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!

We offer this course for private bookings only, delivered as Live Online Interactive Learning via GoToTraining or Zoom. Please get in touch for pricing and availability.

Course Overview

  • Location

  • Requirements

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

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 can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via GoToTraining. Contact us for availability and pricing, or see our Live Online Learning page for our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific sessions. 

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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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Photoshop Elements Essentials
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Why choose Happy?

  • Award-winning learner-focused approach
  • Small class sizes to give personal one-to-one support
  • Two years of free support after your course
  • Private group options available
  • No quibble money-back guarantee on all courses

The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

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

All learners will need to either install GoToTraining on their machines or use the Web App in a browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo websiteYour 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 GoTo correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

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

For classroom sessions

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.

We have made our training centre as safe as possible. You can learn more about what measures we have put in place on our Terms and Conditions page. We may need to cancel these dates if government advice changes or if there is not enough demand — in these instances we will host the session online, with the same date and timings.

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

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 Update

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed while we await further guidance.

We have a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We offer both shorter, 1.5-2 hour sessions that focus on a particular skill, as well as full-day sessions. You can see details of our online public programmes for our IT Skills here and our Leadership and Personal Development sessions here. We can also adapt any of our existing classroom sessions into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, 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

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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