Adobe Photoshop Masterclass with ACP Exam


  • Photoshop Introduction

    Our tutor tailored the course to our needs and clearly explained how to use the software, from using the basic tools, to the more advanced creative possibilities. We feel much more confident now!

    JD Malat Gallery
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Tutor was great. Loved doing it on my own machine with an additional monitor for the instructional chat.

    Annette M
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    This has been a fantastic course - really insightful and engaging and so much fun! Our trainer was excellent and I'm excited to get creating on Photoshop!

    Art Against Knives
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Advanced

    Great Photoshop course! Pacing was perfect and allowed us lots of time to follow the steps. Fantastic refresher on some basics and plenty of tips and tricks to get to grips with.

    Jake T
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Our trainer was incredibly helpful and we learnt a lot during our two day course. He answered all questions and was incredibly patient. Thank you!!

    River Island
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Lee was a fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable trainer - clear in his delivery and very patient! I didn't feel rushed at all whilst he took me through the different tools and practices.

    Imperial College London
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Very thorough course and enthusiastic trainer who was very helpful and responsive to individual needs.

    NVIDIA
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Tony was very good and patient with us, we learnt a lot and enjoyed the course.

    Morris Homes
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Explanations were clear, easy to follow and understand, with breaks in-between. Lee was open to questions which made the training a lot more interactive. Very relaxed and friendly as well. Thanks Lee!

    Jacob F
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Thanks again for the session last week. I've received more glowing feedback about how inspired and engaged the team felt.

    Molson Coors
    April 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Very insightful and useful. Great basic foundation of Photoshop.

    Seth H
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    This has been a fantastic course - really insightful and engaging and so much fun! My tutor was really excellent and I'm excited to get creating on Photoshop!

    Art Against Knives
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    It was a great course, covering all the basics - well taught and the trainer was endlessly patient!

    Jenny B
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Intermediate

    Excellent knowledge! Have to say a massive thanks to the team for my Photoshop course. They really are a great provider. 5 stars from me.

    KPMG
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    The course was very informative, I learned a lot of useful information. Lee was great at teaching us and very accommodating to my work schedule which was really nice.

    CIPA
    March 2024

Course Facts

  • 4/6 day course (according to needs)
  • Our Trainers are Authorised Professionals
  • Live Online or Classroom-based
  • Certificate of completion
  • Maximum class size of 6 for scheduled courses
  • Unlimited support after your course
  • Courses at all levels: Introduction, Intermediate, Advanced and Masterclasses

Course Outline

  • Working in the Design Industry
  • Project Setup and Interface
  • Organising Documents
  • Creating and Modifying Visual Elements
  • Publishing Digital Media
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  • Photoshop Introduction

    Our tutor tailored the course to our needs and clearly explained how to use the software, from using the basic tools, to the more advanced creative possibilities. We feel much more confident now!

    JD Malat Gallery
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Tutor was great. Loved doing it on my own machine with an additional monitor for the instructional chat.

    Annette M
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    This has been a fantastic course - really insightful and engaging and so much fun! Our trainer was excellent and I'm excited to get creating on Photoshop!

    Art Against Knives
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Advanced

    Great Photoshop course! Pacing was perfect and allowed us lots of time to follow the steps. Fantastic refresher on some basics and plenty of tips and tricks to get to grips with.

    Jake T
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Our trainer was incredibly helpful and we learnt a lot during our two day course. He answered all questions and was incredibly patient. Thank you!!

    River Island
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Lee was a fantastic and incredibly knowledgeable trainer - clear in his delivery and very patient! I didn't feel rushed at all whilst he took me through the different tools and practices.

    Imperial College London
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Very thorough course and enthusiastic trainer who was very helpful and responsive to individual needs.

    NVIDIA
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Tony was very good and patient with us, we learnt a lot and enjoyed the course.

    Morris Homes
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Explanations were clear, easy to follow and understand, with breaks in-between. Lee was open to questions which made the training a lot more interactive. Very relaxed and friendly as well. Thanks Lee!

    Jacob F
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Thanks again for the session last week. I've received more glowing feedback about how inspired and engaged the team felt.

    Molson Coors
    April 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    Very insightful and useful. Great basic foundation of Photoshop.

    Seth H
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    This has been a fantastic course - really insightful and engaging and so much fun! My tutor was really excellent and I'm excited to get creating on Photoshop!

    Art Against Knives
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    It was a great course, covering all the basics - well taught and the trainer was endlessly patient!

    Jenny B
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Intermediate

    Excellent knowledge! Have to say a massive thanks to the team for my Photoshop course. They really are a great provider. 5 stars from me.

    KPMG
    March 2024
  • Photoshop Introduction

    The course was very informative, I learned a lot of useful information. Lee was great at teaching us and very accommodating to my work schedule which was really nice.

    CIPA
    March 2024

Course Dates

These are the dates for the first part of the Masterclass: Photoshop Introduction. More experienced users may wish to start with the next level: Photoshop Intermediate.

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Date Location   Price (ex VAT)  
Tue 21 - Wed 22 May 2024 London £345
Tue 28 - Wed 29 May 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 3 - Tue 4 Jun 2024 London £485
Tue 4 - Wed 5 Jun 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 6 - Fri 7 Jun 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 17 - Tue 18 Jun 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 17 - Tue 18 Jun 2024 London £485
Wed 26 - Thu 27 Jun 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 1 - Tue 2 Jul 2024 London £485
Tue 2 - Wed 3 Jul 2024 London £485
Wed 3 - Thu 4 Jul 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 15 - Tue 16 Jul 2024 London £485
Tue 16 - Wed 17 Jul 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 18 - Fri 19 Jul 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 18 - Fri 19 Jul 2024 London £485
Mon 29 - Tue 30 Jul 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 29 - Tue 30 Jul 2024 London £485
Mon 5 - Tue 6 Aug 2024 London £485
Mon 5 - Tue 6 Aug 2024 London £485
Tue 6 - Wed 7 Aug 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 13 - Wed 14 Aug 2024 London £485
Thu 15 - Fri 16 Aug 2024 London £485
Mon 19 - Tue 20 Aug 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 27 - Wed 28 Aug 2024 London £485
Wed 28 - Thu 29 Aug 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 2 - Tue 3 Sep 2024 London £485
Thu 5 - Fri 6 Sep 2024 London £485
Wed 11 - Thu 12 Sep 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 16 - Tue 17 Sep 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 19 - Fri 20 Sep 2024 London £485
Thu 26 - Fri 27 Sep 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 30 - Tue 1 Oct 2024 London £485
Mon 30 - Tue 1 Oct 2024 Live Online £485
Wed 2 - Thu 3 Oct 2024 London £485
Mon 7 - Tue 8 Oct 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 10 - Fri 11 Oct 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 14 - Tue 15 Oct 2024 London £485
Wed 16 - Thu 17 Oct 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 24 - Fri 25 Oct 2024 London £485
Mon 28 - Tue 29 Oct 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 31 - Fri 1 Nov 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 5 - Wed 6 Nov 2024 London £485
Wed 6 - Thu 7 Nov 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 7 - Fri 8 Nov 2024 London £485
Wed 13 - Thu 14 Nov 2024 London £485
Mon 18 - Tue 19 Nov 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 28 - Fri 29 Nov 2024 Live Online £485
Thu 28 - Fri 29 Nov 2024 London £485
Mon 2 - Tue 3 Dec 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 2 - Tue 3 Dec 2024 London £485
Tue 3 - Wed 4 Dec 2024 Live Online £485
Mon 9 - Tue 10 Dec 2024 London £485
Mon 16 - Tue 17 Dec 2024 Live Online £485
Tue 17 - Wed 18 Dec 2024 London £485
Mon 30 - Tue 31 Dec 2024 Live Online £485
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Private One-to-One Training

One-to-one tuition tailored to your exact requirements. Your choice of duration, dates and content.

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Team Training and Bespoke Sessions

Booking a private training session allows you to focus on your exact needs on dates that work best for you or your team.

  • Sessions can be run online or in person, on your site or at our London training centre.
  • We manage training for many of the UK’s largest companies, taking care of all the admin, working with you to ensure the perfect course.
  • Our expert trainers will first understand your requirements and then tailor each session to your exact specification.
  • We offer a free consultation service to work out every detail of your course.

Prices for bespoke sessions with our expert trainers start at £525 + VAT.

Overview

Our Photoshop Masterclass is aimed at those with none, limited or an intermediate knowledge of Photoshop. Rather than attending a single, intensive class, our flexible approach allows you to follow the agenda that best meets your needs, taking any combination of Introduction, Intermediate and Advanced, on the dates that suit you. In combination, you'll gain all the knowledge you need to pass the Adobe Photoshop ACP Exam. And whether you take all three classes or just two, you'll always pay less than if you book the classes separately. All our Adobe Photoshop courses are taught by industry professionals who are also Adobe Certified Professional trainers. They will share years of their industry experience with you, imparting best practice techniques as well mastery of the tools. Our free Training Needs Analysis will help you decide whether the Introduction or the Intermediate Photoshop course is your best starting point. Our recommendation is usually to allow at least 3 to 4 weeks between classes, depending on your study time. When you've completed the curriculum you need to meet your goals, we'll arrange for you to take the ACP exam. Topics covered include Working in the design industry, Project setup and interface, Organising documents, Creating and modifying visual elements, Publishing digital media and Adobe certification preparation and ACP exam. Please note that there is a separate cost for the exam.
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Course Outline

Working in the Design Industry

  • Purpose, audience and requirements for preparing images and suitability for target devices and media
  • Thinking like a digital designer: designing accessible experiences at scale
  • Communicating with colleagues and clients and understanding project management
  • Understanding key terms eg. sketches, specifications, design process, wireframes, prototypes, iterations, change orders, drafts, feedback loop etc.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of basic project management concepts eg. project scope, scope creep, cloud utilisation and file management
  • Best practice in presenting design concepts to stakeholders
  • Design business and ethics eg. copyright, permissions and licensing, including when and how to obtain permission to use images of people and locations
  • Understanding key terms such as Creative Commons, public domain, intellectual property, derivative work, commercial use, attribution, work for hire, fair use, fair dealing, stock images, etc.
  • Understanding key terms such as model release, location release, permission to use a person’s face or restricted location
  • Demonstrating knowledge of digital image terminology eg. image resolution, image size, file types, pixel, raster, bitmap, vector, path, object, type, rasterizing, rendering, resampling, resizing, image size measured in pixels vs document size measured in inches/centimetres etc.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of how colour is created in digital images
  • Understanding key terms such as colour mode, bit depth, gamut, CMYK vs. RGB vs. grayscale etc.
  • Working with raster and vector images
  • Changing image size
  • Communicating visually by using the elements and principles of design and common design techniques
  • Understanding key terms such as space, line, shape, form, color, texture, emphasis/focal point, unity/harmony, variety, balance, alignment, proximity, repetition, rhythm, scale, movement, negative space, gestalt etc.
  • Identifying and using common typographic adjustments to create contrast, hierarchy, and enhanced readability/legibility
  • Understanding key terms such as font, size, style, colour, alignment, kerning, tracking, leading, horizontal and vertical scale, line length etc.
  • Demonstrating knowledge of common photographic/cinematic composition terms and principles.
  • Understanding key terms such as aspect ratio, rule of thirds, foreground, background, colour, tone, contrast, framing, depth of field, field of view, white balance

Project Setup and Interface

  • Understanding the interface setup and program settings that assist in an efficient and effective workflow
  • Understanding the proper use of digital assets for a project
  • Understanding Document settings appropriate to on-screen, web, print and video
  • Understanding key concepts such as width/height, orientation, artboards, resolution, colour mode, bit depth, background etc.
  • Creating a new document preset to reuse for specific project needs.
  • Creating, opening and import images
  • Using Artboards
  • Understanding bit depth and preferences
  • Understanding the Application workspace
  • Navigating, organising and customising the application workspace
  • Identifying and manipulating elements of the Photoshop interface
  • Understanding key concepts such as Options bar, menus, panels, toolbar, artboards etc.
  • Organising and customising the workspace.
  • Understanding key concepts such as tabbed documents; showing, hiding, nesting, and docking panels; saving and resetting workspaces; shortcuts and menus etc.
  • Configuring application preferences
  • Understanding key concepts such as Units and Rulers, changing the measurement unit on rulers, Performance, Scratch Disks, Interface etc.
  • Workspace basics
  • Use non-printing design tools in the interface to aid in design or workflow
  • Understanding key concepts such as panning, zooming, rotating canvas, etc.
  • Understanding key concepts such as adding/removing and locking/unlocking guides, setting colour, showing/hiding guides and grids, using snap or align options, creating guide layouts etc.
  • Showing and hiding non-printing extras
  • Importing assets and images from various devices including the concept of embedded, linked, copied and pasted etc
  • Using the Adobe Camera Raw interface to import, open, process and save images
  • Acquiring images from cameras and scanners
  • Understanding colours, swatches and gradients
  • Setting the active foreground and background colour
  • Understanding key concepts such as Colour Picker, swatches, Eyedropper tool, hexadecimal value etc.
  • Creating, customising and organising gradients including using the Gradient panel, editing colour and transparency stops, gradient options (radial and elliptical), grouping etc.
  • Customising colour pickers and creating, editing and organising swatches
  • Understanding key concepts such as grouping, creating, importing and exporting
  • Using Brushes, styles and patterns including from libraries

Organising Documents

  • Understanding layers and managing document structure for efficient workflows
  • Renaming layers, creating layer groups, deleting empty layers, keeping the Layers panel organized, selecting, grouping vs. linking, flatten and merge, trade-offs with editability and file size etc
  • Using layers to manage design elements
  • Modifying layer visibility using opacity, blending modes, fill opacity and masks
  • Understanding key concepts such as layer masks, clipping masks, frame tool, applying, deleting, disabling, and link/unlink etc.
  • Understanding key concepts such as adding, deleting, hiding/showing, locking/unlocking, and duplicating etc.
  • Managing and organising layers in a complex project
  • Understanding key concepts such as background, pixel, adjustment, type, fill, shape, vector, Smart Object (embedded and linked), active/inactive (hidden), artboard layers etc.
  • Combining images
  • Adding special effects such as a neon light effect
  • Understanding destructive editing (painting, adjustments, erasing, and rasterising) and non-destructive editing (Smart Objects, Smart Filters and adjustment layers)
  • When to rasterise your type and shape layers

Creating and Modifying Visual Elements

  • The Core tools and functionality that particularly affects the visual outcome of a document
  • Creating and editing raster images
  • Using key tools such as Crop, Perspective Crop, Pencil, Clone Stamp, History Brush, Eraser, Background Eraser, Magic Eraser, Gradient and Paint Bucket
  • Creating and editing vector images
  • Using key tools such as Pen, Freeform Pen, Curvature Pen, Add Anchor Point, Delete Anchor Point, Convert Point, Rectangle, Rounded Rectangle, Ellipse, Triangle, Polygon, Line and Custom Shape
  • Retouching and repairing photos
  • Using the Shape tools
  • Adding and manipulating text using appropriate typographic settings
  • Using type tools to add typography to a design; using expert typography
  • Adjusting character and paragraph settings in a design
  • Understanding key concepts such as using font, size, style, alignment and colour to enhance legibility, readability, and hierarchy; kerning, tracking, leading and horizontal and vertical scale etc.
  • Converting text to graphics
  • Rasterising type
  • Making selections using key tools such as Quick Selection, Lasso tool, Magic Wand, marquee selection tools, Select Subject, Object Selection tool, Select Sky etc.
  • Modifying and refining selections using methods such as keyboard modifiers, feather, expand, contract, inverse, select and mask workspace, refine hair, add to and subtract from selection, deselect etc.
  • Saving and loading selections as channels
  • Cleaning up a selection in the Select and Mask workspace
  • Transforming digital graphics and media
  • Modifying the canvas or artboards
  • Using key tools for resizing, cropping, expanding, resampling etc.
  • Understanding key concepts such as the difference between resize and resample
  • Rotating, flipping and modifying individual layers, objects, selections, groups and graphical elements
  • Understanding key concepts such as transforming, warping, distorting, skewing etc
  • Adjusting crop, rotation, and canvas size
  • Advanced cropping, resizing and resampling
  • Transforming objects
  • Using basic reconstructing and retouching techniques to manipulate digital graphics and media
  • Applying basic auto-correction methods and tools
  • Use various tools to repair and reconstruct images
  • Using key tools such as healing tools, clone tools, Content-Aware tools, liquify etc.
  • Using key tools such as Burn tool, Dodge tool, Desaturate options etc.
  • Evaluating or adjusting the appearance of objects, selections or layers using various tools
  • Understanding key concepts such as adjustments, adjustment layers, histogram, opacity, Eyedropper tool etc.
  • Applying photographic changes to images using tools and adjustments
  • Retouching images
  • Adjusting the image quality
  • Dodging and burning image areas
  • Modifying the appearance of design elements using filters and styles
  • Use filters to modify images destructively or non-destructively; Smart Filters vs filters
  • Creating, managing and saving custom layer styles
  • Applying, modifying, copying and removing layer styles
  • Making a Colour Split

Publishing Digital Media

  • Saving and exporting documents or assets within individual layers or selections
  • Preparing images for export to web, print and video
  • Checking documents for errors and project specifications
  • Understanding key concepts such as setting colour space, resolution, pixel dimensions, metadata etc.
  • Understanding colour management
  • Understanding image size and resolution
  • Metadata and notes
  • Saving and exporting digital images to various file formats
  • Save in the native file format for Photoshop (.psd).
  • Understanding key concepts such as compatibility, saving as a copy, saving locally vs. in the Cloud etc.
  • Saving in image formats appropriate for the intended purpose
  • Understanding key concepts such as file format, bit depth, colour space, resolution, pixel dimensions, etc.
  • Exporting project elements including layers, selections, exporting to files, exporting to libraries, metadata etc.

Adobe Certification Preparation and ACP Exam

  • Working through exam preparation sheet and sample exam questions
  • Taking a practice exam
  • Questions and answers
  • Taking the Photoshop ACP Exam

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