Photoshop Classes San Diego

10 hour Photoshop Course

Whether you are a photographer, small business owner, home-based entrepreneur, webmaster or just want to learn Photoshop for fun we have the ultimate Photoshop training to get you up-to-speed quickly. Photoshop is a complex graphics and image editing software, our course will teach you all the “good” parts rapidly.

About our Adobe Photoshop Training & Lessons

This is a one-on-one 10 hour instructor led “hands-on” Photoshop Course for absolute beginners.
To maximize your learning and prevent information overload, the course is divided  into 5 classes of 2 hours each. We provide training at your location (office, home-office, residence).

Courses are scheduled Mo-Fri between 8AM and 8PM. Although class schedule is flexible, we recommend to complete the course in no longer than 10 days. Photoshop trainings on the weekends are available upon request. We currently only serve San Diego, CA area.

The training is based on Adobe Photoshop CS6 . Training can be provided on the platform of your choice (Windows or Mac).

Cost: $800

Duration: 10 hours (5 sessions  x 2 hour each)
For questions or bookings, call: 619.578.9456

Photoshop training outline (course content)

Lesson 1 – Getting to Know the Work Area

  • Starting to Work in Adobe Photoshop
  • Using the Tools
  • Using the Options Bar and Panels
  • Undoing Actions in Photoshop
  • Customizing the Workspace
  • Finding Resources for Using Photoshop
  • Tools panel overview

Lesson 2 – Basic Photo Corrections

  • Strategy for retouching
  • Resolution and image size
  • Getting started
  • Straightening and Cropping an Image in Photoshop
  • Replacing Colors in an Image
  • Adjusting Saturation with the Sponge tool
  • Repairing Areas with the Clone Stamp tool
  • Using the Spot Healing Brush tool
  • Applying the Unsharp Mask filter

Lesson 3 – Working with Selections

  • Using the Quick Selection tool
  • Moving the selected area
  • Manipulating selections
  • Using the Magic Wand tool
  • Selecting with the Lasso tools
  • Rotating a selection
  • Cropping an Image and erasing within a selection
  • Refining the edge of a selection

Lesson 4 – Layer Basics

  • Using the Layers panel
  • Rearranging layers
  • Applying a gradient to a layer
  • Applying a layer style
  • Flattening and saving files

Lesson 5 – Correcting Digital Photographs

  • About Camera Raw
  • Processing Files in Camera Raw
  • Merging exposure and applying advanced color correction
  • Correcting digital photographs in Photoshop
  • Correcting image distortion
  • Adding depth of field

Lesson 6 – Masks and Channels

  • Creating a mask
  • Refining a mask
  • Creating a quick mask
  • Manipulating an image with Puppet Wrap
  • Working with channels

Lesson 7 – Typographic Design

  • Creating a clipping mask from type
  • Creating type on a path
  • Warping Point Type
  • Designing a paragraph of type

Lesson 8 – Vector Drawing Techniques

  • About bitmap images and vector graphics
  • About paths and Pen tool
  • Using paths with artwork
  • Creating vector objects for the background
  • Working with defined custom shapes
  • Import a Smart Object

Lesson 9 – Advanced Compositing

  • Assembling a montage of images
  • Applying filters
  • Hand-coloring selections on a layer
  • Applying Smart Filters
  • Adding drop shadows and a border
  • Matching color schemes across images
  • Automating a multistep task
  • Stitching a panorama

Lesson 10 – Painting with the Mix Brush

  • Selecting brush settings
  • Mix colors
  • Creating a custom brush preset
  • Mixing colors with a photograph

Lesson 11 – Preparing Files for the Web

  • Selecting a web design workspace
  • Creating slices
  • Adding animation
  • Exporting HTML and images
  • Using the Zoomify feature
  • Creating a web gallery