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Adobe Photoshop CS6

Course Description

This course was designed to teach you how to use Adobe Photoshop CS6. Adobe Photoshop CS6 is the most popular software used today for creating, editing and manipulating images. It has become a mainstay with graphic designers, professional photographers and hobbyists. We'll start at the very beginning and teach you in simple, everyday language so you can understand and learn easily and effectively.

Target Audience

Anyone who wants to learn how to use Photoshop to create or manipulate visual media can participate.


No prior knowledge of Photoshop is required. Participants need to only have basic computer skills such as locating & opening files, downloading images, using a keyboard & mouse, etc.

Course Objective

Upon completion of the course, participants will have the knowledge to:

  • Easily navigate Photoshop's interface to find what you need
  • Crop and resize images
  • Work with color to edit and manipulate images
  • Work with layers
  • Combine aspects of several images into one image using layers
  • Control color using Photoshop's many tools
  • Add text to images
  • How to select objects easier and better than ever before
  • How to use filters to manipulate the look and feel of images
  • And much, much more!

By the end of the course you will be capable of using Adobe Photoshop CS6 to create, edit and manipulate images.

Course Content

Lesson 1: Introduction

  • Welcome to Photoshop CS6
  • The Photoshop CS6 Interface
  • Photoshop and Resolution Independent Images
  • Bit Depth and Image Information

Lesson 2: Photoshop CS6 Essentials

  • Essential Preference Settings
  • Controlling Photoshop CS6 Menus
  • Saving Time with Shortcuts
  • Organizing Photoshop CS6 Panels

Lesson 3: Dealing With Images

  • Opening Individual Images
  • Working with File Information
  • Changing the Photoshop View
  • Working with the Zoom Tool

Lesson 4: Using Adobe Photoshop Bridge

  • Intro to Bridge
  • The Power of Thumbnails
  • Working with Favorites
  • Using Labels and Ratings

Lesson 5: Fixing and Manipulating Images

  • Introduction to Manipulating Images
  • Using Levels and Curves
  • Selectively Adjusting Images
  • Sharpening Images
  • Cropping and Straightening Images

Lesson 6: Working In the World of Color

  • Using the Color Balance Adjustment
  • Applying Tints to a Photoshop Image
  • Quick Removal of a Color Cast
  • Adjusting Color Saturation
  • Converting to a Monochrome Image

Lesson 7: Using Layers

  • Backgrounds versus Layers
  • Stacking, Copying and Deleting Layers
  • Creating Layer Groups
  • Merging Photoshop Layers

Lesson 8: Photoshop Blending Modes

  • Understanding Blending Modes
  • Normal Blending Mode
  • Darken Blending Modes
  • Lighten Blending Modes
  • Contrast Blending Modes
  • Opacity versus Fill Options

Lesson 9: Adjustment Layers, Layer Styles & Effects

  • When to Use Adjustment Layers
  • Adjusting an Image's Exposure
  • Sharing Adjustments between Images

Lesson 10: Layer Styles & Effects

  • Using Layer Styles
  • Layer Styles vs. Layer Effects
  • Saving Layer Styles

Lesson 11: Controlling Selective Portions of an Image

  • Explanation of Dodge, Burn and Sponge
  • Working With Dodge and Burn
  • Removing Color Saturation with the Sponge
  • Non-Destructive Dodging and Burning

Lesson 12: Photoshop Filters

  • Taking a Look at the Photoshop Filter Gallery
  • Hands On With Various Filters
  • Applying Multiple Filters To a Single Image
  • Non-Destructive Editing With Smart Filters

Lesson 13: Essentials of Selection

  • Basic Selection Techniques and Options
  • Magic Wand and Quick Selection Tools
  • Understanding Refine Edge
  • Using the Color Range Feature
  • Understanding Channel Selection

Lesson 14: Working With Brush Tools

  • Basic Differences in Brushes Explained
  • Changing Brush Settings with the Brush Panel
  • The Color Replacement Tool
  • Working With the History Brush and Snapshots
  • Activating the History Log

Lesson 15: Working With Photoshop Type

  • Introduction to Photoshop Type
  • Inserting and Formatting Text
  • Bringing Text to Life with Effects

Lesson 16: Conclusion

  • Saving Photoshop Documents
  • Photoshop Output by Format
  • Saving Images for the World Wide Web

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Time

9am to 5pm

Course Fee


(Group Discount of 10% for 3 or more participants)

Course Dates

11-12 Mar 2019
29-30 Apr 2019
6-7 Jun 2019
1-2 Aug 2019
19-20 Sep 2019