Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Photoshop is a multi-purpose application for creating artwork suitable for both screen and print graphics. It is a primarily used for the creation and manipulation of pixel-based images, for instance in editing high detail photographs. Photoshop can be used for practically anything image related, which includes photo manipulation, image retouching and correction, special effects, digital illustrations or the creation of artwork starting with a blank canvas. Its uses extend from altering a facial expression or body shape, to creating a user interface or buttons for the web.

In this course, not only will you learn the Photoshop essentials, but some unique insights as to what you can achieve combining the various tools you learn. On its completion, you should feel comfortable using the software to edit and manipulate your own images as well as be able to create your own art. In a graphic design environment, Photoshop forms an essential part of the print design suite which includes Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat, although is also extensively used in a variety of different industries, wherever images need to be processed. It is considered by many to be one of the most popular products in the Adobe range.

Course Requirements

Students should have working knowledge and understanding of the following:

  • Basic Computer Skills for PC/Mac.

Course objectives

By the end of the course students will have useable knowledge of the following:

  • Navigation and management of Photoshop documents
  • Editing documents & working with layers
  • Creating and using selections
  • Custom art creation
  • Image correction
  • Using adjustments to alter images
  • Create and edit text
  • Application of filters & styles
  • Specialised features such as Content Aware Scale, Auto-Align, Auto-Blend and Puppet Warp
  • Saving and exporting of the various associated file formats


  • Module 1 - Interface & Shortcut Keys
  • Module 2 - Editing Documents & Working with Layers
  • Module 3 - Selections
  • Module 4 - Creating Art
  • Module 5 - Image Correction
  • Module 6 - Adjustments
  • Module 7 - Working with Text
  • Module 8 - Filters & Styles
  • Module 9 - Cool Features
  • Module 9 - Final Thoughts
Program taught in:
  • English

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This course is Campus based
Start Date
Feb 2020
4 weeks
5,800 ZAR
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