Adobe Photoshop


What is Adobe Photoshop?

  • Using the tools in Photoshop
  • Customising the workspace
  • Using the Photoshop Help System
  • Toolbox review

Adobe Bridge

  • Viewing and editing files in Bridge
  • Embedding information for easy identification
  • Using favourites and collections
  • Automating routine tasks
  • Acquiring stock photography

Image Editing Basics

  • Basic photo corrections
  • Resolution and image size, Cropping images
  • Removing a colour cast
  • Adjusting saturation and lightness
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask Filter

Editing Tools

  • Retouching and repairing
  • Clone Stamp tool, Spot Healing brush
  • Patch tools, Retouching on a separate layer

Creating and Using Selections

  • Working with selections
  • Magic Wand Tool, Selecting with the Lasso tools
  • Cropping an image and erasing with a selection

Creating Mask Selections

  • Creating & editing a Quick Mask
  • Saving a selection as a Mask, Editing a Mask
  • Extracting an image, applying Filter effects
  • Creating a Gradient Mask and applying effects


Working with Layers

  • Creating layers
  • Modifying layers
  • Using type layers
  • Using layer effects

Adjusting Images

  • Image modes
  • Hue/Saturation adjustments
  • Levels adjustments


Retouching Images

  • Repairing image defects
  • Painting
  • Using the Background Eraser
  • Using filters

Resizing Images

  • Image resolutions
  • Image canvas size

Preparing Finished Images

  • Images for Web use
  • Images for print use
  • Outputting images

Fills and Overlays

  • Filling image areas
  • Gradients and patterns
  • Layer overlays


  • Mask channels
  • Layer masks
  • Greyscale masks
  • Clipping masks

Vector Paths

  • Creating vector paths
  • Editing vector paths
  • Vector masks
  • Paths for creative imagery


Creative Image Effects

  • Painted effects
  • Warping
  • Efficient compositing
  • Smart filters
  • Layer comps
  • 3D layers


  • Images for video
  • Video layers

Automating Tasks

  • Actions
  • Organising actions
  • Bath processing
  • Customising Photoshop