PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN
Online Photoshop Course
Learn how to enhance and creatively transform images and photographs with our online Professional Diploma in Photoshop. Offering Photoshop tutorials to help you explore a range of techniques that can enable you to effectively illustrate your ideas in Photoshop, our diploma course is available for beginner to advanced level learners. Teaching you the fundamentals of the world’s most powerful image editing tool are our team of industry experts and Photoshop veterans. Teaching you how to use Adobe Photoshop as a post-production tool for offering photo editing, graphic design, and automation tips, this course not only gives you access to comprehensive and world-class online Photoshop tutorials but also covers key concepts that every Photoshop user must know, regardless of how they chose to use the program.
612,836 Successful Graduates
8 Interactive Lessons
4 Weeks Long
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Module I - Introduction
8 Interactive Lessons
Weekly Assignments + Fun Quizzes
If you miss a lesson, you can always view the recordings later.
Lesson 1 - Introduction to Photoshop
What is photoshop and how can it benefit me? This lesson will get you familiar with the image editing powerhouse that is Photoshop. Discover and navigate the many editing options with a hands-on demonstration of the Photoshop Interface.
Lesson 2 - Customising Photoshop
Lesson 3 - Enhancing Images with Adjustments
This is an exploration of the core adjustment options offered by Photoshop and will give you an insight into how each one works, and when and where to apply them. A firm understanding of how these strong adjustments work, will allow you to enhance your images and give them a new creative edge as well as creating some truly unique artwork!
Lesson 4 - Layer Types & Masking
Lesson 4 introduces you to one of the most important functions in Photoshop, Layers. Layers allow you to enhance images in a non-destructive and continuously re-editable manner. We look at the basic principles and concepts of using layers and will discuss all the different type of layers photoshop offers. We will also discuss masks, how they impact your image and their power within this editing software.
Lesson 6 - Creating an Image Composite
Photoshop is renowned for its ability to put multiple images together, cut someone or something out of a background and drop them in another picture, or simply remove an unwanted object seamlessly. To begin to develop these hugely creative and practical skills, you need to understand both image layers and selections. Lesson 6 will demonstrate how you can create your very own creative composite, a piece of artwork to be proud of.
Lesson 7 - The Art of Image Re-Touching
Lesson 8 - Using Photoshop Successfully
Photoshop offers a lot of different opportunities for the career focused individual to the keen hobbyist. It is used in all most every job, some of you may not have even realised, and it also offers a lot of personal benefits. Lesson 8 will set you on the right path and will help you understand what your next step with Photoshop can be. If you are looking for a career, freelance work or even just a personal hobby, this lesson will fill you with the knowledge and ideas to push you to the next stage with Photoshop.
Module II - ADVANCED EDITING MODULE
Week 1: Advanced Selections
Week 2: Advanced Layers And Masks
This lesson looks at how layer blend modes work so that we can overlay textures and other images on top of your work to create some striking artistic effects. We will also discuss layer masks so that we can work in a completely non-destructive way when making adjustments and selections.
Brushes are an essential part of Photoshop. We use them in our cosmetic retouching, our layer masks, and for digital painting. While simple in theory, when we explore brushes in depth we can unlock their creative potential.
Week 4: Complete Cosmetic Retouching
This lesson gives you the skills to remove blemishes, reduce or remove lines and wrinkles, eliminate shiny skin, improve lighting and enhance colour and tone. Here you will learn the skills to take your portraits to a professional standard.
Module III - POWERFUL ENHANCEMENT MODULE
Week 1: Working With Text And Shape Layers
Whether you want to turn your image into a simple postcard or create an elaborate advertisement, working with text in Photoshop is an essential skill to master. We will look at how to effectively format text and discuss concepts such as alignment, justification, tracking, kerning, and leading.
Week 2: Scale And Perspective
Photoshop contains several tools to adjust scale and perspective in our images. In this lesson will be looking at some of Photoshop’s features such as Content-Aware scale to resize an object and move it to another area within the image, as well as Puppet-Warp to manipulate perspective.
Week 3: Photoshop Automation
This lesson looks at some of Photoshop’s automated features. You will also learn how to merge several photos into a single image so that you can start to create stunning panoramic images and we use these skills to create our own ‘Tiny Planets’.
Week 4: The Power Of Smart Objects And Smart Filters
Smart Objects are the ultimate way to preserve an image’s source content with all of its original characteristics, enabling you to perform complete non-destructive editing where no pixels get hurt.
Module IV - CREATIVE PHOTOSHOP MODULE
Week 1: Actions And Batch Processing
Photoshop Actions allow us to record the various steps we use when making a change to an individual image, and then apply these changes to multiple images all at once. This saves us hours upon hours of image editing time and helps us develop an efficient workflow.
Week 2: Illustrations In Photoshop
Week 3: Sharpening And Output
The lesson will discuss screen calibration, printer profiling, colour spaces, and how to sharpen correctly for both screen and print. These subjects are essential to the consistent and predictable output of your images.
Week 4: Open Training Session
As a student, your opinion matters! This Lesson has been left completely open so that we can explore a topic chosen by you. End your Advanced journey the way you want.
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