Photoshop Elements Essentials 

This one-day Photoshop Elements course has been designed for total beginners. By the end of the course you will be confident in using some of the essential features of Photoshop Elements, such as using  Quick Fix, Selections and Layers to manipulate images and photographs. Be prepared for a fun and creative day!

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 HQ, 3rd Floor, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE - or your workplace

Course Requirements

Learners must be familiar with using Windows and a mouse, but do not need to have used Photoshop Elements before.

What You Will Learn

By the end of this one-day Photoshop Elements course, you will be able to:

  • Import, sort, rate and tag and resize images
  • Use the Clone Stamp, Spot Healing Brush and the Healing Brush to remove defects from an image
  • Identify the differences between CMYK and RGB Colour Modes
  • Optimise the quality of your image for use on the Web
  • Unleash your creative potential!
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Session 1

Organising images: Elements Organiser; Importing, Sorting, Rating & Tagging Images; Images Basics: Resolution, Image Size, Quick Fix Edits; Basic Editing from the Organiser; Resizing Images.

Session 2

Image Repair & Retouching: Cropping & Straightening an Image; Repairing Flaws; Image Sharpening; Removing unwanted elements; Colour Modes; Correcting Tone, Levels, Shadows and Colour.

Session 3

Compositing & Adjusting using Selections and Layers: Selection Tools; Modifying & Refining Selections; Copying an object from one image to another; Introduction to Layers; Renaming, Deleting, Hiding/Showing Layers; Using Adjustment Layers to correct an Image.

Session 4

Finishing & Exporting Images: Adding Text to an Image; Optimising Images for the Web; Preparing for print.


The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (hot 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.