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Photoshop Training

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Photoshop CC Training | Los Angeles | San Francisco | Sacramento | Newport

Retouch Photos, Create SOCIAL MEDIA Graphics, COMPOSIte Images

Photoshop CC | Bootcamp

Become a Photoshop Pro in this 4 day Intensive Training Class!
This class combines our Photoshop | Level 1 & Photoshop | Level 2 classes

Learn how to retouch, & composite images, create graphics for social and the web! Learn creative techniques, to touch up old photos, color correct images, filter effects, stylize text, learn quick keys, shortcuts, tips, tricks, and more in this 4 Day Bootcamp Photoshop Training!

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Nov 12-15th
Los Angeles & Online


Photoshop Bootcamp Upcoming Classes

Location Length Dates Times Cost
Austin 4 days Dec 18-21 Tue-Fri
Jan 28-31 Mon-Thu
Los Angeles 4 days Jan 21-24 Mon-Thu
Phoenix 4 days Tue-Fri Feb 26-Mar 1


Adobe Photoshop Bootcamp Training Outline

Los Angeles Adobe Photoshop CC Training

Photoshop: Bootcamp is for beginners who need an essential understanding of photo editing.

This course is a beginner level class that moves into advanced techniques for those new to Adobe Photoshop, although the seasoned user would probably gain useful information as well. Also recommended by Adobe for those planning to obtain the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) status.

  • Basic Computer Skills on Windows or Mac

Introduction to Photoshop

  • What is Photoshop?
  • The differences between Photoshop (raster based/bitmaps) & Illustrator (vector based)
  • Resolution: What is the correct PPI/DPI for print and onscreen projects
  • Images size versus Canvas size
  • Resizing images for the best result without loosing quality
  • Export file formats: EPS, TIFF, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PDF, PNG
  • Using Guides, Grids and Smart Guides in Photoshop
  • Cropping images
  • Cropping images using non-distructive cropping, Cropping with Perspective

The New Photoshop Interface

  • Differentiating between the Application bar and the Control panel
  • Using the Workspace Switcher to customize workspaces
  • Managing images in the new Tabbed format
  • Navigation and Open GL: Zooming and panning
  • Rotating the canvas view without rotating the image

Color in Photoshop

  • The different color modes: RGB, CMYK, Bitmap, Grayscale, Indexed Color & Lab
  • Forground and Background colors and how they interact with the Swatches and Color panels
  • Color correction fundamentals
  • Changing Color with Hue and Saturation
  • Using Color Overlays

Adobe Bridge and Mini Bridge

  • Launching Mini Bridge and the differences between Mini Bridge and Bridge
  • Viewing linked Photoshop files within an InDesign document in Mini Bridge
  • Working with the File Bridge to view, search, sort, manage, rename and process image files
  • Searching by file name or keyword
  • How the Bridge works with Illustrator, InDesign & Acrobat files
  • Use Flags, Keywords and Editable Metadata within the File Bridge

Working with Layers, Layer Styles, Blend Modes & Adjustment Layers

  • Creating new Layers, Layer Sets & reordering the stacking order within the layers panel in Photoshop
  • Using the Transform functions to Scale, Rotate, Flip, Skew & Distort images and text
  • Linking & Aligning Layers within Photoshop
  • Grouping Layers
  • Transforming Images
  • Using Layer Styles to create Drop Shadows, Strokes, Bevels, Glows, and Color Overlays
  • Introduction to Adjustment Layers using Hue/Saturation and the CS5 Target Adjustment tool
  • Utilizing the new CS5 Adjustments' Panel for non-destructive alterations
  • Using Smart Objects to scale Illustrator files without losing quality
  • Turning a Photoshop layer into a Smart Object to allow for non-destructive transformations
  • Using Layer Blend Modes & how they affect layers underneath in the stacking order
  • Placing graphics from other applications as layers
  • Creating composites with layers


  • Creating Selections in Photoshop, adding and subtracting selections
  • Transforming Selections
  • Using the Quick Select tool
  • Improving edges of selections with Refine Edge 
  • Adding to selections, subtracting from selections, and saving selections to an Alpha Channel
  • Using Photoshop's Quick Masks to make selections
  • Feathering selections to create a soft edge
  • More advanced selections
  • Saving Selections

Layer Masks, Filters, Transformations

  • Introduction to the use of Layer Masks to hide or reveal a portion of an image
  • Managing the Masks panel for Pixel or Vector masks
  • Refining masks with the Paintbrush or Color range
  • Using Refine Edge to clean up selections or to automatically output to a Layer Mask
  • Using Filters to create various effects, blurs, drop shadows
  • Changing Layer Opacity

Using Text in Photoshop

  • Working with text as Vector based, as opposed to Raster based
  • Creating Warped text
  • Using kerning, tracking & other new text features
  • Rasterizing Text Layers to turn them from a Vector to a Bitmap Gradients
  • Applying Layer Styles, dupicating layers
  • Transforming Text


  • Creating multiple-colored gradients including transparent areas in Photoshop
  • Working with the Fade feature to use half of a gradient, or even change the color mode of each

Intro to Web Graphics

  • What is the best format for my needs?
  • Using the Photoshop Save for Web feature for GIF, JPEG and PNG files
  • Adjusting images for the web & using the Slice tool
  • Dither transparencies to achieve partial transparent effects
  • Optimizing web graphics in Photoshop

The History panel

  • The History panel vs. Undo
  • How Photoshop saves Snapshots on the History panel
  • Using the History Panel and the History Brush for Touch-Ups and Creativity

Intro to Smart Filters

  • Turn layers in to Smart Objects for Smart Filtering


  • Using the Color Range command to select colors
  • Refine Edge Tool
  • Selecting Similar Colors
  • Saving Selections

 Advanced Image Compositing

  • Working with Layer Masks and Clipping Masks
  • Blend Modes
  • Layer Effects
  • Adjustment Layers
  • Filters
  • Gradient Masks

 Photo Retouching

  • Using the Clone Tool and the Pattern Stamp
  • Using the Healing Brush and the Patch Tool
  • Red Eye Tool
  • Digital Plastic Surgery (look younger in minutes!)
  • Retouching Old Photos


  • Adjustment Layers
  • Using Levels
  • Using Hue and Saturation
  • Using Color Balance
  • Changing Eye Color
  • Whitening Teeth
  • Colorizing Black and White Photos

Getting Creative with BLENDING MODES

  • Using Blending modes for layers
  • Using Blending modes to apply paint
  • Using Blending modes for touch-ups
  • Using Blending modes for compositing


  • Using the history brush to restore from History states


  • Using the Free Transform command
  • Distorting, Scaling, Skewing, Rotating, Warping

WORKING WITH QUICK MASK for Advanced Selections

  • Creating and Saving Selections
  • Transforming Selections
  • Loading Selections
  • Creating Textures


  • Painting with the airbrush
  • Using Various Brushes
  • Loading Different Brush Palettes
  • Using Burn and Dodge
  • Using the History Brush


  • Using the gradient tool
  • Creating gradients


  • Using the text tool
  • Layer Styles and the Styles Palette
  • Creating Organic Drop Shadows
  • Adding Glints
  • Masking Effects with Text
  • Applying Filters
  • Smart Filters


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