Adobe Photoshop CC

64 Hours / Access Length: 12 Months / Delivery: Online, Self-Paced

Course Overview:

This class will introduce the new user to the basics of working with Photoshop for retouching images and drawing. Students will be able to use various techniques for selecting in order to edit and retouch images. Students will be able to prepare images for including in a web site or for including in printed documents. Students will be able to edit images using the painting tools, clone stamp and drawing tools. Students will be able to create new images using the pen tool and the drawing and painting tools. Students will be able to create and edit images using layers.

During this course you will learn more about how Photoshop can be used to retouch and restore digital images. You will learn how to correct, change and improve the color of an image, get rid of stains and scratches on scanned images, combine images, add special effects and filters to images and to create images using Photoshop artistic tools.

This course bundle prepares a student to take the Adobe Visual design using Photoshop certification exam.

Students will need a copy of the Adobe Photoshop CC software in order to do coursework.

The Adobe Photoshop CC bundle includes 2 courses:

  • Photoshop CC Introduction
  • Photoshop Intermediate

Course Outline

Photoshop CC Introduction Curriculum:
Lesson 1: Getting to Know the Work Area

Let's explore Photoshop's interface, tools, panels, and learn how to undo actions together, making editing a breeze!

Lesson 2: Basic Photo Corrections

In this lesson you learn retouching strategies, and how to adjust image size, resolution, and correct colors to make your photos pop.

Lesson 3: Working with Selections

You will master selection tools, crop images, and manipulate selections like a pro, making editing certain parts a piece of cake in this lesson.

Lesson 4: Layer Basics

Here you will discover the power of layers, layer effects, gradients, and how to use adjustment layers for non-destructive editing.

Lesson 5: Quick Fixes

Learn the techniques improve snapshots, create stunning panoramas, and fix image distortions to give your photos a professional touch.

Lesson 6: Masks and Channels

Dive into the world of masks, channels, Puppet Warp, and working with alpha channels for advanced editing control.

Lesson 7: Typographic Design

Design eye-catching text, create clipping masks with text, and format paragraphs to make your designs stand out.

Lesson 8: Vector Drawing Techniques

Learn the difference between bitmap and vector graphics, draw with the Pen tool, and create awesome custom shapes.

Lesson 9: Advanced Compositing

This lesson will help you master layer arrangement, Smart Filters, and enhance low-resolution images to make your composites shine.

Lesson 10: Painting with the Mixer Brush

In this lesson, you discover the Mixer Brush, mix colors, and practice digital painting techniques to create unique artwork.

Lesson 11: Editing Video

Learn how to edit videos in Photoshop 2023, animate text, add transitions, and render your video creations effortlessly.

Lesson 12: Working with Camera Raw

At the completion of this lesson you will understand Camera Raw files, process images, and retouch portraits for stunning results.

Lesson 13: Preparing Files for the Web

Learn how to design using the Frame tool, layer groups, artboards, and learn to automate tasks to speed up your workflow.

Lesson 14: Producing and Printing Consistent Color

This lesson explores color management, proofing, and preparing files for printing to ensure perfect results every time.

Lesson 15: Exploring Neural Filters

Finally, discover the power of Neural Filters, restore antique photos, and perfect composites using Photoshop 2023's AI capabilities.

Photoshop Intermediate Curriculum:
Lesson 1: Getting Started

In this lesson we are going to get started with learning about by getting things organized. We will discuss ways to organize and archive files. We will look at using Mini Bridge to locate and review images. We will also look at the basic workflow used when editing an image.

Lesson 2: Camera Raw

In this lesson we will look at many of the tools available in Camera Raw for adjusting images. We will look not only at correcting image problems, but also how to add some special effects.

Lesson 3: Cropping

In this lesson we will look at cropping and resizing our images. We will explore the crop tool and look at ways to approach resizing our images depending on the ultimate use for the image.

Lesson 4: Black & White

It's funny to me that although photography has progressed to capture all kinds of color, we still love the look of black and white images. In this lesson we will look at how to make our color images into black and white. The book does not go into much detail on how all the features work so spend some time looking at the online content and playing on your own.

Lesson 5: HDR Images

In this lesson we will look at how to create High Dynamic Range (HDR) images. Although we simulate this with a single image and using the Camera Raw filter, We will have better luck setting up our camera to take multiple images at different exposures. We'll also look at how to fix the little problems we may encounter when combining images this way.

Lesson 6: Fixing Little Problems

In this lesson we will look at fixing some common image problems. If you took the Photoshop Introduction course, you've seen all the tools covered in this lesson before. This time you will see them used a bit differently and see more details about using them.

Lesson 7: Special Effects and Sharpening

In this lesson we are going to take a look at some of the filters and the special effects we can add to our images with them. We will also explore the Unsharp Mask tool for sharpening the image and also adding special effects.

Lesson 8: Printing and Color Management

In this lesson we will take a look at making sure the print of our image looks as good as it does on the screen. Part of what it takes is making sure the camera colorspace is set correctly, options in Photoshop are set correctly and printing options are set correctly.

Lesson 9: Video Editing and More

In this lesson we are going to look at how to work with video in Photoshop. We are also going to explore features of Photoshop specific to Creative Cloud.

Lesson 10: Putting it All Together

We have learned many techniques for retouching images in Photoshop. Now it will be up to you to practice what you have learned and apply it to the work you plan to do with Photoshop, whether it is photo retouching or creating original works of art.

All necessary materials are included.


This course prepares a student to take the Adobe Visual design using Photoshop certification exam.

System Requirements:

Internet Connectivity Requirements:
  • Cable and DSL internet connections are recommended for the best experience.
Hardware Requirements:
  • CPU: 1 GHz or higher
  • RAM: 2 GB or higher
  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 or higher
  • Speakers / Headphones
  • Microphone (Webinar / Live Online sessions)
Operating System Requirements:
  • Microsoft Windows 7 or 10 (Home, Pro)
  • Mac OSX 10 or higher.
  • Latest Chrome OS
  • Latest Linux Distributions

NOTE: While we understand that our courses can be viewed on Android and iPhone devices, we do not recommend the use of these devices for our courses. The size of these devices do not provide a good learning environment for students taking online or live online based courses.

Web Browser Requirements:
  • Latest Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience.
  • Latest Mozilla FireFox
  • Latest Microsoft Edge
  • Latest Apple Safari
Basic Software Requirements (These are recommendations of software to use):
  • Office suite software (Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, or LibreOffice)
  • PDF reader program (Adobe Reader, FoxIt)
  • Courses may require other software that is denoted in the above course outline.

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