • Layer Styles
  • Blending Modes
  • Working with Adjustment Layers
  • The Type Tool

Retouching tools

  • The Spot Healing Brush Tool
  • The Patch Tool
  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Move

Working with History

  • History basics
  • Configuring History
  • The History panel
  • The History Brush


  • The Filter Gallery
  • Gaussian Blur
  • Sharpening

Outputting from Photoshop

  • Colour modes
  • Exporting other file type
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