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Adobe Photoshop

Module 1: Working environment

  • Working with Image files – opening, creating, closing, saving
  • Interface: Menus, Panels, Workspaces, Tools, Setting Preferences
  • Customising the workspace
  • Overview of the Toolbox
  • Navigating in Photoshop
  • Zoom Tools
  • Keyboard shortcuts
  • Corrections and backtracking – Undo command/History Panel/History Panel Preferences and Cache

Module 2: Working with selections

  • Understanding which selection tool to use
  • Quick Selection Tool, Marquee, Magic Wand, Lasso Tools, Selection Menu options, Object Selection
  • Feathering, Expanding, Contracting
  • Reselecting, Inversing and Deselecting selections
  • Saving selections
  • Reloading selections
  • Colour based selection tools

Module 3: Working with layers

  • Layer Panel
  • Show/Hide and visibility
  • Creating and duplicating layers
  • Background layer
  • Moving and stacking layers
  • Layer Groups
  • Locking

Module 4: Using a combination of tools and their properties

  • Displaying grids, guides and rulers
  • Adding guides
  • Alignment and distribution
  • Copy and paste options
  • Pasting into Selections
  • Cropping and Straightening
  • Transformations
  • Cloning
  • Gradient Tool
  • Brushes

Module 5: Working with colour and tone

  • Foreground/Background colours
  • Eyedropper and colour sampler tools
  • Colour Panel
  • Colour replacement techniques
  • Selective colour enhancements
  • Modify image tone and colour
  • RGB and CMYK colour modes
  • Converting to Black and White

Module 6: Working with text

  • Creating Point Type
  • Creating Paragraph Type
  • Editing and Selecting type
  • Character and Paragraph settings and panels
  • Type and Layer Styles
  • Type Effects
  • Typing on a path

Module 7: Layer masks

  • Layer Masks
  • Text Masks

Module 8: Image adjustments (Part 1)

  • Cloning, Patching, Healing and Spot Healing, Content-Aware
  • Dodging, Burning and Sponge tools
  • Replacing colours in an image
  • Understanding the eraser tool
  • Blur, sharpen and smudge tools

Module 9: Image adjustments (Part 2)

  • Shadow and Highlight command
  • Brightness and Contrast
  • Colour Balance
  • Levels, Auto Levels and Levels dialog box
  • Curves, Curves dialog box
  • Histogram panel
  • Match Colour command
  • Creating Snapshots

Module 10: Filters and special effects

  • Filter Gallery
  • Render, Blur, and Noise filters
  • Unsharp and sharpen filters
  • Liquify
  • Creative effects
  • Layer styles
  • Blending Modes

Module 11: Advanced compositing

  • Assembling a montage of images
  • Positioning images using guides
  • Incorporating Text
  • Smart Guides
  • Smart Filters
  • Masks and Channels

Module 12: Files, printing and output

  • Place Embed and Place Linked
  • Image Size, Resolution, Pixel dimensions, resizing, resampling
  • Saving and File formats
  • Canvas Size and adjustment
  • RGB to CMYK
  • Creating Proofs
  • Understanding Gamut warning
  • Colour Settings

Module 13: Smart objects

  • Placing to create a Smart Object
  • Create new Smart Objects
  • Create Smart Objects from multiple layers
  • Convert Smart Object to pixel layer
  • Editing the Smart Object

Module 14: Vector, pens and paths

  • Differentiate between bitmap and vector graphics
  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Adding, Deleting and Selecting Paths/Points
  • Editing Points
  • Typing on a path
  • Converting selections to paths
  • Converting paths to selections
  • Creating Shape Layers
  • Creating scalable vector objects
  • Working with defined custom shapes

Module 15: Actions

  • Using preset automation
  • Creating and running actions

The Art of Flower Photography Modules


Layers, masks, blur filters and the blur gallery. Used in combination these Photoshop features transform images from ‘the seed pack’ look to something a bit more interesting.


Create a floaty, delicate image by rotating layers, working with opacity, multiple layers, blend modes and a touch of cloning and modifying the canvas size.


Create your own background with a variety of brushes, tips on how to use colour and then add a flower image, work with selection techniques and watch it transform with blend modes and lots of hints and tip.


1 day tailored modules (Face to Face)

1-hour modules virtual (Skype/Zoom/Teams)

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The course/modules will be recognised with a certificate of completion from BTB Training Ltd.

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