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Photoshop Quick Start

Learn the essentials of Photoshop in just one day with this beginner course at Training Connection. Master the basics of photo retouching, color correction, background replacement, and more, and prepare your images for print and web. Ideal for designers, marketers, and those pursuing a career in graphic design.

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  • 915 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA
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Description

What you'll learn in this photoshop class:

This 1-day beginner class is designed to get you up and running quickly in Photoshop. You will learn basic photo retouching, color correction, selections, replacing backgrounds, adding type, and preparing your images for print and web.

This course is ideal for designers, marketers and anyone who is pursuing a career in graphic design.No prior experience of Photoshop is needed. Training available on Mac and PC.

Detailed Course Outline:

Getting Around Photoshop

In this exercise, you will learn the basics of viewing/navigating around images and use some basic Photoshop tools.

    • Computer Requirements
    • What’s new in the current version?
    • Raster vs Vector
    • Creating A New Document
    • Workspaces Overview
    • Opening an Image
    • Place Embed vs Place Linked
    • Interface Layout and Navigation
    • Navigational Keyboard Shortcuts
    • 2019 Properties Panel Update

Basic Image Retouching

In this lesson, you will perform common retouching tasks: eliminating red eye, erasing facial blemishes.

    • Fixing Blemishes using the Spot Healing Tool
    • Fixing Blemishes using the Healing Brush Tool
    • Removing and modifying elements using the Clone Stamp Tool
    • Using the Patch Tool group fixes
    • Removing Red Eye with the Red Eye Tool

Selecting with Magic Wand, Quick Selection Tool & Quick Mask Mode

Selecting parts of an image can often be tricky with conventional selection tools. Quick Mask Mode and other tools allows you to make or refine selections with greater precision.

    • Starting the Selection using Traditional Selection Tools
    • Using the Magic Wand
    • Using the Quick Select Tool
    • Redefining the Selection in Quick Mask Mode

Replacing Backgrounds & Tweaking Color

In this exercise, you will combine two separate photos. The first image features an alien against a boring background, you will 'cut the alien out' and place him in front of a more interesting background.

    • More Work with the Magic Wand Tool
    • Simple Image Compositing
    • Working with Brightness & Contrast
    • Working with Color Balance

Creating Text & Adding Effects

Learn to the basics of using text and commonly used effects like drop shadows, glows and more.

    • Creating Text
    • Adding Drop Shadows Manually
    • Working with Layer Styles
    • Adding a Drop Shadow

Image Tweaking & Effects

In this exercise, you will create a social media post and learn several new ways to modify, tweak and add effects to your images.

    • Using the Crop tool
    • Crop Awareness
    • Ratio vs Resolution
    • Straightening Crooked Photos
    • Image Size vs Canvas Size
    • Size Interpolation
    • Adding the Text Layer
    • Adjust the Opacity of the Layer
    • Feathering the Layer to Add More Subtlety
    • Using simple drop shadows and border effects
    • Cleaning Up the Background

Retro Movie Poster

In this lesson, you will make selections and learn some new tools and techniques to create this retro B-Movie poster.

    • Making a Selection using the Polygonal Lasso tool
    • Desaturate the Background to make the Foreground "Pop"
    • The Layers Panel
    • Adding Basic Type
    • Warping Text

The Basics of Preparing Digital Photos for Print

In this exercise, you will use an image taken with a digital camera (RGB image) and convert it an image ready for print (CMYK image) with a resolution of 300 ppi (pixel per inch)

    • Image Size
    • Resampling
    • Saving as PSD
    • Saving as TIFF
    • Document Size
    • Preparing for Print

Saving Photos for the Web

In this lesson, you will prepare images for the Web, converting them to RGB, reducing the resolution to 72 ppi, and reducing the file size to ensure fast download times.

    • Resizing an Image for the Web
    • Saving Images as JPEGs
    • Reducing the Image File Size
    • Resampling
    • Adding Metadata
    • Comparing GIF and PNG
    • Saving as GIF and PNG
    • Web Transparency
What's Included
  • Certificate of Course Completion
  • Training Manual
  • FREE Class Repeat
School Notes:


Please note: Free retake/refresher should be coordinated directly with the school

Refund Policy

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be made in writing and emailed to [email protected]

  • Rescheduling requests made 9 business days before the commencement of the training are free.
  • Rescheduling that takes place within 9 business days of the commencement of the training will incur a $150 administration fee.
  • We do not charge for student substitutions at any time.

We are unable to offer refunds for cancellations.

While we make every effort to deliver classes as scheduled, we reserve the right to reschedule previously confirmed classes for a variety of reasons including but not exclusively, the illness of the Trainer. In such cases, we will endeavor to inform the Client as soon as possible of the new training dates. We are not liable for any additional expenses incurred as a result of rescheduling training.

We are not able to offer refunds for no-shows or uncompleted courses.

In any event where a customer wants to cancel their enrollment and is eligible for a full refund, a 5% processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount.

Reviews of Classes at Training Connection (159)

(4.6-star rating across 159 reviews)
  • Photoshop Quick Start

    Reviewed by Esther K. on 8/22/2023
    Super informative. Would recommend for beginners and even intermediate photoshop users!
  • Photoshop Quick Start

    Reviewed by Clarissa R. on 3/15/2022
    Loved the class -- instructor was very enthusiastic, articulate, and so helpful. I would love to take more class with Kristian. One little note for Zoom/remote classes -- I would've liked if there was time built in for students to mimic/try out the steps on their screens. I felt i was getting a little behind at times since i had to switch from Photoshop on my computer to the main Zoom screen, so I missed out on certain things when going back and forth. Either way, Kristian was great and would repeat things if I needed him to!
  • Photoshop Quick Start

    Reviewed by Alex B. on 12/10/2019
    The instructor was fun and really clear about all the information. I learned a ton. Wish class went until 6pm. Needed more time!
  • Photoshop Quick Start

    Reviewed by Naima N. on 5/1/2018
    teacher very thorough & great
  • Photoshop Quick Start

    Anonymous review on 1/23/2018
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Students of Photoshop Quick Start highly recommend the classes for both beginners and intermediate users. They praised the engaging, clear and articulate teachings of the instructor Kristian, who was noted to be very helpful. Many felt they learned a significant amount about Photoshop during their time in the class, citing the thoroughness of the lessons. Despite minor drawbacks, they appreciated that the instructor was always ready to repeat any missed or unclear information. Quotes: 1. "Super informative. Would recommend for beginners and even intermediate Photoshop users!" 2. "One little note for Zoom/remote classes -- I would've liked if there was time built in for students to mimic/try out the steps on their screens." 3. "The instructor was fun and really clear about all the information. I learned a ton."

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