Adobe PhotoShop CC Essentials

This two-day Adobe Photoshop training 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!

We train in Adobe Photoshop CC (the latest version) on Windows, but we can train private group courses with Mac or an older version of Photoshop.

Available for Private and Tailored group events

This course is run privately for groups or 1-2-1 Coaching sessions

Book a 1-2-1 Session or Group Event

Course Location

Happy London, Aldgate or at your premises.

Course Requirements

Learners need to be confident using Windows and a mouse – but no previous experience of Photoshop is required as we will start from the basics.

We use Adobe Photoshop CC (the latest version) on Windows in our training course. However, we can train private groups that use older versions of Photoshop and Mac users – just contact our friendly team for more details and for availability.

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.


We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please just get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Your Course Trainer

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.