Adobe Photoshop Course: Beginners

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Learn image editing & design in this Adobe Photoshop training course. Adobe Photoshop is one of seven Adobe Creative Cloud courses we offer in Sydney.

This Adobe Photoshop training course will introduce you to the world’s most advanced digital imaging software that is used by photographers, designers, web and video professionals. The app gives you the utmost power and creative control for 2D and 3D image manipulation and compositing, video editing, and image analysis.

If you have ever wanted to learn how to manipulate ordinary images to create extraordinary graphics, then this Adobe Photoshop training course is for you. You will learn the technical secrets such as rendering, shaping, toning, cloning and much more from practising professional graphic artists and photographers in this basics level course.

Adobe Photoshop is one of the most popular applications in the Adobe Suite, but people often find the program confusing, or difficult to use. If you’ve been wanting to get past the technical confusion with a ‘how to learn photoshop for beginners’ course, then this course is for you!

Please note that we currently offer two types of courses – classroom and live online via zoom platform. If you choose our live online option, we will send you a kit including all necessary items will to your doorstep after enrolment.

Course outcomes

By the end of this photoshop course, you will have learned to:

  • demonstrate and use the main tools of Adobe Photoshop in Creative Cloud
  • apply design skills in Adobe Photoshop to create and edit graphics, illustrations and images
  • explain how to create finished files for web, film or print content
  • create shapes in a document
  • create custom paths
  • enter text in an Illustrator document
  • enhance documents
  • Proof documents to make them more accurate
  • save images for web and print

Ideal for

  • Our Adobe Photoshop workshops are perfect for those wishing to work with graphics generation, photographic manipulation and web designs

Course content

Exploring the Adobe Photoshop environment

  • Explore the Photoshop Interface
  • Explore the navigation tools
  • Customise the workspace
  • Explore Adobe Bridge
  • Use Photoshop Help

Determining resolution and graphic content

  • Differentiate between raster and vector graphics
  • Understand image resolution

Working with selections

  • Create a selection
  • Save a selection
  • Modify a selection
  • Apply colour to a selection

Working with layers

  • Create layers
  • Work with type layers
  • Transform layers
  • Apply layer styles
  • Manage layers
  • Enhancing images with paint and filter
  • Paint on an image
  • Apply filter effects

Exploring image modes and colour adjustments

  • Explore grayscale and bitmap modes
  • Explore colour modes
  • Apply colour adjustments

Saving images for web and print

  • Save images for print
  • Save images for the web
  • Save images as PDF

Please bring to class.

  • Notepad and paper or a tablet
  • A USB for taking home final work or course notes & files

Other information

  • All Adobe Creative Cloud training courses at Sydney Community College require a basic computer competency as pre-requisite. We expect that you can confidently and quickly navigate the computer directory and locate files with ease. Adobe applications are professional-level software, and an inability to use a computer confidently will restrict you from progressing in the class. If you are unsure about your computer competency, please contact Customer Service so that we can arrange a call to discuss.
  • This course runs in our computer lab, fitted with 27-inch Apple iMac systems with the latest Adobe apps installed. Adobe After Effects functions the same on both Windows and Macintosh computers except for minor differences with keyboard usage.


Adobe Photoshop Course: Beginners

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$559 Limited GST free / $447.20 / $503.10
Enrol in any two Adobe classes and receive 15% off both enrolments. Enrolment may be for different people. Enrolment must be in the same transaction. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

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Course testimonials:

  • said: Was a fantastic couple of days covering the basics of photoshop with a great lecturer. Would love to do a more advanced course - can this happen please?

  • said: The course covered almost all of the features /commands in the software and the tutor was just great. Now I can say that I am a confident Photoshop user.

  • said: Very informative class, Xavier was excellent. Would love to have had an extra day to learn even more, but finished the course with a good solid overview of Photoshop and practical tips on how I can use it in my workplace.

  • said: The tutor was amazing! They were so patient guiding us through each step of photoshop. A very warm and supportive person. The venue facility was also excellent.

  • said: It is great course. Please consider open a course of Adobe Photoshop level 2. Many of the students are looking for it.

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