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Adobe Photoshop Introduction

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Event Details

24 November 2021 - 25 November 2021
09:30 – 17:00
Live online, facilitated by Gary Bradley.
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Tutor was very knowledgeable, engaging and I learnt a lot.

Attendee review, 18 June 2021

Adobe Photoshop is the industry-standard and professionals’ choice for image editing, graphic design, photographic retouching, web development, multimedia, post-production, animation and more.

You will learn how to use Photoshop to create eye-catching designs and images for print and the web. You will also learn editing techniques to improve your digital photos and you will be able to save time by mastering handy shortcuts to improve workflow and easily format and save pictures for web, PDF and other applications.

On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Save time by becoming a proficient user of this professional image editing software.
  • Focus on tasks that add value to your creativity, projects and job satisfaction.
  • Speed up workflow and deliver projects faster by using the most effective techniques and tools.
  • Learn best-practice approaches from a practising graphic designer with more than 20 years’ experience and avoid time consuming, costly mistakes.

Suitable for

This course is for anyone who wants to create eye-catching designs and images for print and multimedia using Adobe Photoshop.


We expect delegates to be familiar with operating systems; able to navigate for files, and proficient using a keyboard and mouse.

You will also require the following IT set-up:

  • A good internet connection – minimum speed of 1.6mb
  • Google Chrome or Firefox as the internet browser
  • The latest version of Adobe Photoshop installed on your machine – please check Photoshop System Requirements before downloading
  • A dual monitor set-up for the best online experience – a laptop/TV could be used as a 2nd monitor
  • A USB headset with microphone



(The price is inclusive and as an education provider we do not charge VAT.)

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We can design our courses to meet your specific business objectives, developing a tailored plan to deliver the results you're looking for.

Course Outline

Plus Icon Find your way around the interface

To make the best use of its extensive editing capabilities, you must first learn to navigate the work area and how to adapt it to your own workflow. Open and view multiple files and navigate by magnification and panning.

  • Open an image file.
  • Use navigation tools to view different details, magnify artwork and view a canvas at a suitable size on-screen.
  • Define references and colour settings.
  • Become familiar with where to find Photoshop’s Tools and panels for editing.
Plus Icon Make basic, every-day edits to a photo

Learn how to open a supplied image, identify the natural maximum size it can be used in print and screen before editing. Trim and remove unwanted content in an image and make basic edits to the brightness and colours.

  • Inspect the resolution of an image.
  • Straighten a crooked image.
  • Trim and crop image edges and frame a subject in a rule of thirds.
  • Extend an image without distorting or stretching important details.
  • Replace or remove unwanted content in an image seamlessly.
  • Edit the brightness, contrast and colour intensity of a photo.
  • Alter specific colours in a photo.
  • Isolate the subject in colour and convert the remaining image black and white
  • Recolour internals such as walls.
  • Make selections of the content you wish to edit with a range of tools.
  • Edit a multi-layered image file, alter the position, arrangement and alignment of key content such as text and logos.
  • Sample colour from a photo.
Plus Icon Create a new social media image template

Create your first image project by creating a multi-page template file that will allow you to easily copy content and re-purpose for different social media platforms.

  • Create a new image intended for web and screen output.
  • Define the width and height of an artboard.
  • Add artwork to the document.
  • Add text and logos to the template.
  • Duplicate the template and resize for use on platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
  • Export your final designs.
Plus Icon Beyond the basics
Learning how to select areas of an image is of paramount importance - you must first select what you want to affect and leave your images intact by revealing and concealing rather than deleting with masks.

  • Learn how to arrange compositions with layers.
  • Explore important data on channels, pixels and vector graphics.
  • Review supplied images in Adobe Bridge.
  • Create a collection of images for a new project.
  • Stitch together multiple images to create a panorama.
  • Use the Clone Stamp and Spot Healing Brush tools to remove unwanted content.
  • Work with the History panel and ‘undo’ in a brush tip.
Plus Icon Create a montage

It can be almost impossible under certain circumstances to photograph a person or product against the desired background. This is when you merge the two parts together from separate images to create a montage.

  • Cut-out backgrounds with a layer mask.
  • Remove blemishes on a portrait.
  • Create a new destination canvas to combine your image assets into.
  • Merge the subject and the new background to build an image montage.
Plus Icon Special effects and filters

Once you have removed blemishes, edited colours and brightness, you will no doubt often need to tun to specialised filters built into Photoshop to make the final touches.

  • Morph and distort content in a more organic and natural way with Puppet Warp.
  • Morph faces to add a subtle smile or change of expression.
  • Place a logo into a new perspective.
  • Add artistic effects to your artwork such as watercolour and pencil sketches.
  • Layer styles and effects like drop shadows and glows.
Plus Icon Output

Preview your artwork for output to screen devices, web and print while striking the appropriate balance between file size and image quality every time.

  • Save to an appropriate file format for print.
  • Export to JPG and PNG for screen and web.

What will I learn?

You will learn:
  • How to evaluate and output high-quality artwork for print, web and mobile devices.
  • Digital image characteristics and how they are constructed.
  • How to explore and navigate the application interface, and tailor its appearance to suit your needs.
  • How to manage and save files to the appropriate size and format by exploring different output scenarios.
  • How to work with layers to maximise your workflow efficiency.
  • How to select regions of artwork to apply local edits.
  • How to blend artwork and create montages.
  • How to apply filters and effects to add creative flair and finesse to your artwork.
  • How to manage and characterise typography.
  • How to create simple vector objects.
  • How to remove blemishes and defects in photographs.
  • How to correct colour and exposure in artwork.

Attending the course

We are online from 09:15 using the video conferencing software eyeson.

Training facilities

We’re based in the centre of Leeds at Broadcasting Place, and we have cutting-edge facilities including the Development Studio for desktop, web and mobile platforms. The studio draws on academics with extensive high-level industrial experience in advanced programming techniques and world-class creative digital content essential to success in the creative digital industries.

Trainer & Reviews

Gary Bradley

Gary Bradley is an Adobe Certified Instructor and an award-winning graphic designer with over 17 years' commercial experience working as a designer and Creative Director in digital print, animation, CGI and illustration.

Gary has led global projects in creative multimedia technology, art direction and management for prestigious brands such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, Nike, and Sainsbury's. His courses are designed to nurture and enhance your talent. He will take the knowledge that you have got and help you become more adept, more effective and more productive. He will share with you proven best practice techniques and little-known short cuts that can and will save you hours - all delivered in a style and language that you can relate to. 

Course Reviews

This was a really useful course which has really helped develop my confidence with Photoshop.

Attendee review, 29 April 2021

I really enjoyed the course and can't wait to start putting what I've learnt into practise. Gary was brilliant, he explained everything really well. I would highly recommend. Thanks again!

Attendee review, 04 November 2020

Just finished the introduction Photoshop course and it was brilliant, there was a great balance of teaching and practical exercises - on the course you don't have to be torn between making loads of notes and trying to concentrate as there is a learning manual that covers everything that the course goes through. I've left the course feeling confident that I now know the practical photoshop skills, fundamentals and usability. I can now start to implement this education into my work. Massive thank you to our trainer Gary and the NTI team - Gary was so patient and explained things so well that you were never left with too many questions. Any questions that you did have were answered with great explanation to ensure that you eventually understood. A massive thank you again.

Attendee review, 04 November 2020

Gary was really knowledgeable and patient and really made the course enjoyable. We covered everything and more that I was expecting to and I feel much more confident about the software now. Thank you!

Attendee review, 04 November 2020

I am a complete beginner and although others in my group had some experience already, i didn't feel like i was being taught differently. Excellent teaching! 

Attendee review, 15 November 2018

I really enjoyed the course - it was informative but also practical which enabled me to apply what I'd learned. I'm looking forward to using my new skills! 

Attendee review, 03 October 2018

I've really enjoyed it and Gary the trainer was great. Very friendly, helpful and patient.

Attendee review, 03 October 2018

Everything about the experience was great. The facilities were clean, not overly complicated equipment and good to work in. Trainer was so easy to follow, helpful and made it so simple to learn. I feel like I have really improved my skills and made a difference to my learning.

Attendee review, 03 October 2018

Fantastic experience. Covered a lot. Reference material excellent.

Attendee review. 08 August 2018

Great course and super tutor!  

Janet McGhee, 22 March 2018

I really enjoyed the whole course! Gary was a fantastic teacher. I feel like i have learnt a great deal to take forward into my working life! 

Attendee review, 22 March 2018

Gary is a great teacher! The facilities are lovely and having intimate classes is a much better idea. 

Kiera Gardner, 10 January 2018

The course was fantastic, it will transform the way I work and the work that i produce. Gary was a brilliant tutor, he was able to communicate all of the processes in a friendly, engaging and instructive way. 

Sam Johnson, 10 January 2018

Very useful course which has allowed me to consider how to implement creative elements into projects. 

Attendee review, 5 December 2017

Engaging course, nice facilities, engaging & highly knowledgeable trainer.

Declan Toyne, 3 November 2017

Gary was an excellent tutor and a really helpful and approachable guy - Thank you. 

Jack Taylor, 3 November 2017

Thank you Gary. Even with previous experience I have learnt so much more during the course, plus it's helped improve my workflow. Very helpful and clear. Facilities great, very helpful staff.

Attendee review, 5 October 2017

Excellent course, i would recommend it! 

Attendee review, 5 October 2017

Great course, very informative & intense. Really feel like i know the basics plus it will save me loads of time! Looking forward to updating all my settings and using the shortcuts! Thanks Gary. 

Attendee review, 5 October 2017

Excellent facilities, perfect pace and very helpful tutor. 

Jill Hardcastle, 15 August 2017

Everything was perfect. Thank You! PS. food was amazing! 

Attendee Review, 15 August 2017

Very good thanks, very informative.

Attendee review, 25 April 2017

Everything was wonderful.

Attendee review, 25 April 2017

Tutor was very good, so helpful having our own manuals to use throughout the session.

Attendee review, 9 March 2017

Great teaching style, kept me fully engaged.

Attendee review, 9 March 2017

Gary was fab! Clear, knowledgeable, patient, kind. 

Attendee review, 9 November 2016

All round excellent, it's been an absolute pleasure. 

Attendee review, 9 November 2016

I enjoyed the course very much, I feel it has given me a good understanding of the Photoshop software that I will be using in future. Would definitely recommend this course to others.
Also the tutor who was leading the course was brilliant.

Joshua Brooks, 9 November 2016

Feel like i have learnt a lot from the course, was quite a newbie but i believe it has helped me extensively. Thank you Gary!

Joshua Brooks, 9 November 2016

Great course, good group size, i feel much more comfortable with Photoshop!

Attendee review, 9 November 2016

Gary is an excellent tutor and instructor for all things Adobe! I will be back for the advanced course. 

Kristina Clarke, 11 August 2016

Very impressive and informative, really enjoyable and useful training.

Tom Bennett, 11 August 2016

Gary was fantastic, so knowledgeable and approachable, always taking time to explain things again if needs be. So patient and just a great tutor. 

Ciara Mahoney, 08 June 2016

Excellent introduction to Photoshop presented in a good, easy to understand manner

John Horncastle, 14 April 2016

The course was great and Gary is an excellent tutor.  I thoroughly enjoyed it and gained a lot of knowledge.

Mandy Haxby, 17 November 2015

Thanks, Gary - fab course! Very easy to understand, great workflow and equipment. Very approachable when you had questions too.

Charlotte Sullivan, 7 July 2015

Excellent course, well delivered and all relevant.

Attendee review, 7 July 2015

Gary was brilliant and had great knowledge of the subject.

Attendee review, 12 May 2015

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