PhotoShop Essentials

This two day course is perfect if you have never used PhotoShop before. By the end of the course, you will be confident in using the essential features of PhotoShop to manipulate your photographs, performing image touch ups, filters and more. You can practice on our own images, or bring your own files to use. Be prepared for a fun and creative two days!

Course Dates:

20th Jun 2017 (spaces available)

Course Length: 2 days

Course Costs:

Standard Price: £600 (+VAT)

Charity: £400 (+VAT)

Public Sector: £490 (+VAT)

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Course Location

Happy, Alie Street – view map & directions

Course Requirements

Delegates must be confident in using Windows and a mouse, however no previous experience with PhotoShop is required.

What You Will Learn

In particular you will be able to:

  • Import an image / Retouch scanned images / adding text to images
  • Produce stunning effects by using layers and filters
  • Create photo montages, Composite images
  • Add colour to black and white images
  • Be familiar with processing colour and printing issues
  • Be confident when dealing with Commercial Printers
  • Be familiar with other products to enhance Photoshop’s functionality
  • Unleash your creative potential!
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Day 1

Session 1

Introduction and Basics: Input/Output & Resolution, Scanning, File Formats & Colour Modes.

Session 2

Getting Started: Screen, Toolbox & Palettes, Views & Zooming; Selection Tools.

Session 3

Working on Scanned Images: Cleaning up images; Rubber Stamp.

Session 4

Working with Layers; Special Effects.

Day 2

Session 1

Recap & tips; Inverse, Feathering a Selection; Layers.

Session 2

Painting & Drawing.

Session 3

Working with Type: Creating, Editing, Deleting & Moving; Special Effects.

Session 4

Workshop – time to consolidate the things learnt over the 2 days.


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (light cold buffet 1pm to 1:45pm). Please be careful to arrive by 9.45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

Your Course Trainers

Darren Andrews

Darren Andrews

Darren manages the IT helpline, as well as training almost every IT course on the Happy computers programme. He has been with Happy for nearly 9 years.

Pat Kelly

Pat Kelly

Pat is an experienced and versatile Certified IT Training Professional (TAP and TPMA Certified, MOS Expert). He's been our lead trainer in DTP / Photoshop packages for more than a decade.

Pat is also one of our most creative trainers: being a photographer, web-designer, director and actor.