B Learning

Photoshop Level 1

During this comprehensive, two-day Photoshop course, you’ll learn how to get the most out of the world’s leading image editing software, avoiding mistakes and getting it right the first time.

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This beginner’s class is also powerful even if you have some experience with Photoshop. You’ll get a full update on new features, brush-up on tools and work-flows, and learn how to apply professional working techniques.

Using real world image files and professional work-flows, you’ll learn:

  • how to enhance and retouch digital photos,
  • create compelling composites, and
  • output files ready for print or online publishing.

The Bare Facts

Type of Course: Classroom based, instructor led. BYOC – bring your own computer.

Duration: Two full days, 9am to 4pm

Location: B Learning Live (Orange Coworking)
2110 West Slaughter Lane, Ste 160, Austin TX 78748

Price: $800.

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of your laptop computer and its operating system. (No previous experience with Photoshop required.)

What you need to bring

This is a BYOC class, so students must bring their own computer (Mac or PC) running the necessary software.

If you don’t own a Creative Cloud license, you can buy a subscription at Adobe.com, or download the free trial version. We will be more than glad to help you with download, installation and set-up instructions ahead of the course.

Also, please remember to bring any extra equipment necessary to make your computer work, like power adaptor, your favorite mouse/pointing device, etc.

Go here (external link) to see the systems requirements for the individual Adobe programs.

We will supply you with all the necessary files to complete lessons and exercises, but feel free to bring some of your own works files if you have them.

Please remark: This course is offered on a first come first serve basis, and space is limited!

What you will learn

  • Get familiar with the user interface, tools and workspaces, and learn important terms related to photo editing
  • Understand digital photos, pixels and image resolution, and get an overview of the different image file formats
  • Make photos look better using a variety of techniques
  • Maintain a non-destructive work-flow that enables future edits and corrections
  • Prepare photos for use in print publications, on the web, or in app development.
  • Use layers and layer groups to organize documents
  • Use selection tools and masks to isolate and work with parts of an image
  • Control image blending using the Select and Mask feature
  • Create versatile image compositions using Layers, Masks, and Text layers
  • Learn sophisticated retouching techniques using tools like the Spot Healing Brush and Clone Stamp tool
  • Understand Vector shapes and how they can be used inside a Photoshop document
  • Work with text and type styling
  • Understand how Photoshop interacts with other Adobe programs and the Creative Cloud

What you get

  • Adobe Certified Training
  • Certificate of course completion and documentation of topics covered
  • Lesson and practice files, additional templates and sample files for use during and after the course
  • The course center offers snacks, coffee and tea during the course. You’ll have access to fast internet and color/black & white printers during the course (printers subject to availability).
  • Digital documentation and presentation handouts
  • Post-course email support without time limit (subject to availability, we will always respond as soon as possible)
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