Adobe Photoshop Advanced Training

Adobe Photoshop Advanced Course

Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Onsite and ONLINE

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Course Focus

  • Combining Bridge with Photoshop
  • Advanced Tools & the Options Bar
  • Sharpening & Blurring
  • Advanced Layers
  • Layer Styles & Effects
  • Using Layer Masks
  • Using Vectors & Paths
  • Actions & Automation
  • Improving Workflow
  • Camera Raw
  • Understanding Colour Management

What You Get

  • Designed Workbook
  • Class Exercises Relevant to Industry
  • AATC Adobe Authorised Certificate
  • After Course Support
  • Free Course Resit (6 Months)*
  • Small Classes (average 4 to 6)
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Course Outline

Advanced Tools & the Options Bar

  • Using Common Tools (Review & Shortcuts)
  • Selections using Quick Selection Tool and Refine Edge
  • Ruler & Measurement Tools

Product Mockup

  • Preparing the Image
  • Using Gradient Fill Layers
  • Painting in a Shadow/Getting the Lighting Right
  • Placing and Transforming the Logo
  • Keeping it Realistic

Retouching Tips

  • Removing Blemishes
  • Fixing Red Eye
  • Managing Wrinkles & Smoothing Skin
  • Enhancing Teeth and Eyes
  • Adjusting Skin Tone
  • Correcting uneven Skin Tone and Texture

Sharpening & Blurring

  • Smart Sharpen & Unsharp Mask
  • Lens, Motion Blurs
  • The Blur Gallery
  • Smart Sharpen Filter

Advanced Layers

  • Review Layer Blending Modes
  • Benefits of Adjustment Layers in Imaging
  • Adjustment Layers for Tonal Correction
  • Adjustment Layers & Black/White for Contrast
  • Adjustment Layers and Curves
  • Setting up Smart Filters
  • Linked Smart Objects
  • Embedded Smart Objects
  • Turning on and Filter Layer Order
  • Filters and Effects
  • Exploring Filters
  • Working with Complex Filters
  • Sharpen Filters – As Edge Detection
  • Improved Guides

Using Layer Masks

  • Understanding Use of Layer Masks
  • Creating and Editing Masking Layers
  • Gradient & Vector Masking Layers

Layer Styles and Effects

  • Using Layer Effects
  • Shadows and Glows
  • Creating Patterns and Overlays
  • Bevel and Embossing
  • Making a Style, Preset Styles
  • Applying Multiple Effects in Photoshop CC

Actions & Automation

  • Using Actions – Loading and Saving and Editing
  • Automation of Actions
  • Improved Photomerge

Improving Workflow

  • Time Saving Shortcuts
  • Loading and Saving Styles, Presets and Brushes
  • Working Tool Presets

Camera Raw

  • Benefits of Raw
  • Tonal Curves
  • Hue/Saturation/Luminance (HSL)
  • Grey Scale Adjustments
  • Sharpening in Raw
  • Camera Raw as a Filter
  • Lens Correction


  • Channels (Colour & Selections) as Storage
  • Loading and Saving Selections in Channels
  • Using Channels to make Selections
  • Complex Selections with Calculations
  • Combining Selection Techniques
  • Alpha Channels
  • Grey Scale Channels (All Colour Channels)

Understanding Colour Management

  • Understanding Colour-Managed Workflow
  • Calibrating/Profiling your Monitor
  • Profiling your Digital Printer
  • Getting Consistent Colour
  • Profiles & Soft Proofing
  • Creating and Applying Profiles
  • Synchronising in Bridge
  • Colour Profiles for Australian Printers

Combining Bridge with Photoshop

  • Benefits in Workflow
  • Batch Processing Files
  • Working with Metadata
  • Creating and using Collections

Creating Animations

  • The Timeline
  • Creating Animated GIFs: Step-by-Step
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Really enjoyed it and felt I learnt a lot of cool tricks I had no idea about, including how powerful and flexible some tools can be.
Kristin Bednarz, Graphic Designer
Highly recommend this course for anyone who uses Photoshop. The content was highly relevant to many applications and David was super knowledgeable and made it fun, enjoyable and easy to follow. Thanks!
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Fabulous hands-on training - real examples that I will use everyday.
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Annabel Wise, Web Designer
Fantastic tutoring, attentive staff and easy to follow instructions.
Paul Burston, Photographer
The course was well paced and the instructor was very knowledgeable in Photoshop and all Adobe programs.
Sarah, Student
Really enjoyable course, it was well organised and covers a good range of topics. Thanks!
Tania, Photographer
Excellent course, will come back.
Joanne, Teacher
This is actually my third time to have training at City Desktop. Easy to learn and understand, the course was short and precise. Highly recommended. Thank you!
Betty, Marketing
The on-going external support is a bonus to the course. Having the back-up when you need it adds value to the training.
Niki, Graphic Designer
Course was excellent.
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Good fun course, learned a lot
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