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!

This course is only available for private bookings, either for groups or as a one-to-one, held online via Zoom. (This course is currently not available for classroom bookings.) Please get in touch for availability.

Course Overview

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!

Course Timetable

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

This course is delivered remotely via Zoom. Contact us for availability and pricing.

Information for Mac users

If you are a Mac user, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

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Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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Get in touch

This course is only available as a one-to-one or private group booking.

For pricing and availability, send us a message using the form below, leave us a message on 020 7375 7300, or speak to an Account Manager straight away using our Live Chat service in the bottom right of your screen!

The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of four 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

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

For classroom sessions

All public classroom sessions take place at Happy's HQ in London at Robert Dolan House, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE. Please see our Contact Us page for full directions and a PDF map.

The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). 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.

Mac Users

If you are a Mac user, please let us know when booking. If the course is held in the classroom at Happy, the training is held on PCs so we recommend that you bring your Macbook with you (we are not able to provide an additional monitor). For online training, please let us know when booking and you can use your Mac as normal. We provide a PDF with shortcuts for Mac users and your trainer will refer to this throughout the training.

The happy Guarantee

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 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.

Coronavirus Policy

In light of the current Coronavirus outbreak we want all of our customers to be reassured that we are working to maintain the highest standards of Health and Safety. We are monitoring the situation closely and are following all current Government guidelines.

Please see our Coronavirus Policy for more details and the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at

Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

Did you know...

...Happy also offers a different introductory Photoshop course, and a course in Adobe InDesign?

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop will show you how to manipulate photographs, perform image touch-ups, apply filters and more. The Introduction to Adobe InDesign course shows you all the essential features of the desktop publishing and typesetting software. Both are designed for people with no prior experience.

Introduction to Adobe InDesign to learn techniques that can be used to create posters, flyers, brochures, magazines, newspapers, presentations and eBooks. Find out more

Introduction to Adobe Photoshop to enable you to touch up and edit your photographs. Find out more