Advanced Adobe Photoshop

Duration: 2 Days


This course is recommended as a follow up to the two day Fundamentals of Photoshop course or the two-day Intermediate Photoshop course, or for any self-taught professional with equivalent experience. Course topics include in-depth work with layers, alpha channels, montaging, high-end image manipulation and batch processing techniques.


Existing competence in Photoshop, at least to the level of the Transmedia Fundamentals course.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Recap and Consolidation

  • Recap and consolidation of material covered on the two day Photoshop Fundamentals course


  • Duplicating layers
  • Layer masks
  • Preserve transparency and locking layers
  • Grouping
  • Adjustment layers and adjustment layer masks
  • Layer comps
  • Detailed use of 3D layers including live 3D edit and texture editing

Painting modes and layer modes

  • Colourising
  • Hand-tinting

Displacement maps

  • What is a displacement map?
  • Creating your own displacement map
  • Using Photoshop’s in-built maps
  • Using displacement maps with type to create special effects

Clipping groups

  • Clipping paths to create selected areas
  • Using displacement maps with type to create special effects

Customising the Photoshop Interface

  • Shortcuts
  • Workspace
  • Creating Custom Panels using Adobe Configurator

Advanced Sharpening Techniques

  • Unsharp Mask on highpass
  • Unsharp Mask on edges using channel (alpha)
  • Camera Shake Reduction

Shape tool

  • Working with and editing shapes
  • Multi-shape and path selection
  • Creating and importing custom shapes, e.g. logos for re-use
  • Saving in shapes panel

Alpha Channels

  • Creating effects adjusting images and selections with channels
  • Creating metallic appearances e.g. brass, chrome
  • Spot channels


  • Creating montages with layer masks
  • Creating realistic photo montages to include reflections on various surface types (e.g. metal, water etc.) and custom shadows
  • Creating 360-degree panoramas

Automation and Scripts

  • PDF Presentation
  • Droplets
  • Photomerge
  • Web Gallery

Using the Actions panel

  • Using, adjusting and creating textures
  • Batch-processing several files

Conditional Actions

  • Using if/then statements
  • Automatically choosing between different actions based on rules you set up


  • Non-square pixels for TV
  • Video painting, cloning and text on multiple frames

Course Dates

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All our courses run in London and Bristol, or can be tailored to requirements at your own offices. For alternative dates, please email or call us on 0208 269 4260
All prices are per person and are subject to VAT
15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

Exams and Certification

The knowledge gained on this course is a valuable contribution towards passing the Adobe® Photoshop® ACE Exam, allowing a successful candidate to become an Adobe Certfied Expert in Photoshop.

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