Adobe Photoshop Fast Track Gold Training Course - (Beginner + Intermediate + Advanced)

Docklands Media


£1,530 inc VAT
Study method
8 Days, Full-time
No formal qualification
Additional info
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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Location & dates

3 Laybourne House
Admirals Way
East London


Money-Back Guarantee
If you are not truly satisfied with your Adobe Photoshop training, neither are we. Let us know on the first day and we will make it right. Otherwise, we will refund 100% of your money.

Lifetime Support
Once you have completed your Photoshop course, you will have access to our email and telephone support for a lifetime. You can contact us for any questions or technical issues, related to what you’ve learned on your training course.

24-Month Free Class Retake
If you want to come back and attend this Photoshop course again to refresh your skills, you have 24 months to do so. The retake is free of charge.

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Photoshop Fast Track Gold is a combination of the Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced courses. We will take you from knowing literally nothing about the software up to a level where you can confidentally create and manipulate eye-catching digital images. This course also prepares you for the Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) exam, which is a great way to prove your Photoshop skills.

The Photoshop Workflow

  • Interface
  • Workspaces
  • Commands and shortcuts
  • Navigation
  • History Panel

Cropping and Straightening

  • Using the Crop Tool
  • Transforming the canvas
  • Working with the Ruler Tool


  • Basic selection tools
  • Colour Range
  • Refining selections

Basic Image Adjustments

  • Working with a histogram
  • Brightness / Contrast
  • Variations
  • Levels
  • Curves

Fixing Problem Images

  • Cloning
  • Healing an image
  • Dodge and Burn Tools
  • Filters


  • Understanding masks
  • Brush properties
  • Mask options
  • Refining a mask

Working with Layers

  • Creating new layers
  • Transforming layers
  • Opacity
  • Stacking order
  • Layer Styles


  • Different file formats
  • Saving images
  • Optimising for the web

Image Size

  • Understanding pixels
  • Bit depth
  • Document size
  • Preferences

Advanced Image Manipulation

  • Working non-destructively
  • Skin retouching
  • Working with portraits
  • Adjusting colour

Adjustment Layers

  • Creating adjustment layers
  • Applying a mask
  • Gradients on masks
  • Local adjustments


  • Creating and editing text
  • Text effects
  • Rasterizing text

Smart Objects

  • Converting layers into Smart Objects
  • Advantages and limitations of Smart Objects
  • Working with Smart Filters


  • Exploring the Filter Gallery
  • Blur filters
  • Artistic filters
  • Liquify

Content-Aware Tools

  • Content-Aware Fill
  • Content-Aware Scale
  • Content-Aware Heal
  • Content-Aware Move

Layer Alignment

  • Stacking images
  • Using multiple images to extend Depth of Field
  • Masking aligned layers

Best Practices

  • Creative techniques with portrait retouching
  • Using Blending Modes
  • More shortcuts

Advanced Selections

  • Mastering Refine Edge
  • Using Layer Styles to create transparency
  • “Blend If” command
  • Creating a Stamp Visible Layer


  • Creating custom brushes
  • Saving a brush library
  • History Brush Tool

Vector Tools

  • Using the Pen Tool
  • Shape layers
  • Vector Masks
  • Paths

Camera RAW

  • Working with RAW images
  • Improving photographs non-destructively
  • Synchronising images

Working with HDR Images

  • Understanding High Dynamic Range images
  • Working with multiple exposures
  • Creating a faux-HDR image (Single Shot HDR)


  • Working with Bridge
  • Using Photomerge
  • Stitching photographs seamlessly

Working in 3D

  • Creating basic 3D shapes
  • Working with 3D type
  • Lights
  • Views
  • 3D Materials

Working with Video

  • Importing Video Layers
  • Editing Clips
  • Exporting

Who is this course for?

Those who are just starting off their image manipulation journey. Even if you have some experience in using this application, you will certainly find this class useful as it will help you rid yourself from some of the bad habits you might have picked up over time.


You do not need any prior knowledge of the software, in order to attend this course. However, you should have a basic understanding of your computer’s operating system – such as launching an application, creating folders, saving files and copying them onto a different drive.

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