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Adobe Photoshop Creative Cloud

Pitman Training Glasgow & Edinburgh


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Study method
Blended (classroom and online)
18 hours, Part-time
No formal qualification
17 CPD hours / points
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Location & dates

Queen Street
United Kingdom
Pitman Training Glasgow
Union Street
United Kingdom


Adobe Photoshop software is ideal for photographers, graphic designers, and
web designers and is considered the world wide industry-standard application in its field.


17 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Standards Office


Session 1

Section A: Adobe Exams, Project Requirements, Project Audience, Project Specifications, Project Management, Team Communication.

Section B: Starting Photoshop, Tools and Panels, Rearranging Panels, Using Predesigned Layouts, Saving Workspaces, Photoshop Toolbar, Toolsets, Context Sensitive Options, Zoom Tool and Image Navigation, Getting Help.

Section C: Geometric Selection Tools, Add to/Remove from Selection, Feathering, Move/Transform Selection, Save and Recall, Lasso Tool, Magic Wand Tool, Quick Selection Tool, Selection Refinement Tools, Basic Transformation.

Section D: Cropping Images, Straightening Images, Color Correction, Image Vibrancy, Color Balance, Black and White Points, Color Curves and Levels, Hue/Saturation, Shadows/Highlights, Automatic Color Correction, Healing Tool, Content-Aware Fill.

Section E: Creating New Layers, New Layer via Copy, Layer Order, Layer Groups, Working with Multiple Layers, Aligning and Distributing Layers, Layer Comps, Layer Effects, Layer Styles, Adjustment Layers, Working with Gradients.

Session 2

Section A: Changing Image Resolution, Resolution vs. Physical Size, RGB vs. CMYK, Lab Color and Grayscale, Duotone Images, Saving Images for Print,Preparing Images for Web (GIFs, JPGs, PNGs), Saving as a PDF.

Section B: The Brush Tool, Using Brush Sets, Brush Modes, History Brush, The Pencil Tool, The Dodge Tool, The Burn Tool, Blending Modes, Creating Custom Brushes, Creating and Applying Patterns, Puppet Warp.

Section C: Vector vs. Raster Graphics, The Pen Tool, Direct Selection Tool, Converting Anchor Points, Drawing Shapes, Paths Panel.

Section D: Masks vs. Channels, Using the Masks Panel, Masking by Color Range, Applying Masks, Quick Mask Mode, Creating Channels, Editing and Viewing Channels,

Section E: Adding Text, Antialiasing, Alignment, and Color, Text Effects, Character and Paragraph Panel Options, Rasterizing Type, Warping Text, Clipping Masks.

Session 3

Section A: Applying Filters, Render Filters, Drop Shadows and Borders, Effects vs. Filters, Copying Layer Styles, Creating Smart Objects, Filtering Smart Objects.

Section B: Vanishing Point Filter, Cloning, More Vanishing Point Options, 3D Postcard Effect, 3D Shapes from Layers, 3D Text.

Section C: Slicing Strategy, Slice Tool, Slice Select Tool, Optimizing Slices, Previewing Sliced Document, Saving Rollover Slices, Zoomify.

Section D: Modifying Keyboard Shortcuts, Adobe Device Central, Using Actions, Creating Custom Actions, Batch Actions, Creating Droplets, Adobe Bridge.

Section E: Understanding Out of Gamut Color, Gamut Warnings View, Using and Saving Swatches, Color Libraries, Managing Color Settings.

Section F: Camera Raw Processing, Camera Raw Adjustment Settings, Image Adjustment Tools, Camera Raw Preferences, Image Correction Tools, Save Options, Adding Metadata and Keywords, Copyrights and Open With Options

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for those who want to advance their career in graphic or web design.


A knowledge of basic computer use will allow you to study this course and any experience with other Adobe products will be an advantage.

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What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At Reed Courses, courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on Reed Courses, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.