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Use Photoshop's editing suite to Manipulate and edit images Create digital paintings Create graphic design work Add realism to 3D models Generate animated GIFs

Adobe Photoshop CC Introduction Masterclass with ACP Exam 5 Days - London

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction to Advanced

Duration:

5
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£950 + vat

Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in the leading image-manipulation program. Join us as we show you how to take charge and become a Photoshop power user. Get the know-how you need on photo retouching and much more. Pass the ACP exam and get qualified!

We will guide you on everything from getting started by making simple adjustments and controlling the Photoshop environment all the way up to applying advanced techniques for retouching photos. With our help, you will become confident in using the program's advanced features to produce visual compositions that stand out. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACP exam.

Go from being a novice to mastering the advanced tasks in the leading image-manipulation program. Join us as we show you how to take charge and become a Photoshop power user. Get the know-how you need on photo retouching and much more. Pass the ACP exam and get qualified!

We will guide you on everything from getting started by making simple adjustments and controlling the Photoshop environment all the way up to applying advanced techniques for retouching photos. With our help, you will become confident in using the program's advanced features to produce visual compositions that stand out. You will end the course by testing your skills in the ACP exam.

  • Photoshop ACP Masterclass 5 Days

    Course Details

    This 5-day Masterclass course helps you learn about the tools and features available for power users of Adobe Photoshop. We will help you understand how this industry-leading program takes image manipulation to a new level. We will guide you in learning the work area and making basic adjustments, moving on to more advanced topics such as facial retouching, creating brushes and patterns, and the automation of workflows.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Navigate the Photoshop environment
    • Select parts of an image in several ways
    • Enhance images by using Adjustment Layers, Smart Sharpen and content-aware tools
    • Understand tools used for painting and retouching images
    • Adjust the contrast and brightness of your artwork
    • Fill areas with colour and gradients
    • Blend images to create simple compositions
    • Resize images for the web and for print
    • Add, adjust and style both text and layers
    • Warp images and apply other special effects
    • Integrate your workflow with Adobe Bridge
    • Output artwork for the web
    • Prepare images for print
    • Apply advanced facial retouching and manipulation techniques
    • Handle and adjust photos in Camera Raw format
    • Customise and create brushes and patterns
    • Mask and lock parts of an image
    • Automate your workflow with other Creative Cloud programs

    The final day of the course is dedicated to the Adobe Certified Professional (ACP) Photoshop exam, including trying a mock exam, reviewing answers, and then taking the real exam. The ACP exam represents an official qualification, and you will be provided with an instant pass or fail result. We are confident that you will join everyone we have already helped to pass the exam and collect an official certificate of Adobe Certified Professional status.

    As well as giving you the opportunity to take the ACP exam, this course is the perfect preparation if you plan to take the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam.

    Our goals are for you to be able to apply a wide range of image adjustments, to understand the advanced features of Photoshop, to become a confident power user, and to leave with an ACP qualification under your belt.

    This course can be taken in a single 5-day block or split into a 2-day block (Introduction) and then a separate 3-day block (Advanced plus ACP exam)taken at a later date.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for digital artists and photographers as well as those who work for advertising agencies, design agencies, marketing agencies, production houses, and specialist corporate departments.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    Managing the Adobe Photoshop Environment
    • Exploring the Interface
    • Managing Panels
    • Adjusting and Saving your Workspace
    • Zooming in and out and moving around
    • Using Undos with the History Panel
    • Customising Keyboard Shortcuts
    Working with Selections
    • Creating Selections using Marquee, Magic Wand, Quick Selection and Lasso tools
    • Adding and Subtracting from a selection
    • Transforming a Selection
    • Modifying a Selection using Refine Edge
    • Saving and Reloading a Selection
    Enhancing an Image
    • Cropping an image
    • Using Levels and Curves Adjustment Layers
    • Using Hue/Saturation Adjustment Layer
    • Using Colour Balance Adjustment Layer
    • Sharpening using Smart Sharpen
    • Using improved selecting and masking
    • Selecting using Paths
    • Using Refine Edge
    • Working with content-aware fill
    • Using content-aware healing
    • Using content-aware scaling
    • Using Content-Aware Move Tool
    • Advanced masking with Calculations and Apply Image
    Painting, Retouching and creating Artistic Images
    • Basics of Painting
    • Clone Stamp and Healing Brush tools
    • Using the Filter Gallery
    • Customising Brushes
    • Creating your own Brushes
    • Customising Patterns
    • Portrait retouching
    • Skin Softening Techniques for Retouching
    • Sharpening methods
    • Specific colour adjustment
    • Removing unwanted elements
    Working with Layers
    • Creating New Layers
    • Transforming Layer Objects
    • Applying Transparency and changing the Blend modes
    • Adding Text
    • Creating Layer Masks
    • Adding Layer Styles
    • Best practice for managing multiple Layers
    • Working with Lock options
    • Creating Clipping Masks
    • Using Smart Objects
    • Using Vector Shape Layers
    Working with Colour
    • Choosing colours
    • Using the Eyedropper tool
    • Filling an area with colour
    • Creating gradients
    • Understanding the Colour Settings
    • Working with Image Profiles
    • Using Proof options
    • RGB vs CMYK workflow for print
    Adding Type
    • Using the Type tool
    • Formatting Text
    • Adding Layer styles to Text
    • Rasterising text
    Checking the Image settings
    • Sizing images for web pages
    • Sizing images for print
    • Resizing images
    • Changing the Canvas Size
    Saving images
    • Understanding different file types
    • Saving for Web
    Layer Masks
    • Working non-destructively with Layer Masks
    • Creating Layer Masks
    • Editing Layer Masks
    • Creating Fading Effects with Layer Masks
    Camera Raw files
    • Understanding Camera Raw
    • Adjusting Raw files
    • Managing Raw files from the same shoot
    • Camera Raw Workflow
    • Creating Camera Raw Presets and Applying them
    • Batch Processing Images with Camera Raw Presets
    Streamlining work
    • Creating Actions
    • Using Droplets and Batch processing
    • Using Layer Comps to manage layouts
    • Incorporating Bridge
    Image manipulation tools
    • Using Puppet Warp
    • Using Vanishing Point
    • Using Liquify
    • Applying Lighting effects
    • Creating Panoramic images with Photomerge
    Preparing images for use
    • Slicing images for the web
    • Creating animated Gifs
    • Preparing Photoshop images to be traced in Illustrator
    • Understanding how Photoshop and InDesign work together
    Adobe Certification Preparation & ACA Exam
    • Take Practice exam
    • Work through exam preparation sheet
    • Any other questions?
    • Photoshop ACA Exam
    • Instant Pass or Fail Result
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training London training centre based at:

    5 St John’s Lane
    Clerkenwell
    London
    EC1M 4BH

    St John’s Lane is located in the heart of Clerkenwell close to the junction of Farringdon and Clerkenwell Road. Farringdon tube & train station is just a few minutes away and the training centre can also be accessed from Chancery Lane and Barbican tubes in about 10 minutes. There is also easy direct access by bus from Waterloo (243) and West End (55) with nearby stops.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 4:30pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks. We recommend arrival at 9.45am for registration on the first day of the course.

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  • Photoshop Masterclass with ACP 5 Days - Upcoming London Course Dates

    15 Nov - 19 Nov £950 + vat
    14 Feb - 18 Feb £950 + vat
    25 Apr - 29 Apr £950 + vat
    27 Jun - 01 Jul £950 + vat
    08 Aug - 12 Aug £950 + vat

    Photoshop Masterclass with ACP 5 Days - Split Date Options

    Photoshop Introduction

    27 Oct - 28 Oct
    15 Nov - 16 Nov
    8 Dec - 9 Dec
    12 Jan - 13 Jan
    14 Feb - 15 Feb
    9 Mar - 10 Mar
    25 Apr - 26 Apr
    11 May - 12 May
    27 Jun - 28 Jun
    13 Jul - 14 Jul
    8 Aug - 9 Aug
    24 Aug - 25 Aug

    Photoshop Advanced

    17 Nov - 19 Nov
    16 Feb - 18 Feb
    27 Apr - 29 Apr
    29 Jun - 1 Jul
    10 Aug - 12 Aug
  • Client Reviews

    "The instructor was excellent and very patient!"

    Sharon Clarken, Newsquest Magazines Ltd, Photoshop - 2 Day Advanced

    "I thought the training was excellent and was impressed by the knowledge of the instructor. I also found the adaptability to teach on images I brought with me extremely helpful. Many thanks!"

    Keith Baker, Science Press Ltd, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    "The course was well informed and our tutor was very knowledgeable and patient with all students. I would highly recommend this course and XChange Training for the future. "

    Jenni Prichard, Kinleigh Folkard & Hayward, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    "Great course, great tutor - really enjoyed it! Cheers!"

    Simon Thompson, Bedford Borough Council, Photoshop - 2 Day Intermediate

    "The trainer was very helpful and approachable and we got answers to all our questions. Great course!"

    Aspasia Valiasi, FilmFlex Movies, Photoshop - 1 Day Introduction

    "Teaching was at a good pace and the instructions given were comprehensive without being overly technical. I have learned many things which will help in my ongoing graphic design work. "

    Zahir Raniwalla, M&I Materials, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    "Good basic introduction to Photoshop but included some advanced elements that could be expanded on with further reading/training."

    Karen Hartley, J Murphy & Sons, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    "Thanks for great few days of learning, I really enjoyed the course! The post course files will be very handy."

    Vicky Keeler, Kellogg, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    "The course was extremely useful and I really enjoyed it! The trainer was great and I hope to put it all into good practice."

    Sarah Frandsen, Wimbledon Tennis Championships, Photoshop - 2 Day Introduction

    "Our instructor put us at ease immediately and explained all course content very clearly and efficiently. He quickly realised what level we were at and adapted the content to suit. "

    Lynn McBean, Material MC, Photoshop - 1 Day Bespoke